New Criminal Justice Resources From the National Institute on Drug Abuse
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has created new resources for those who work in the criminal justice system or treatment centers.
- Drugs & the Brain Wallet Card is designed for people who have stopped using drugs while they were detained in the criminal justice system or while receiving inpatient or outpatient treatment. Counselors can customize this tool to help individuals identify triggers that could prompt a drug relapse. It also includes information about resources and helplines.
- The Science of Drug Use: Discussion Points is intended for judges, counselors, and other professionals who work within structured criminal justice settings. The discussion points offer suggestions for how to talk with teens and young people about drug use, and reinforce the concept that addiction is a brain disease and needs treatment and ongoing attention.
- Easy-to-Read Drug Facts are brief, printable documents for persons with lower literacy levels. These documents include information about specific drugs, the negative impact of drug use, the nature of addiction, and treatment and recovery.
For more information, contact Brian Marquis at NIDA at firstname.lastname@example.org.