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What's New - June 1, 1999

Methamphetamine and Cocaine Treatment Guidelines Released
The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) recently released "Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders", which is number 33 in CSAT's Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series. The guidelines, developed by a panel of non-Federal experts, provide treatment strategies that have been scientifically validated as effective in treating people with stimulant use disorders. The TIP provides clinicians and "front line" treatment providers an overview of the latest knowledge about stimulants, describes treatment approaches that are appropriate and effective for stimulant abusers, and makes specific recommendation on the practical application of treatment strategies. Also included in the TIP are 44 client worksheets and nine screening tests for cognitive impairment to assist providers in treating people with stimulant use disorders.

Prevention Benefits Exceed Costs
The Rand Corp. just released the results of its review of school-based prevention efforts, " An Ounce of Prevention, a Pound of Uncertainty: The Cost-Effectiveness of School-Based Drug Prevention Programs". Researchers found that these programs were effective at reducing drug use, but that the effects were modest. A complete text of the report is available on the Rand Web site.

ONDCP Web Activities
The Office of National Drug Control Policy(ONDCP) has developed a list of "101 Ways to Keep Kids Busy This Summer". This list, as well as other parenting content is available on the ProjectkNOw web site.
Also, the ONDCP has developed a drug prevention and education web site targeted at teens and "tweens" ages 9-14. The site is entitled Freevibe and was developed in cooperation with ABC/Disney Online. It focuses on positive uses of time, accurate and realistic education information, and entertainment.

Materiales Sobre el Alcohol, Tabacco, y Otras Drogas Disponible en Espaņol
The Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association has compiled a page of Spanish Language Materials Available on Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug, Materiales Sobre el Alcohol, Tabacco, y Otras Drogas Disponible en Espaņol.

Second National Conference On Women
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is sponsoring the Second National Conference On Women : Life Pathways: Women Healing, Thriving, and Celebrating, June 27-30 in Los Angeles, CA.

New Links
Do It Now Foundation/Online
Society for the Study of Addiction
drkoop.com is led by Dr. C. Everett Koop, former U.S. Surgeon General.
Norman Area Prevention Resource Center
Eric's Place, a personal 12-step recovery page
Off Center Writer's Block - Stories about Addiction
Ted Noffs Foundation - adolescent drug treatment in Australia
Walk-In Counseling Center

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