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Recent Advances in Drug Addiction Research and Clinical Applications

Edited by William M. Meil

Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Although it is well-accepted that drug addiction is a major public health concern, how we address it as a society continues to evolve as recent advances in the lab and clinic clarify the nature of the problem and influence our views. This unique collection of eight chapters reviews key findings on the neurobiology and therapeutics of addiction while capturing the diversity of perspectives that shape these concepts, which range from evolutionary biology to psychiatry to the legal system. This book discusses in depth how technological advances have led to important discoveries and how these discoveries, in turn, are increasingly being translated into clinical practice. It also presents avenues for future study that hold promise for the many affected by addiction.

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Recent Advances in Drug Addiction Research and Clinical ApplicationsEdited by William M. Meil

Published: July 14th 2016

DOI: 10.5772/61445

ISBN: 978-953-51-2492-4

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2491-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7286-4

Copyright year: 2016

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12706 Total Chapter Downloads

14 Crossref Citations

21 Web of Science Citations

35 Dimensions Citations


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1. Circuits Regulating Pleasure and Happiness: A Focus on Addiction, Beyond the Ventral Striatum

By Anton J.M. Loonen, Arnt F.A. Schellekens and Svetlana A. Ivanova


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2. Epigenetics and Drug Abuse

By Ryan M. Bastle and Janet L. Neisewander


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3. Alcohol Cues, Craving, and Relapse: Insights from Animal Models

By Melanie M. Pina and Amy R. Williams


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4. Dopamine and Alcohol Dependence: From Bench to Clinic

By Nitya Jayaram‐Lindström, Mia Ericson, Pia Steensland and Elisabet Jerlhag


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5. Contribution of Noradrenaline, Serotonin, and the Basolateral Amygdala to Alcohol Addiction: Implications for Novel Pharmacotherapies for AUDs

By Omkar L. Patkar, Arnauld Belmer and Selena E. Bartlett


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6. Substance Abuse Therapeutics

By John Andrew Mills


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7. Dual Diagnosis Patients First Admitted to a Psychiatric Ward for Acute Psychiatric Patients: 2-Year Period 2003–2004 versus 2013–2014

By Carla Gramaglia, Ada Lombardi, Annalisa Rossi, Alessandro Feggi, Fabrizio Bert, Roberta Siliquini and Patrizia Zeppegno


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8. Review of Current Neuroimaging Studies of the Effects of Prenatal Drug Exposure: Brain Structure and Function

By Jennifer Willford, Conner Smith, Tyler Kuhn, Brady Weber and Gale Richardson


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