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Resource Guide: Screening for Drug Use in General Medical Settings

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.

Patient-Physician Conversation Poster

Published April 2009.

Encourages patients to discuss any and all drug use—including prescription and over-the-counter medications—with their doctors and other health care professionals.

Research Reports: Common Comorbidities with Substance Use Disorders

Revised April 2020.

Introduces a report that focuses on the topic of of common physical and mental health comorbidities with substance use disorders, a research priority for NIDA.

Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations - A Research-Based Guide

Revised April 2014.

Presents research-based principles of addiction treatment that can inform drug treatment programs and services in the criminal justice setting.

Research Reports: MDMA (Ecstasy) Abuse

Revised September 2017.

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. In Spanish

Research Reports: HIV/AIDS

Revised July 2012.

Explores the link between drug abuse and HIV/AIDS and discusses treatment options, populations most at risk, trends in HIV/AIDS, and ways to counter these trends. In Spanish

Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition)

Revised January 2018.

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. In Spanish

Research Reports: Heroin

Revised June 2018.

Offers the latest scientific information on heroin use and its consequences as well as treatment options available for those struggling with heroin addiction.  In Spanish

Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents (In Brief)

Revised October 2003.

Presents research-based drug abuse prevention principles, an overview of program planning, and critical first steps for those learning about prevention. In Spanish

Research Reports: Therapeutic Communities

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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