- Addiction Resource Guide
Directory of addiction treatment facilities and resources including an extensive listing of self-help groups and state mental health departments.
- Addiction Science Network
The Addiction Science Network (ASNet) is a virtual network for the scientific study of addiction and for the application of information derived from this analysis to the problems of addiction. Research is conducted through the University at Buffalo Department of Psychology.
- Addiction Search
A source for addiction-related research and drug and alcohol treatment programs and rehabilitation information.
- Addiction Technology Transfer Center Program (ATTC)
National network of centers improving skill levels of treatment practitioners. The Network undertakes a broad range of initiatives that respond to emerging needs and issues in the treatment field. The Network is funded by SAMHSA.
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute – University of Washington
This Institute is a multidiscplinary research center whose mission is to support and facilitate research and research dissemination in the field of alcohol and drug abuse.
- Alcohol, Other Drugs and Health: Current Evidence Newsletter
A bi-monthly free newsletter that provides current research on alcohol, illicit drugs, and health. It is a project of the Boston Medical Center produced in cooperation with the Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health.
This website contains PubMed/MedLine publications, plus additional journals and a database of theses and dissertations. Free registration is required.
- Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies (CAAS)
CAAS at Brown University strives to promote the identification, prevention, and effective treatment of alcohol and other drug use problems in our society through research, education, training and policy advocacy.
- Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
A University of Maryland research center which collects, analyzes and disseminates information on the nature and extent of substance abuse and related problems in Maryland and nationally. Conducts policy-relevant research on specific initiatives to prevent, treat and control substance abuse. They produce CESAR FAX which provides a weekly, one-page overview of timely substance abuse trends or issues by e-mail.
- Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC)
The Central East covers Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, and New Jersey. They provide implementation of training and technical assistance activities, including curriculum development, academic support, and dissemination of best practices based on the needs in each state in our region. They also publish newsletters and fact sheets related to current addiction research findings and provide training and dissemination of information from the Center for HIV, Hepatitis, and Addiction Training and Technology (CHHATT),
- Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Dissemination Library
The library is a digital repository of resources created by and about NIDA’s National Drug Abuse Treatment CTN. It provides CTN members and the public with a single point of access to research findings and other materials that are approved for dissemination throughout the CTN and to the larger community of providers, researchers and policy-makers.
The mission of DrugWise follows very much in the tradition of DrugScope – and for those of you with long memories, its predecessor – the Institute for the Study of Drug Dependence – that is to provide drug information which is topical, evidence-based and non-judgemental – and to promote this through media work, public speaking and lecturing.
- Institute for Research, Eduction and Training in Addictions (IRETA)
IRETA is an organization that works with national, state, and local partners to improve recognition, prevention, treatment, research and policy related to addiction and recovery.
- Institute of Behavioral Research (IBR) at TCU
A national research center for evaluating and improving treatment strategies that target reductions in drug abuse, related mental health and social problems, as well as other significant public health risks—especially HIV/AIDS and other infections among at-risk populations.
- Iowa Consortium for Substance Abuse Research and Evaluation
The Consortium is an alliance committed to strengthening substance abuse prevention and intervention activities through collaborative research.
- Kaiser Family Foundation
This organization is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the nation. The Foundation is an independent voice and source of facts and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the general public.
The National Hepatitis Training Institute provides training to frontline workers in community based organizations and clinics on hepatitis prevention, diagnosis, management, treatment and integration. Hepatitis, STDs and HIV are preventable diseases.
- Monitoring the Future
Monitoring the Future is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults. Each year, a total of approximately 50,000 8th, 10th and 12th grade students are surveyed (12th graders since 1975, and 8th and 10th graders since 1991).
- National Center on Addiction & Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA)
(CASA) provides information on the economic and social costs of substance abuse and its impact on lives. They also assess what works in prevention treatment and law enforcement.
- National Development and Research Institutes (NDRI)
NDRI is a non-profit research and educational organization dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge in the areas of drug and alcohol abuse, treatment and recovery; HIV, AIDS and HCV; therapeutic communities; youth at risk; and related areas of public health, mental health, criminal justice, urban problems, prevention and epidemiology.
