"Drugs that are legal cause at least as much damage, if not more, than drugs that are illicit. "
- WIM VAN DEN BRINK,a professor of psychiatry and addiction at the University of Amsterdam, on a new study in the journal "Lancet", which concluded that alcohol is more dangerous than illegal drugs like heroin and crack cocaine
"Addiction is a brain disease. I'd send them to treatment, not prison."
- NORA D. VOLKOW,director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, supporting the Vienna Declaration, a statement that calls for drug users to be spared arrest and offered clean needles and methadone instead
"It's like any other addiction. It's hard to wean yourself."
- KIMBERLY YOUNG,the director of the Center for Internet Addiction Recovery, on helping teens who are trying to break their obsession with Facebook
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