Published August 2002.
Provides an overview of therapeutic communities, drug-free residential settings that use a hierarchical model with treatment stages to reflect increased levels of personal and social responsibility.
Published October 1997. Revised May 2005.
Offers the latest scientific information on heroin abuse, exploring the health and medical consequences of its use, maternal heroin abuse, and treatment options for heroin addiction.
Published March 2006.
Describes the science behind MDMA (ecstasy) abuse, including what it does to the brain, whether it is addictive, and the latest research regarding prevention and treatment of MDMA.
Revised August 2006.
Provides an update on buprenorphine, an effective treatment for opioid addiction, explaining how it helps patients quite opioid addiction and the efforts underway to engage community treatment providers.
Published July 2001. Revised August 2006.
Explores the latest research on anabolic steroid use, including health consequences of steroid abuse, the effects it can have on behavior, prevention research, and effective treatment approaches.
Revised January 2007.
Provides an overview of the science behind drug abuse and addiction, discussing why certain people are more likely to become addicted, how drugs work in the brain, and how addiction can be successfully treated.
Published September 2007.
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.