William Meil

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Dr. William M. Meil is a Full Professor in the Psychology Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He previously was a postdoctoral Fellow at The Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy in Rootstown, Ohio. He was awarded an MA degree in Psychology from The University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut and PhD in Psychology from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. His research has spanned human and laboratory animal studies investigating the neurobiological basis of substance abuse and addiction. The current focus of his research is the examination of ecologically valid measures of executive function as predictors of substance abuse and recovery from addiction. He is the author of many peer-reviewed book chapters and journal articles.

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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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