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Handbook of Substance Misuse and Addictions: From Biology to Public Health
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Handbook of Substance Misuse and Addictions: From Biology to Public Health (Hardback)

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Substance misuse and addictions are a public health issue. They affect the well-being of each community and nation as a whole. It is, therefore, necessary to identify, educate, and treat individuals who are addicted to substances. Policies and procedures go hand-in-hand with public health education and safety. The science behind the public health issues of one drug may be applicable to other drugs as well.

However, marshalling all of the aforementioned information into a single source is somewhat difficult due to the wide array of material. The Editors address this by compiling the research in this single reference work that serves as a "one-stop-shopping" approach to everything readers need to know about the scientific basis of public health and addictions and agents of misuse.

Apart from active agents that have a plant or chemical basis, there is a need to consider that there are other forms of addiction which may have common modes of causality or prevention. These include food addiction, gaming, gambling, and other non-drug addictions. These types of addiction may be related to the addiction of drugs.

Overall, the Handbook of Substance Misuse and Addictions: From Biology to Public Health offers a holistic understanding of the relationship between public health and substance misuse. The text provides a common platform upon which other forms of addiction or substance misuse can be understood and treated. Addiction processes involve understanding the biological processes as well as behavior, psychology, sociology, and public health, all of which are interlinked. This Handbook is a useful reference for lecturers, students, researchers, practitioners, and other professionals in public health, addiction science, epidemiology, health education, health promotion, and health sciences.

Medical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineClinical psychologyMedical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesPublic health & preventive medicineEpidemiology & medical statisticsMedical & VeterinaryNursing & ancillary servicesPharmacy / dispensingPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminology Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG Publication Date: 25/08/2022 ISBN-13: 9783030923914  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Vinood B. Patel, BSc, PhD, FRSC, is currently a Reader in Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Westminster and honorary fellow at King's College London in the United Kingdom. He presently directs studies on metabolic pathways involved in liver disease, particularly related to mitochondrial energy regulation and cell death. Research is being undertaken to study the role of nutrients, antioxidants, phytochemicals, iron, alcohol, and fatty acids in the pathophysiology of liver disease. Other areas of interest are identifying new biomarkers that can be used for the diagnosis and prognosis of liver disease and understanding mitochondrial oxidative stress in Alzheimer's disease and gastrointestinal dysfunction in autism. Dr. Patel graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a degree in Pharmacology and completed his PhD in protein metabolism from King's College London in 1997. His postdoctoral work was carried out at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical School studying structural-functional alterations to mitochondrial ribosomes, where he developed novel techniques to characterize their biophysical properties. Dr. Patel is a nationally and internationally recognized researcher, and was involved in several NIH-funded biomedical grants related to alcoholic liver disease. Dr. Patel has edited biomedical books in the area of toxic agents (alcohol) and health prevention, and has published over 150 articles. In 2014, he was elected as a Fellow to The Royal Society of Chemistry. Victor R. Preedy BSc, PhD, DSc, FRSB, FRSPH, FRCPath, FRSC, is a senior member of King's College London in the United Kingdom. He is also Director of the Genomics Centre and a member of the School of Medicine. Professor Preedy has academic interests in addictions and substance misuse. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Drug and Alcohol Dependence, as well as Associate Editor of Frontiers in Addictive Disorders. He is a founding member of the Editorial Board of Addiction Biology. In his career Professor Preedy was attached to the Addictive Behaviour Centre at the Roehampton Institute, and also Reader at the School of Pharmacy London. He has collaborated with research groups in Finland, Japan, Australia, the United States, and Germany. Professor Preedy graduated in 1974 with an Honours Degree in Biology and Physiology with Pharmacology. He gained his PhD at the University of London in 1981. In 1992, he received his Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists and in 1993 he gained his second Doctoral degree, for his contribution to the science of protein metabolism in health and disease largely focused around the impact of ethanol as an addictive substance. Professor Preedy was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Biology in 1995 and to the Royal College of Pathologists in 2000. Since then he has been elected as a Fellow to the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (2004) and The Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene (2004). In 2009, Professor Preedy became a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health and in 2012 a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. To his credit, Professor Preedy has published over 600 articles, which includes peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research, abstracts, and symposium presentations, reviews, and numerous books and volumes.

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