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Computer-Based Interventions Promote Drug Abstinence

Discusses the work of researchers who have begun to harness the potential of computers to reinforce and expand upon the well-established benefits of recovery therapy delivered by a counselor.

Intensive Interventions Reduce Risky Sexual Behaviors

Discusses research that compares multiple sessions of motivational and behavioral training with that of a single intervention among male and female substance abusers to reduce high-risk sexual behaviors.

Resource Guide: Screening for Drug Use in General Medical Settings

Provides clinicians serving adult populations in general medical settings with the tools and procedures necessary to conduct screening, brief intervention, and/or treatment referral for patients who may have or be at risk of developing a substance use disorder.

Published: April 2009
Revised: March 2012

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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