This state-of-the-science review looks at all aspects of cannabis dependence, from whether it occurs to how to prevent it.
This practical and timely book provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art guidance on how primary care clinicians can best care for patients with substance use disorders. The book covers the major drugs of abuse, as well as the more recent ones, detailing the biology of various addictions and all dimensions of clinical diagnosis and management. It is organized in four parts: (1) The Basics, (2) Psychoactive Substance Dependencies, (3) Diagnosis, Treatment, Recovery, Relapse, and the Family, and (4) Special Groups. Part I, The Basics, consists of an overview, the various definitions of substance dependence, and the pharmacology of addictive substances. Chapter 1, Overview, is an introductory chapter that covers material common to the entire field of substance dependence. Chapter 2 covers the various definitions of substance dependence, and Chapter 3 reviews the pharmacology of addictive substances. Part II, Psychoactive Substance Dependencies, explains the various drug dependencies-alcohol dependence, sedative-hypnotic dependence, opioid dependence, stimulant dependence, nicotine dependence, cannabis dependence, dissociative dependence, inhalant dependence, hallucinogen dependence, and anabolic steroid dependence. Part III addresses diagnosis, treatment, recovery, relapse, and the family. Part IV, Special Groups, discusses substance dependence in women, adolescents, the elderly, ethnic minority groups, co-occurring disorders, LGBT patients, HIV positive patients, and the impaired physician. In addition to primary care physicians, Substance Use Disorders: A Guide for the Primary Care Provider will serve as an invaluable resource to primary care nurse practitioners and physician assistants, as well as medical students, primary care residents, emergency medicine physicians, ASAM and APA certified addictionists and those studying for certification in those specialties, psychiatrists, psychologists, and alcohol/drug counselors. H. Thomas Milhorn, MD, PhD Director, Didactics Section East Central HealthNet Family Medicine Residency Program Meridian, Mississippi Formerly Professor of Family Medicine, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior University of Mississippi School of Medicine Jackson, Mississippi
If you want to learn how to quit smoking marijuana/weed/cannabis/ganja/pot, then get this book! It´s created by a real person who has real life experiencing quitting weed and can share with you how you can quit smoking marijuana once and for all! The book is a workbook on how to quit smoking marijuana. It provides a detailed structure containing the steps towards recovery. Starting from the introductory part, we are made familiar with the general knowledge on marijuana and its abuse. How it causes dependence on the user and in no time they feel an addiction that could be problematic if they are not careful. We have tried as much as possible to relate with all the kinds of situations that could arise. In the book, we want to relate with the listeners so that they are aware there have been people down that road. That recovery is real. That they can also get out of their addiction if they are really determined to. This book is user friendly and takes you through the steps towards recovery. We have explained in detail the importance of acceptance first. You will find what you need to have alongside the virtues you need to go by. The journey to recovery won´t be an easy. We have tried to simplify it as much as we can so that you find it in the easiest of terms and means. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tina Strong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088184de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book focuses on the similarities and differences between substance and non-substance addictions. It discusses in detail the mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of substance and non-substance addictions, and addresses selected prospects that will shape future studies on addiction. Addiction is a global problem that costs millions of lives tremendous damage year after year. There are mainly two types of addition: substance addiction (e.g., nicotine, alcohol, cannabis, heroin, stimulants, etc.) and non-substance addiction (e.g., gambling, computer gaming, Internet, etc.). Based on existing evidence, both types of addiction produce negative impacts on individuals physical, mental, social and financial well-being, and share certain common mechanisms, which involve a dysfunction of the neural reward system and specific gene transcription factors. However, there are also key differences between these two types of addiction. Covering these aspects systematically, the book will provide researchers and graduate students alike a better understanding of drug and behavioral addictions. Dr. Xiaochu Zhang is a professor at the School of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, and a principal investigator at the Cognitive Neuropsychology Lab. His research focuses on the neural basis of drug and behavior addiction and its applications to addiction treatment. He has published more than 30 articles in international peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Jie Shi is a principal investigator and Associate Director of the National Institute on Drug Dependence, Peking University. She is also vice chairwoman of the Drug Dependence Branch of the Chinese Society for Toxicology (CST) and a committee member of the physiopsychology branch of the Chinese Psychological Society. Her research focuses on neural imaging of patients with drug addiction and clinical pharmacology. Dr. Shi has published more than 40 research articles in these fields. Dr. Ran Tao is a chief physician and director of the Internet Addiction Treatment Center, General Hospital of Beijing Military Region. He is also chairman of the Beijing Shijian Integrated Medicine Science Institute and director of the Adolescent Psychological Development Base in China. His research focuses on addiction biology, especially Internet addiction, and he has published several articles in this field.
The endocannabinoid system consists of cannabinoid receptors, their endogenous lipid ligands (endocannabinoids) and the enzymatic machinery for their synthesis and degradation. In the brain, endocannabinoids regulate ion channel activity and neurotransmitter release and thereby contribute to various aspects of brain function, including memory, reward and emotions. Their ability to modulate synaptic efficacy has a wide range of functional consequences and provides unique therapeutic possibilities. Unprecedented advances have been made in the understanding of the role of endocannabinoids in the regulation of the emotional brain over the past few years. However, a comprehensive book encompassing all these aspects is still lacking. The book will provide an overview of the role played by the endocannabinoid system in the regulation of emotional processes with particular emphasis on the modulation of memory and reward for emotionally arousing events and for the regulation of motivational aspects in cannabis use. Liana Fattore is a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Neuroscience (IN) in Cagliari, National Research Council-Italy (CNR). Among her academic achievements are a BSc in Biology ( cum laude ), a BSc in Natural Science ( cum laude ), and a PhD in Neuroscience ( cum laude ). After a 1-year period as a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Cambridge (UK), she is currently conducting preclinical research at the University of Cagliari (Italy) in the Department of Biomedical Sciences Division of Neuroscience and Clinical Pharmacology. Her research activity is focused on cannabinoids, new designer drugs, pathological dependences, and gender/sex differences in behavioural addictions. Council Member of the Italian Society of Neuroscience (SINS) and the Mediterranean Society of Neuroscience (MNS), she is reviewer for 23 scientific International Journals and (co)author of more than 60 peer-reviewed articles, 9 book chapters, and a monograph. Patrizia Campolongo is Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Rome La Sapienza and fellow of the Sapienza School of Advanced Studies. Her research focuses on the role of the endocannabinoid system in the modulation of memory for emotionally arousing events and it is funded by national and international agencies. Dr. Campolongo has carried out part of her research projects at the Center for Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, University of California Irvine, and has been a Visiting Professor at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in Germany. She received several prestigious awards: among them, the Prize Sapienza Ricerca, for the 6 most promising scientists performing fore-front research within the whole University and the EBBS (European Brain Behaviour Society) Young Investigator Award.