- NIDA DrugPubs Research Dissemination Center
The Research Dissemination Center is designed to distribute free materials to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) target community, including: drug abuse researchers, health professionals, teachers, advocacy groups, youth, and the general public.
- Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE)
PIRE is nonprofit organization focusing on individual and social problems associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs. The Institute has a significant national presence in the area of prevention, with funded research projects at its ten research centers located around the country.
- Partnership for a Drug-Free America
A nonprofit organization that helps parents prevent, intervene in and find treatment for drug and alcohol use by their children.
- Providers’ Clinical Support System For Medication Assisted Treatment (PCSS-MAT)
PCSS-MAT is a national training and mentoring project developed in response to the prescription opioid misuse epidemic and the availability of newer pharmacotherapies to address opioid dependence. The overarching goal of PCSS-MAT is to make available the most effective medication-assisted treatments to serve patients in a variety of settings, including primary care, psychiatric care, and pain management.
PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.
- RADARS System
The Researched Abuse, Diversion and Addiction-Related Surveillance System (RADARS System) provides timely and geographic-specific data to the pharmaceutical industry, regulatory agencies, policymakers and medical/public health officials to aid in understanding trends in the abuse, misuse, and diversion of prescription drugs in the United States.
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
This foundation is the largest philanthropic organization devoted to improving the health and health care in the United States. They provide grants to support research projects on a wide variety of health topics. The website has a research/reference section on Addictions including multiple article on methadone.
RxDangers.com is a resource available to educate the public about all defective medical devices and dangerous medications that are available on the market today.
RxList is an online medical resource owned by WebMD offering detailed and current pharmaceutical information on brand and generic drugs.
- Schaffer Library of Drug Policy
The library includes major studies of drugs and drug policy, history of the drugs and drug laws, medical marijuana research, government publications on drugs and drug policy, and information on specific drugs.
- Scripps Research Institute
The Scripps Research Institute undertakes basic biomedical research, primarily in laboratory settings, to learn how the human body operates on all levels. Their discoveries are often licensed to biotechnology or pharmaceutical firms for further development toward a drug or treatment.
- The Brown University for Alcohol and Addiction Studies
A department at Brown University that promotes the prevention, and treatment of alcohol and other drug use problems through research, education, training and policy advocacy.
- The Cochrane Collection
“The Cochrane Collaboration is an international non-profit and independent organization, dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of healthcare readily available worldwide. It produces and disseminates systematic reviews of healthcare interventions and promotes the search for evidence in the form of clinical trials and other studies of interventions.”
- The DANA Foundation
The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic organization that supports brain research through grants, publications, and educational programs.
- The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Since its founding in 1916, the Bloomberg School has advanced research, education and practice to create solutions to public health problems around the world.
- The Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx)
NIATx works with addiction treatment providers to make more efficient use of their capacity and shares strategies for improving treatment access and retention.
- The RAND Corporation Drug Policy Research Center
Research topics include drug policy and trends, both national and international.
- The Treatment Research Institute (TRI)
TRI is an independent, nonprofit research and development organization dedicated to science-driven reform of treatment and policy in substance use.
- The UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP)
ISAP conducts research, provides research training and clinical training, and arranges treatment for substance use disorders in coordination with the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and in affiliation with community-based treatment providers.
- United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime
A global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. The site contains research on drug trends and drugs and crimes. They also offer a free online newsletter entitled UNODC e Newsletter which highlights current activities, ongoing programmes and individual initiatives http://www.unodc.org/newsletter.
- University of Utah – Genetics Science Learning Center (GSLC)
GSLC is an education program that translates science and health for non-experts. In addition to genetics, they address all areas of life science and health as well as other scientific fields.
- U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)
The NLM which is funded by the National Institutes of Health maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology.
- 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 U.S. National Library of Medicine and other key U.S. Government agencies.
- World Health Organization (WHO)
This website contains information pertaining to psychoactive substance use and abuse, and also information about the World Health Organization’s projects and activities in the areas of substance use and substance dependence.