Provides an overview of drug abuse treatment principles derived from research findings in the areas of criminology and drug abuse treatment.
Published: July 2006
Explores the science behind such questions as what is addiction, why do people abuse drugs, and how does drug use change the brain, as well as research-based information about prevention, treatment, relapse, and HIV/AIDS.
Published: July 2008
The fifth in a 5-part series, summarizes the science behind drug abuse and addiction, reviews the harmful consequences of drug use, and poses the question of whether it is worth the risk.
Revised: January 2007
The second in a 5-part series, explores the science behind addiction, describing the brain and reward center, and the action of heroine and cocaine.
The third in a 5-part series, reviews the science behind drug abuse and addiction and introduces the topics of prevention and treatment.
The fourth in a 5-part series, explores the biology behind ecstasy use in the brain and discusses both short- and long-term effects of its use.
The first in a 5-part series, offers an understanding of the brain, how the reward center works, and what happens in the brain when a person uses cocaine, opiates (heroine), or marijuana.