NIDAMED - Publications for Medical and Health Professionals

Resources for Medical and Health Professionals

Order free publications for use in your practice and as an informative resource to your patients.

Picture of Prescription Drug Poster
Raises awareness of the health consequences of improper use of prescription drugs and contrasts it with the benefits of safe and proper prescription drug use.
Picture of Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What To Ask
Offers guidance in seeking drug abuse treatment and lists five questions to ask when searching for a treatment program.
Picture of Patient-Physician Conversation Poster (11x14)
Encourages patients to discuss any and all drug use—including prescription and over-the-counter medications—with their doctors and other health care professionals.
Picture of Screening for Drug Use in Medical Settings: Quick Reference Guide
Provides clinicians serving adult populations in general medical settings with the tools and procedures necessary to conduct screening, brief intervention, and/or treatment referral for patients who may have or be at risk of developing a substance use disorder.
Picture of Commonly Abused Drugs Card
Lists substances of abuse, including tobacco, alcohol, illicit and prescription drugs, listing their common and street names, how they are generally administered, and their potentially harmful health effects.
Picture of Selected Prescription Drugs With Potential for Abuse (Chart)
Offers a list prescription drugs commonly abused, including depressants, opioids and morphine derivatives, and stimulants, and provides their common and street names, how they are generally administered, and their potential health effects.
Picture of Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide
Presents research-based principles of addiction treatment for a variety of drugs, including nicotine, alcohol, and illicit and prescription drugs, that can inform drug treatment programs and services.
Picture of Drugs: Shatter the Myths
Answers teens’ most frequently asked questions about drugs and abuse with scientific facts and engaging images.
Picture of NIDA Research Report Series: Comorbidity: Addiction and Other Mental Illnesses
Introduces a report that focuses on the topic of comorbid drug use disorders and other mental illnesses, a research priority for NIDA.
Picture of NIDA Research Report Series: Prescription Drugs Abuse and Addiction
Examines the non-medical use of prescription drugs-opioids, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants-describing adverse health effects of their use and the prevention and treatment of addiction.
Picture of Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction
Provides scientific information about the disease of drug addiction, including the many harmful consequences of drug abuse and the basic approaches that have been developed to prevent and treat the disease.
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Picture of Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know
Brochure, in question-and-answer format, that provides facts about marijuana for parents and offers tips for talking with their children about the drug and its potential harmful effects.