TY - CHAP A1 - José Vicente Negrete-Díaz A2 - Gonzalo Flores A3 - Talvinder S. Sihra A4 - Antonio Rodríguez-Moreno ED1 - David Belin Y1 - 2012-10-19 PY - 2012 T1 - Addictive Drugs and Synaptic Plasticity N2 - Addiction, increasingly perceived as a heterogeneous brain disorder, is one of the most peculiar psychiatric pathologies in that its management involves various, often non-overlapping, resources from the biological, psychological, medical, economical, social, and legal realms. Despite extensive efforts from the players of these various fields, to date there are no reliably effective treatments of addiction. This may stem from a lack of understanding of the etiology and pathophysiology of this disorder as well as from the lack of interest into the potential differences among patients in the way they interact compulsively with their drug. This book offers an overview of the psychobiology of addiction and its current management strategies from pharmacological, social, behavioural, and psychiatric points of view. BT - Addictions SP - Ch. 3 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/33299 DO - 10.5772/33299 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-06-13 ER -