4 DVD set, 14 part series. The best set of addiction, treatment and recovery information in one place. Recommended as an outstanding way to provide educational on addiction to new patients and family members. Order DVD set from: www.hbo.com/addiction/
A 30 page, easy to read booklet from NIDA published in February 2007. Many colorful pictures, brain scans, receptor actions, etc. PDF is available online, or print version ordered from www.drugabuse.gov/scienceofaddiction. This is a great resource and teaching tool for clinicians, patients and families. We use the booklet for education on the science of addiction, brain changes with substance use, addiction as a brain disease, and hope for recovery. We recommend that physicians familiarize themselves with the booklet and then order a sufficient number of booklets to have in your waiting room for patients to take/review.
Website for NIDA, the National Institute on Drug Abuse. NIDA is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Its mission is to lead in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction with two key components: (1) strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines, and (2) ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention, treatment and policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.
Support for friends and family of addicted persons