Key Features

  • Features outstanding and truly international scholarship, with chapters written by leading experts in neuroscience, addiction medicine, psychology and more
  • Informs psychologists of related research in neuroscience and vice versa, giving researchers easy one-stop access to knowledge outside their area of specialty


Researchers and graduate students in neuroscience and neuroethics/biomedical ethics; clinicians involved in the treatment of addiction disorders; addiction researchers from neuroscience & psychology

Table of Contents

Foreword: The Neuroethics of Drug Addiction


Introduction: What is Addiction Neuroethics and Why Does it Matter?

Chapter 1. Brain Imaging in Addiction

Chapter 2. Molecular Neuroscience and Genetics

Chapter 3. Treating Opioid Dependence with Opioids

Chapter 4. Addiction Neuroscience and Tobacco Control

Chapter 5. Emerging Neurobiological Treatments of Addiction

Chapter 6. Technical, Ethical and Social Issues in the Bioprediction of Addiction Liability and Treatment Response

Chapter 7. Autonomy, Responsibility and the Oscillation of Preference

Chapter 8. Consent and Coercion in Addiction Treatment

Chapter 9. Toward a Lay Descriptive Account of Identity in Addiction Neuroethics

Chapter 10. The Impact of Changes in Neuroscience and Research Ethics on the Intellectual History of Addiction Research

Chapter 11. The Diction of Addiction at the Intersection of Law and Neuroscience

Chapter 12. Social Epistemology

Chapter 13. Population Approaches to Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs

Chapter 14. Legal Regulation of Addictive Substances and Addiction

Chapter 15. Investment and Vested Interests in Neuroscience Research of Addiction

Chapter 16. Private and Public Approaches to Addiction Treatment



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About the authors

Adrian Carter

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Psychological Science, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Wayne Hall

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, Australia

Judy Illes

Professor in the Department of Neurology and Research Chair in Neuroethics for the University of British Columbia, Dr. Illes is also Co-founder and Executive Committee Member for the Neuroethics Society. She is one of the leading voices in neuroethics today and has published extensively in this realm (Editor: Handbook of Neuroethics/2011, Neuroethics: Defining the Issues in Theory, Practice, and Policy/2005). She also serves as Chair for the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), Committee Chair for Society for Neuroscience, Editorial Board Member for Journal of Ethics in Mental Health, and Senior Editorial Advisor for American Journal of Bioethics: Neuroscience.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada