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The addicted brain : why we abuse drugs, alcohol, and nicotine

by Kuhar, Michael J.

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"Addiction destroys lives. In The Addicted Brain, a leading neuroscientist explains how and why this happens--and presents advances in treatment and prevention. Using breathtaking brain imagery and other research, Michael Kuhar, Ph. D., shows the powerful, long-term brain changes that drugs can caus... Full description

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Summary: "Addiction destroys lives. In The Addicted Brain, a leading neuroscientist explains how and why this happens--and presents advances in treatment and prevention. Using breathtaking brain imagery and other research, Michael Kuhar, Ph. D., shows the powerful, long-term brain changes that drugs can cause, revealing why it can be so difficult for addicts to escape their grip."--P. [4] of jacket.
Physical Description: xiii, 222 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN: 9780132542500 (hardback : alk. paper)
0132542501 (hardback : alk. paper)
Author Notes: Michael Kuhar, Ph.D. , is currently a professor at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Candler professor in the Emory University School of Medicine, and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar. His general interests have been the structure and function of the brain, mental illness, and the drugs that affect the brain. Addiction has been his major focus for many years, and he is one of the most productive and highly cited scientists worldwide. He has trained a large cadre of students, fellows, and visitors, received a number of prestigious awards for his work, and remains involved in many aspects of addiction research and education. In June 2011, he received the Nathan B. Eddy lifetime achievement award from the College on Problems of Drug Dependence.


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