Neurobiology of addictions: Implications for clinical practice

Richard T. Spence, Diana M. DiNitto, Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Bridge the gap between the physical foundations of substance abuse and the psychosocial approaches that can treat it! This groundbreaking book offers helping professionals a thorough introduction to the neurobiological aspects of substance abuse. It presents the basic information on the subject, including the various neurobiological theories of addiction, and places them in a psychosocial context. Its clear and straightforward style connects the theoretical information with practical applications. This is an essential resource for substance abuse counselors, researchers, therapists, and social workers. Neurobiology of Addictions offers sound, tested information on substance abuse issues, including: • neurobiological theories of addiction • integrating drug treatments and therapeutic interventions • using neurobiology to discover substance abuse in clients of various ages • perspectives from social work, pharmacology, biology, and neuroscience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages119
ISBN (Electronic)9781317825562
ISBN (Print)0789016664, 9780789016676
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology
  • General Social Sciences


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