In This Section
Find information for people struggling with drug abuse, as well as resources for their families and friends.
- 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.
- Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment: A Research-Based Guide - Presents 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.
- Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations - A Research-Based Guide - Discusses principles proven through research to help tailor treatment programs to better serve their populations..
- Substance Abuse among the Military, Veterans, and their Families - Explores the scope of substance abuse among the military, veterans, and their families, and discusses the research underway to better understand issues and identify solutions.
- Drugged Driving - resources on the dangers of impaired driving
- NIDA Quick Screen - an online screening tool that can be used to help you talk with your doctor.
- More About Treatment Research at NIDA
- Family Checkup: Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse
- Prevention Research links
- Virtual Town Hall (video)
Anyone Can Become Addicted
- NIH Clinical Trials and You - NIH site that helps explain about clinical trials and why people participate.
- NIDA Trials at ClinicalTrials.gov - a resource of federally and privately supported clinical trials.
- Clinical Research Studies from the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) - a NIDA coordinated network of research institutions conducting human trials on drug abuse solutions.
- Research Studies at NIDA Intramural Research Program - located in Baltimore, Maryland.
A Patient's Perspective
To hear how one person in recovery views life, join us for a conversation with actor, author, and activist, Christopher Kennedy Lawford who, having overcome addiction, now advocates for others in recovery.
Looking for Treatment?
Use the SAMHSA Treatment Locator or 1-800-662-HELP.
As a result of scientific research, we know that addiction is a disease that affects both brain and behavior.
Prescription Drug Abuse
Learn what you can do to
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