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.
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.
Interim Methadone Maintenance Program Reduces Heroin Use and Increases Treatment Entry Rates for Addicts Awaiting Comprehensive Services
Operating within U.S. Federal regulations, the Baltimore Interim Methadone Maintenance program provides interim care (in the form of daily methadone with emergency counseling) to heroin addicts awaiting placement for comprehensive methadone treatment programs.
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.
Multifaceted Program Featuring Guideline, Training, and Incentives Reduces Prescribing of High-Dose Opioid Therapy in Patients With Chronic Pain
A large health plan's multifaceted program promotes appropriate prescribing and monitoring of opioid therapy for patients with chronic pain not caused by cancer, leading to enhanced physician knowledge and confidence related to prescribing, greater use of care plans and drug screening, and fewer patients on high-dose therapy.
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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.