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NIDA Launches Two Adolescent Substance Use Screening Tools

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The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has launched two evidenced-based online screening tools that providers can use to assess substance use disorder risk among adolescents 12-17 years old. These tools can be self-administered or completed by clinicians in less than two minutes. They are being offered through the NIDAMED Web Portal . The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends universal screening in pediatric primary settings, and these tools help providers quickly and easily introduce brief, evidence-based screenings into their clinical practices. Providers can select the tool that best fits their practice. The screening options are: Brief Screener for Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drugs (BSTAD) Screening to Brief Invention (S2BI) - For more information on adolescent substance use screening tools, click here .
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 25

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 25
Our Weekly Addiction News & Policy Update is a compilation of news items provided to NCADD by a variety of sources. NCADD staff assembles this information and is pleased to provide it to you. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The content of this email does not represent the official views or policies of NCADD of Middlesex County, Inc. The content has been collected from a variety of sources and is provided for informational purposes only. The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by NCADD of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. If you do not wish to receive this email in the future, simply click the SAFE UNSUBSCRIBE button at the bottom of this email. 4 Words That Will Get Students to Stop Binge-Drinking We are in a typical college September, when...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 25, 2019

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 25, 2019
By Ezra Helfand, Executive Director Last month I provided some ideas on what to do with your kids during the summer months. Well, we’re now into August. Most refer to them as the hazy, lazy days of summer. Yes, there is a whole lot of summer left. Yet as parents you know that summer camps will be winding down. Sales on “Back to School” supplies are everywhere (just ask my wife. She works for Staples. Could it be that summer is almost over? I’ll bet that if you spoke with your kids, they are actually (dare I say) starting to look forward to getting back to school to see their friends. That excitement they felt when they heard the final school bell so long ago is beginning to give way to boredom. Why am I telling you this? Because this is a dangerous time for youth. Because one of the top...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending February 15, 2019

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending February 15, 2019
Content provided by the Drug Free Action Alliance Marijuana has become a regular subject on the nightly news, along with heated debates between those for legalization of the drug and those against it. It seems everyone is talking about marijuana, including our children. Depending on what state you’re in, the laws surrounding “weed” will vary, as well as attitudes and perceived risk of using the drug. Regardless of where your state stands on weed, where do you stand on weed? Do your children know where you stand? Are you even sure where you stand? If you’re unsure on the subject, more than likely, your children are too, which can open the door to adolescent experimentation. In the U.S., as state laws surrounding marijuana began to loosen, attitudes began to soften. And as perceived risk of marijuana began to decrease, use of the drug increased. While this is unfortunate news, there is...
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