Periodic, Telephone-Based Assessment and Counseling Helps Stable Individuals With Alcohol or Cocaine Dependence Avoid Relapses
Experienced substance abuse counselors offer periodic, telephone-based assessment and counseling to individuals who have attained initial stability in alcohol and/or cocaine dependence, leading to comparable and in some cases better outcomes than traditional, more time-consuming face-to-face interventions.
Intensive Counseling of Students by School Nurses Does Not Have Larger Impact on Long-Term Smoking Rates Than Briefer Sessions
Trained school nurses held four weekly, one-on-one sessions with high school students who smoke; the sessions did not have a larger impact on long-term smoking rates than did four shorter, information-focused sessions, but both types of counseling generated higher long-term quit rates than typical programs targeted at teen smokers.
Pediatrician-Led Program Increases Provision of Smoking Cessation Support, Boosts Quit Rates Among Parents
Pediatric offices systematically offer cessation support to parents who smoke, leading to an increase in the provision of such support and higher quit rates.
Emergency Department and Urgent Care Clinicians Use Protocol To Reduce Opioid Prescriptions for Patients Suspected of Abusing Controlled Substances
Emergency department and urgent care physicians and nurses use a protocol to help them decide how to treat patients complaining of pain who may be abusing controlled substances, leading to significantly fewer such patients receiving prescriptions for opioids.
Worksite Program Provides Strategies for Handling Stress, Reducing Problem Drinking and Psychological Symptoms
A 16-week workplace intervention teaches those struggling with substance abuse and related psychological issues to avoid negative substance use patterns while coping with work and family stress. The program has led to increased use of positive coping strategies, reduced use of avoidance coping and problem drinking, and fewer psychological symptoms, including depression, anxiety, and somatic complaints.
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NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) InfoFacts: Science-Based Facts on Drug Abuse and Addiction
This tool is a collection of fact sheets on drug abuse and addiction.
NIDA Clinical Toolbox: Online Resources for Drug Abuse Counselors
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Toolbox: Online Resources for Drug Abuse Counselors is designed to provide practicing substance abuse counselors with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully implement cognitive behavioral therapy strategies and techniques in their clinical practice.
Promoting Awareness of Motivational Incentives Toolkit, Successful Treatment Outcomes: Using Motivational Incentives in Addiction Treatment
These tools provide information about science-based interventions that use motivational incentives (low or no-cost reinforcements such as vouchers, prizes, and privileges) to help reduce drug use and enhance client retention in treatment programs.