The Institute For Addiction Study is a center of learning and training where innovative strategies relating to addiction are developed and shared that foster the acceptance of addicts as full and valued members of society.

At the Institute, we search out, review and present the latest information in addiction science in order to:

  • provide a conduit through which knowledge can flow from research to families and individuals in need
  • create treatment that is effective, humane and seeks to return the addict to his or her full potential with dignity
  • advocate for the welfare of addicts and promote policies that treat addiction as a disease and addicts as patients
We want to challenge current thinking about addiction in order to inform individuals, groups and families of the current controversies within addiction treatment so they can make informed decisions about recovery.

The Institute takes a broad and eclectic approach toward addiction and its treatment, but we believe that only through a synthesis of science with meaning, and medicine with spirituality will workable solutions to the problem of addiction present themselves.

Through scholarship, media production, community-based support and education, the Institute strives to provide clear advice and sound understanding regarding the disease of addiction.

Thank you! Thank you!

We personally thank the following individuals who supported our Indiegogo funding campaign for our new film
"The First Year"
Janet Newcomb
Kim Griesemer
Arthur Horvath
Newt Gorman
Julia Dostal
James Ott
Lyle Prouse
Marilyn Libow
Johnnie Moss
David Felt
Mary Tipton
Davis Denton
Anthony Donofrio
Darren Nelson
Kris Compton

Barbara Stoefen
Marie Clegg
Robert Herzog
Stacey Beck
Gary Russell
Analise Brown
Wendy Wade
Dianna McGuire
Rev. Jules M. Arceneaux II
Roger F. Cutler
Kelly Tipton
Peggy Patten
Bret Hiner
Robert White
Eric Lampela

Your kind and generous contributions will help us make this project a reality.

The Institute For Addiction Study Announces


The new updated and revised edition of

The Periodic Table of Intoxicants!


New features include:

  • 11 additional intoxicants

  • Expanded introduction

  • Controlled Substances Act Schedules

  • Each Intoxicant is labeled by its Schedule

  • Revised layout and color

  • Presenting the Institute For Addiction Study's newest product, "Periodic Table of the Intoxicants." First introduced in our award-winning DVD "Pleasure Unwoven," this easy to understand chart lists all the known chemicals and behaviors that cause addiction. Created by Kevin McCauley, the design mirrors that of the traditional periodic table of elements with addictive substances grouped according to their classification. With its colorful and eye-catching design, the "Periodic Table of the Intoxicants" is an excellent educational tool for anyone interested in the disease of addiction such as professionals, students and families.

    Price: $14.95 + S&H

Periodic Table of Intoxicants Poster

  • 22.75"x36.5" Poster
  • Price: $24.95 + S&H

    Periodic Table of Intoxicants Combo

    • 22.75"x36.5" Poster

    • 8.5"x11"
    Special Price: $29.95
    Regular Price: $44.90



    * Price good until May 31, 2014

    Pleasure Unwoven

    Special Pricing: $29.95
    Regular price: $39.95


    Recipient of NAATP's Michael Q. Ford Journalism
    Award 2010

    The Institute for Addiction Study Presents:

    Award winning DVD

    Pleasure Unwoven: a personal journey about addiction
    written by Kevin McCauley

    cinematography by Norman Bosworth

    produced by Jim Clegg

    The most important question about addiction is: "Is it really a "disease?" In this video essay, filmed in high-definition, Kevin McCauley explores the arguments for and against this vital debate, reviewing the latest neuroscientific research about addiction along the way. Using the spectacular landscape of Utah's State and National Parks to describe the brain areas involved in addiction, Dr. McCauley turns complex neuroscientific concepts into easy-to-understand visual images that will help people in recovery feel better understood, and their families and friends feel hope that recovery is possible.

    "The quality of the Pleasure Unwoven as an educational product on this issue is unprecedented and has enormous potential for professional and public education... Pleasure Unwoven may prove to be one of the most effective educational tools ever developed on addiction and will serve as an invaluable aid in the treatment of individuals and families affected by addiction."

    - William L. White, MA
    Chestnut Health Systems

    "Bill White's whole-hearted commendation of McCauley's inspiring work as 'the most effective educational tool ever developed' merits our fullest attention. It comes from, Bill White, the consummate commentator on trends and forces in our field."

    - Thomas F. McGovern, Editor
    Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly

    DVD now available! Introductory Offer!

    Pleasure Unwoven Preview - Standard Definition*
    Pleasure Unwoven Preview - High Definition*

    * Requires Quicktime 7 FREE Download Here

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