Friday, February 23, 2007

New "Science of Addiction" booklet by NIDA

The "Science of Addiction" booklet published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) on Feb. 13 breaks new ground. It's the first government publication that tries to summarize current scientific knowledge about addiction and addiction treatment in a format accessible to the literate lay person.

The 36-page booklet can be downloaded as a web file here or as a PDF file here. Free paper copies can be ordered online. It should be quite useful to persons trying to get a grip on their own experience with addictive substances, to persons in relationships where addiction is an issue, and to educators, people in the media, and treatment professionals.

1 comment:

Steve said...

As a 21 year veteran of providing addiction counseling and educating therapists all I can say about this booklet is, "Outstanding!"