The neurobiology of addiction

Adrian Nicholas Carter, Wayne Dallas Hall, David J Nutt

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Abstract

Neuroscience is beginning to uncover the neurochemical changes that occur within particular functional regions of the brain that are responsible for the behaviour in addiction. In doing so, neuroscience research is beginning to help us see that those who are addicted to drugs suffer from neurocognitive and motivational impairments that require treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAddiction neurobiology: ethical and social implications
EditorsAdrian Carter, Benjamin Capps, Wayne Hall
Place of PublicationLuxembourg
PublisherEMCDDA
Pages29 - 50
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9789291683475
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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