Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
A federal agency providing programs and services addressing mental health and substance abuse problems nationwide. See CMHS for evidence-based information on the prevention and treatment of mental disorders. See CSAP for programs and services to prevent the onset of illegal drug, underage alcohol and tobacco use. See CSAT for availabil treatment and recovery services for alcohol and drug problems. See OAS for national data on behavioral health practices and issues.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive
"The goal of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA) is to provide ready access to substance abuse and mental health research and administrative data and to promote the sharing of these data among researchers, academics, policymakers, service providers, and others, thereby increasing the use of the data in understanding and assessing substance abuse and mental health problems and the impact of related treatment systems."
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Alcohol and Drug Clearinghouse
SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) is the Nation's one-stop resource for information about substance abuse prevention and addiction treatment.
NIDA - National Institute on Drug Abuse
The Association for Addiction Professionals, is the largest membership organization serving addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment and education.
National Institute Alcohol Abuse and
To support and promote the best science on alcohol and health for the benefit of all by:
MedlinePLUS is a consumer health website from the National Institutes of Medicine. This page provides links to articles on substance abuse. You will also find a medical dictionary, encyclopedia, pamphlets, tutorials, and organizations on this informative website.
National Instute of Mental Health
"The National Institute of Mental Health is the largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health."
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Center for Disease Control & Prevention
Current statistics on the use and abuse of alcohol from the CDC.
SAMHSA's Office of Applied Studies
The latest national data on alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drug abuse
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Up-to-date, federally sponsored drug-related statistics, links, presentations, and resources from The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), a component of the Executive Office of the President.
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Alcohol Research & Health
Articles from the Alcohol Research & Health, are published by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Acoholism
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention and Policy
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy is an Open Access, peer-reviewed online journal that will encompass all aspects of research concerning substance abuse, with a focus on policy issues.
Journal of Gambling Issues
"The Journal of Gambling Issues offers an Internet-based forum for developments in gambling-related research, policy and treatment as well as personal accounts about gambling and gambling behaviour. Through publishing peer-reviewed articles about gambling as a social phenomenon and the prevention and treatment of gambling problems, it is our aim is to help make sense of how gambling affects us all."
International Journal of Mental Health & Addiction
"A forum for researchers, clinicians, policy specialists, educators, community workers, advocates, and stakeholders. IJMA is intended to be a vehicle for an ongoing dialogue about any issues that fall within the area of mental health and addiction. Our journal covers areas in psychology, sociology, anthropology, criminology, public health, history, law, literature, and other fields pertaining to mental health and addiction."
Reducing underage Drinking: A Collective Responsibility
The Institute of Medicine and the National Academies Press publish this free 740 page book online. It explores the ways in which may different individuals and groups contribute to the problem and how they can be enlisted to prevent it. Reducing Underage Drinking will serve as both a game plan and a call to arms for anyone with an investment in youth health and safety. Users can read sections, the full report, an executive summary, or download a podcast.
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American Counseling Association
"The American Counseling Association is a not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession. Founded in 1952, ACA is the world's largest association exclusively representing professional counselors in various practice settings."
NAADAC - Association for Addiction Profesionals
"The Association for Addiction Professionals, is the largest membership organization serving addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment and education."
American Psychological Association
"The American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With 148,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide. Their page on addictions includes news, journal articles, treatment facility locator and related topics."
Addiction Technology Transfer Center
The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network is dedicated to identifying and advancing opportunities for improving addiction treatment. Our vision is to unify science, education and services to transform the lives of individuals and families affected by alcohol and other drug addiction. The Network is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to upgrade the skills of existing practitioners and other health professionals and to disseminate the latest science to the treatment community.
National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers
"The mission of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) is to promote, assist and enhance the delivery of ethical, effective, research-based treatment for alcoholism and other drug addictions. NAATP will seek to accomplish this mission by; (1) providing its members and the public with accurate, responsible information and other resources related to the treatment of these diseases; (2) advocating for increased access to and availability of quality treatment for those who suffer from alcoholism and other drug addictions; and (3) working in partnership with other organizations and individuals that share NAATPs mission and goals."
National Association of Lesbian & Gay Addiction Professionals
The National Association of Lesbian and Gay Addiction Professionals is a membership organization founded in 1979 and dedicated to the prevention and treatment of alcoholism, substance abuse, and other addictions in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender communities.
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Bureau of Substance Abuse Services
"Massachusetts Department of Health & Human Services, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services oversees the substance abuse and gambling prevention and treatment services in the Commonwealth. Responsibilities include: licensing programs and counselors; funding and monitoring prevention and treatment services; providing access to treatment for the indigent and uninsured; developing and implementing policies and programs; and tracking substance abuse trends in the state."
Massachusetts Board of Substance Abuse Counselor Certification
"MBSACC has designed a credentialing system that evaluates counselor competency and grants recognition to those counselors who meet specified minimum standards. It identifies the functions, responsibilities, knowledge, and skill bases required by an addictions counselor in the performance of his/her job.The Massachusetts certification process is designed to measure addictions counselor competency - the ability to counsel substance abusing clients."
A 235 page Technical Assistance Publication (TAP) from the U.S. DHHS outlining the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for professional practice. This publication addresses the following questions: What professional standards should guide substance abuse treatment counselors? What is an appropriate scope of practice for the field? Which competencies are associated with positive outcomes? What knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) should all substance abuse treatment professionals have in common?
The Change Book
The Change Book: A Blueprint for Technology Transfer, 2nd ed. published by Addiction Technology Transfer Network (ATTC)
.."is a tool to help you implement change initiatives that will improve prevention and treatment outcomes. It is designed
for administrators, staff educators, and policy makers. Using this manual will increase your knowledge of
technology transfer methods and will build your skills in implementing change withnin organizations."
The Change Book Workbook
A Companion to The Change Book: A Blueprint for Technology Transfer.
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The CORK database includes over 69,000 items on substance abuse, indexed by over 400 terms. Project Cork was founded at Dartmouth Medical School. The goal is to provide immediate access to authoritative information and materials on substance abuse, useful to health and human service professionals, educators and their students, and those in public policy.