Publication date: 
Wed., Jan. 10, 2018 5:00pm EST ·

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week Resources

NIDA offers several interactive ways to share the facts about the consequences of drug and alcohol use on the brain, body, and behavior. Be sure to register your event or activity to be visible on the national map of participants and to order free materials for your activity from NIDA by January 15 to get them in time for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, January 22 – 28.

Publication date: 
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018 4:30pm EST ·

Public uncertainty about opioid abuse treatment

At a time when public- and private-sector leaders are seeking a substantial increase in government funding for opioid-addiction treatment programs and legislation requiring insurers to offer coverage for these treatments, polls show a large share of the public uncertain about the long-term effectiveness of treatment. Over the next few years, this impression could affect family referrals to treatment programs, as well as public support for them and for a government requirement that insurance cover their cost. There is a clear need for the medical and scientific communities to educate the public about the issues surrounding the potential effectiveness of treatment.