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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. 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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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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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

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 Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood A Research-Based Guide (In Brief)

Published September 2016.

This brief guide highlights seven evidence-based principles of prevention for use in the early years of a child’s life (prenatal through age 8), developed from research funded in full or in part by NIDA. This guide also lists evidence-based prevention and intervention programs that work with different populations and age groups.

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Research Training at NIDA

Published June 2010.

This update to NIDA's Research Training Brochure provides the latest information on training and career development grants that aim to provide such support.

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Resource Guide: Screening for Drug Use in General Medical Settings

Published April 2009. Revised March 2012.

Provides clinicians serving adult populations in general medical settings with the tools and procedures necessary to conduct screening, brief intervention, and/or treatment referral for patients who may have or be at risk of developing a substance use disorder.

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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. En Español

Stimulant ADHD Medications: Methylphenidate and Amphetamines (DrugFacts)

Revised January 2014.

Offers basic facts about stimulant ADHD medications—methylphenidate and amphetamines—including their role in the treatment of ADHD, their affect on the brain, and the extent of abuse. En Español

Substance Abuse in the Military (DrugFacts)

Published March 2013.

Offers an overview of trends of drug use in the military and the special risks faced by this population. En Español

Substance Use in Women (DrugFacts)

Published September 2015. Revised April 2017.

Provides a summary of key points related to women and substance use, including sex and gender differences in substance use and addiction treatment, and how substance use affects a mother and her baby. En Español

Substance Use in Women (Research Reports)

Published July 2015. Revised September 2016.

Examines women and substance use, including sex and gender differences in use, how substance use affects a mother and her baby, and sex and gender differences in drug addiction treatment.  

Synthetic Cannabinoids (DrugFacts)

Revised November 2015.

Explains what synthetic cannabinoids are and provides basic facts about methods of use, their growing popularity, and potential health effects.  En Español

Synthetic Cathinones ("Bath Salts") (DrugFacts)

Revised January 2016.

Describes how synthetic cathinones, or “bath salts,” are abused, their effects on the brain, and other health effects. En Español

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Teacher's Guide (Mind Over Matter)

Published December 1997. Revised May 2005.

Equips teachers with background information and lesson plans on drug abuse and addiction for use with the booklets in the Mind Over Matter series.

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The Brain & the Actions of Cocaine, Opiates, and Marijuana (Teaching Packets)

Revised January 2007.

The first in a 5-part series, offers an understanding of the brain, how the reward center works, and what happens in the brain when a person uses cocaine, opiates (heroine), or marijuana.

Equips teachers and students in grades 9 through 12 with interactive curriculum on the neurobiology of the brain as a result of drug abuse and addiction.

The Brain: Understanding Neurobiology Through the Study of Addiction

Published January 2000. Revised March 2010.

Equips teachers and students in grades 9 through 12 with interactive curriculum on the neurobiology of the brain as a result of drug abuse and addiction.

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The Neurobiology of Drug Addiction (Teaching Packets)

Revised January 2007.

The second in a 5-part series, explores the science behind addiction, describing the brain and reward center, and the action of heroine and cocaine.

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The Neurobiology of Ecstasy (MDMA) (Teaching Packets)

Revised January 2007.

The fourth in a 5-part series, explores the biology behind ecstasy use in the brain and discusses both short- and long-term effects of its use.

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Therapeutic Communities (Research Reports)

Revised July 2015.

Describes a type of long-term residential treatment for substance use disorders called therapeutic communities, including how they treat populations with special needs and how they can be incorporated into the criminal justice system.

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Tobacco/Nicotine (Research Reports)

Published July 1998. Revised July 2012.

Discusses the harmful effects of tobacco use, risks associated with pregnancy and adolescents, as well as best practices for the prevention and treatment of tobacco addiction. En Español

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Treating Opioid Use Disorder During Pregnancy (Policy Briefs)

Published July 2017. Revised July 2017.

This brief fact sheet discusses the risks of untreated opioid use disorder during pregnancy, particularly neonatal abstinence syndrome, and provides evidence-based treatment options that have been shown to be safe and effective.

Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction (DrugFacts)

Revised July 2016.

Describes research findings on effective medication and behavioral treatment approaches for drug addiction and discusses special considerations for the criminal justice setting. En Español

Treatment Statistics (DrugFacts)

Revised March 2011.

Reports data on the number of people in need of drug abuse treatment and characteristics of admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities. En Español

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