Drug Treatment of Addictive Behavior

A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Pharmaceutical Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 89

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1. Departments of Cell Biology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
2. Pharmaceutical Sciences, Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC 27506, USA
Interests: learning; memory; neurobiology and brain physiology; behavioral; neuroscience; behavioral analysis; behavioral testing; neurobiology; neuropharmacology; immunohistochemistry; neuron

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Addiction has become a significant concern in contemporary society, with millions of individuals worldwide grappling with the devastating effects of substance abuse. As such, this Special Issue titled "Drug Treatment of Addictive Behavior" aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of research and drug treatment strategies for addictive behavior. Moreover, this Special Issue seeks to promote evidence-based approaches that focus on various aspects of drug treatment, including pharmacological interventions and innovative techniques that aim to address addictive behavior effectively.

We welcome a wide range of research areas, and these may include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

  1. Addictive behavior: This keyword encompasses a broad range of behaviors and substances that can lead to addiction, such as illicit drug use, alcoholism, and compulsive behaviors such as gambling.
  2. Drug treatment: The utilization of pharmacological and behavioral interventions to address addictive behavior and promote recovery.
  3. Pharmacological interventions: Approaches that involve the use of medications to manage cravings, withdrawal symptoms, or modify the effects of addictive substances.
  4. Innovative techniques: Emerging approaches and technologies that have the potential to revolutionize the field of drug treatment, such as virtual reality therapy, neurofeedback, and personalized medicine.
  5. Relapse prevention: Strategies that aim to reduce the risk of relapse and maintain long-term abstinence from addictive substances or behaviors.
  6. Co-occurring disorders: The presence of mental health conditions alongside addiction, such as anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder, which often require integrated treatment approaches.
  7. Future directions: Anticipated advancements in drug treatment research, including integrating technology, personalized treatment plans, and a better understanding of the neurobiology of addiction.

This Special Issue seeks to foster interdisciplinary collaboration, present cutting-edge research, and provide valuable insights into the field of drug treatment for addictive behavior. By exploring various interventions, their effectiveness, and future directions, this Special Issue aims to contribute to the development of evidence-based practices and ultimately improve outcomes for individuals struggling with addiction.

Dr. Krisztian Toth
Guest Editor

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  • addictive behavior
  • drug treatment
  • pharmacological interventions
  • innovative techniques
  • relapse prevention
  • co-occurring disorders
  • future directions

Published Papers

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