The Effects of Drug Abuse on the Human Nervous System

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, epidemiology and risk factors, genetics of use and treatment success, and strategies to screen populations and provide appropriate interventions. The book offers meaningful, relevant and timely information for scientists, health-care professionals and treatment providers. A comprehensive reference on the effects of drug addiction on the human nervous system Focuses on core drug addiction issues from nicotine, cocaine, methamphetamine, alcohol, and other commonly abused drugs Includes foundational science chapters on the biology of addiction Details challenges in diagnosis and treatment options

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  • Author : Bertha Madras
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 624 pages
  • ISBN : 0124186858
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The Effects of Drug Abuse on the Human Nervous System

The Effects of Drug Abuse on the Human Nervous System
  • Author : Bertha Madras,Michael Kuhar
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 15 November 2013
GET THIS BOOKThe Effects of Drug Abuse on the Human Nervous System

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,

Drugs, Brains, and Behavior

Drugs, Brains, and Behavior
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 21 January 2022
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"Drugs, Brains, and Behavior" is an online textbook written by C. Robin Timmons and Leonard W. Hamilton. The book was previously published by Prentice Hall, Inc. in 1990 as "Principles of Behavioral Pharmacology." The authors attempt to develop an understanding of the interpenetration of brain, behavior and environment. They discuss the chemistry of behavior in both the literal sense of neurochemistry and the figurative sense of an analysis of the reactions with the environment.

Drugs, Addiction, and the Brain

Drugs, Addiction, and the Brain
  • Author : George F. Koob,Michael A. Arends,Michel Le Moal
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 12 July 2014
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Drugs, Addiction, and the Brain explores the molecular, cellular, and neurocircuitry systems in the brain that are responsible for drug addiction. Common neurobiological elements are emphasized that provide novel insights into how the brain mediates the acute rewarding effects of drugs of abuse and how it changes during the transition from initial drug use to compulsive drug use and addiction. The book provides a detailed overview of the pathophysiology of the disease. The information provided will be useful for neuroscientists

Caffeine in Food and Dietary Supplements: Examining Safety

Caffeine in Food and Dietary Supplements: Examining Safety
  • Author : Leslie Pray,Food and Nutrition Board,Planning Committee for a Workshop on Potential Health Hazards Associated with Consumption of Caffeine in Food and Dietary Supplements,Ann L. Yaktine,Diana Pankevich,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academy Press
  • Release : 23 April 2014
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"Caffeine in Food and Dietary Supplements" is the summary of a workshop convened by the Institute of Medicine in August 2013 to review the available science on safe levels of caffeine consumption in foods, beverages, and dietary supplements and to identify data gaps. Scientists with expertise in food safety, nutrition, pharmacology, psychology, toxicology, and related disciplines; medical professionals with pediatric and adult patient experience in cardiology, neurology, and psychiatry; public health professionals; food industry representatives; regulatory experts; and consumer advocates discussed

Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, and the Road to Recovery

Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, and the Road to Recovery
  • Author : Barry Stimmel
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 25 February 2014
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Gain a fuller understanding of substance addiction and treatment options! Originally published in 1992 as The Facts About Drug Use, this updated edition contains new information about the effects of alcohol and recreational, mood-altering drugs on the body. The multiple causes of drug use and the options available to those dependent on drugs as a way of life are thoroughly and clearly described. Drug use affects nearly 1 out of 2 Americans and cuts across every social and economic boundary. The effects of

Neural Mechanisms of Addiction

Neural Mechanisms of Addiction
  • Author : Mary Torregrossa
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 24 August 2018
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Neural Mechanisms of Addiction is the only book available that synthesizes the latest research in the field into a single, accessible resource covering all aspects of how addiction develops and persists in the brain. The book summarizes our most recent understanding on the neural mechanisms underlying addiction. It also examines numerous biobehavioral aspects of addiction disorders, such as reinforcement learning, reward, cognitive dysfunction, stress, and sleep and circadian rhythms that are not covered in any other publication. Readers with find

Alcohol and the Nervous System

Alcohol and the Nervous System
  • Author : Edith V. Sullivan,Adolf Pfefferbaum
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 08 October 2014
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Alcohol is the most widely used drug in the world, yet alcoholism remains a serious addiction affecting nearly 20 million Americans. Our current understanding of alcohol's effect on brain structure and related functional damage is being revolutionized by genetic research, basic neuroscience, brain imaging science, and systematic study of cognitive, sensory, and motor abilities. Volume 125 of the Handbook of Clinical Neurology is a comprehensive, in-depth treatise of studies on alcohol and the brain covering the basic understanding of alcohol's effect on

Brain Power!

