George F. Koob, Michael A. Arends, Michel Le Moal
This free PDF report, titled Drugs, Addiction, and the Brain, investigates the cellular, molecular, and neurocircuitry systems in the brain that are responsible for drug addiction. It is emphasized that common neurobiological elements offer novel insights into how the brain facilitates the acute rewarding effects of drugs of abuse and how it changes during the transition from initial drug use to compulsive drug use and addiction. These novel insights can be used to understand how the brain facilitates the acute rewarding effects of drugs of abuse. The booklet offers a comprehensive summary of the disease's pathogenesis throughout its entirety. Students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as neuroscientists working in the field of addiction, will find the information presented to be helpful. They have an interest in understanding about the different ways in which drugs of abuse can impact the brain.
- An introduction to some of the fundamental terms and ideas used in neuropharmacology
- A comprehensive analysis of the previous research on the neuroscience of addiction
- Actual data numbers derived from the primary sources, illustrating the essential ideas and conclusions
- An overview of the various animal models that are utilized in the research on the effects of drug use.
- diagrams in full color of the circuitry of the brain regions that are connected with each stage of the addiction cycle
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