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Kuhar, Michael J
The addicted brain : why we abuse drugs, alcohol, and nicotine / Michael Kuhar
1st ed
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : FT Press, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  RC564 .K84 2012    DUE 09-15-14
Subject(s) Substance abuse -- Pathophysiology
Compulsive behavior
Physical Description xiii, 222 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents What's in this book, and why should I read it? -- Hardwired: what animals tell us about the human desire for drugs -- Feeling good: the brain's own reward system -- The ABCs of drug action in the brain -- The dark side develops! -- Why are drugs so powerful? -- The brain is changed, for a long time! -- Could I become an addict? -- Stress, social status, and drugs -- Gambling, sex, and food -- What else do drugs do to me? -- Women and adolescents -- Treatment: how do I get better? -- What does the future hold?
Summary "Addiction destroys lives. In The Addicted Brain, a leading neuroscientist explains how and why this happens--and presents advances in treatment and prevention. Using breathtaking brain imagery and other research, Michael Kuhar, Ph. D., shows the powerful, long-term brain changes that drugs can cause, revealing why it can be so difficult for addicts to escape their grip."--P. [4] of jacket

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