Dirk Hanson is a freelance science writer and blogger. He is also the author of "The New Alchemists: Silicon Valley and the Microelectronics Revolution."He has written for Scientific American, The Dana Foundation, Huffington Post, AlterNet, California, Omni, and other magazines.
He maintains a popular blog on new drugs and the science of substance abuse called Addiction Inbox [http://addiction-dirkh.blogspot.com]. On the blog, he has interviewed numerous neuroscientists and brain researchers: Nora Volkow, Director the the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA); Kevin Sabet, former Senior Advisor for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy; Howard Shaffer, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Division on Addiction at The Cambridge Health Alliance; Michael Farrell, director of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC)in Sydney, Australia, and many others.