September 3, 2012

Building on the 2011 binational agreement between NIDA and the Italian Department for Anti-Drug Policies (DAP), Italy has translated the NIDA website, Easy-to-Read Drug Facts, into Italian. The easy-to-read website features pictures and videos to help readers understand the text about drug abuse, addiction, and treatment. The pages are easy to print out to share with people who do not have computers. In an introduction to the Italian version of the site, Giovanni Serpelloni, M.D., DAP, said the good, simple, and clear information on the site will help young people choose appropriate health behaviors and avoid substance use. Cooperation on education was a priority established by the binational agreement.