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Resources to increase awareness of the impact of substance use on patients' health and help identify drug use early and prevent it from escalating to abuse or addiction.

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Why Physicians Should Screen Their Patients

What physicians Should Know About Addiction and Recovery: Cliff

The Most Important Things I've Learned Through Addiction and Recovery: Rhonda

Continuing Education and Training

  • Opioid and Pain Management CMEs/CEs: Featuring videos that model effective communication, courses provide guidance for screening pain patients before prescribing and identifying when patients are abusing their medications.  Accreditation through Medscape Education
  • American College of Physicians Practice Advisor Module: Addressing Substance Use Disorders in Clinical Practice: A module from NIDA and ACP to help practitioners apply the principles of patient-centered care and utilize evidence-based tools and strategies to screen patients for substance use, counsel them appropriately, and provide referrals to care when necessary.
  • Addiction Medicine in Primary Care Lectures: A series of short presentations given by the Nation's leading experts on addiction to help inform the care of patients presenting with substance use disorders in primary care settings.
  • Addiction Performance Project: A CME/CE program exploring the family dynamics and stigma of substance use disorders through the lens of Long Day’s Journey into Night. Excerpts read by a professional cast with thoughtful expert reaction.

NIDA’s Addiction Performance Project–What’s It All About?

Education for Medical School Faculty, Residents and Students

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    Safe Disposal of Medicines

    Looking for Treatment?

    Use the SAMHSA Treatment Locator or 1-800-662-HELP.

    Easy-to-read drug facts site: easyread.drugabuse.gov

    Prescription Drug Abuse

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    Learn what you can do to
    prevent medicine abuse at
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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.

    Blending Initiative

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    Formed with SAMHSA to reduce the gap between research results and treatment.

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