Category Archives: Free Resources for Addiction

Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders

Chronic noncancer pain (CNCP) is common in the general population as well as in people who have a substance use disorder (SUD). Chronic…
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Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Has an opioid addiction turned someone you care about into “somebody else”? Is there something that can be done to help your friend…
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Medication for the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder – A Brief Guide

Current evidence shows that medications are underused in the treatment of alcohol use disorder, including alcohol abuse and dependence. This is of concern…
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Municipal Courts: An Effective Tool for Diverting People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders from the Criminal Justice System

The Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) is a tool that enables communities to create coherent strategies to divert people with mental and substance use…
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Opioid Overdose Toolkit: Facts for Community Members and Information for Prescribers

Opioid overdose continues to be a major public health problem in the United States. It has contributed significantly to accidental deaths among those…
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Preventing Suicide – A Toolkit for High Schools

Suicide prevention experts agree that the most effective way to prevent suicide is to use a number of complementary strategies (which will be…
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Spice, Bath Salts and Behavioral Health: An Advisory

Spice (synthetic cannabinoids) and bath salts (synthetic cathinones) refer to two groups ofn designer drugs that have increased in popularity in recent years.…
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Drugs, Alcohol and HIV/AIDS: A Consumer Guide for African-Americans

Drug and alcohol use can lead to risky behaviors that can increase your exposure to HIV/AIDS. For example, using or sharing drug materials,…
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Substance Abuse Treatment: Group Therapy

Group therapy can be a powerful therapeutic tool for treating substance abuse. In many cases, it is as effective as individual therapy because…
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Substance Abuse Treatment: Address the Specific Needs of Women

Clinicians and program administrators are increasingly aware of the important differences between men and women with regard to the physical effects of substance…
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