NIDAMED Draft Social Media Messages

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Science to Medicine Substance Abuse Screening Concept: Science to Medicine—Screening

Ch: 169

Visit #NIDAMED to see how one PA encouraged confidential conversations with her teen patients when screening them for substance use.


Brain Awareness Week Concept: Brain Awareness Week

Ch: 213

Addiction is a brain disorder affecting nearly 20 million Americans. Support Brain Awareness Week by learning more and sharing the effects of drugs on the brain.

#NIDAMED #BrainWeek


NIDAMED Chart Concept: Chart of Evidence-Based Screening Tools and Assessments for Adults and Adolescents

Ch: 218

Looking for substance use screening tools to use with your patients? Check out #NIDAMED for a chart of evidence-based tools organized by substance type, patient age, and administration method.


NIDAMED Online courses

Concept: NIDAMED CME/CE Courses

Ch: 171

If you’re looking for CME/CE courses to take this year, check out #NIDAMED for a one-stop shop of courses related to substance use and addiction.


About the Author

Tara Garwood
Tara Garwood, Author

Tara Garwood is the Social Media Strategist at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). She previously worked in video production at the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Secret Service, where she developed and implemented their captioning process. Special interests include eliminating stigma, promoting diversity, and making video accessible. When she’s not planning, creating, or posting NIDA’s social media, (sometimes simultaneously!), you can find Tara shooting her own videos, knitting poorly, or reading on the couch with her two snuggly Boston Terriers.