1st Edition

Neurobiology of Addictions
Implications for Clinical Practice

ISBN 9780789016676
Published April 10, 2002 by Routledge
134 Pages

USD $44.95

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Book Description

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

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Articles
  • Neurobiological Causes of Addiction
  • What Neurobiology Has to Say About Why People Abuse Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Impact of Drugs and Alcohol on the Brain Through the Life Cycle: Knowledge for Social Workers
  • Integrating Pharmacotherapy and Psychosocial Interventions in the Treatment of Individuals with Alcohol Problems
  • Neuroscience in Social Work Practice and Education
  • Special Topics
  • Fear of Neuroscience: A Dialogue About Social Work Practice in the Addictions
  • Index
  • Reference Note Included

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