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The Effects of Drug Abuse on the Human Nervous System

Drug use and abuse continues to thrive in contemporary society worldwide and the instance and damage caused by addiction increases along with availability. The Effects of Drug Abuse on the Human Nervous System presents objective, state-of-the-art information on the impact of drug abuse on the human nervous system, with each chapter offering a specific focus on nicotine, alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA, sedative-hypnotics, and designer drugs. Other chapters provide a context for drug use, with overviews of use and consequences, epidemiology and risk factors, genetics of use and treatment success, and strategies to screen populations and provide appropriate interventions. The book offers meaningful, relevant and timely information for scientists, health-care professionals and treatment providers.


Clinical Neurology, Clinical Research Neurologists, Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatry, Neuroscience

Hardbound, 624 Pages

Published: December 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-418679-8


  • Chapter 1: Drug Use and its Consequences - B. Madras

    Chapter 2: Genetics of Substance Use, Abuse, Cessation, and Addiction: Novel Data Implicate Copy Number Variants - Uhl et al.

    Chapter 3: Epidemiology of Drug Abuse: Building Blocks for Etiologic Research - Weinberg et al.

    Chapter 4: Detection Of Populations At Risk Or Addicted: Screening, Brief Intervention And Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in Clinical Settings - L. Gentilello

    Chapter 5: Cocaine: Mechanism and Effects in the Human Brain - Trifilieff et al.

    Chapter 6: Stress, Anxiety, and Cocaine Abuse - Craige et al.

    Chapter 7: The Neuropathology of Drug Abuse - Büttner et al.

    Chapter 8: The Pathology of Methamphetamine Use in the Human Brain - S. Kish

    Chapter 9: The Effects of Alcohol on the Human Nervous System - K. Brady

    Chapter 10: The Nicotine Hypothesis - Brasic

    Chapter 11: Smoking Effects in the Human Nervous System - Schuman-Olivier

    Chapter 12: Cognitive Effects of Nicotine - Sofuoglu et al.

    Chapter 13: Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids in the Human Nervous System - H. Kalant

    Chapter 14: Cannabis, Cannabinoids, and the Association with Psychosis - Radhakrishnan et al.

    Chapter 15: Effects of MDMA on the Human Nervous System - McCann et al.

    Chapter 16: Sedative Hypnotics - Ciraulo et al.

    Chapter 17: Hallucinogens - Chan/Mendelson

    Chapter 18: Inhalants: Addiction and Toxic Effects in Humans - Bowen et al.

    Chapter 19: Emerging Designer Drugs - Nichols et al.


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