Addiction Research Unit (Aru) (U.k.)
The Addiction Research Unit of the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London, was set up in 1967 on the Joint Maudsley Hospital/Institute of Psychiatry campus ...
Vulnerability as Cause of Substance Abuse
This section contains some articles that discuss one of several Causes of Substance Abuse—vulnerability. In addition to an Overview article, the follow...
Wikler's Pharmacologic Theory of Drug Addiction
Abraham Wikler (died 1981) was one of the first researchers who, in the late 1940s, strongly advocated the idea that drug abuse and relapse follo...
Adolescents, Drug and Alcohol Use
Adolescence is a time of many changes—physical, mental, social, and emotional. Most adolescents adapt to these changes in healthy ways. Others experience turmo...
Law and Policy: Court-Ordered Treatment
When substance abusers are arrested and appear in court, judges sometimes order the person to go through drug treatment. Court-ordered treatment is also known a...
Addiction can be defined as a state where an organism behaves compulsively, even if the consequences of the behavior do not benefit the organism. Drug addiction is a multi-pronged proce...
In the 1960s Vincent P. Dole pioneered human studies on the biological basis of heroin addiction. He discovered that methadone can quell an addict's craving and that maintenance doses can return narco...
Webster's dictionary defines addiction as "the compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance, characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal." Merria...
The Addicted Brain
By: Eric J. Nestler and Robert C. Malenka
Scientific American - February 09, 2004
Edwin F. Uruchima
Psychology SS-510 - Fall 2004
Dr. Richard S. Perrotto
December 8, 2004