This update of the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment is intended to address addiction to a wide variety of drugs, including nicotine, alcohol, and illicit and prescription drugs.
The focus of this guide is on evidence-based treatment approaches, those that have been scientifically tested and found to be effective in the treatment of adolescent substance abuse.
Drug abuse treatment can be incorporated into criminal justice settings in a variety of ways. Examples include treatment in prison followed by community-based treatment after release; drug courts that blend judicial monitoring and sanctions with treatment by imposing treatment as a condition of probation; and treatment under parole or probation supervision.
This brief provides guidelines on prescribing Opioids for Pain.
This brief discusses effective prevention and treatment strategies for opioid misuse and addiction.