Published April 2007. Revised August 2010.
Provides scientific information about the disease of drug addiction, including the many harmful consequences of drug abuse and the basic approaches that have been developed to prevent and treat the disease.
Published December 2010.
Reports on the cognitive effects of addiction, potential genetic influences, strategies for training counselors, cost evaluation of evidence-based treatments, and a trial underway on brief strategic family therapy.
Published July 2011.
Presents current knowledge on a variety of addiction issues, including nicotine’s affects on brain function; inhalant abuse; genetically-based research and treatment; maternal tobacco use and its effects on children; and a behavior game for young children.
Revised November 2012.
Provides an overview of drug abuse and addiction, including what happens in the brain during drug abuse, why some people become addicted and others don’t, and the importance of prevention.