NIDAMED, an imitative of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), has a mission of developing science-based resources for clinicians, other health professionals, and those in training to improve screening for and treatment of substance use disorders.
The website includes resources in 9 categories:
1) Screening tools and prevention materials;
2) Information about vaping, marijuana and other drugs;
3) Resources for clinicians to use with patients when discussing drug use and addiction prevention;
4) Information about research-based treatment options;
5) Information about the opioid crisis, safe opioid prescribing and overdose prevention;
6) Health professions education including courses available for CME/CE credit;
7) Information about the Clinical Trials Network which works to disseminate research findings into clinical practice;
8) Science to Medicine which provides real-world examples of implementing research into clinical practice; and
9) A page with resources for specific professional disciplines and specialties including Addiction Medicine Specialists, Dentists, Emergency Physicians and First Responders, Family Physicians, Internists, Nurse Practitioners; Nurses; OB/GYNs, Orthopedic Surgeons, Osteopathic Physicians, Pediatricians, Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, Safety Net Providers, and Social Workers.
Funding Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse & National Institutes of Health
A link to the website for NIDAMED, an initiative of the National Institute on Drug Abuse that provides science-based resources for health professionals to improve screening for and treatment of substance use disorders