Alan I. Leshner
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Allen Leshner, Ph.D. is a former head of the National Institute of Drug Abuse. On June 16, 1998 he delivered testimony to a Congressional panel saying addiction, including nicotine addiction, is now considered to be a chronic, relapsing brain disease, and a treatable medical illness.
- Alan I. Leshner, National Institute on Drug Abuse "Drug Legalization": Hearing before the House Committee on Government Reform Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources Statement for the record. June 16, 1998.
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