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NIDA

Prescription Drugs

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

Abuse of Prescription (Rx) Drugs Affects Young Adults Most

More young adults use pre- scription drugs nonmedically than any other age group.
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Monitoring the Future 2015 Survey Results

NIH’s 2015 Monitoring the Future survey shows long term decline in illicit drug use, prescription opioid abuse, cigarette and alcohol use among the nation’s youth.
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Life Skills Training Shields Teens From Prescription Opioid Misuse

Communities that implemented Life Skills Training in a trial more than recouped its cost in reduced health, social, and other expenditures related to teen prescription opioid misuse.

NARCAN Nasal Spray: Life-Saving Science at NIDA

Advancement in the biomedical field, especially in medications development, comes in small increments. The many minor discoveries on the path to a new drug may not be individually newsworthy, but when those years of hard work culminate in a new treatment that changes how we practice medicine or improves public health, it is important to celebrate our success.

Opioids

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