CHA News Article

National Institute on Drug Abuse Announces Resources for Providers

New resources from the National Institute on Drug Abuse are intended to help those who work in treatment centers or the criminal justice system. The resources include:

  • Drugs & the Brain Wallet Card — designed to identify triggers that could prompt a drug relapse in those who have stopped using drugs while in the criminal justice system or are receiving inpatient or outpatient treatment. It also includes information about resources and helplines.
  • The Science of Drug Use: Discussion Points — offers suggestions for how to talk with teens and young people about drug use, and reinforce the concept that addiction is a brain disease requiring treatment and ongoing attention. 
  • Easy-to-Read Drug Facts — brief, printable documents with information about specific drugs, the negative impact of drug use, the nature of addiction and treatment and recovery.