The National Institute on Drug Abuse offers tools and resources to help prevent and treat substance use disorder in adolescents and adults.
In the past year, 8.4% of Americans over age 12 have suffered from a substance use disorder, according to a survey from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
People often begin to abuse drugs, such as tobacco and alcohol, during their teen and young adult years, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Reaching out to adolescents about substance use early could help them prevent developing a substance use disorder (SUD) later in life.
To help physicians, the AOA has partnered with NIDA on its NIDAMED project, which provides tools and resources to assist DOs with caring for their patients.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse offers science-based resources for medical and health professionals on treatment, prevention, and clinical trials.
Review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain for the latest clinical practice guidelines.