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The NIDA Clinical Toolbox:
Science-Based Materials for Drug Abuse Treatment Providers


September 2000

Dear Colleague:

On behalf of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), I am pleased to present you with the NIDA Clinical Toolbox: Science-Based Materials for Drug Abuse Treatment Providers. NIDA is distributing this set of materials to the nearly 12,000 drug treatment programs nationwide in an effort to continually disseminate state-of-the-art research information about drug addiction and its treatment.

Over the past decade, science has literally revolutionized our understanding of drug abuse and addiction. This has resulted in new and exciting approaches to helping individuals with drug-related problems. The NIDA Clinical Toolbox is a compilation of publications based on NIDA-supported research, including the first three in a series of drug treatment therapy manuals and our most recent publication, Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide. It is our hope that these materials will help ensure a science-based foundation in your clinical practice.

The NIDA Clinical Toolbox is designed to accommodate additional NIDA publications on effective drug treatment approaches and strategies. As new materials become available, NIDA will continue to distribute them for inclusion in the Toolbox. We hope the Toolbox becomes a useful desk reference for many years to come.

I wish you continued success in your clinical work assisting those affected by drug abuse and addiction. Please feel free to contact NIDA for any additional information that may be useful in your practice. The NIDA Web site can be accessed at www.drugabuse.gov.

Sincerely,

Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D.
Director
National Institute on Drug Abuse

 

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