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False messengers : how addictive drugs change the brain

Author: David P Friedman; Sue Rusche
Publisher: Amsterdam : Harwood Academic Publishers, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mind-altering drugs alter the brain's chemistry. This work uses salient graphics and real-life anecdotes to who how addictive drugs change the brain. Complex mechanisms of drug action in the brain  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)790885522
(NO-TrBIB)050192698
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David P Friedman; Sue Rusche
ISBN: 9057025159 9789057025150 9057025140 9789057025143
OCLC Number: 43358328
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 234 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Your Brain, Your Mind --
Your Choice --
2. Current Drug Users --
Future Addicts? --
3. How the Brain Is Organized --
4. How the Parts of the Brain Communicate With Each Other --
5. How Addictive Drugs Change the Way Neurons Communicate --
6. How Drugs Get Into the Brain --
and Out Again --
7. Drugs Tell the Brain to Take More Drugs --
8. How Drugs Change the Brain to Produce Intoxication, Tolerance, Sensitization, Physical Dependence, and Withdrawal --
9. How Drugs Change the Brain to Produce Psychological Dependence, Craving, and Addiction --
10. Intervention and Treatment --
11. Therapeutic Use of Addictive Drugs: How Can a Bad Drug Be Good? --
12. Summing It All Up.
Responsibility: David P. Friedman and Sue Rusche.

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