Biological Research on Addiction
Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders, Volume 2Editor-in-Chief:
- Peter Miller, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA
The volume presents current material on the key neurobiological and genetic elements in an individuals susceptibility to drug dependence as well as the processes by which some individuals proceed from casual drug use to drug dependence. Chapters describe and explain the neurobiological mechanisms of drug use and drug addiction. The development and use of animal models to study neurochemical, molecular and cellular brain mechanisms are described and illustrated. Other chapters discuss the effects of drug use on memory, decision-making, and the developing brain (especially in adolescents).
Hardbound, 758 Pages
Published: February 2013
Imprint: Academic Press
Behavioral biology, preclinical animal studies of addiction