Addiction: Evolution of a Specialist Field

Addiction: Evolution of a Specialist Field

Editor(s): Griffith Edwards

Published Online: 21 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780632059768

Online ISBN: 9780470776087

DOI: 10.1002/9780470776087

About this Book

Over recent years the study of addiction has moved from being a fragmented and under-developed area of science to become a forefront subject with its own identity. This book describes that fascinating process of evolution through a series of probing face-to-face interviews with the international scientists and other actors in the field who helped make the process happen.


  • Unique in-depth interviews with 30 influential figures who have shaped modern addiction science.

  • Ten commentaries from leading contemporary experts interpret this material by section.

  • Recent history as base for future research planning and policy development

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Addiction Scientists from the USA

  2. Part II: Canadian Addiction Scientists

  3. Part III: Australia

  4. Part IV: Tobacco Researchers

  5. Part V: British Drug Researchers

  6. Part VI: High Policy in the USA

  7. Part VII: Figures from Post-War Europe

  8. Part VIII: Community Activists in the USA

  9. Part IX: Interplay of Research and Policy in Scandinavia

  10. Part X: The Specialist Field

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