Addiction Neuroethics

Addiction Neuroethics : The Ethics of Addiction Neuroscience Research and Treatment

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Research increasingly suggests that addiction has a genetic and neurobiological basis, but efforts to translate research into effective clinical treatments and social policy needs to be informed by careful ethical analyses of the personal and social implications. Scientists and policy makers alike must consider possible unintended negative consequences of neuroscience research so that the promise of reducing the burden and incidence of addiction can be fully realized and new advances translated into clinically meaningful and effective treatments.

This volume brings together leading addiction researchers and practitioners with neuroethicists and social scientists to specifically discuss the ethical, philosophical, legal and social implications of neuroscience research of addiction, as well as its translation into effective, economical and appropriate policy and treatments. Chapters explore the history of ideas about addiction, the neuroscience of drug use and addiction, prevention and treatment of addiction, the moral implications of addiction neuroscience, legal issues and human rights, research ethics, and public policy.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 346 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22.86mm | 710g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • black & white tables
  • 0123859735
  • 9780123859730
  • 1,033,104

Table of contents

Brain Imaging in Addiction
Molecular Neuroscience and Genetics
Treating Opioid Dependence with Opioids: Exploring the Ethics
Addiction Neuroscience and Tobacco Control
Emerging Neurobiological Treatments of Addiction: Ethical and Public Policy Considerations
Technical, Ethical, and Social Issues in the Bioprediction of Addiction Liability and Treatment Response
Autonomy, Responsibility, and the Oscillation of Preference
Consent and Coercion in Addiction Treatment
Toward a Lay Descriptive Account of Identity in Addiction Neuroethics
The Impact of Changes in Neuroscience and Research Ethics on the Intellectual History of Addiction Research
The Diction of Addiction at the Intersection of Law and Neuroscience
Social Epistemology: Communicating Neuroscience
Population Approaches to Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs: Effectiveness, Ethics, and Interplay with Addiciton Neuroscience
Legal Regulations of Addictive Substances and Addiction
Investment and Vested Interests in Neuroscience Research of Addiction: Ethical Research Requires More than Informed Consent
Private and Public Approaches to Addiction Treatment: Evidence and Beliefs
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About Judy Illes

Professor in the Department of Neurology and Research Chair in Neuroethics for the University of British Columbia, Dr. Illes is also Co-founder and Executive Committee Member for the Neuroethics Society. She is one of the leading voices in neuroethics today and has published extensively in this realm (Editor: Handbook of Neuroethics/2011, Neuroethics: Defining the Issues in Theory, Practice, and Policy/2005). She also serves as Chair for the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), Committee Chair for Society for Neuroscience, Editorial Board Member for Journal of Ethics in Mental Health, and Senior Editorial Advisor for American Journal of Bioethics: Neuroscience.
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