Drug addictions are often difficult to treat. The most successful treatments begin with studying why individuals become addicted to drugs and how to change their thinking and behaviour. Cognitive, Clinical, and Neural Aspects of Drug Addiction focuses on the theories that cause drug addiction, including avoidance behavior, self-medication, reward sensitization, behavioral inhibition and impulsivity. Dr. Moustafa takes this book one step further by reviewing the psychological and neural causes of relapse including the role of stress, anxiety and depression. By examining both the causes of drug addiction and relapse, this book will help clinicians create individualized treatment options for patients suffering from drug addiction.
Identifies key factors contributing to addiction, including stress, anxiety and depressionReviews inhibition and impulsivity in drug useAssesses the cognitive underpinnings of behavioral choices in addictionDiscusses the argument of self-medication vs. reward sensitizationExamines the psychological causes of why patients relapse