The Science of Addiction

Drugs, Brains, and Behavior; The Science of Addiction

This new, 30-page, full-color booklet explains in layman’s terms how science has revolutionized the understanding of drug addiction as a brain disease that affects behavior. 

The ‘Science of Addiction’ booklet discusses the medical, emotional and psychological reasons people take drugs, why some people become addicted while others do not, how drugs work in the brain, and how addiction can be prevented and treated.

The booklet is available to read, download or order at:

Publication Year: 2007
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
6001 Executive Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: 301-443-1124



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