Internet Resources About the Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Abuse

October 28, 2007 - Alcohol and drug abuse has become such a national and local community issue that the following list of Internet Resources has been compiled to assist teens, family members and persons who are victims of addiction.

Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters: Provides help and fellowship for relatives and friends of alcoholics.

Alcoholics Anonymous: A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other to solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership. The group is self-supporting through members' contributions.

Club Drugs.Org: A service of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) devoted to providing research and community drug alert bulletins on club drugs.

Join Together Online: A project of the Boston University School of Public Health, Join Together is a national resource of information for communities working to reduce substance abuse and gun violence.

"Monitoring the Future Survey": An annual study of drug use by high school students, college students and young adults. The Monitoring the Future Study is funded by research grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a part of the National Institute of Health, and conducted at the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD): A non-profit, grass roots organization with more than 600 chapters composed of mothers, fathers, young people and concerned individuals looking for effective solutions to drunk driving and underage drinking and supporting those affected by these problems.

Narcotics Anonymous: An international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with nearly 20,000 meetings in seventy countries.

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA): at Columbia University informs Americans of the economic and social costs of substance abuse and its impact on their lives.

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI): A clearinghouse of information on alcohol and drugs, NCADI is a service of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD): provides education, information, help and hope to the public and advocates prevention, intervention and treatment through a national office and a nationwide network of affiliates.

National Families in Action (NFIA): A national drug education, prevention and policy center, NFIA's mission is to help families and communities prevent drug abuse among children by promoting policies based on science.

National Household Survey: An annual survey of national household drug use by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the Department of Health and Human Services.

National Inhalant Prevention Coalition (NIPC): An inhalant referral and information clearinghouse which develops information and works with state agencies, schools, businesses, and law enforcement to educate youth and adults about the debilitating effects of inhalant abuse.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): NIDA's mission is to bring the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction by conducting research and ensuring the dissemination and use of its research results to significantly improve drug abuse and addiction prevention, treatment, and policy. NIDA is a part of the National Institute of Health, Department of Health and Human Services.

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP): Establishes policies, priorities, and objectives for the nation's drug control program, the goals of which are to reduce illicit drug use; manufacturing and trafficking; drug-related crime and violence; and drug-related health consequences.

Partnership for a Drug-Free America (PDFA): A private, non-profit, non-partisan coalition of professionals from the communications industry whose mission is to reduce the demand for illicit drugs in America through media.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): The Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.

Treatment Information Exchange: A resource of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, providing a searchable directory of 12,000 drug and alcohol treatment programs in the country.


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