Al-Anon and Alateen is a worldwide organization that offers a self help recovery program for families and friends of alcoholics whether or not the alcoholic seeks help or even recognizes the extent of a drinking problem. The site includes 20 questions to help decide whether one needs Al-Anon or Alateen, the Twelve Steps and Traditions of Al-Anon and Alateen, a calendar of upcoming events, a directory of Al-Anon groups within and outside of the United States, a directory of online Al-Anon groups, and a catalog of Al-Anon and Alateen literature.
CAAS' mission is to promote the identification, prevention, and treatment of alcohol and other drug problems through research, publications, education, and training. A link is provided to the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA). A list of medical resources on the Internet is compiled including a link to CORK, the bibliographic database on alcohol produced by Dartmouth University Medical School.
CCSA is a focal point for information on substance use and addiction, treatment, prevention, and policy related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Information on current issues, FAS/FAE, and other resources are available under the \"Information on Substance Abuse\" option. An extensive listing of related Internet resources is also provided.
This site has several sections including an overview of quick tobacco information and links, current tobacco related events, Surgeon General's Reports related to tobacco, other research, data, and reports, guides on how to quit using tobacco, tobacco related citations from the last four weeks, educational materials, a listing of publications, a listing of other helpful organizations, and a link to search the Smoking and Health Database or the entire CDC web site.
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is a public hospital providing direct patient care for people with mental health and addiction problems. The Centre is also a research facility, and education and training institute, and a community based organization providing health promotion and prevention services throughout the province of Ontario, Canada.
This site is designed for parents, college presidents, community leaders, high school guidance counselors, campus health administrators, RAs and peer educators, students, and the media. It is a service of NIAAA and includes links to research, NIAAA reports, college alcohol policies, and various fact sheets.
The Drug Enforcement Administration enforces the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States. This site contains an overview of the agency, its programs and publications, fugitives, statistics and drug use, Freedom of Information Act, employment opportunities, and links to other relevant sites.
The DISCUS world wide web site is a source of information on distilled spirits and the distilled spirits industry. DISCUS is the trade association representing producers and marketers of distilled spirits in the United States. A directory of U. S. Distillers, state issues, news, recipes and product information, moderation messages, frequently asked questions, beverage alcohol issues, and drinking and driving are sections that are included representing the perspective of the alcohol beverage industry.
Hazelden is a nonprofit organization dedicated to help people recover from alcoholism and other drug addiction. This site contains a comprehensive collection of resources for people in recovery, for those uncertain about themselves, friends, and relatives, and for professionals who treat the effects of alcohol and other drug use.
Join Together: Online is a resource center and meeting place for communities working to reduce the harm associated with the use of illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. It is funded by a grant from the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation to the Boston University School of Public Health. Features include Today's News, National Calendar, National Directory, and Coffee House where it is possible to chat with others having similar concerns.
The Marin Institute takes a public health approach to prevention: creating an environment that helps individuals make health choices and requiring responsible actions from government and business. This site links to other prevention sites, alcohol beverage industry sites, to recovery and self-help organizations, and to the Institute's alcohol industry and policy database.
The Minnesota Institute of Public Health is a private nonprofit organization that works with individuals and organizations to safeguard and protect the public health. Information on alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, gambling, and prevention topics is provided at this site.
The Monitoring the Future Study is a national annual survey of 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students that measures trends in the use, attitudes, and availability of various drugs. Data tables and figures often appear at this site before they are in print.
Information is presented about inhalants including signs and symptoms of inhalant use, damage to the body and brain, potential long term effects, chemicals found in inhalants, products abused as inhalants, and statistics about inhalants. Tips for retailers, information for physicians, and state by state inhalant laws are also listed.
NCADD provides education, information, help, and hope in the fight against the chronic, often fatal disease of alcoholism and other drug addiction. Founded in 1944, NCADD is a voluntary health organization with a national network of affiliates. NCADD advocates prevention, intervention, research, and treatment. The site includes information about the mission of NCADD, facts about alcoholism and other drug addiction, information for parents, information for youth, and a resource and referral guide.
NHIC is an information referral service that puts health professionals and consumers in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers. NHIC was established in 1979 by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of Public Health and Science, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Information Resources Database includes 1100 organizations and government offices that provide health information upon request. Entries include contact information, short abstracts, and information on publications and services. Information on substance abuse is provided under multiple headings including substance abuse, tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, alcohol abuse, alcohol education, alcoholism, drug abuse, drunk driving, prevention and others.
The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol syndrome web site explains about the organization and about fetal alcohol syndrome. There are sections on NOFAS professional curricula, strategies for working with FAS children, and FAS resources.
This web site includes a section on smoking, tobacco, and cancer which links to other resources on tobacco, including the National Cancer Institute/PDQ, ASH - Action on Smoking and Health, and CNN news briefs.
SAMHSA is an agency that provides substance abuse and mental health services, as well as prevention and treatment information. The home page outlines SAMHSA's program and services, has listings of events and conferences, and statistical information on drug abuse. Links to other related Internet resources are provided.