Clinician Resources for Addressing Patient Drug Abuse

In 2011, 3.1 million persons aged 12 or older reported using an illicit drug for the first time within the past 12 months.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has developed NIDAMED, a portfolio of resources to help clinicians better address drug abuse in their patients. The portfolio includes the NIDA Drug Use Screening Tool—with both a one question quick screen and a full interactive screen— information guides on brief intervention and referral to treatment, and two new Medscape CMEs.  NIDAMED also includes patient materials and a variety of faculty-developed curriculum resources designed for medical students, residents and faculty.

All resources are science-based and available free of charge. If you have questions about any of the NIDAMED resources, contact [email protected].


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