The following is a list of web sites that contain a wide range of issues related to substance
abuse. Many of these web sites either directly focus or pay particular interest
to the impact of substance abuse on children and families. Although extensive,
the following is certainly not a complete listing of all the important web
sites on substance abuse. CWLA welcomes suggestions of links that may be
missing or that may need to be updated.
- Administration for
Children and Families
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) federal
program houses the Children's Bureau, which covers a wide-range of topics
including substance abuse.
A. A. is an international fellowship of men and women who
share their experience, strength and hope with each other so they may solve
their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
- Alcoholic Beverage Medical
Research Foundation (ABMRF)
ABMRF is the largest, independent, non-profit foundation in
North America devoted solely to supporting research on the effects of alcohol
on health, behavior and prevention of alcohol-related problems.
- Al-Anon Family
Groups, Inc. (Al-Anon/Alateen)
Al-Anon/Alateen is a support program that helps families and
friends (adults and youths) of alcoholics recover from the effects of living
with the problem drinking of a relative or friend.
- Alcohol Research Group (ARG)
ARG focuses on alcohol and substance use and intervention in
the general population and in specific populations such as individuals in
treatment, welfare recipients and the homeless.
- American Council for Drug
ACDE is a substance abuse prevention and education agency
that develops programs and materials based on the most current scientific
research on drug use and its impact on society.
- Association for Medical
Education & Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA)
AMERSA is an association of multidisciplinary health care
professionals in the field of substance abuse dedicated to improving research
and education about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Psychological Association, Division 50--Addictions
Division 50 - Addictions promotes advances in research,
professional training, and clinical practice within the broad range of
addictive behaviors including problematic use of alcohol, nicotine, and other
drugs and disorders involving gambling, eating, sexual behavior, or spending.
- American Public Human
Services Association (APHSA)
APHSA is devoted to developing, promoting, and implementing
public human service policies that improve the health and well-being of
families, children, and adults. APHSA's department on children and family
services is working with states to address AOD issues in the child welfare
- American Society of Addiction
The nation's medical specialty society dedicated to
educating physicians and improving the treatment of individuals suffering from
alcoholism and other addictions
- Association for Addicted
Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
NAADAC is the largest national organization for alcoholism
and drug abuse professionals across the country who treat addicted individuals
and families. NAADAC is committed to increasing general awareness of alcoholism
and drug abuse and enhancing care of individuals through treatment, education,
and prevention programs.
- Brown University Center
for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (CAAS)
CAAS promotes the identification, prevention, and effective
treatment of alcohol and other drug use problems in our society through
research, education, training, and policy advocacy.
- Building Blocks for a Healthy Future
Created by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Internet's first early childhood substance abuse prevention resource is geared toward improving communication between children and their caregivers. Designed for children ages 3-6 and their parents and caregivers. Includes engaging, colorful characters and games and offers parents and caregivers tips on communicating with children, spending quality time together, and engaging in active listening and dialog.
- Caron Foundation
A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality
rehabilitative services to all those affected by the sickness of addiction. The
foundation offers a full spectrum of gender-specific chemical dependency
treatment programs to meet the needs of everyone - from adolescents to seniors.
Caron's expertise includes early intervention, medical evaluation and
detoxification, residential primary, relapse and extended care, outpatient
treatment for adults and adolescents, continuing care, family counseling and
- Center for Substance
Abuse Research (CESAR)
The primary mission of CESAR is to collect, analyze, and
disseminate information on the nature and extent of substance abuse and related
problems in Maryland and nationally. CESAR also conducts policy-relevant
research on specific initiatives to prevent, treat, and control substance
abuse, and evaluates prevention and treatment programs.
- Children of Alcoholics
COAF is a national non-profit that provides a range of
educational materials and services to help professionals, children and adults
break the intergenerational cycle of parental substance abuse.
- Children's Defense
CDF is one of the leading children's advocacy organizations
that pays particular interest to poor, minority, and disabled children. Many of
their publications and reports highlight the substantial influence of substance
abuse on children and families.
- Children and Family
A nonprofit organization dedicated to improving outcomes for
children and families, particularly those affected by alcohol and other drugs
by providing technical assistance and training to government, community-based
organizations, and schools on strategic planning, evaluation, and measures of
- College on Problems of
Drug Dependence (CPDD)
CPDD is a professional organization of scientists whose
research is directed toward a better understanding of drug abuse and addiction.
- Community Anti-Drug
Coalitions of America (CADCA)
CADCA is a coalition of more than 4,300 community organizations
across the U.S. This web site offers a plethora of resources to help
communities combat substance abuse.
- Department of Health and
Human Services (DHHS)
DHHS is the governing body of more than 300 federal programs
designed to protect the health and provide essential services to American
citizens. This site contains facts sheets and evaluations concerning the
administration, research, and policies of hundreds of federal programs.
of Labor (DOL)
The DOL has created the Working
Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace program, a one-stop source
for information about workplace substance abuse prevention. This site provides
employers with introductory resources and tools to address the problematic use
by employees of any substance-including but not limited to alcohol, illegal
drugs and prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
- Drug Abuse Treatment Outcome
The Drug Abuse Treatment Outcome Studies (DATOS) were
initiated in 1990 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to evaluate
drug abuse treatment outcomes and emerging treatment issues in the United
States. This is NIDA's third national outcome evaluation study of publicly
funded treatment. Four collaborating research centers were funded in 1995 to
pursue independent but coordinated programs of research based on DATOS.
