"Addiction, the Brain Disease" is a young adult guide to the physical, emotional, social, psychological disease of addiction. Addiction to substances, behaviours, and addiction to the self are explored. Self-tests, personal stories, treatment, recovery, dictionary of addictions, terms, and meanings are included. It also includes lists of resources, help sources, a bibliography, illustrations, and personal stories.
Dale Carlson has been awarded three ALA Notable Book Awards, the Christopher Award, three New York Public Library Best Books for Teens, YALSA Best Picks, and three Book of the Year Awards from ForeWord magazine. Hannah Carlson, M.Ed., LPC has been award three ALA Notable Book Awards and the Christopher Award.