Neuroscience of Psychoactive Substance Use and Dependence
Publisher: World Health Organization 2004
Number of pages: 286
Authoritative summary of current knowledge of the biological basis of substance use behaviours, including their relationship with environmental factors. The report focuses on a wide range of psychoactive substances, including tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs. New developments in neuroscience research are discussed, as well the ethical implications of these developments.
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