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Comorbidity: Addiction and Other Mental Illnesses (Research Reports)

Published diciembre del 2008. Revised septiembre del 2010.
Introduces a report that focuses on the topic of comorbid drug use disorders and other mental illnesses, a research priority for NIDA.


2010 Strategic Plan

Published septiembre del 2010.
Outlines NIDA’s drug abuse and addiction research strategic priorities for the next 5 years, focusing on prevention, treatment, HIV/AIDS, and other cross-cutting issues.


Addiction Science and Clinical Practice: Volume 5, Number 2 (Addiction Science and Clinical Practice)

Published diciembre del 2010.
Reports on the cognitive effects of addiction, potential genetic influences, strategies for training counselors, cost evaluation of evidence-based treatments, and a trial underway on brief strategic family therapy.


Treatment Statistics (DrugFacts)

Revised marzo del 2011.
Reports data on the number of people in need of drug abuse treatment and characteristics of admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities. En Español


Comorbidity: Addiction and Other Mental Disorders (DrugFacts)

Revised marzo del 2011.
Offers basic facts about comorbidity between drug use disorders and other mental illnesses, including why these disorders can co-occur, how common they are, and how they are diagnosed and treated. En Español


Drug-Related Hospital Emergency Room Visits (DrugFacts)

Revised mayo del 2011.
Provides national estimates on drug-related visits to hospital emergency departments and makes comparisons with previous years’ data. Discusses illicit drugs, alcohol and other drugs, and prescription drugs. En Español


Addiction Science and Clinical Practice: Volume 6, Number 1 (Addiction Science and Clinical Practice)

Published julio del 2011.
Presents current knowledge on a variety of addiction issues, including nicotine’s effects on brain function, inhalant abuse, and maternal tobacco use and its effects on children. Also discusses genetically based research and treatment and a classroom behavior management method called the "Good Behavior Game."


Heads Up: Drugs & The Body - It Isn't Pretty English/Spanish Poster (Featured Publication)

Published agosto del 2003. Revised agosto del 2011.
A graphic tour of how the body is affected by various drugs of abuse. Includes an annotated “body” poster for your classroom wall along with six skills sheets. One side in English; the other in Spanish.


Marijuana: Download the Facts Poster (Teaching Guide) (Featured Publication)

Published septiembre del 2011.
Front: Targets teens and young adults, emphasizing three essential messages about smoking marijuana: it is addictive, it can lead to school failure, and it impairs driving. Back: Four lesson plans for teachers, including critical-thinking activity worksheets and answer keys. Reviews basic marijuana facts. Helps students differentiate between fact and opinion, understand the importance of sources, analyze an editorial cartoon, and realize how messages about drugs are communicated, overtly and hidden, in songs and music videos. See also Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body—Year 13-14 Compilations for Students and Teachers.


Resource Guide: Screening for Drug Use in General Medical Settings (Featured Publication)

Published abril del 2009. Revised marzo del 2012.
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.


NIDA Notes: The Latest in Drug Abuse Research

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