Neurobiological research on drugs: ethical and policy implications


This briefing paper for policymakers presents how new discoveries in neurobiology have the potential to transform our perception of drug addiction and its treatment, whilst also considering the ethical issues such treatment can raise. It balances an analysis of the latest developments in the field with a call for rigorous testing before implementation.

Table of contents

  • Definitions
  • Key issues at a glance
  • Conclusions and policy considerations
  • Key sources
  • Web information