Addiction From Biology to Drug Policy

Book, 2001, 327 pages, College-Adult

This book by a leader in pharmacological research focuses on the neurobiology of drug addiction and illuminates the highs and lows that drugs can produce. Covering the seven families of addictive drugs Goldstein places emphasis on their actions in the brain and their psychological aspects. He also calls attention to current laws and flawed policies that aim to control drug addiction. In this new edition he highlights modern research on the genetics and neurobiology of susceptibility to addiction.

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