Abstracts, Articles, Citations, and Searches
Topic specific Pubmed Query – Healthy People 2010- Substance Abuse
Community Guide: Alcohol
NIAAA Clinical Guidelines and Manuals on Alcohol-related issues
National Guideline Clearinghouse – Alcohol-use
SAMHSA Practice Guidelines- a list of books
U.S. Preventive Task Force: Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse
AA: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. You can use the site to find more information, read literature, and locate meetings.
National Institute on Drug Abuse: NIDA is a Federal scientific research institute under the National Institutes of Health, and is the largest supporter of the world's research on drug abuse and addiction.
Science of Addiction- Provides scientific information about the disease of drug addiction, including the many harmful consequences of drug abuse and the basic approaches that have been developed to prevent and treat the disease.
NA: Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership, which offers recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle.
SAMHSA's (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration) The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
SAMHSA Locator:The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers this locator for drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs. This is a long list, but the interactive map lets you narrow locations in their database down to one state or even one zip code.
TheAntiDrug.com was created by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign to equip parents and other adult caregivers with the tools they need to raise drug-free kids. Sections include drug information, parenting advice, “is your teen using”, and resources. There is also a crisis intervention section under “Panic”.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for Teens
Website for teens that includes facts on drugs, effects on the minde, games, downloads, videos, and real stories, ask Dr. NIDA, and resources for parents and educators
Family and Friend Resources
Al-Anon: This group is designed to help friends and family members of people going through rehab treatments. It is about support, conversation, and sharing personal experiences. It is roughly equivalent to an AA group but with families in mind.
Families Anonymous: This group is designed to help people cope when confronted with the destructive behavior of someone close to them. It focuses on anonymity and its own 12-step fellowship program.
Breaking the Cycles: This blog and resource provides numerous resources for families and friends involved in the rehabilitation process, from information articles to workshops and service groups.