An updated and expanded overview of the roles that brain function and genetics play in addiction.
The Science of Addiction explains in an easy-to-understand way changes in the terminology and characterization of addiction that are emerging based on new neurobiological research. This updated edition reflects the developments in treatment, philosophy, and policy around addiction made in the decade since its original publication.
About the Author:
Carlton K. Erickson, Ph.D. is a distinguished Professor of Pharmacology/Toxicology, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Director of the Addiction Science Research and Education Center in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin, and an associate editor of the scientific journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. He is the recipient of the Nelson J. Bradley Award for Lifetime Achievement, given by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP).