Monday, January 21, 2008

Addiction, Genetics, and Social Therapy Stuff

The New Science of Addiction
"Drug addiction is a chronic disease characterized by changes in the brain which result in a compulsive desire to use a drug. A combination of many factors including genetics, environment and behavior influence a person's addiction risk, making it an incredibly complicated disease. The new science of addiction considers all of these factors - from biology to family - to unravel the complexities of the addicted brain." See some good science resources below:

Mouse Party

Interactive Flash Presentation on Drugs and the Brain

Genetic Science Learning Center

University of Utah Drug Information and Flash Presentations

Social Therapy Blog

Social Work Blog on Mental Health, Relationships, and other Fun Stuff