Every year about half a million men, women, and children in the United States die from the effects of using nicotine, alcohol, and illegal drugs: one of every four American deaths. Yet research to solve this terrible problem is often perceived as less important than other types of biomedical investigation.
Focusing on four major classes of drugs with the greatest social and economic impact—nicotine, alcohol, opioids, and stimulants—Dispelling the Myths About Addiction examines what is known about addiction and what is needed to develop a talented cadre of investigators and to educate the public about addiction research. The committee explores these areas:
This volume outlines the challenges and opportunities in addiction research today and makes recommendations to educators, treatment professionals, public and private institutions, and others for how to build support for addiction research and treatment.
Institute of Medicine. 1997. Dispelling the Myths About Addiction: Strategies to Increase Understanding and Strengthen Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/5802.
|2 Prevalence, Costs, and Investments||19-36|
|3 Neurobiology of Addiction: An Overview||37-54|
|4 Psychosocial Factors and Prevention||55-72|
|5 Treating Addictive Disorders||73-94|
|6 Education and Training||95-114|
|7 Resources Needed for Young Investigators||115-138|
|8 Public Perceptions, Public Policies||139-146|
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