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FYS Gotta Have It: Exploring the Science of Addiction

The Biochemistry of addiction.

Online Background Information

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Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol and Addictive Behavior. (Ref 362.2903 En56)
    Has an excellent article on "Addiction" and ""Addictive Personality" and "Alcoholism".

Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. (Ref 153.03 En56)
    Has an excellent article on "Addiction" and the "Neural Basis of Addiction".

Encyclopedia of Psychology. (Ref 150.3 En56)
    Has an article on "Addictive Behavior".

 The Merck Manual. (Ref 615.02 M555 2006)
    Defines and discussions multiple aspects of medical conditions such as addiction.

Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. (Ref 570.3 En56)
    Has an article about the biological implications of addiction.

Encyclopedia of Human Biology. (Ref 612.003 En56)
     Has an article about the biological implications of addiction.

Complete Drug Reference. (Ref 615.1 C737)
    A user friendly description of medications including sections on before taking, proper use, precautions and side effects of certain medicines.

Physicians Desk Reference. (Ref 615.1 P578)
    More scholarly description of medications including sections on clinical pharmacology, indications and usage, contraindications, warnings, drug interactions, adverse reactions, and overdosage.

The Merck Index. (Ref 615.1 M555 2006)
   Provides chemical names, information on toxicity, and cites review articles on use and abuse, etc.