Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Drugs and the Neuroscience of Behavior, Third Edition!

Drugs and the Neuroscience of Behavior presents an introduction to the rapidly advancing field of psychopharmacology by examining how drug actions in the brain affect psychological processes. Author Adam Prus provides historical background to give readers an appreciation for the development of drug treatments and neuroscience over time, covering major topics in psychopharmacology including new drugs and recent trends in drug use. Empirically supported pedagogical features offer students the opportunity to reflect on what they read to ensure understanding before progressing to new content. The Third Edition includes a new chapter on depressants and discussions of major topics such as the opioid epidemic, the risks associated with vaping, and MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD.

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We gratefully acknowledge Adam Prus for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Adam Prus of Northern Michigan University and Integra Software Services for developing the resources on this site.