Substance Abuse Resources & Disability Issues

Josephine F. Wilson, D.D.S., Ph.D., Director

Links


Government Resources:


Substance Abuse Resources:

  • Addiction for Technology Transfer Center (ATTC)
    ATTC is dedicated to identifying and advancing opportunities for improving addiction treatment by unifying science, education, and services.
  • Addiction Research Unit (ARU), Dept. of Psychology, University at Buffalo
    A database of web resources related to addiction and substance abuse.
  • Addiction Treatment Forum
    Offers reporting on substance abuse and addiction therapies, research, news, and events of interest to both health professionals and patients.
  • The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute
    An interdisciplinary research center meant to conduct and support substance research at the University of Washington, and disseminate research findings in substance abuse.
  • American Council for Drug Education: Drug Awareness Series
    The American Council for Drug Education 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.
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine
    The American Society of Addiction Medicine professes the following as its goals: Increase access to and improve the quality of addictions treatment; educate physicians, medical and osteopathic students, and the public; promote research and prevention; establish addiction medicine as a specialty recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
  • Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA)
    AMERSA is a national resource for health professionals and is currently focused on developing a strategic planning document to guide the improvement of health professional education on substance abuse, and implementing a national faculty development program.
  • Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
    Canada's national addictions agency, helping to reduce the health, social, and economic harm associated with substance abuse and addictions.
  • Dartmouth's Project Cork Institute
    Cork's mission is to assemble and disseminate current, authoritative information on substance abuse for clinicians, health care providers, human service personnel, and policy makers. The CORK database of more than 61,000 holdings is searchable online.
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
    DEA is designed to enforce the Controlled Substances laws and regulations of the United States.
  • Drug Reform Coordination Network
    Dual Diagnosis refers to co-occurring Mental Illness, Drug Addiction and/or Alcoholism in various combinations. This site is designed to provide information and resources for service providers, consumers, and family members who are seeking assistance and/or education in this field.
  • Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention
    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.
  • Institute for the Study of Drug Dependency
    DrugScope is one of the leading centers of expertise on drugs; its aim is to inform policy development and reduce drug-related risks.
  • Institute of Behavioral Research
    The Institute of Behavioral Research at Texas Christian University is designed to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of programs for reducing drug abuse and related problems.
  • International Center for Alcohol Policies
    ICAP is an alcohol policy think tank involving governments, the alcohol industry, and public health. It stands for responsibility, partnerships, and an evidence-based approach to alcohol policy issues...
  • National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA), Columbia University
    CASA seeks to inform Americans of the economic and social costs of substance abuse and its impact on their live; assess what works in prevention, treatment, and law enforcement; encourage every individual and institution to take responsibility to combat substance abuse and addiction; provide those on the front line with the tools they need to succeed; and remove the stigma of abuse and replace shame and despair with hope.
  • National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
    NAADAC, 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 Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD)
    NASADAD is a private, not-for-profit educational, scientific, and information organization designed to foster and support the development of effective alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and treatment programs nationwide.
  • National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)
    NCADD provides education, information, help and hope to the public. Advocating prevention, intervention, and treatment on alcoholism and drug dependence.
  • National Criminal Justice Reference System (NCJRS)
    NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.
  • Partnership for a Drug Free America
    The Partnership for a Drug-Free America is a nonprofit coalition of communication, health, medical and educational professionals working to reduce illicit drug use and help people live healthy, drug-free lives.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive
    A National Resource Providing Public Data and Online Analysis.
  • Web of Addictions
    A web resource which seeks to provide factual information about abused drugs to teachers, students, and other interested parties.

Consumer Oriented Substance Abuse Resources:

  • Al-Anon/Alateen
    A fellowship recovery organization for alcoholics seeking sobriety.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous World Services
    An organization offering resources and support for individual drug addicts who seek sobriety and personal recovery.
  • California Association of Addiction Recovery Resources (CAARR)
    CAARR offers education and statewide resources for recovering and suffering alcoholics and addicts living in California.
  • Cocaine Anonymous World Services
    An organization offering resources and support for individual drug addicts who seek sobriety and personal recovery.
  • Drinker's Check-up
    This program is designed to help individual alcoholics to better understand their drinking, including any risks (e.g., to health) it could pose, to consider whether to change their drinking, and to understand the ways by which change is possible.
  • Hazelden
    For individuals, families, and communities struggling with addiction to alcohol and other drugs, Hazelden (a nonprofit organization) helps people transform their lives by providing the highest quality treatment and continuing care services, education, research, and publishing products available today.
  • Join Together Online
    Join Together, founded in 1991, supports community-based efforts to reduce, prevent, and treat substance abuse across the nation.
  • Marijuana Anonymous
    An organization offering resources and support for individual drug addicts who seek sobriety and personal recovery.
  • Moderation Management
    Moderation Management (MM) is a behavioral change program and national support group network for people concerned about their drinking and who desire to make positive lifestyle changes.
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
    Organization designed to stop drunk driving, support victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.
  • Narcotics Anonymous
    An organization offering resources and support for individual drug addicts who seek sobriety and personal recovery.
  • Quitnet
    Launched in 1995, Quitnet is the Web′s original quit smoking site. Quitnet operates in association with Boston University School of Public Health.
  • Rational Recovery Center
    The Rational Recovery website is a source of global information pertaining to counseling, guidance, and direct instruction on self recovery from substance abuse and addiction.
  • S.M.A.R.T. Recovery
    S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Management and Recovery Training) is a nationwide network of over 200 free self-help groups for substance abusers based on Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy, not the twelve-step approach.

