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NIDAMED: Medical & Health Professionals


Links to additional resources from external professional groups are provided as a courtesy and are not reviewed by NIDA.

Separating side effects could hold key for safer opioids
Opioid treatment drugs have similar outcomes once patients initiate treatment
Challenge.gov logo and link to new NIDA challenge
Two new screening tools: Brief Screener for Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drugs (BSTAD), and  Screening to Brief Invention (S2BI)

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NIDAMED’s mission is to disseminate science-based resources to health professionals on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction, and advances in pain management.

For Your Practice

Addiction Science

Opioid Information

Opioid Prescribing

Pain Management

Medical Marijuana

Screening Tools for Substance Abuse

Two Brief Online Validated Adolescent Substance Use Screening Tools — NIDA's Clinical Trials Network

Substance Use Treatment 

Featured Publication

Video explaining the NIDAMED Web Portal

Health Professions Education


Curriculum Resources

Safeguarding Medicines

Safe disposal for unused medicines

Disposal of Unused Medicines: What You Should Know - FDA

Medicine Abuse Project - Drugfee.org

The Medicine Abuse Project Safeguard: Take action and do your part to help end medicine abuse.

Accessing Clinical Trial Information

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    NIDA Notes: The Latest in Drug Abuse Research

    Videos For Medical and Health Professionals

    SAMHSA’s Knowledge Network

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    SAMHSA’s Knowledge Network is a comprehensive online resource of behavioral health training, technical assistance, and workforce development for the health care community.

    Drug Research Articles

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