From the Publisher:
"This book definitely has something for everyone: Topics range from neuropharmacology using sophisticated radioreceptor assays to the social psychology of addiction . . . . Lader does accomplish the goal of bringing a multidisciplinary approach to the complex problem of addiction." --Contemporary Psychology
"A welcome addition to a growing number of texts addressing biological aspects of chemical abuse. Its particular strength is in the recognition that however intriguing are the advances in the biological origins of drug abuse, full appreciation is possible only when they are considered in the context of the social milieu." --Journal of Studies on Alcohol
By drawing together basic scientists and clinicians from a range of disciplines, this book focuses on what is now understood about the basic mechanisms underlying addiction. It also considers the psychological and social dimensions of the various forms of addiction discussed. The majority of chapters in the book are based on studies of the opioids and alcohol, but prescribed drugs such as the benzodiazepines and commonly used substances such as nicotine and caffeine are also examined. A range of the many approaches and techniques used in the study of these biologically and biochemically complex systems is represented in this book and is presented at a level appropriate to those with a professional interest but with a training in another discipline. The aim is to stimulate cross-disciplinary collaboration.
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 1988. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. New item. Nº de ref. de la librería QX-008-96-3391103