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The Addicted Brain

Why We Abuse Drugs, Alcohol, and Nicotine
Kuhar, Michael J. (Book - 2011 )
The Addicted Brain
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"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.
Authors: Kuhar, Michael J.
Title: The addicted brain
why we abuse drugs, alcohol, and nicotine
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : FT Press, [2011]
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xiii, 222 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Michael Kuhar
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.
ISBN: 9780132542500
0132542501
Branch Call Number: 616.860651 K9611a 2011
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Substance abuse Pathophysiology Brain
Topical Term: Substance abuse
Brain
LCCN: 2011032643
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Starting with the basics of brain function and chemistry, learn the details of how addiction happens and the short and long term effects of addiction on the brain and behavior.


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