NOTE: All resources are available online only unless otherwise indicated.
The Criminal Justice resource page provides a variety of resources, including the following (National Institute on Drug Abuse):
- The Drugs & The Brain Wallet Card provides a brief explanation of triggers, risk of overdose death after abstinence, and encourages a drug-free life. It includes resource numbers/websites and a space for a counselor to fill in local resources or triggers.
- The Science of Drug Use: Discussion Points is for judges, counselors and others who work within the system and gives them language to use when talking with teens in particular, reinforcing the idea that addiction is a brain disease and needs specific strategies and even treatment, underscoring that “willpower” is usually not enough.
- The Easy-to-Read Drug Facts are brief, printable documents at lower literacy levels that include information on health consequences of use, as well as other negative impacts; the nature of addiction; and treatment and recovery.
Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations: A Research-Based Guide (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
- Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
- Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What to Ask (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
- After Release, Jail Inmates’ Substance Use Patterns Relate to Their Choice of Friends (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
- Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Treatment/Therapy (Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention)
- Justice System Research Initiatives (National Institute on Drug Abuse)