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Share educational materials on addiction and substance use with your patients and their families.


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Web content on drugs and addiction providing plain language Drug Facts on many different drugs; the Drugs, Brain, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction publication, which explains the impact of drugs and addiction on the brain; the NIDA Website in Spanish; and Easy-to-Read Drug Facts with pictures and videos to help readers understand addiction and treatment—it can also read each page out loud for those with reading difficulties.

Learn more about addiction treatment on NIDAMED and review Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What to Ask for a brief guide while searching for a treatment program; check out Opioid Addiction Treatment: A Guide for Patients, Families and Friends for a patient guide on assessments and treatment; and visit SAMHSA’s National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services Locator to identify substance use treatment facilities in your area.

NIDAMED also offers fact sheets on: prescription drugs, marijuana, and treatment options and posters to hang in clinician offices encouraging patient-physician conversations and on prescription drugs.

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Teens & Parents  

Booklets and web content explaining the effects of drugs on the brain and body.

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For parents: Posters and instructions on how to Safely Dispose of Your Prescription Medicines to help protect your teens; and the Family Checkup: Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse booklet and videos highlight parenting skills that are important in preventing the initiation and progression of drug use among youth.