Humans have consumed psychoactive substances for millennia, and these substances have played an important role in human culture and human work. The development of new drugs and research into the nature and treatment of addictions are only the most obvious areas of innovation that could transform the field. Others include real-time data collection using the Internet, cell phones, and microchip monitoring, as well as analytics and telemetry technology to record environmental stimuli, drug use, cognitive performance, physiological state, and behavior. Future research on policy issues such as the effectiveness of different ways to control addictive drugs and behaviors to reduce harms and maximize benefits will continue to be needed.

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Published on 01/01/2021

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.14531931.v3
Licence: CC BY-NC-SA license

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