Neurobiology of Addictions: Implications for Clinical Practice

1st Edition

Shulamith L A Straussner, Richard T. Spence, Diana M. Dinitto

Routledge
Published April 10, 2002
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ISBN 9780789016676 - CAT# HW14020

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Summary

Bridge the gap between the physical foundations of substance abuse and the psychosocial approaches that can treat it!

This groundbreaking book offers helping professionals a thorough introduction to the neurobiological aspects of substance abuse. It presents the basic information on the subject, including the various neurobiological theories of addiction, and places them in a psychosocial context. Its clear and straightforward style connects the theoretical information with practical applications. This is an essential resource for substance abuse counselors, researchers, therapists, and social workers.

Neurobiology of Addictions offers sound, tested information on substance abuse issues, including:
  • neurobiological theories of addiction
  • integrating drug treatments and therapeutic interventions
  • using neurobiology to discover substance abuse in clients of various ages
  • perspectives from social work, pharmacology, biology, and neuroscience

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