Neurobiological Research on Addiction

Adrian Nicholas Carter, Wayne Dallas Hall, Benjamin James Capps, Mark R C Daglish

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Abstract

Addiction is a disorder in which individuals? control over their drug use is impaired. Individuals with an addiction continue to use alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in ways that cause significant physical, psychological or social harm to themselves or others. Over the past several decades, animal, and more recently human research, has increasingly suggested that human addictive behaviours have a genetic and neurobiological basis. These discoveries raise the potential for providing new and more effective medical treatments of addiction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Review of the Scientific, Public Health and Social Policy Implications for Australia
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherMinisterial Council on Drug Strategy
Number of pages167
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Carter, A. N., Hall, W. D., Capps, B. J., & Daglish, M. R. C. (2009). Neurobiological Research on Addiction. In A Review of the Scientific, Public Health and Social Policy Implications for Australia Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy.