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A directory of links organized into nine categories: news, the addictions, populations, treatment, statistics, social issues, organizations, and harm reduction (chiefly government and organizational sites). A great place to begin researching alcoholism, drug abuse, or other types of substance abuse.
Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Health: Current Evidence
A free online newsletter that summarizes the latest clinically relevant research on alcohol, illicit drugs, and health.
The Brief Addiction Science Information Source (BASIS)
"The mission of the BASIS is to strengthen worldwide understanding of addiction and minimize its harmful effects."
Monitoring the Future
An ongoing study from the University of Michigan about the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults.
ClubDrugs.gov: A Service of the National Insitute of Drug Abuse
Provides information about MDMA (Ecstasy), LSD, Methamphetamine and other "club drugs" that tend to be "used by teenagers and young adults at bars, nightclubs, concerts, and parties."
Drug Abuse: MedlinePlus
Resource that provides links to a wide range of substance abuse resources. Provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
National Institute on Alcholol Abuse and Alcoholism
The NIAAA "provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol related problems" through research
National Institute on Drug Abuse
"NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction."
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) -- White House
Documents include the "General Counter Drug Intelligence Plan," maps of high intensity drug trafficking areas, "an anti drug media campaign," a substance abuse treatment facility locator, and funding opportunities to combat illegal drug use and links to local and state agencies.
This resource from the National Library of Medicine enables users to visually search and identify solid pharmaceuticals.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a part of the Public Health Service, provides national leadership to ensure that knowledge acquired is effectively used for the prevention and treatment of addictive and mental disorders. It strives to improve access and reduce barriers to high quality, effective programs and services for individuals who suffer from or are at risk for these disorders, as well as for their families and communities.
Drug Enforcement Agency
Enforces the provisions of the controlled substances and chemicals divisions and trafficking laws and regulations in the U.S. Operates worldwide