The National Institute of Justice offered a presentation on effectively addressing drug abuse within the framework of the criminal justice system. Redonna K. Chandler, Ph.D, from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) presented information on 3 aspects of addiction as it relates to the criminal justice system:
- the neuro-biology of addiction
- evidence-based principles of addiction treatment
- research efforts underway at NIDA to expand knowledge on effectively addressing drug abuse in the criminal justice system.
and Click here to view an additional interview with Dr Chandler where she discusses:
What is addiction?
The relationship between drugs and crime
Drug abuse as a chronic condition