The BASIS Year-In-Review: 2023


As 2023 draws to a close, we at The BASIS would like to take this opportunity to thank our readers, contributors, Editorial Board members, and organizational sponsors for another successful year of disseminating addiction science. Twenty-eight years of continuous weekly publications is a remarkable achievement, if we do say so ourselves! We believe that our commitment to continual improvement has contributed to our longevity. Over the years, based on feedback from loyal readers, we’ve adapted to new forms of communication, expanded the breadth of our coverage, and simplified our writing style.

And in 2023, we made two more big improvements. First, we launched a complete redesign of our site, with a contemporary look and more user-friendly functions. Second, we launched a new platform for continuing education (CE) courses targeted to psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other behavioral health professionals. Our site will provide a variety of high-quality, on-demand courses, beginning with The BASIS Microlearning Course, where learners can earn CE credits for engaging with BASIS posts. Soon we’ll launch our second course, designed to improve healthcare providers’ scientific literacy and skills. As with all of our outreach and education products, these courses will be 100% free to learners.

In 2023, we produced three Special Series. These Special Series gave us a chance to dig deep on the topics of pathways to addiction, Asian American/Pacific Islander addiction research, and addiction myths and misinformation, reflecting the research interests of our dedicated staff. We’re thankful to all the researchers, clinicians, and experts-by-experience who contributed op-eds on these topics and others. If you have an idea for a 2024 Special Series, please suggest it by commenting on this post or emailing

We invite all readers to join us as we embark on our 29th straight year of sharing addiction science. Subscribing to our email service is an easy way to make sure you don’t miss any of the exciting content we have planned for 2024 and beyond.

With gratitude for everything we’ve accomplished together, I wish you a happy and healthy new year.

Heather Gray, PhD
Editor-in-Chief, The BASIS

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