Research and Science

An issue with drinking is called a substance use disorder. Substance use disorders are medical conditions. They are biological / psychological / sociological in nature and can be considered a disease as they fit within the disease model. They exist upon an immense spectrum of varying intensity.

Below are a few key links which present research, science and the sociological movement underway since around the year 2000, here in the United States. 

Recovery Research Institute

The Institute for Addiction Study

National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Faces and Voices of Recovery

Surgeon General's Report on Addiction