By reading this koob, you will discover the neuroscience underlying addiction and learn to detect warning signs of addictive behavior.
You will also discover:
The neurochemical processes that drive addiction
How neurochemical processes differ between substances
Contemporary criteria used to identify addiction
The health consequences of commonly used substances
The key factors contributing to addiction
Judith Grisel is a former addict who is now a professor of neuroscience at Bucknell University. Weaving her stories, reflections, and the science of addiction, Judith Grisel uses relatable language to explain the mechanisms behind substances like cocaine, marijuana, and more. Her depiction of teenage substance use and early adult transformation ground the scientific complexity in an inspiring story of overcoming addiction against all odds.