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  • Finding Quality Treatment for Substance Use Disorders
    on April 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    This fact sheet serves as a guide for individuals seeking behavioral health treatment. It provides three necessary steps to complete prior to utilizing a treatment center and the five signs of a quality treatment center, which include a review of the accreditation, medication, evidence-based practices, position on the role of families, and support networks. Inventory#: PEP18-TREATMENT-LOC […]

  • Tips for Teens: The Truth About Methamphetamine
    on April 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    This factsheet for teens provides facts about methamphetamine. It describes short- and long-term effects and lists signs of methamphetamine use. The factsheet helps to dispel common myths about methamphetamine. Access sources cited in this factsheet. Inventory#: PEP18-03 […]

  • Underage Drinking: Myths vs. Facts
    on April 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    This fact sheet is a prevention resource written specifically for preteens and teens. It compares the myths with the facts about how common alcohol use is among youth. This fact sheet can also help you start a conversation about underage drinking and alcohol misuse. Inventory#: SMA18-4299 […]

  • Tips for Teens: The Truth About Inhalants
    on April 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    This factsheet for teens provides facts about inhalants. It describes the long- and short-tem effects and lists the signs of inhalant use. The factsheet helps to dispel common myths about inhalants. Access sources cited in this factsheet. . Inventory#: PEP18-04 […]

  • Tips for Teens: The Truth About Cocaine
    on April 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    This brochure for teens provides facts about cocaine. It describes short- and long-term effects and lists signs of cocaine use. The brochure helps to dispel common myths about cocaine. Access sources cited in this factsheet. Inventory#: PEP18-01 […]

  • Tips for Teens: The Truth About Heroin
    on April 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    This factsheet for teens provides facts about heroin. It describes short- and long-term effects and lists signs of heroin use. The factsheet helps to dispel common myths about heroin. Access sources cited in this factsheet Inventory#: PEP18-02 […]

  • The Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances
    on April 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    This 2016 report provides an overview of data from the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances program. It presents findings that indicate that systems of care provide services and promote positive outcomes for underserved children and youth within the mental health system. Inventory#: PEP18-CMHI2016 […]

  • TIP 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder – Addressing Opioid Use Disorder in General Medical Settings (Part 2 of 5)
    on February 1, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Part 2 of this Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) is for healthcare professionals who work in general medical settings and care for patients who misuse opioids or have opioid use disorder (OUD). Healthcare professionals in such settings address most personal healthcare needs, develop sustained partnerships with patients, and practice in the context of family and community. Inventory#: SMA18-5063PT2 […]

  • TIP 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder – Full Document (Including Executive Summary and Parts 1-5)
    on February 1, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    This Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) reviews the use of the three Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications used to treat opioid use disorder (OUD)—methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine—and the other strategies and services needed to support recovery for people with OUD. Inventory#: SMA18-5063FULLDOC […]

  • TIP 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder – Partnering Addiction Treatment Counselors with Clients and Healthcare Professionals (Part 4 of 5)
    on February 1, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Part 4 of this Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) is for addiction treatment professionals and peer recovery support specialists who work with individuals that take a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medication for opioid use disorder (OUD)—methadone, naltrexone, or buprenorphine. Inventory#: SMA18-5063PT4 […]

National Science Foundation

  • View and vote on more than 200 science and engineering videos
    on May 18, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    More than 29,143 people from 142 countries have already viewed, voted or commented on their favorite videos in the week-long, National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase, and there's still time to participate. The STEM for All showcase is an annual online event that features three-minute video presentations from federally funded projects aimed at improving science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and computer science education. Until ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245508&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • 2018 Community College Innovation Challenge finalists announced
    on May 11, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), has named 10 finalists for the fourth annual Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC). CCIC seeks to strengthen entrepreneurial thinking among community college students by challenging them to use science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to find innovative solutions to real-world problems. Each student team works with a faculty mentor and industry ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245059&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Statement on Artificial Intelligence for American Industry
    on May 10, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    On May 10, 2018, the White House convened academic researchers, industry experts and federal leaders at an event on Artificial Intelligence for American Industry. National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Córdova participated in the event and issued the following statement. Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming every segment of American industry. It is making agriculture more precise and efficient, giving us new medical diagnostics that save lives, and ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245418&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • USAF and NSF announce partnership in science and engineering research
    on May 9, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Córdova signed a Letter of Intent May 9, 2018, creating a new partnership for collaboration on scientific and engineering research to bolster national security. The Letter of Intent initiates a strategic partnership focused on research in four areas of common interest: space operations and geosciences, advanced material sciences, information and data sciences, and workforce and ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245420&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Statement on Teacher Appreciation Week 2018
    on May 9, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    William J. (Jim) Lewis, the acting assistant director for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), issued the following statement on Teacher Appreciation Week: In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources want to acknowledge and celebrate the nation's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers for their dedicated ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245406&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Air Force, NSF to create research partnership to enhance national security
    on May 2, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Members of the media are invited to join Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Córdova as they sign a Letter of Intent to create a new partnership for collaboration on scientific research to bolster national security. What: Letter of Intent signing between the Air Force and NSF. When: May 9, 2018, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Where: The 20 F Street NW ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245314&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Federal partners release Interagency Strategic Plan for Microbiome Research
    on May 1, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    A group of 23 U.S. government agencies, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), have joined to produce the Interagency Strategic Plan for Microbiome Research, which outlines the objectives, structure and principles for coordinated research in this important field of study. The Microbiome Interagency Working Group's five-year strategic plan ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245289&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • US and UK join forces to understand how quickly a massive Antarctic glacier could collapse
    on April 30, 2018 at 10:00 am