Brain Power!
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 21 January 2022
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Designed to take students step by step through an exploration of the processes of science and how to use these processes to learn about the brain, the nervous system, and the effects of drugs on the nervous system and the body.

Neurobiology of Addiction

Neurobiology of Addiction
  • Author : George F. Koob,Michel Le Moal
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 11 November 2005
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Neurobiology of Addiction is conceived as a current survey and synthesis of the most important findings in our understanding of the neurobiological mechanisms of addiction over the past 50 years. The book includes a scholarly introduction, thorough descriptions of animal models of addiction, and separate chapters on the neurobiological mechanisms of addiction for psychostimulants, opioids, alcohol, nicotine and cannabinoids. Key information is provided about the history, sources, and pharmacokinetics and psychopathology of addiction of each drug class, as well as the

Neurobiology of Cocaine Addiction

Neurobiology of Cocaine Addiction
  • Author : Eric J. Nestler
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release : 01 May 2008
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Cocaine produces its psychoactive & addictive effects primarily by acting on the brain¿s limbic system, a set of interconnected regions that regulate pleasure & motivation. An initial, short-term effect -- a buildup of the neurochemical dopamine -- gives rise to euphoria & a desire to take the drug again. Researchers are seeking to understand how cocaine¿s many longer term effects produce addiction¿s persistent cravings & risk of relapse. This paper focuses on the buildup of the genetic transcription factor DeltaFosB in

Magnesium in the Central Nervous System

Magnesium in the Central Nervous System
  • Author : Robert Vink,Mihai Nechifor
  • Publisher : University of Adelaide Press
  • Release : 21 January 2022
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The brain is the most complex organ in our body. Indeed, it is perhaps the most complex structure we have ever encountered in nature. Both structurally and functionally, there are many peculiarities that differentiate the brain from all other organs. The brain is our connection to the world around us and by governing nervous system and higher function, any disturbance induces severe neurological and psychiatric disorders that can have a devastating effect on quality of life. Our understanding of the

The Health and Social Effects of Nonmedical Cannabis Use

The Health and Social Effects of Nonmedical Cannabis Use
  • Author : World Health Organization
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • Release : 15 February 2016
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Cannabis is globally the most commonly used psychoactive substance under international control. In 2013, an estimated 181.8 million people aged 15-64 years used cannabis for nonmedical purposes globally (UNODC, 2015). There is an increasing demand for treatment for cannabis-use disorders and associated health conditions in high- and middle-income countries. This report focuses on nonmedical use of cannabis, building on contributions from a broad range of experts and researchers from different parts of the world. It aims to present current knowledge on the impact

Maternal Substance Abuse and the Developing Nervous System

Maternal Substance Abuse and the Developing Nervous System
  • Author : Ian S. Zagon,Theodore A. Slotkin
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 02 December 2012
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The purpose of this book is to review the basic science and clinical findings concerning maternal substance abuse and the developing nervous system of unborn children. The short-term but vitally significant repercussions of such exposure on biological development, with particular reference to the nervous system, are discussed. The book also discusses the profound influence of maternal substance abuse on behavior in adulthood, which is caused by subtle changes in the chemistry or structure of the developing nervous system. The subject

Viral Infections of the Human Nervous System

Viral Infections of the Human Nervous System
  • Author : Alan C. Jackson
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 14 August 2012
GET THIS BOOKViral Infections of the Human Nervous System

Viral infections of the nervous system are important because they are associated with high morbidity and mortality. A variety of pathogenetic mechanisms are involved in these infections and an understanding of the pathogenesis is essential in understanding the diagnostic and clinical management aspects of the disease. Specialized investigations are often necessary for definitive diagnosis, although a presumptive diagnosis should often be suspected on the basis of the clinical features. Many of the chapters in this book are written by neurologists