The Science of Addiction: Research and Public Health Perspectives

25 Pages Posted: 15 Aug 2000

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Richard A. Millstein

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Alan I. Leshner

National Institute on Drug Abuse

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Abstract

Drug abuse and addiction are among the most serious and costly problems facing our society. Fortunately, advances in science made over the last several decades have dramatically increased our understanding of these disorders and led to the development of effective strategies for their prevention and treatment. This article focuses on the biological, behavioral, and social mechanisms of drug abuse and addiction and their implications for prevention, treatment and policy. The role of the family as a potential risk or protective factor for drug use is also discussed.

JEL Classification: I18

Suggested Citation

Millstein, Richard A. and Leshner, Alan I., The Science of Addiction: Research and Public Health Perspectives. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=235393 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.235393

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Alan I. Leshner

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Bethesda, MD 20892-9581
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