- Drug Enforcement
The DEA enforces the controlled substances laws and
regulations of the United States.
DRUGINFO database indexes and abstracts literature on alcohol,
tobacco, and other drug use/abuse. It covers the educational, psychological,
and sociological literature comprehensively, and the medical and biological
literature selectively from 1968 to the present.
Drugnet has been developed as a public service by Danya
International, Inc. The site provides one of the most comprehensive
listing/categorization with descriptions of other addiction-related sites and
materials available on the Internet.
- Drug Strategies
Drug Strategies promotes more effective approaches to the
nation's drug problems and supports private and public efforts to reduce the
demand for drugs through prevention, education, treatment, law enforcement and
This site provides links to more than 70 federal agencies as
well as regional and state-wide statistics.
- Free Drug or Alcohol Addiction Treatment
A guide about finding drug and alcohol treatment, free of cost.
- Free to Grow
Free To Grow is a national demonstration program testing an innovative approach to two closely related public health problems--substance abuse and child abuse. Free To Grow identifies the best ideas and practices in the field of prevention in general and substance abuse and child abuse prevention in particular and applies them to the crucial early years.
- Harvard Medical School,
Division on Addictions
The mission of the
Division on Addictions at Harvard Medical School is to strengthen worldwide
understanding of addiction through innovative research, education, and the
global exchange of information. The ultimate goal is to alleviate the
individual, social, medical, and economic burdens caused by addictive
A nonprofit organization
providing high-quality, affordable rehabilitation, education, prevention,
professional services, and publications regarding chemical dependency and
- Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other
The Higher Education
Center's purpose is to help college and community leaders develop, implement,
and evaluate programs and policies to reduce student problems related to
alcohol and other drug use and interpersonal violence.
- Indian Health Service (IHS)
IHS is an agency within
the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services that is responsible for
providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.
- Inter-University Consortium for Political
and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan
ICPSR provides access to
the world's largest archive of computerized social science data, including data
on substance abuse and mental health.
- Join Together
Join Together supports
community-based efforts to reduce, prevent, and treat substance abuse across
- Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco
LCAT's mission is to
combat alcohol and tobacco problems and their underlying causes in Latino
communities. LCAT is unique since it is only Latino national organization
dedicated solely to reducing the harm caused by alcohol and tobacco in the
Latino community through research, policy analysis, community education,
training and information dissemination.
- Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol
Leadership to Keep
Children Alcohol Free, a unique coalition of more than 30 Governors' spouses,
Federal agencies, and public and private organizations, is an initiative to
prevent the use of alcohol by children ages 9 to 15.
- Legal Action Center (LAC)
LAC is a law and policy
organization in the U. S. that fights discrimination against people with
histories of addiction, AIDS, and criminal records and advocates for sound
public policies in these areas.
- Marijuana Anonymous
Marijuana Anonymous uses
the basic 12 Steps of Recovery founded by Alcoholics Anonymous. They are a
fellowship of men and women who share experience, strength, and hope with each
other to solve their common problem and help others to recover from marijuana
- Miami Coalition For Safe And Drug-Free
The Miami Coalition For A
Safe And Drug-Free Community is a broadly based community organization
committed to reducing the problems of drug abuse, addiction, and directly
related social issues by serving in the role as a community facilitator.
- Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD)
MADD is a national non
profit organization that is dedicated to identifying effective solutions to
drunk driving and underage drinking problems, while supporting those who have
already experienced the pain of these senseless crimes.
- National Association for Children of Alcoholics
NACoA is the national non
profit membership organization working on behalf of children of alcohol and
drug dependent parents. NACoA's mission is to advocate for all children and
families affected by alcoholism and other drug dependencies.
- National Association of Drug Court
The National Association
of Drug Court Professionals seeks to reduce substance abuse, crime and
recidivism by promoting and advocating for the establishment and funding of
Drug Courts and providing for collection and dissemination of information,
technical assistance, and mutual support to association members.
- National Association of State Alcohol and Drug
Abuse Directors (NASADAD)
NASADAD is a non profit
educational, scientific, and informational organization dedicated to fostering
and supporting the development of effective alcohol and other drug abuse
prevention and treatment programs across the nation.
- National Center on Addiction and Substance
Abuse at Columbia University (CASA)
CASA is a unique think/action
tank that engages all disciplines to study every form of substance abuse as it
affects our society. CASA has published several major reports on substance
abuse which focused on the impact of AOD use on such populations as children
and youth, families, and the child welfare system.
- National Clearinghouse on Alcohol and Drug
This site hosts the
world's largest resource for current information and materials concerning
alcohol and substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment.
