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Journals & Newsletters


Patient Advocacy and Self-Help Groups

Treatment Facility Locators

Accreditation Organizations

International Organizations

Alphabetical Listing of Linked Websites



AIDS.Gov - This government website serves as an information gateway to drive traffic to Federal domestic HIV/AIDS information and resources. Access to information on Federal

HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, treatment, and research programs, policies, and resources.

Links to guide you to information on those topics.


Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) - CDC’s mission is “To promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.”


Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Viral Hepatitis


CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) - NPIN is the U.S. reference, referral, and distribution service for information on HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB).


Centers for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) – The primary mission of this organization is to assist States/jurisdictions and community-based organizations with their substance abuse prevention programs, practices, and policies.


Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) – The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) of SAMHSA within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), promotes the quality and availability of community-based substance abuse treatment services for individuals and families who need them.


CSAT Diaster Recovery Resources for Substance Abuse Providers – This website provides extensive resources related to diaster outreach, preparedness and lessons learned.


CSAT Knowledge Application Programs (KAP) – CSAT’s Knowledge Application Program (KAP) assists treatment providers in adopting and implementing the information in CSAT’s published materials.  KAP develops tools that program directors, clinical supervisors, and other staff members can use to actively promote the adoption of new treatment approaches, taking “science” to “service.


CSAT Treatment Improvement Exchange (TIE) Network – Provides addiction treatment information exchange between CSAT and state/local agencies. CSAT TIPs and TAPs are available at this site.


Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) – The Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) is a public health surveillance system that monitors: drug-related visits to hospital emergency departments (EDs) and drug-related deaths investigated by medical examiners and coroners (ME/Cs).


Drug & Crime Statistics – Available from U.S. Department of Justice.


Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) – The DEA enforces the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system those organizations involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the U.S.; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.


Food & Drug Administration (FDA)


Hepatitis Information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – The Division of Viral Hepatitis is the Public Health Service component that provides the scientific and programmatic foundation for the prevention, control, and elimination of hepatitis virus infections.


National Alcohol and Addiction Recovery Month - Recovery Month is an annual observance that takes place during the month of September.The Recovery Month observance highlights the societal benefits of substance abuse treatment, lauds the contributions of treatment providers, and promotes the message that recovery from substance abuse in all its forms is possible. Recovery Month is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT).

National Center on Substance Abuse & Child Welfare (NCSACW) – The mission of NCSACW is to improve systems and practice for families with substance use disorders who are involved in the child welfare and family judicial systems by assisting local, State and tribal agencies.


National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) – NIAA provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems by conducting and supporting research in a range of scientific areas including genetics, health risks and benefits of alcohol consumption, prevention and treatment.


National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) – NIDA supports most of the world's research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. NIDA supported science addresses the most fundamental and essential questions about drug abuse. Good source for researching addiction treatment topics.


National Institutes of Health (NIH) – Home page serves as a gateway to many other health and medical organizations and agencies.


U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) – The NLM which is funded by the National Institutes of Health offers an extensive list of healthcare data bases including PubMed® for researching journal articles and Medline Plus® for consumers.


U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) Drug Information Portal – The NLM Drug Information Portal gives users a gateway to selected drug information from the National Library of Medicine and other key government agencies. At the top of the page are links to individual resources with potential drug information, including summaries tailored to various audiences. Resources include the NLM search systems useful in searching for a drug, NLM research resources, resources organized by audience and class, and other NIH and government resources such as FDA and CDC. The site provides quick access to over 12,000 selected drugs.


Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) – The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is a component of the Executive Office of the President. The principal purpose of ONDCP is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation's drug control program.


SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration) – Home page gateway to various agencies and resources. SAMHSA also publishes SAMHSA News - A newsletter with information about new products and services, latest findings, and key agency programs and announcements in the substance abuse and mental health prevention and treatment fields. Each issue is freely available online as are back issues.


SAMHSA National Mental Health Information Center – This Center leads Federal efforts to treat mental illnesses by promoting mental health and by preventing the development or worsening of mental illness.


SAMHSA Division of Pharmacologic Therapies (DPT) - Medication-Assisted Treatment for Substance Abuse Disorders – DPT manages the day-to-day regulatory oversight activities necessary to implement SAMHSA regulations, 42 CFR Part 8, on the use of opioid agonist medications (methadone, LAAM and buprenorphine) approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for addiction treatment. These activities include supporting the certification and accreditation of over 1,200 opioid treatment programs (i.e., methadone clinics) that collectively treat over 200,000 patients annually.


SAMHSA National Directory of Drug & Alcohol Abuse Treatment Programs  -


SAMHSA National Opioid Treatment Program Directory - Nationwide listing of opioid treatment programs by state.


SAMHSA National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) – SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) is a voluntary rating and classification system designed to provide the public with reliable information on the scientific basis and practicality of interventions that prevent and/or treat mental and substance use disorders.


SAMHSA Data, Outcomes, and Quality (DOQ) - This agency provides the latest data on 1) alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drug abuse, 2) drug related emergency department episodes, and 3) the nation’s substance abuse treatment system.


SAMHSA Partners for Recovery (PFR) - PFR is an initiative sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). The PFR initiative supports and provides technical resources to those who deliver services for the prevention and treatment of substance use and mental health disorders and seeks to improve services and systems of care.


Substance Abuse Information Database (SAID) - From the US Department of Labor.


The Federal Register - Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.

Treatment Improvement Exchange (TIE) - The Treatment Improvement Exchange (TIE) is a resource sponsored by the Division of State and Community Assistance of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment to provide information exchange between CSAT staff and State and local alcohol and substance abuse agencies. TIE is funded by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - HHS provides information and resources on substance use disorders and health insurance/Medicaid issues.


U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) – DOJ enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States according to the law, including drug enforcement.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. General Office of Accountability (U.S. GAO) – The GAO supports the U.S. Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities and to help improve the performance and ensure the accountability of the federal government for the benefit of the American people. They provide Congress with timely information that is objective, fact-based, nonpartisan, nonideological, fair, and balanced.


Links checked March 17, 2014.


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