Addiction is a medical disorder that affects the brain and changes behavior. These resources cover the basics of addiction, including how it affects the brain, why some people are more susceptible to developing an addiction, and how addiction can be prevented and treated.
Learn more about signs and symptoms of addiction.
Risk and protective factors, tips for preventing addiction, genetic factors and early screening.
Learn more about addiction through AddictionPolicy Forum's explainer videos.
enCompass is an 8-hour training for the community and family members who are trying to navigate the complex world of addiction and help loved ones achieve recovery.
Navigating Addiction: A Guide for Families
Navigating Addiction and Treatment: A Guide for Families is a resource for family members who are trying to navigate the complex world of addiction and help loved ones achieve recovery. The guide includes basic definitions, as well as in-depth information about substance use disorders, treatment options, communication strategies, and self-care tips.