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Media Guide

Published December 2009. Revised September 2014.

Provides journalists with the latest findings on the science of drug abuse and addiction and commonly abused drugs, and lists resources for more information.

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Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction

Published April 2007. Revised July 2014.

Provides scientific information about the disease of drug addiction, including the many harmful consequences of drug abuse and the basic approaches that have been developed to prevent and treat the disease.

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Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations - A Research-Based Guide

Published September 2006. Revised April 2014.

Presents research-based principles of addiction treatment that can inform drug treatment programs and services in the criminal justice setting.

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Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know

Published April 2001. Revised March 2014.

Brochure, in question-and-answer format, that provides facts about marijuana for parents and offers tips for talking with their children about the drug and its potential harmful effects.

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Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide

Published January 2014. Revised January 2014.

Presents research-based principles of adolescent substance use disorder treatment; covers treatment for a variety of drugs including, illicit and prescription drugs, alcohol, and tobacco; presents settings and evidence-based approaches unique to treating adolescents.

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National Drug IQ Challenge

Published December 2013.

Encourages people to test their knowledge about drug abuse and addiction by asking them to take a 12-question quiz. Accompanying answers shed light on the science of drug abuse.

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Marijuana: Facts for Teens

Published April 2001. Revised July 2013.

Presented in question-and-answer format and targeted to teens, provides facts about marijuana and its potential harmful effects.

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Drugs: Shatter the Myths

Published October 2010. Revised July 2013.

Answers teens’ most frequently asked questions about drugs and abuse with scientific facts and engaging images.

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Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What To Ask

Published December 2011. Revised June 2013.

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

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Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition)

Published October 1999. Revised December 2012.

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.

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