The Addicted Brain: Why We Abuse Drugs, Alcohol, and Nicotine (Google eBook)
Addiction destroys lives. In The Addicted Brain, leading neuroscientist Michael Kuhar, Ph.D., explains how and why this happens–and presents advances in drug addiction treatment and prevention. Using breathtaking brain imagery and other research, Kuhar shows the powerful, long-term brain changes that drugs can cause, revealing why it can be so difficult for addicts to escape their grip.
Discover why some people are far more susceptible to addiction than others as the author illuminates striking neural similarities between drugs and other pleasures potentially capable of causing abuse or addiction–including alcohol, gambling, sex, caffeine, and even Internet overuse. Kuhar concludes by outlining the 12 characteristics most often associated with successful drug addiction treatment.
Authoritative and easy to understand, The Addicted Brain offers today’s most up-to-date scientific explanation of addiction–and what addicts, their families, and society can do about it.
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Review: The Addicted Brain: Why We Abuse Drugs, Alcohol, and NicotineUser Review - Emily Horsman - Goodreads
The writing is not the greatest and it is a little simplistic, but the overall message and content is fantastic. Read full review
Review: The Addicted Brain: Why We Abuse Drugs, Alcohol, and NicotineUser Review - Rachel Ann - Goodreads
Good layman's review of basic addiction neurobiology, current addiction therapies, and the future of this research. Read full review
What Animals Tell Us About the Human Desire for Drugs
The Brains Own Reward System
Chapter 4 The ABCs of Drug Action in the Brain
Chapter 5 The Dark Side Develops
Chapter 6 Why Are Drugs So Powerful?
Chapter 7 The Brain Is ChangedFor a Long Time
Chapter 8 Could I Become an Addict?
Chapter 9 Stress Social Status and Drugs