Science Has Revolutionized Our Understanding of Drug Addiction

The Science Behind Addiction - Cover.pngMany people today still believe that people addicted to drugs are morally flawed and lacking in willpower. These views have shaped society’s responses to drug abuse, treating it as a moral failing rather than a health problem, which led to an emphasis on punishment rather than prevention and treatment.

Today, thanks to science, our views and our responses to addiction and other substance use disorders have changed dramatically. Groundbreaking discoveries about the brain have revolutionized our understanding of compulsive drug use, enabling us to respond effectively to the problem.

In this powerful ebook created by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, you'll get a deeper look into what causes addictions and how to treat them.

This book will cover:

  • Drug Abuse and Addiction
  • Preventing Drug Abuse: The Best Strategy.
  • Drugs and the Brain
  • Addiction and Health
  • Treatment and Recovery
  • Advancing Addiction Science and Practical Solutions

 

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