February 28, 2012
The Science of Addiction Cover

Upon reading NIDA’s popular publication, Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction, NIDA INVEST Drug Abuse Research Fellow Saeed Momtazi, M.D., Iran, knew it would be useful to others involved in the field of substance abuse and addiction in the region. The publication provides scientific information about the disease of drug addiction, including the many harmful consequences of drug abuse and the basic approaches that have been developed to prevent and treat the disease. The difficulty is that the publication is in English. So, Dr. Momtazi and his colleagues began a project to translate the publication, as well as several other NIDA materials, into their most common Persian language, Farsi. Once the translation is complete, the information will be available to the Persian drug abuse research community, just as it is to English-language scientists.

All of NIDA’s publications are in the free to use in their entirety, which means that Dr. Momtazi and others interested in evidence-based drug abuse and addiction information can freely use the NIDA materials for their work and can reproduce them without first asking permission. NIDA simply asks that the Institute be cited as the source of the material.

In addition to The Science of Addiction, a wealth of information and downloadable publications are available on NIDA’s website. A sampling of other materials that may be of interest to the international research community include: