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Find information for people struggling with drug abuse, as well as resources for their families and friends.
- What to do if you have a problem with drugs:
- What to do if someone you know has a problem with drugs:
- Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What To Ask - Offers guidance in seeking drug abuse treatment and lists five questions to ask when searching for a treatment program.
- Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment: A Research-Based Guide - Presents 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.
- Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations - A Research-Based Guide - Discusses principles proven through research to help tailor treatment programs to better serve their populations..
- Substance Abuse among the Military, Veterans, and their Families - Explores the scope of substance abuse among the military, veterans, and their families, and discusses the research underway to better understand issues and identify solutions.
- Drugged Driving - resources on the dangers of impaired driving
- NIDA Quick Screen - an online screening tool that can be used to help you talk with your doctor.
- More About Treatment Research at NIDA
- NIDAMED - Offers science-based resources for clinicians and their patients on drug use, addiction prevention, and treatment. Visit the patient page for information geared toward patients and families.
- Federal School Resource Guide Now Available - The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy has released a resource guide for evidence-based prevention programs in school settings. The resources included in this guide are available free from the federal government and can help educators protect students and schools from the impact of illicit substance use and misuse.
- Family Checkup: Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse
- Prevention Research links
- Virtual Town Hall (Archives)
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A Patient's Story
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A Patient's Perspective
To hear how one person in recovery views life, join us for a conversation with actor, author, and activist, Christopher Kennedy Lawford who, having overcome addiction, now advocates for others in recovery.
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