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Introduction

The Science of Addiction
by Jeanene Swanson

 

Section 1: The Psychology Behind Addiction

1.1   Boredom Leads to Higher Risk-Taking Behavior
        by Anna Gosline

1.2   Why We Return to Bad Habits
        by David DiSalvo

1.3   Is There a Link Between Creativity and Addiction?
        by David Biello

1.4   Time-Warping Temptations
        by David H. Freedman

 

Section 2: The Brain Behind Addiction

2.1   The Addicted Brain
        by Eric J. Nestler and Robert C. Malenka

2.2   Predisposition to Addiction Found in Cocaine Study
        by Nikhil Swaminathan

2.3   Study Suggests Why Addictions Are Hard to Forget
        by Nina Bai

2.4   Hidden Switches in the Mind
        by Eric J. Nestler

 

Section 3: Recreational Drugs

3.1   ADHD Diagnosis Associated with Substance Abuse in Adulthood
        by Francie Diep

3.2   Researchers Identify Gene Linked to Heroin Relapse
        by Sarah Graham

3.3   Experts Tell the Truth about Pot
        by Hal Arkowitz and Scott O. Lilienfeld

3.4   The Crystal Crisis
        by Rodger Doyle

3.5   Meth Hype Could Undermine Good Medicine
        by Gary Stix

 

Section 4: Prescription Drugs

4.1   Worrying Trends in Prescription Drug Abuse
        by Deborah Franklin

4.2   Prescription Drug Deaths Increase Dramatically
        by Katherine Harmon

4.3   Bad Combo: Mixing Alcohol and Prescription Drugs
        by Melinda Wenner Moyer

4.4   Do ADHD Drugs Take a Toll on the Brain?
        by Edmund S. Higgins

 

SECTION 5: Alcohol

5.1   Researchers Study Effects, Not Genes
        by Sally Lehrman

5.2   Alcoholism and Our Genes
        by John I. Nurnberger Jr. and Laura Jean Bierut

5.3   The Nuts and Bolts of Emotional Sobriety
        by Wray Herbert

5.4   The Efficacy of Alcoholics Anonymous
        by Hal Arkowitz and Scott O. Lilienfeld

5.5   Staying Sober
        by Andreas Heinz

 

SECTION 6: Smoking

6.1   Hooked from the First Cigarette
        by Joseph R. DiFranza

6.2   Nicotine’s Replacement Drug’s Bad Tip
        by Christine Soares

6.3   Searching for the Nicotine Vaccine
        by Jeneen Interlandi

 

SECTION 7: Overcoming Addiction

7.1   Can You Cure Yourself of Drug Addiction?
        by Nina Bai

7.2   Does Rehab Work?
        by Katherine Harmon

7.3   New Vaccine May Immunize Addicts from Cocaine’s Pleasurable Effects
        by Katherine Harmon

7.4   Control Yourself!
        by Wilhelm Hofmann and Malte Friese

7.5   A Lifeline for Addicts
        by Michele Solis

7.6   The Joyful Mind
        by Morten L. Kringelbach and Kent C. Berridge

From Abuse to Recovery: Understanding Addiction

Addiction is costly on many levels to the individuals affected, their families and society as a whole, but science may soon be able to offer treatment options to make the road to recovery a little smoother. In this eBook, From Abuse to Recovery: Understanding Addiction, we tackle the many facets of this complex issue.

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