Drugs, the Brain, and Behavior is suitable for nearly any professional in the mental health or addiction treatment fields. The authors make considerable effort to explain concepts in lay terms. Even so, newcomers to this area of study may find some of the nomenclature challenging. The book is particularly well suited to those working directly with substance abuse patients, such as counselors, nurses, psychologists, and social workers. It is not a manual explaining the intricacies of addiction medicine, but rather an overview that will give readers a better understanding of important concepts in this field.