The U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration [SAMHSA] offers information on Substance Abuse Prevention and on Substance Abuse Treatment.

The National Substance Abuse Web Index is a search engine specific to substance abuse information and prevention information.  

The Virtual Clearinghouse on Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs offers a wide range of topic-specific links.  In Spanish and French as well.

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence offers great information, many facts sheets to develop awareness (by age group), as well as resources for advocacy and treatment.

The American Academy of Addiction Medicine has a policy statement on the impact of managed care on addiction treatment.  

About [a commercial site] also offers a wide range of substance abuse links organized by topic.

Facts about adolescent's views on substance abuse can be found at [commercial site].


The U. S. Department of Education's Higher Education Center for Alcohol and other Substance Abuse Prevention offers programs, links, publications and some grant connections.


CSAT's Treatment Improvement Series offers information on treatment of many substance-involved populations, from pregnant women to HIV+ populations, to older people in many settings (inpatient, outpatient, jails). Also includes strong information and literature on screening tools, brief treatment and several treatment models.

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence lists affiliated treatment programs, has a Committee on Treatment Benefits which examines effectiveness.

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry offers a list of Questions to ask about Substance abuse Treatment for Children and Adolescents.

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J. Drisko   created 11 20 00; last update 4/01/02