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Addicted Brain, The: Why We Abuse Drugs, Alcohol, and Nicotine, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Michael Kuhar

Published by Pearson FT Press

Published Date: Nov 2, 2011

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The Addicted Brain: Why We Abuse Drugs, Alcohol, and Nicotine explains clearly and vividly what has been learned about how and why some people become addicted and abuse drugs or other substances, the relatively long-term changes these substances can make in the brain, and the progress being made on treatments. It should provide the best biological grounding on why addictions occur, and a practical overview of the best ways for society and for those personally affected by addictions to respond to and treat addictions.

Table of Contents

Introduction     xi
Chapter 1: What’s in This Book, and Why Should I Read It?     1
Chapter 2: Hardwired: What Animals Tell Us About the Human Desire for Drugs     15
Chapter 3: Feeling Good: The Brain’s Own Reward System     29
Chapter 4: The ABCs of Drug Action in the Brain     39
Chapter 5: The Dark Side Develops!     59
Chapter 6: Why Are Drugs So Powerful?     73
Chapter 7: The Brain Is Changed—For a Long Time!     85
Chapter 8: Could I Become an Addict?     99
Chapter 9: Stress, Social Status, and Drugs     115
Chapter 10: Gambling, Sex, and Food     127
Chapter 11: What Else Do Drugs Do to Me?     137
Chapter 12: Women and Adolescents     159
Chapter 13: Treatment: How Do I Get Better?     171
Chapter 14: What Does the Future Hold?     189
Glossary     203
Index     211

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$17.49 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-282259-6