American Psychological Association (APA)
This is the home page for the Division of Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse of the American Psychological Association. Of interest to psychologists practicing in the drug abuse field may be the web site for the APA College of Professional Psychology.
American Society of Addiction Medicine
The nation’s medical specialty society dedicated to educating physicians and improving the treatment of individuals suffering from alcoholism or other addictions.
American Public Health Association
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the world, representing more than 50,000 members from over 50 occupations of public health. The Association and its members have been influencing policies and setting priorities in public health since 1872. See also the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) Section.
Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
The Center for Substance Abuse Research located at the University of Maryland, provides a weekly fax service on drug abuse related topics also.
College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD)
CPDD serves as an interface among governmental, industrial and academic communities maintaining liaisons with regulatory and research agencies as well as educational, treatment, and prevention facilities in the drug abuse field. It also functions as a collaborating center of the World Health Organization.
Drug Abuse Treatment Outcome Study (DATOS)
The Drug Abuse Treatment Outcome Study (DATOS) is NIDA’s third national evaluation of treatment effectiveness. It is based on over 10,000 admissions during 1991-1993 to 96 community-based treatment programs in 11 large U. S. cities.
The Institute of Behavioral Research at TCU
The Institute of Behavioral Research (IBR) at TCU conducts evaluations of drug abuse and addiction services. Special attention is given to assessing and analyzing individual functioning, treatment delivery and engagement process, and their relationships to outcomes. Treatment improvement protocols developed and tested emphasize cognitive and behavioral strategies for programs in community-based as well as criminal justice settings. Our people, projects, publications, and training programs are described, and a variety of data collection forms are available for downloading.
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
NAADAC’S mission is to provide leadership in the alcoholism and drug abuse counseling profession by building new visions, effecting change in public policy, promoting criteria for effective treatment, encouraging adherence to ethical standards, and ensuring professional growth for alcoholism and drug abuse counselors.
National Clearinghouse of Drug and Alcohol Information
The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) is the information service of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. NCADI is the world’s largest resource for current information and materials about alcohol and other drugs.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is one of the most extensive sources of information on criminal and juvenile justice in the world, providing services to an international community of policymakers and professionals. NCJRS is a collection of clearinghouses supporting all bureaus of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs: the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the OJP Program Offices. It also supports the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI)
National Development and Research Institutes (NDRI) is a non-profit research and educational organization founded to advance scientific knowledge in the areas of drug abuse, HIV, AIDS, therapeutic communities, related areas of mental and public health, criminal justice, urban problems, prevention and epidemiology.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The NIH is one of eight health agencies of the Public Health Services which, in turn, is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services comprised of 25 separate Institutes and Centers, NIH has 75 buildings on more than 300 acres in Bethesda, MD. From a total of about $300 in 1887, the NIH budget has grown to more than $15. 6 billion in 1999.
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
As the research agency of the Department of Justice, NIJ supports research, evaluation, and demonstration programs relating to drug abuse in the contexts of crime and the criminal justice system.
National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine is the world’s largest library dealing with a single scientific/professional topic. It cares for over 4. 5 million holdings (including books, journal, reports, manuscripts and audio-visual items).
Also provides MEDLINEplus, a gold mine of up-to-date, quality health care information from the world’s largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.
Office of Justice Programs
Since 1984 the Office of Justice Programs has provided federal leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to prevent and control crime, improve the criminal and juvenile justice systems, increase knowledge about crime and related issues, and assist crime victims. Includes the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
The Office of National Drug Control Policy
The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) was established by Act of Congress in 1988 and is organized within the Executive Office of the President. ONDCP is authorized to develop and coordinate the policies, goals, and objectives of the Nation’s drug control program for reducing the use of illicit drugs. ONDCP engages in activities that both meet the requirements of its authorization and represent the values and commitments of the President and its Director.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Substance Abuse Policy Research Program
The site includes project summaries, grant application information, and links to other sites relating to substance abuse. The goal of the program is to identify, analyze, and evaluate policies regarding tobacco, alcohol, and drug abuse.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA’s mission is to assure that quality substance abuse and mental health services are available to the people who need them and to ensure that prevention and treatment knowledge is used more effectively in the general health care system.