Disability Resources:

  • American Council of the Blind
    This service provides general information about the Council, including recent issues of our monthly publication, The Braille Forum.
  • American Foundation for the Blind
    The American Foundation for the Blind is a national nonprofit whose mission is to ensure that the ten million Americans who are blind or visually impaired enjoy the same rights and opportunities as other citizens.
  • Brain Injury Information Network
    An online support group offering resources to patients who have suffered from traumatic brain injuries, and their respective families or friends.
  • Center for Mental Health Services
    CMHS is the Federal agency within the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that leads national efforts to improve prevention and mental health treatment services for all Americans.
  • Disability Statistics Center
    The Disability Statistics Center produces and disseminates policy-relevant statistical information on the demographics and status of people with disabilities in American society.
  • Employment and Disability Institute (EDI), Cornell University
    The EDI advances knowledge, policies, and practices that enhance the opportunities of people with disabilities in all aspects of life.
  • Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit
    The Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit is a research unit dedicated to the prevention, intervention and treatment of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE).
  • Internet Mental Health
    Internet Mental Health is a free encyclopedia of mental health information.
  • Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) Resources
    LDA is the largest non-profit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities and has over 200 state and local affiliates in 42 states and Puerto Rico.
  • Mental Health Info-sources
    An online source of information and education related to mental health.
  • Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals
    The Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals is an inpatient chemical dependency program located at Fairview hospital in Minneapolis.
  • National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR)
    NCDDR performs research, technical assistance and demonstration activities focusing on the dissemination and utilization of disability research (funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research).
  • National Organization on Disability
    The NOD website offers the most recent developments of the organization, as well as provides the latest in disability-related news, information and resources.
  • National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS)
    NOFAS provides information and research on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) through a searchable database; referral information across the US; web resources; and latest activities or events related to FAS.
  • National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
    The National Rehabilitation Information Center offers an abundance of disability- and rehabilitation-oriented information organized in a variety of formats designed to make it easy for users to find and use.
  • Ohio Center for Deafblind Education
    The Ohio Center for Deafblind Education provides services in Ohio for individuals, birth through 21 years, with deafblindness, including free collaborative technical assistance to families, educational personnel and service providers through training and information dissemination. The OCDBE offers innovative approaches to the education of children and youth with deaf-blindness.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries Information Network
    The Spinal Cord Injury Information Network offers educational and research information relevant to persons with SCI, their families, and others of interest.
  • Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center
    The Spinal Cord Injury Resource Centers offers a vast amount of information helping to explain basic anatomy, physiology, and the complications resulting from a spinal cord injury.
  • The Brain Injury Information Network
    An international organization offering resources and mailings regarding brain injuries.

Health Resources:

  • American Psychiatric Association
    The APA offers advocacy, information, support, and educational opportunities for psychiatric professionals to help better serve their patients and enhance their careers.
  • American Psychological Association
    The APA is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.
  • Behavior On-line
    Behavior OnLine aspires to be the premier World Wide Web gathering place for mental health professionals and applied behavioral scientists--a place where professionals of every discipline can feel at home.
  • Center for Social Gerontology (TCSG)
    TCSG is a non-profit research, training and social policy organization dedicated to promoting the individual autonomy of older persons and advancing their well-being in society.
  • Economic Success Clearinghouse (formerly Welfare Information Network)
    Economic Success Clearinghouse connects resources about effective policies, programs and financing strategies that help low-income and working poor families.
  • National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM)
    NCTM promotes the exchange of information and works to enhance the outcomes of the public rehabilitation program by collecting, archiving, and disseminating the rehabilitation training materials developed by Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) grantees.
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    As the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving the health and health care of all Americans, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation works with a diverse group of organizations and individuals to identify solutions and achieve comprehensive, meaningful and timely change.