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Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood

Revised March 2016. This guide, intended for parents, practitioners, and policymakers, begins with a list of 7 principles addressing the specific ways in which early interventions can have positive effects on development; these principles reflect findings on the influence of intervening early with vulnerable populations, on the course of child development, and on common elements of early childhood programs.

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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. En Español

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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. En Español

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Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents (In Brief)

Published January 1997. Revised October 2003. Presents research-based drug abuse prevention principles, an overview of program planning, and critical first steps for those learning about prevention.

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Drugs: SHATTER THE MYTHS

Published October 2010. Revised March 2015. Answers teens’ most frequently asked questions about drugs and abuse with scientific facts and engaging images. En Español

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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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Family Checkup

Published October 2012. Revised August 2015. Provides parents with research-based skills to help keep their children drug-free.

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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. En Español

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Marijuana: Facts for Teens

Published April 2001. Revised May 2015. Presented in question-and-answer format and targeted to teens, provides facts about marijuana and its potential harmful effects. En Español

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