What is addiction neuroethics and why does it matter?

Carter, Adrian, Hall, Wayne D. and Illes, Judy (2012). What is addiction neuroethics and why does it matter?. In Adrian Carter, Wayne Hall and Judy Illes (Ed.), Addiction neuroethics: the ethics of addiction neuroscience research and treatment (pp. xvii-xxiv) London, U. K.: Academic Press. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-385973-0.00019-3


Author Carter, Adrian
Hall, Wayne D.
Illes, Judy
Title of chapter What is addiction neuroethics and why does it matter?
Title of book Addiction neuroethics: the ethics of addiction neuroscience research and treatment
Place of Publication London, U. K.
Publisher Academic Press
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-385973-0.00019-3
Year available 2011
ISBN 9780123859730
9780123859747
Editor Adrian Carter
Wayne Hall
Judy Illes
Start page xvii
End page xxiv
Total pages 9
Total chapters 16
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Addiction and drug abuse are major social challenges and major preventable causes of disease burden worldwide. Neuroscience promises to reduce addiction and drug abuse by providing more effective interventions that target the brain to treat, and possibly cure and prevent addiction. It is also hoped that a better understanding of changes in the brain that underpin addiction may lead to greater acceptance of addiction as a medical condition, improved access to treatment and reduced stigma. Brain-based explanations of addiction raise a number of ethical, social, legal and policy challenges that need to be addressed if these promises are to be realized. These include: coerced treatment of addiction, neurosurgical interventions, the addicted person’s legal and moral responsibility for criminal acts, the regulation of addictive drugs and the prevention of addiction. Addiction Neuroethics contains discussions of many of these challenges by leading ethicists, researchers and clinicians.
Keyword Addiction
Brain disease
Disease burden
Neuroethics
Neuroscience
Policy
Prevention
Treatment
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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