Addictive Substances and Neurological Disease

Addictive Substances and Neurological Disease: Alcohol, Tobacco, Caffeine, and Drugs of Abuse in Everyday Lifestyles is a complete guide to the manifold effects of addictive substances on the brain, providing readers with the latest developing research on how these substances are implicated in neurological development and dysfunction. Cannabis, cocaine, and other illicit drugs can have substantial negative effects on the structure and functioning of the brain. However, other common habituating and addictive substances often used as part of an individual’s lifestyle, i.e., alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, painkillers can also compromise brain health and effect or accentuate neurological disease. This book provides broad coverage of the effects of addictive substances on the brain, beginning with an overview of how the substances lead to dysfunction before examining each substance in depth. It discusses the pathology of addiction, the structural damage resulting from abuse of various substances, and covers the neurobiological, neurodegenerative, behavioral, and cognitive implications of use across the lifespan, from prenatal exposure, to adolescence and old age. This book aids researchers seeking an understanding of the neurological changes that these substances induce, and is also extremely useful for those seeking potential treatments and therapies for individuals suffering from chronic abuse of these substances. Integrates current research on the actions of addictive substances in neurological disease Includes functional foods, such as caffeine beverages, that have habituating effects on the brain Provides a synopsis of key ideas associated with the consequences of addictive and habituating lifestyle substances

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  • Author : Ronald Ross Watson
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 414 pages
  • ISBN : 0128092963
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Addictive Substances and Neurological Disease

Addictive Substances and Neurological Disease
  • Author : Ronald Ross Watson,Sherma Zibadi
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 18 February 2017
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Addictive Substances and Neurological Disease: Alcohol, Tobacco, Caffeine, and Drugs of Abuse in Everyday Lifestyles is a complete guide to the manifold effects of addictive substances on the brain, providing readers with the latest developing research on how these substances are implicated in neurological development and dysfunction. Cannabis, cocaine, and other illicit drugs can have substantial negative effects on the structure and functioning of the brain. However, other common habituating and addictive substances often used as part of an individual’

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  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release : 04 August 2015
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 19 February 2019
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  • Author : Bertha Madras,Michael Kuhar
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 15 November 2013
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Drug use and abuse continues to thrive in contemporary society worldwide and the instance and damage caused by addiction increases along with availability. The Effects of Drug Abuse on the Human Nervous System presents objective, state-of-the-art information on the impact of drug abuse on the human nervous system, with each chapter offering a specific focus on nicotine, alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA, sedative-hypnotics, and designer drugs. Other chapters provide a context for drug use, with overviews of use and consequences,

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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 11 November 2005
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  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release : 04 October 2011
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 12 July 2014
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  • Author : Victor R. Preedy
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 20 March 2019
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  • Release : 11 April 2021
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  • Release : 07 March 2016
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 05 April 2016
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 26 September 2013
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 17 May 2013
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