- National Commission Against Drunk Driving (NCADD)
A non-profit organization
of public and private sector leaders who are dedicated to minimizing the human
and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes by working to make
driving impaired a socially unacceptable act. The web site contains research
and resource publications geared for both parents and teenagers.
- National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
NCADD provides education,
information, help and hope to the public. It advocates prevention, intervention
and treatment through offices in New York and Washington, and a nationwide
network of Affiliates.
- National Council for Community Behavioral
NCCBH is a non profit
trade association serving the education, advocacy and networking needs of more
than 800 community providers of mental health and addiction treatment services.
NCCBH is an important voice in the shaping of federal law, policy, and
regulations that govern the behavioral healthcare world.
- National Drug Prevention League (NDPL)
NDPL is an association of
national organizations focused on AOD prevention, the web-site contains
national AOD news and information as well as links to NDPL members, federal
government sites, and other AOD-related organizations.
- National Drug Strategy Network
The National Drug
Strategy Network is working for effective approaches to address the world's
many drug problems by sharing accurate information about drug control
strategies. NDSN is made up of individuals and organizations around the world,
and is supported by the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation, a privately funded,
non-profit educational charity working on innovative solutions to problems
facing the criminal justice system.
- National Families In Action (NFIA)
National Families in
Action is a national drug education, prevention, and policy center based in
Atlanta, Georgia. Its mission is to help families and communities prevent drug
abuse among children by promoting policies based on science.
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and
The NIAAA site contains
publications, searchable databases, and research and information pertaining to
alcohol-related problems, as well as, NIAAA's conference and event schedule,
press releases, and programmatic news on its various research efforts.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
This extensive site
offers publications, fact sheets, and press releases on all types of alcohol
and other drugs. The site covers prevention, intervention, policy, and funding
information. The site offers a vast amount of information ranging from very
scientifically-based information to resources geared for the general public.
- National Library of Medicine (NLM)
NLM is the world's
largest medical library hosting materials in all areas of biomedicine and
health care, as well as works on biomedical aspects of technology, the
humanities, and the physical, life, and social sciences.
- National Indian
Child Welfare Institute
NICWA is a national voice
for American Indian children and families. It is a membership organization
whose main constituency is tribal governments, urban Indian social service
programs, and frontline staff who work with Indian children and families.
- National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
NIMH is dedicated to
diminishing the burden of mental illness through research. A division of the
National Institutes of Health, this site offers brochures, information sheets,
reports, press releases, fact sheets, and other educational materials geared
toward practitioners, researchers, and the general public.
- National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
A nonprofit organization
founded in 1990 dedicated to eliminating birth defects caused by alcohol
consumption during pregnancy and improving the quality of life for those
individuals and families affected.
- Marin Institute for the Prevention of
Alcohol and Other Drug Problems
The Marin Institute is a
public health and AOD research and prevention institute which also serves as a
watchdog to the alcohol marketing industry.
- Office of National Drug Control
The principal purpose of
ONDCP is to establish 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.
- Parenting is Prevention (PIPP)
Parenting is Prevention
provides accurate information, support, and resources to assist parents and
others in raising children to be healthy, drug-free, productive adults.
- Partnership for a Drug Free America
The Partnership for a
Drug-Free America is a coalition of communications professionals - from
advertising, the media industry, public relations, research companies, actors
guilds, production companies - dedicated to one mission: to help kids and teens
reject substance abuse by influencing attitudes through persuasive information.
- Project Cork
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RAND is a large research
organization that focuses on alcohol, drug abuse, and mental health services,
as well as maternal, child and adolescent health.
- Recovery Connection
This website shares information about teen drug addiction and treatment programs.
- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation is the largest US foundation devoted to improving the health and
health care of all Americans.
- Scott Newman Center
The Scott Newman Center
is dedicated to the prevention of substance abuse through education. The Center
continues to develop innovative, research-based drug prevention materials and
projects that target families, schools and communities.
- Stop Teenage
Addiction to Tobacco (STAT)
STAT uses a combination
of activism, advocacy, education and networking to eliminate the availability
of tobacco to minors, regulate tobacco advertising and promotion and make the
public aware of the unethical and deceitful marketing practices of the tobacco
- Strengthening America's Families
A project of the Office
of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in collaboration with
the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service's Center for Substance Abuse
Prevention (CSAP). Provides the results of the 1999 search for "best
practice" family strengthening programs.
- Substance Abuse Librarians and Information
SALIS is an international
association of individuals and organizations with special interests in the
exchange and dissemination of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug information.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
SAMHSA's mission is to
strengthen the Nation's health care capacity to provide prevention, diagnosis,
and treatment services for Americans suffering from substance abuse and mental
illness. SAMHSA serves as the umbrella under which substance abuse and mental health
service centers are housed, including: the Center for Mental Health Services,
the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, and the Center for Substance Abuse
- Web of Addictions
The Web of Addictions contains
news, facts, links, rolodex, and in-depth information on topics related to AOD
Withdrawal.org is part of the USA Addiction Treatment Partnership, a Florida based non-profit organization. The site provides addiction withdrawal resources including common signs, symptoms and treatment.
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