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NIDA updates its consumer treatment guide in recognition of National Recovery Month


September 20, 2013

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People seeking addiction treatment for themselves or loved ones will now have an updated resource with questions they should ask potential treatment centers. The revised consumer guide, Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What to Ask, is evidence-based and is being released in recognition of this year’s National Recovery Month.

The month of September marks the 24th anniversary of National Recovery Month , a national observance led by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Each year, the accomplishments and successes of the millions of Americans whose lives have been transformed through recovery are celebrated. Recovery Month continues to spread a positive message that prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover.

In addition, visitors to the NIDAMED website can hear firsthand stories on what recovering patients have learned through addiction and recovery. Also, view our video interviews with leaders in the recovery field, along with our recent teen blog post on the topic, at http://youtu.be/2M4rYZU48EM and http://youtu.be/QYxi4HhpXhw.

For more information on drug treatment, see the NIDA publications Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide and Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction. Looking for Treatment? Call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

For more information, contact the NIDA press office at media@nida.nih.gov or 301-443-6245.

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About the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a component of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIDA supports most of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug use and addiction. The Institute carries out a large variety of programs to inform policy, improve practice, and advance addiction science. Fact sheets on the health effects of drugs and information on NIDA research and other activities can be found at www.drugabuse.gov, which is now compatible with your smartphone, iPad or tablet. To order publications in English or Spanish, call NIDA’s DrugPubs research dissemination center at 1-877-NIDA-NIH or 240-645-0228 (TDD) or email requests to drugpubs@nida.nih.gov. Online ordering is available at drugpubs.drugabuse.gov. NIDA’s media guide can be found at www.drugabuse.gov/publications/media-guide/dear-journalist, and its easy-to-read website can be found at www.easyread.drugabuse.gov. You can follow NIDA on Twitter and Facebook.

About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation’s medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.

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    NIDA. (2013, September 20). NIDA updates its consumer treatment guide in recognition of National Recovery Month. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/news-releases/2013/09/nida-updates-its-consumer-treatment-guide-in-recognition-national-recovery-month

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