Science of Addiction

Research Report

Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction

Report from National Institute on Drug Abuse


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According to NIDA, "Use and misuse of alcohol, nicotine, and illicit drugs, and misuse of prescription drugs cost Americans more than $700 billion a year in increased health care costs, crime, and lost productivity. Every year, illicit and prescription drugs and alcohol contribute to the death of more than 90,000 Americans, while tobacco is linked to an estimated 480,000 deaths per year."

This research report explains how science provides solutions for drug use and addiction.