Addictive Behaviour: Molecules to Mankind

Perspectives on the Nature of Addiction

  • Adrian Bonner
  • James Waterhouse

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Addictions in Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Adrian Bonner
      Pages 13-25
    3. Deborah Stanbury
      Pages 26-37
  3. Biochemical Aspects of the Addictions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Woody Caan
      Pages 56-68
    3. Victor R. Preedy, Howard Why, Vinood Patel, Adrian Bonner, Peter Richardson
      Pages 69-84
  4. Addictions and the Study of Mind

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Catherine Otter, Colin Martin
      Pages 87-120
    3. Colin Martin, Catherine Otter
      Pages 121-134
    4. Colin Martin, Gwen Hewitt
      Pages 135-157
  5. Molecules, Mood and Addictive Behaviour

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. David Peers
      Pages 179-190
    3. Sarah Brien
      Pages 191-212
    4. Adrian Bonner
      Pages 213-229
  6. Alcohol Abuse in Society

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 302-312

About this book


In this health-conscious age there is increasing concern about tobacco smoking and inappropriate consumption levels of alcohol. Alcoholism poses an important occupational health problem which can affect an individual's personal welfare and limit his or her efficiency at work. There is concern about the increasing availability of drugs in society, the link between drug-taking and the spread of HIV in society, and the ways in which substance misuse generates more violence within society. Both excessive alcohol consumption and drug-taking may dispose an individual to antisocial actions and lead to criminal activities. By examining the underlying biological and psychological nature of these behaviours the book is intended to inform its readers of current advances in a number of relevant disciplines and to demonstrate some of the problems in collecting and interpreting information from particular groups. 2


addiction alcohol alcoholism behavior community drug drugs HIV lead memory methodology nature personality research violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Adrian Bonner
    • 1
  • James Waterhouse
    • 2
  1. 1.Addictive Behaviour Centre Roehampton InstituteLondonUK
  2. 2.School of Biological Sciences, School of Human BiologyUniversity of ManchesterUK

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