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Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction (PDF File – Feel free to reprint)
A fact sheet from the National Institute of Drug Abuse discussing what drug addiction is, why some people become addicted, and more.

Drugs, Brains, and Behavior – The Science of Addiction (PDF File – Feel free to reprint)
This booklet by the National Institute of Drug Abuse aims to provide 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.

Treatment Approaches For Drug Addiction (PDF File – Feel free to reprint)
A fact sheet from the National Institute of Drug Abuse discussing various addiction treatment options.

Self-Tests and More

Addicted.com
Has an interactive quiz for drug addiction. The professionals affiliated with the site have questions and answers posted and, you can ask them your own questions as well. AddictedSpace features online forums on different topics encompassing first-time visitors, family and friends, addictions, the recovery process, mental health support and recovery, military, and general and community. AddictedTube has videos from a variety of sources and subjects, from recovering addicts to professionals, ranging from natural ways to ease anxiety to how to spot cocaine addiction

Psychology Today
There are self-tests, a “therapist finder,” and some informative and accurate blogs and articles from their magazine here. The section for “Psych Basics” has the most categories to choose from. However, the information in the “Diagnosis Dictionary” section is not as comprehensive as other sites, such as The Mayo Clinic, gathering information from a limited number of sources and failing to consult more accurate, balanced, and timely sources. Also, some of the information has not been reviewed for years.

Resources

Drug Policy Alliance
The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the nation’s leading organization promoting policy alternatives to the drug war that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.

HBO: Addiction
The Addiction Project is produced by HBO in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The Addiction Project has benefited from contributions by the leading experts in the field of addiction. Throughout this website you will find original articles written by experts featured in the Addiction series and more.

Articles

Using Buprenorphine to Treat Opiate Dependant University Students: Opportunities, Successes, and Challenges (DeMaria, P., Sterling, R., Risler, R., Frank, J., Journal of Addiction Medicine, December 2010)
This is an article I collaborated on where we report our recent findings in working with college students addicted to opiates and their use of Suboxone (Buprenorphine).

What Addicts Need (Interlandi, Jeneen, Newsweek, 02/23/08)
This article highlights the increasing research into medical and pharmaceutical treatments for addiction and how they may change the way addiction is treated in the future.