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NIDA’s mission is to lead the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.  This is a fantastic website with tons of good information.  Links provided by Mary Slivinski.   Here are some great links from their site:  Drug Abuse ChatDrug Treatment Trends Facts

S.B.I.R.T stands for screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment.  This is not a bad idea for hospitals and even jails to engage.  The cost to society for not addressing addiction has never been fully quantified.  It is massive.  A single addict or alcoholic  has the potential to destroy families, communities and lives.  SAMHSA is behind the movement and it is showing success.   Read about the program here.   Links forwarded by Mary Slivinski.

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