The BASIS

The BASIS (Brief Addiction Science Information Source) mission is to minimize the addiction’s harmful effects by providing the general public, treatment providers, policy makers and others with access to addiction research.Each week, The BASIS increases awareness by providing a summary of a current, peer-reviewed addiction science article. We supplement these science summaries with editorials written by recovering people, clinicians, researchers, policy makers, and others. By discussing addiction and related mental health conditions openly and encouraging compassion, tolerance, acceptance, and hope, The BASIS works to reduce the stigma often associated with addiction. The BASIS encourages recovery and, ultimately, improves lives.

The BASIS offers four weekly science reviews:

  • The DRAM (Drinking Report for Addiction Medicine) provides readers with direct access to the latest scientific information on alcohol use and abuse.
  • ASHES (Addiction Smoking Health Education Service) address issues related to alcohol and tobacco use and abuse respectively.
  • STASH (Science Threads on Addiction, Substance Use, and Health) addresses substance use and abuse.
  • The WAGER (Worldwide Addiction Gambling Education Report) is a research bulletin dedicated to issues relating to gambling and gambling-related disorders.

In addition, The BASIS provides access to innovative addiction self-help tools and addiction resources.