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Substance Abuse: Prevention, Treatment, Research, and Harm Reduction
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HIV InSite Knowledge Base
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HIV Prevention In Injection Drug Users
Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS: Related Resources
Medical Marijuana
Needle Exchange
Substance Abuse: Prevention, Treatment, Research, and Harm Reduction
Addiction Training Technology Transfer Center Network
transmits the latest knowledge, skills and attitudes of professional addiction treatment to enhance clinical practice.
Addiction Treatment Forum
Includes articles from Issues Forum, news, events and information, and links.
Following the steps, traditions, and concepts of Alcoholics Anonymous, Alateen is an alcohol recovery program for young people, while Al-Anon's purpose is to help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Site in English, French, and Spanish.
Alcoholics Anonymous
(AA) An informal society of more than 2 million recovered alcoholics in the United States, Canada, and other countries. Site in English, French, and Spanish.
American Society of Addiction Medicine
Includes information about AIDS and addiction, as well as news, bulletin boards, conferences, practice guidelines, public policy and more.
Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse
(AMERSA) An association of multidisciplinary health care professionals in the field of substance abuse dedicated to improving research and education about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Australian Drug Information Network
Provides a central point of access for high-quality web-based alcohol and drug information provided by prominent organizations in Australia and internationally.
Canadian Harm Reduction Network
The network for individuals and organizations across Canada dedicated to reducing the social, health, and economic harms associated with drugs and drug policies.
Center for Alcohol and Addictions Studies
At Brown University. Information on training, research, plus links and medical resources.
Burnet Institute
Australian organization that addresses some harm reduction topics as part of their international health work, focusing on the prevention of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C among injecting drug users.
Harm reduction site promoting health and safety within the rave and nightclub community. Focus is on ecstasy (MDMA) and other club drugs. Outreach materials can be downloaded or ordered online.
Harm Reduction Coalition
(HRC) Committed to reducing drug-related harm among individuals and communities by initiating and promoting local, regional, and national harm reduction education, interventions, and community organizing.
International Harm Reduction Association
An international professional association for individuals and associations concerned with the development of drug policies to reduce the harmful consequences of drug use.
International Harm Reduction Development Program
(IHRD) A project of the Open Society Institute, IHRD's mission is to diminish the individual and social harms associated with drug use--particularly the risk of HIV infection--through innovative measures based on the philosophy of harm reduction. IHRD currently supports more than 180 projects in over 20 countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
Learn the Link
A campaign by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) targeting teens. Includes PSAs, posters, e-cards and Spanish language features.
Me Not Meth
A campaign by the California Methamphetamine Initiative (CMI), a three-year statewide effort created by the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP) to reduce the abuse of methamphetamine by Californians. Site include interactive are where users can post their stories. Includes state-wide resource directory for recovery and treatment services.
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
(MAPS) A membership-based non-profit research and educational organization assisting scientists to design, fund, obtain approval for and report on studies into the risks and benefits of MDMA, psychedelic drugs and marijuana.
Narcotics Anonymous
(NA) Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 28,000 weekly meetings in 113 countries. Sites also exist for Cocaine Anonymous, Crystal Meth Anonymous, and Marijuana Anonymous.
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
(NCADI) The world's largest resource for current information and materials concerning substance abuse. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA.)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
(NIAAA) One of the National Institutes of Health, with information on publications, research programs, and alcohol-related FAQs.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
(NIDA) One of the National Institutes of Health, features information on drugs of abuse, drug-related legislation, and more.
Parents: The Anti Drug
Website of the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, an initiative of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, to equip parents and other adult caregivers with the tools they need to raise drug-free kids.
Site includes materials designed to help drug users reduce the risks related to their drug use, and to help those working or living with them to give better advice.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(SAMHSA) An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is focused on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders. SAMHSA is one of the federal funders of AIDS service organizations in the U.S.
Substance Use and HIV/AIDS - The Body
Information on interactions between recreational drugs and HIV medications; fact sheets on various drugs; statistics, support groups, and first-person accounts, from The Body.
Vaults of Erowid
An vast online library of information about psychoactive plants and chemicals and related topics. Documents include images; research summaries and abstracts as well as full-text journal articles; media articles; experience reports; information on chemistry, dosage, effects, law, health, traditional and spiritual use, and drug testing.
Drug Policy
American Civil Liberties Union
Drug policy information from the ACLU.
Canadian Foundation for Drug Policy
(CFDP) A nonprofit established to act as an independent body to address drug policy issues.
Cato Institute
A nonpartisan public policy research foundation headquartered in Washington, D.C., areas of focus include the "drug war."
Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics
An international nonprofit association of people working in the public interest to protect the fundamental right to freedom of the mind, including altered states of consciousness.
Drug Enforcement Administration
(DEA) Enforces the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States.
The Drug Library
Online library of drug policy from the Drug Reform Coordination Network.
Drug Policy Alliance
Organization working to broaden the public debate on drug policy and to promote realistic alternatives to the war on drugs based on science, compassion, public health, and human rights. The Alliance was formerly known as The Lindesmith Center - Drug Policy Foundation.
Drug Reform Coordination Network
Information about policy reform, medical marijuana, needle exchange, drug treatment, and more.
Media Awareness Project, Inc
(MAP, Inc)
National Alliance for Medication Assisted Recovery
(NAMA) An international organization composed of methadone maintenance patients and supporters of high-quality methadone maintenance treatment.
National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
Columbia University's think tank that engages all disciplines to study every form of substance abuse as it affects society.
Office of National Drug Control Policy
(ONDCP) A component of the Executive Office of the President, establishes policies, priorities, and objectives for the U.S. drug control program.
RAND's Drug Policy Research Center
Conducts research to help community leaders and public officials develop more effective ways of dealing with drug problems by providing an empirical foundation on which sound policies can be built.
Substance Abuse Policy Research Program
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program that funds substance abuse policy research to reduce the harm caused by alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs in the U.S.
United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention
(ODCCP) Works to educate the world about the dangers of drug abuse and to strengthen international action against drug production, trafficking, and drug-related crime through alternative development projects, crop monitoring, and anti-money laundering programs. Also provides accurate statistics through the Global Assessment Programme (GAP) and helps to draft legislation and train judicial officials as part of its Legal Assistance Programme.
U.S. Department of Justice National Drug Intelligence Center
National center for strategic domestic counterdrug intelligence.
World Health Organization - Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence
Established to promote mental health of the population world wide and to reduce the burden associated with mental and neurological disorders, including substance use disorders.