- Hardcover: 312 pages
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (27 Mar. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0393704637
- ISBN-13: 978-0393704631
- Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 2.5 x 24.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
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The Science of Addiction: From Neurobiology to Treatment (Norton Professional Books) (Norton Professional Books (Hardcover)) Hardcover – 27 Mar 2007
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Recommended unreservedly....It is easy to read, informative and comprehensive. -- Falk Kiefer
Erickson clearly has done his homework. [It] is a welcome contribution to the field as a result of his diligence. -- Bruce Ripley
Erickson clearly has done his homework. [It] is a welcome contribution to the field as a result of his diligence.--Bruce Ripley
Recommended unreservedly....It is easy to read, informative and comprehensive.--Falk Kiefer
Any collection strong in health science needs this.
I recommend this excellent book as a must-read for any medical student, physician, or other allied health professional dedicated to the care of their patients with the treatable disease of addiction."
I recommend this excellent book as a 'must-read' for any medical student, physician, or other allied health professional dedicated to the care of their patients with the treatable disease of addiction.
Presents information about the neurobiology of drug and alcohol addictions and how individuals with addictions respond to various therapies. This work focuses on the commonly addictive drugs - alcohol, nicotine, cocaine, heroin - as well as others.See all Product description
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The Big Book is excellent as far as it goes, but for me it demands a difficult leap of faith in as much as the mystery of WHY I am an alcoholic is not explained. This book helps to plug that gap in knowledge. I feel that I can now get on with the programme, unimpeded by thoughts that I am DENYING myself a pleasure. I have a brain disease which, as yet, is irreversible.
Many people will not need this book. But for those who struggle with the idea of alcoholism as a disease then I can thoroughly recommend it as a complement to 12 step programmes and AA literature.
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This book was actually one of the most educational books I have gotten about addiction. It also is better than a traditional text book. It is written in terms that anyone can understand, not just someone who has a PHD. It helped me to better understand topics that I spent 2 years studying. I also passed the book along to a family member who struggles with addiction. The book didn't just discuss how to treat it, but where it possibly originates. I say possibly because things are not always 100% proven. The most refreshing thing about this book was that the author didn't feel the need to drag out a basic topic. He put the impact on the real issues that people need to understand. we all know what addiction is, but not where it comes from. I feel most books focus to long on how to define it. This book was short, sweet, and to the point, while still giving you what you needed to learn.