Drugs and the Future: Brain Science, Addiction and Society

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Elsevier, Dec 11, 2006 - Psychology - 616 pages
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Drugs and the Future presents 13 reviews collected to present the new advances in all areas of addiction research, including knowledge gained from mapping the human genome, the improved understanding of brain pathways and functions that are stimulated by addictive drugs, experimental and clinical psychology approaches to addiction and treatment, as well as both ethical considerations and social policy. The book also includes chapters on the history of addictive substances and some personal narratives of addiction. Introduced by Sir David King, Science Advisory to the UK Government and head of the Office of Science and Technology, and Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse in the USA, the book uniquely covers the full range of disciplines which can provide insight into the future of addiction, from genetics to the humanities. Written for a scientific audience, it is also applicable to non-specialists as well.
  • Provides an unique overview of what we know about addiction, and how scientific knowledge can and should be applied in the societal, ethical, and political context
  • Applies the state-of-the-art research in fields such as Genomics, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Social Policy and Ethics to addiction research
  • Includes a preface by Sir David King, Science Advisory to the UK Government and head of the Office of Science and Technology, and in introduction by Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse in the USA
 

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Contents

Chapter 4 Genomics
89
Chapter 5 Experimental Psychology and Research into Brain Science Addiction and Drugs
133
Chapter 6 Pharmacology and Treatments
169
Chapter 7 Psychological Treatments of Substance Misuse and Dependence
209
Chapter 8 Cognition Enhancers
241
Chapter 9 Neuroimaging
285
Chapter 10 Drug Testing
315
Chapter 11 Social Policy and Psychoactive Substances
337
Chapter 14 Problem Gambling and Other Behavioural Addictions
417
Chapter 15 Ethical Aspects of Developments in Neuroscience and Drug Addiction
439
Chapter 16 History and the Future of Psychoactive Substances
467
Chapter 17 Life Histories and Narratives of Addiction
485
Chapter 18 Drugs Futures 2025? Perspective of the Pharmaceutical Industry
507
Chapter 19 The Scenarios
535
Author Index
567
Subject Index
597

Chapter 12 Sociology and Substance Use
359
Chapter 13 Economics of Addiction and Drugs
389

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