Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment

Provides research-based information about addiction, drug treatment, opioids, and recovery for new patients undergoing treatment for addiction, and for their friends and families. Helps guide new patients in getting the most from their treatment and warns about possible difficulties during addiction treatment and recovery.


The Intersection of Human Trafficking and Addiction

The following is a product of the Human Trafficking Expert Consultant Network funded by the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. The purpose of the Network is to engage experts, particularly those with lived experience, to provide expertise and input on Department of State anti-trafficking policies, strategies, and products related to human trafficking, both in the United States and abroad. The author has a range of expertise related to human trafficking, marginalized communities, substance use disorder, and trauma, including as a clinician.


Navigating Treatment and Addiction: A Guide for Families

Navigating Addiction and Treatment: A Guide for Families is a resource for family members who are trying to navigate the complex world of addiction and help loved ones achieve recovery. The guide includes basic definitions, as well as in-depth information about substance use disorders, treatment options, communication strategies, and self-care tips. This guide was released in the summer of 2020. It was created by the Addiction Policy Forum staff in conjunction with an Expert Review Panel composed of prominent researchers and physicians in the addiction field. The guide was also crafted with support from the Family Support Advisory Committee made up of family members with lived experience.


Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment (Spanish)

Provides research-based information about addiction, drug treatment, and recovery for new patients undergoing treatment for addiction, and for their friends and families. Helps guide new patients in getting the most from their treatment and warns about possible difficulties during treatment and recovery.


TAP 07: Treatment of Opiate Addiction With Methadone

Treatment of Opiate Addiction With Methadone


TIP 22: LAAM in the Treatment of Opiate Addiction

This TIP presents current knowledge about the use of levo-alpha-acetyl-methadol (LAAM), an opioid agonist medication approved for use in 1993.


Research Report: Cocaine Abuse and Addiction (Spanish)

El abuso y la adicci�n a la coca�na contin�an siendo un problema serio que aflige a nuestro pa�s. Por ejemplo, de 1965 a 1967 solamente el 0.1 por ciento de los j�venes hab�an usado coca�na alguna vez en su vida, pero esta tasa continu� subiendo a lo largo de las d�cadas setenta y ochenta alcanzando el 2.2 por ciento en 1987.


Drugs, Brains, and Behavior - The Science of Addiction (Spanish)

Shows how scientists study the effects that drugs have on the brain and on people's behavior, and how scientists use this information to develop programs that prevent drug abuse and help people recover from addiction.


Alcohol and Drug Addiction Happens in the Best of Families

Describes how alcohol and drug addiction affect the whole family. Explains how substance abuse treatment works, how family interventions can be a first step to recovery, and how to help children in families affected by alcohol abuse and drug abuse.


Research Report: Comorbidity - Addiction and Other Mental Illnesses

It is often difficult to disentangle the overlapping symptoms of drug addiction and other mental illnesses, making diagnosis and treatment complex. Correct diagnosis is critical to ensuring appropriate and effective treatment. Ignorance of or failure to treat a comorbid disorder can jeopardize a patient's chance of recovery.


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