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  • Desireby Susan Cheever

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 13.00

    We've all felt the giddy flutter of excitement when our new lover walks into the room. Waited by the phone, changed our plans...But are we in love, or is there something darker at work? In Desire: Where Sex Meets Addiction , Susan Cheever explores the shifting boundaries between the feelings of passion and addiction, desire and need, and she raises... more...

  • The Treatment of Drinking Problemsby E. Jane Marshall; Keith Humphreys; David M. Ball; Griffith Edwards

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 76.00

    A highly readable and practical guide for anyone treating or caring for someone with an alcohol problem. more...

  • The Encyclopedia of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuseby Mark S Gold; Christine A Adamec

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 90.00

    Alcoholism afflicts individuals of all social groups and age levels, although young adults have the greatest risk for addiction to alcohol. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than 51 percent of Americans?more than 125 million people over 12 years of age?reported being current drinkers in 2007. That same year, an estimated... more...

  • Memoirs of an Addicted Brainby Marc Lewis

    Doubleday Canada 2011; US$ 21.00

    A gripping, ultimately triumphant memoir that's also the most comprehensive and comprehensible study of the neuroscience of addiction written for the general public. FROM THE INTRODUCTION: "We are prone to a cycle of craving what we don't have, finding it, using it up or losing it, and then craving it all the more. This cycle is at the root of all... more...

  • Cannabis and Cognitive Functioningby Nadia Solowij

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 64.00

    Reviews the cognitive effects of cannabis and presents new findings on the consequences of long-term use. more...

  • Pain and Chemical Dependencyby Howard Smith; Steven Passik

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 69.99

    Both pain and addiction are tremendous public health problems. Practitioners of every stripe say that they learned precious little about pain or addiction in their training and readily admit that instruction on the interface of pain and addiction is nonexistent. The recent problem of prescription drug abuse has only served to highlight the fact that... more...

  • The Scent of Dried Rosesby Tim Lott

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 15.98

    Tim Lott's parents, Jack and Jean, met at the Empire Snooker Hall, Ealing, in 1951, in a world that to him now seems 'as strange as China'. In this extraordinarily moving exploration of his parents' lives, his mother's inexplicable suicide in her late fifties and his own bouts of depression, Tim Lott conjures up the pebble-dashed home of his childhood... more...

  • The Addicted Brainby Michael Kuhar

    Pearson Education 2011; US$ 34.99

    Addiction destroys lives. In The Addicted Brain, leading neuroscientist Michael Kuhar, Ph.D., explains how and why this happens?and presents advances in drug addiction treatment and prevention. Using breathtaking brain imagery and other research, Kuhar shows the powerful, long-term brain changes that drugs can cause, revealing why it can be so difficult... more...

  • Handbook of Evidence-Based Substance Abuse Treatment in Criminal Justice Settingsby Carl G. Leukefeld; Thomas P. Gullotta; John Gregrich

    Springer 2011; US$ 199.00

    Get high. Become addicted. Commit crimes. Get arrested and be sent to jail. Get released. Repeat. It's a cycle often destined to persist, in large part because the critical step that is often missing in the process, which is treatment geared toward ensuring that addicts are able to reenter society without the constant threat of imminent relapse.... more...

  • Addiction Neuroethicsby Adrian Carter; Wayne Hall

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 88.00

    Addresses the social and ethical challenges raised by the promise of neuroscience to revolutionise the treatment of addiction. more...