    The collapse of the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica could significantly affect global sea levels. As part of a new $25 million research collaboration, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the United Kingdom's Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) announced today that teams of scientists at U.S. institutions will deploy to Antarctica to gather the data needed to understand whether the glacier could begin to collapse in the next few decades or centuries from now. The ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245261&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Sunlight reduces effectiveness of dispersants used to clean up oil spills
    on April 25, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    A new study shows that sunlight transforms oil spills on the ocean surface more quickly and significantly than previously thought, limiting the effectiveness of chemical dispersants that break up floating oil. A research team funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) found that sunlight chemically alters crude oil floating on the sea surface within days or hours. The team reported that sunlight changes oil into ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245099&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Billions of gallons of water saved by thinning forests
    on April 23, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Find related stories on NSF's Critical Zone Observatories webpage. There are too many trees in Sierra Nevada forests, say scientists affiliated with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory (CZO). That may come as a surprise to those who see dense, verdant forests as signs of a healthy environment. After all, green is good, right? Not ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245128&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

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  • Cannabis: It matters how young you start
    on May 18, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    Researchers find that boys who start smoking pot before 15 are much more likely to have a drug problem at 28 than those who start at 15 or after. […]

  • Women sometimes feel regret after electing to freeze their eggs
    on May 18, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Most women feel empowered by elective procedures that enable them to bank eggs in case they can't conceive naturally later in life, researchers have found. But one in six become regretful, for reasons that researchers do not yet fully understand. […]

  • Want to help your child succeed in school? Add language to the math, reading mix
    on May 17, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    A new study finds that a child's language skills in kindergarten can predict his or her future proficiency in other subjects. […]

  • 'Undermatched' students less likely to graduate on time compared to peers
    on May 17, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    A new study finds that undermatching -- when high-performing students, often from economically-disadvantaged households, attend less competitive colleges than their qualifications permit -- correlates to another higher education dilemma: delayed graduation. The study shows that students who undermatch are less likely to graduate college within four or six years compared to peers who do not undermatch. […]

  • Giving employees 'decoy' sanitizer options could improve hand hygiene
    on May 17, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Introducing a less convenient option for hand sanitizing may actually boost workers' use of hand sanitizer and increase sanitary conditions in the workplace, according to a new study. The findings revealed that employees in a food factory used more of their regular sanitizer and had cleaner hands and workspaces after a […]

  • How social isolation transforms the brain
    on May 17, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Researchers gain new insights into the brain mechanisms underlying the negative effects caused by long-term social isolation. […]

  • Shedding light on brain's ability to orchestrate movement
    on May 17, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    New research in mice reveals how specialized neurons allow the brain to construct sequences of movements. Damage to these neurons disrupts the ability to correctly string together movements into desired actions. The findings may inform the study and eventual treatment of movement disorders such as Parkinson's and Huntington's. […]

  • Microglia are key defenders against prion diseases
    on May 17, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Prion diseases are slow degenerative brain diseases that occur in people and various other mammals. No vaccines or treatments are available, and these diseases are almost always fatal. Scientists have found little evidence of a protective immune response to prion infections. Further, microglia -- brain cells usually involved in the first level of host defense against infections of the brain -- have been thought to worsen these diseases by secreting toxic molecules that can damage nerve cells. […]

  • Brain abnormality indicates general risk for mental illness
    on May 17, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    A new study reports an abnormality in visual regions of the brain that is associated with a person's general risk for mental illness. The findings indicate a signature abnormality shared between common forms of mental illness, which could help clinicians assess a patient's general risk for developing a mental illness. […]

  • Young people are choosing marijuana before cigarettes and alcohol
    on May 17, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    More young people are turning to marijuana as their first substance of choice, rather than smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol, an expert says. He says that young people who start off on marijuana before alcohol or tobacco are more likely to become heavy users and have cannabis-related problems later in life. […]

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