ERIC Number: ED441933
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Reference Count: N/A
How Communities Can Strengthen Their Strategies To Fight Drug Abuse Using Research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). 2000 Monthly Action Kit.
Join Together, Boston, MA.
This kit helps communities use research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to make local prevention and treatment programs more effective. The kit describes some of NIDA's research on the nature of addiction and the anatomy of the brain's response to drugs. Suggestions are given for putting the NIDA principles of prevention to work, emphasizing that prevention programs should target all forms of abuse. Prevention programs, research suggests, should be interactive and should work to strengthen norms against drug use in all populations. NIDA has also suggested principles of treatment, and these are reviewed. They center around the availability of treatment and the importance of counseling. Some specific suggestions to improve local programs also emphasize the need to assess existing local problems in designing responses. Some illustrations of slides available from the NIDA are included, as is a list of NIDA prevention principles. (SLD)
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Drug Rehabilitation, Prevention, Program Development, Research Utilization, Therapy
Web site: http://www.nida.nih.gov.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Join Together, Boston, MA.