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Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What To Ask

Offers guidance in seeking drug abuse treatment and lists five questions to ask when searching for a treatment program.

Published: December 2011
Revised: June 2013

Community Monitoring Systems: Tracking and Improving the Well-Being of America's Children and Adolescents

Describes community systems that monitor the well-being of children and adolescents and lists recommendations that define the next steps for creating and mentoring effective community monitoring systems.

Published: September 2007

Assessing Drug Abuse Within and Across Communities

Provides guidelines for establishing epidemiology networks to monitor and assess drug abuse patterns and trends and emerging drug problems at community and State levels.

Published: September 2006

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

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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