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Rethinking Substance Abuse: What the Science Shows, and What We Should Do About It

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2006 - Autumn


edited by William R. Miller and Kathleen M. Carroll, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry (The Guilford Press) Leading experts describe what substance-abuse treatment and prevention would look like if they were based on the best science available. The writers summarize current thinking about the nature and causes of alcohol abuse and other drug problems; what works at the individual, family and societal levels; and how to develop more effective, humane treatments and services. The book incorporates developmental, neurobiological, genetic, behavioral and social-environmental perspectives.