Neurobiological Complications of Alcohol and Substance Misuse

Evelien Rooke, Douglas Steele, Thomas Gilbertson (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Alcohol and substance misuse can cause a range of neurobiological disturbances. These may result from acute intoxication, following chronic misuse or drug withdrawal. This chapter will address these disturbances on a drug by drug basis. Relevant epidemiology and neurobiolog-ical mechanisms of action will also be described
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTextbook of Addiction Treatment
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Perspectives
EditorsNady el-Guebaly, Giuseppe Carrà, Marc Galanter, Alexander M. Baldacchino
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783030363918
ISBN (Print)9783030363901
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Neurology
  • Alcohol
  • Sedatives
  • Stimulants
  • Opiates
  • Hallucinogens


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