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Walk the Line Is Among 10th Annual PRISM Awardees

Announces the winners of the 10th Annual PRISM Awards, including Walk the Line, a film portraying the life of singer Johnny Cash and his battle with drug addiction.

NIDA's National Advisory Council Welcomes New Members

Introduces four new members to NIDA’s National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse, including Drs. Warren K. Bickel, Ellie E. Schoenbaum, and Marina E. Wolf, and Ms. Janet Wood.

Program Enhances Physician Knowledge on Substance Abuse

Reports on an evaluation of the Chief Resident Immersion Training (CRIT) program to assess its effectiveness in improving knowledge, confidence, and preparedness to diagnose, manage, and teach about substance abuse.

Addiction Science Award Winners Announced

Announces the 2010 high school student recipients of the Addiction Science Awards and describes their winning addiction-focused projects.

Mentoring: A Guide for Drug Abuse Researchers

Discusses the importance of quality mentorship in drug abuse research and offers suggestions for creating a successful mentor and mentee relationship.

Published: November 2009

Letter from the Director

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) — the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) — has been with us for three decades now. Today, an entire generation of young adults has never known a world without HIV/AIDS.

From the Director

Hallucinogens and dissociative drugs—which have street names like acid, angel dust, and vitamin K—distort the way a user perceives time, motion, colors, sounds, and self. These drugs can disrupt a person’s ability to think and communicate rationally, or even to recognize reality, sometimes resulting in bizarre or dangerous behavior. Hallucinogens such as LSD and psilocybin cause emotions to swing wildly and real-world sensations to appear unreal, sometimes frightening.

Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations - A Research-Based Guide

Presents research-based principles of addiction treatment that can inform drug treatment programs and services in the criminal justice setting.

Published: September 2006
Revised: April 2014

Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents (In Brief)

Presents research-based drug abuse prevention principles, an overview of program planning, and critical first steps for those learning about prevention.

Published: January 1997
Revised: October 2003

Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition)

Presents research-based principles of addiction treatment for a variety of drugs, including nicotine, alcohol, and illicit and prescription drugs, that can inform drug treatment programs and services.

Published: October 1999
Revised: December 2012

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