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The Heroin Stimulus: Implications for a Theory of Addiction (Paperback)
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The Heroin Stimulus: Implications for a Theory of Addiction (Paperback)

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Paperback 254 Pages / Published: 25/11/2012
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The simple fact that the authors were able to give injectable heroin to volunteers for addictive self-administration at a Harvard facility may elude the notice it deserves. On the other hand, resec:irch questions center- ing on whether heroin is linked to a craving for pleasure or relief of pain might raise the transplanted hackles of those who simplistically see scien- tists as pursuing only transparent trivialities. In truth, this report is about a historical and pioneering step in clinical research on a major unsolved problem of the biological-social-psychological roots of addiction. The research questions posed are clearly relevant both to the design of effec- tive treatments (and treatment policy) and to the basic science search that could help our understanding of how addictive drugs capture such power- ful control over behavior. Heroin was synthesized and has been available, along with aspirin, for over three-quarters of a century. Yet with all the tools of Western sci- ence, and with the enormous and growing social, personal, and economic costs of world-wide heroin use, we-surprisingly--

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
ISBN: 9781468434286
Number of pages: 254
Weight: 433 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 14 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 197

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