Welcome to the online coursebook for our Theories and Biological Basis of Addiction course. The material is designed to be read interactively or after downloading; while the embedded interactive exercises require internet connectivity, each can also be downloaded for offline work. These exercises are presented to help you test and apply what you are reading, challenge yourself, prepare for quizzes, and have a little fun along the way. The list of key terms at the end explains text highlighted in bold italics throughout the book—in the interactive mode you can click on a highlighted word to jump to its explanation in the key terms section. Use the back arrow to return to where you were reading.
Message to Instructors: A number of the chapters in this Open Educational Resource require you to locate and make available links to specified library or online resources. These are identified throughout the coursebook. In the Appendix, you will find a course syllabus template related to the course for which this OER was originally developed.
Should you find it necessary to reference this book in your assignments or writing, please do so as follows:
Begun, A.L. (2017). Theories and biological basis of addiction. Published as an online Open Educational Resource (OER).