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Knowing When to Say When: Transitioning Patients from Opioid Therapy

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Uses a case study to teach when and how to taper and/or transition patients off opioid-based medications in primary care settings

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Substance Use Disorders in Adolescents: Screening and Engagement in Primary Care Settings

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Offers educational tools to assist in the prevention, screening, evaluation, and referral to treatment of adolescents with or at risk for substance use disorders. Includes a video and facilitator's guide.

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Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body

An educational collaboration between the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Scholastic Inc., this series provides science-based information about the effects of drugs and drug abuse on the brain and body through a variety of print and Web formats, including teen articles, classroom lessons, student worksheets, and posters. All of these materials are free.

Published: August 2003
Revised: August 2011


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Teacher's Guide

Equips teachers with background information and lesson plans on drug abuse and addiction for use with the magazines in the Mind Over Matter series.

Published: December 1997
Revised: May 2005


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Tobacco Addiction

Describes how nicotine acts on the heart to change heart rate and blood pressure, and discusses dependency, treatment, and effects of long-term nicotine use.

Published: January 1998


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Prescription Drug Abuse

Explains how prescription drugs, when used improperly, can cause addiction and other harmful health problems.

Published: January 2009


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Opioids

Describes how opioids, such as Vicodin, morphine, heroin, and codeine, affect the brain, the nervous system, and the limbic system, which controls emotions.

Published: January 1997
Revised: September 2014


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Methamphetamine

Explains how methamphetamine acts in the body and the brain and what happens with long-term use of the drug.

Published: October 2000


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Marijuana

Explains how THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, causes changes in the brain that affect memory, emotions, balance, and judgment.

Published: January 1997
Revised: August 2014


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Inhalants

Describes how inhalants, such as hair spray, gasoline, and spray paint, can cause nerve cell damage in the brain that can affect the body in a lot of ways.

Published: January 1997


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