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The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University Facts and implications about alcohol, tobacco and other drug use Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration This site includes general information, statistics, and grant opportunities
Web of Addictions Information about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs assembled from a variety of sources National Association for Children of Alcoholics A national nonprofit membership organization working on behalf of children of alcohol and drug dependent parents
PREVLINE National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information Quick Guide for Clinicians and Administrators Based on TIP 21 (Combining Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Treatment With Diversion for Juveniles in the Justice System) Provides hands-on information about community collaboration to establish a diversion program for youth whose court involvement is associated with AOD abuse
Push Harm Reduction Harm Reduction philosophy and interventions Teens: Alcohol and Other Drugs Facts For Families from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Research Briefs From the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information Stop the Drug War A major national and global network including parents, educators, students, lawyers, health care professionals, academics, and others working for drug policy reform from a variety of perspectives, including harm reduction, reform of sentencing and forfeiture laws, medicalization of currently schedule I drugs, and promotion of an open debate on drug prohibition
Kids and Drugs A collection of references on drugs and children - what causes drug problems among children, and how to deal with them when they happen Do You Think You Might Have A Problem With Alcohol Or Other Drugs? A self assessment checklist suitable for teens and young adults
Trashed Information about drugs relating to any of the following topics: About, Origins, Effects, The Law, Composition, Emergency and Risks, and you can search by these topics from one drug to another The Lindesmith Center: Broadening the Debate on Drugs and Drug Policy Offers a large and diverse online library of full-text drug and drug policy-related documents
Partnership for a Drug-Free America The most complete and accurate compilation of information about drugs on the Web. The more you know about drugs, the more you can do to help the people you care about. Turn to us for the slang names of drugs, information on different drugs and tips on how to talk to your kids about drugs Sleep Problems in Early Childhood May Predict Substance Use During Adolescence Previous research has linked insomnia with the subsequent onset of alcohol abuse, nicotine dependence, and drug abuse/dependence in some adults. A study in the April issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research is the first longitudinal study to examine and find an association between sleep problems during early childhood and substance abuse during adolescence
Juveniles and Drugs Links to excerpts from selected Federal government publications, which contain information on juveniles and drugs. They include data on prevalence of drug use, consequences of use, and adjudication Street Terms: Drugs and the Drug Trade The database contains over 2,000 street terms that refer to specific drug types or drug activity
Drug Photos from the IPRC Website Color photographs of drugs, drug paraphernalia, and drug-related topics Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use Among Minority Youth This monograph highlights the trends in minority drug use and draws attention to particular factors that influence drug use by minority youth. The report offers important and constructive data that will influence and aid in the development of prevention programs for minority youth
Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Among Young People in England in 2000 The survey, commissioned by the Department of Health, was carried out by the National Centre for Social Research and the National Foundation for Educational Research among more than 7,000 pupils in 225 schools in England during Autumn 2000 The Self-Medication Hypothesis The purpose of this web site is to provide basic information about the Self-Medication Hypothesis -- one of the most influential theories of the causation of drug abuse and addictions
Drug and Alcohol Specific Data Bases A list of comprehensive data bases from the Australian National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre Why the drinking age should be lowered: An opinion based on research As a nation we have tried prohibition legislation twice in the past for controlling irresponsible drinking problems. These laws were finally repealed because they were unenforceable and because the backlash towards them caused other social problems. Today we are repeating history and making the same mistakes that occurred in the past
Working Together for a Change Online training for working with youth in the juvenile justice system who have co-occurring disorders of substance abuse and mental illness/serious emotional disorders What is Substance Abuse Includes statistics on substance use and information on recognition and treatment options
Drug Aware Website General information about a variety of drugs Drug Abuse: High School and Youth Trends Since 1975, the MTF has annually studied the extent of drug abuse among high school 12th-graders. The survey was expanded in 1991 to include 8th- and 10th-graders. It is funded by NIDA and is conducted by the University of Michiganís Institute for Social Research. The goal of the survey is to collect data on past month, past year, and lifetime drug use among students in these grade levels. This, the 29th annual study, was conducted during 2003
Teen Drug Abuse Declines Across Wide Front Summary of the results of the 2003 Monitoring the Future survey Students for Sensible Drug Policy Committed to providing education on harms caused by the War on Drugs, working to involve youth in the political process, and promoting an open, honest, and rational discussion of alternative solutions to our nation's drug problems
Adolescent Substance Abuse and School Policy Jeanette Friedman, C. S. W., Director of the Impact Program at Phoenix House, discussed aspects of adolescent drug and alcohol use of particular relevance to school personnel at a meeting of the NYU Child Study Center Education Advisory Committee Adolescent Substance Abuse Knowledge Base Information about various drugs, statistics, warning signs. Designed mainly for parents
The Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth Monitors the marketing practices of the alcohol industry to focus attention and action on industry practices that jeopardize the health and safety of America's youth. Reducing high rates of underage alcohol consumption and the suffering caused by alcohol-related injuries and deaths among young people requires using the public health strategies of limiting the access to and the appeal of alcohol to underage persons Adolescent Substabce Abuse: Counseling Issues The personal and social damage that substance abuse inflicts on young people compels the school, the family, and the nation to develop new strategies for treatment and prevention
Predicting Heavy Drug Use Results of a Longitudinal Study, Youth Characteristics Describing and Predicting Heavy Drug Use by Adults This studyís main aims are to describe the movement of adolescents and young adults into and out of drug use and to predict heavy drug use. The data source is the Department of Laborís National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, which began in 1979 with a sample of 12,686 adolescents aged 14Ė21. After 17 rounds and 19 years, the response rate in 1998 was 87 percent. Alcohol & Drug Abuse Treatment Find information on alcohol treatment, help with drug abuse, and more

Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy by Cynthia Kuhn, Scott Swartzwelder, Wilkie Wilson
Pumped: Straight Facts for Athletes about Drugs, Supplements, and Training by Cynthia Kuhn, Scott Swartzwelder, Wilkie Wilson


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