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Note: All links are valid as of February 16, 2001.

 

Self-Help and Treatment

Addiction Resource Guide
http://www.addictionresourceguide.com/
A comprehensive collection of links to addiction treatment facilities online.

Addiction & Recovery Forum (A&R)
If you are a subscriber to America Online (http://www.aol.com), this can be found through the Keyword: A&R. The forum includes the Stop Smoking Today Online Project (SSTOP) mini-forum, Healthgate's Medline +, and a host of other resources.

Al-Anon and Alateen
http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/
Help for families and friends of alcoholics.

Alcoholics Anonymous
http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org/
A.A.'s home page contains contact information, a quiz to help determine whether or not you have an alcohol problem, and a little bit about what goes on in an A.A. meeting

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
http://www.samhsa.gov/csat/csat.htm
Site for this federal organization allows one to search for treatment and prevention programs nationwide by location, type of services offered, and insurance or other payment accepted. Also has general information and fact sheets about treatment and its effectiveness.

Cocaine Anonymous
http://www.ca.org
A well-organized site with practical information for individuals with drug problems.

Hazelden Foundation
http://www.hazelden.org/
A non-profit organization that offers online publications about rehabilitation, education, prevention, and professional services in chemical dependency and related disorders.

Marijuana Anonymous
http://www.marijuana-anonymous.org
The official home page of MA invites visitors to determine whether or not they are addicted to marijuana, and provides information on the group's 12-step approach to recovery.

Narcotics Anonymous
http://www.wsoinc.com/
Site has local contact information as well as general information about NA.

S.M.A.R.T. Recovery
http://www.smartrecovery.org
Helpful home page for SMART Recovery, an abstinence-based self-help program for people having problems with drinking and using drugs that is based on the principles of rational emotive behavior therapy.

Sobriety and Recovery Resources
http://www.recoveryresources.org
A resource with extensive link listings.

Women For Sobriety
http://www.womenforsobriety.org
Home page for national membership organization that aims to help all women with a drinking problem find a way to sobriety and a fulfilling way of life.


General Information About Addiction and Addictive Substances

CESAR Board: METNET Drug Information Database
http://www.cesar.umd.edu/www2root/metnet/metnet.htm
Provides general information on addiction, as well as detailed information on specific drugs.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Substance Abuse Resource Center
http://substanceabuse.rwjf.org
The Center consolidates a wealth of data and reports from various sources. Features include free publications on substance abuse patterns, grant result reports from selected RWJF-funded substance abuse programs, access to RWJF media releases, and more.

Dave's Top Ten
http://center.butler.brown.edu/top_ten.html
Dr. David Gastfriend's top 10 choices for research advances in the field of addiction.

Habit Smart Home Page
http://www.habitsmart.com/
Links to information on addictive behavior.

The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
http://www.health.org
Online clearinghouse for free educational material on alcohol and drug abuse. Run by the federal government.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
http://www.ncadd.org
Provides education, information, help, and hope in the fight against the chronic and often fatal diseases of alcoholism and other drug addictions.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
http://www.nida.nih.gov/
Biomedical information about drug abuse, including an extensive collection of articles on the effects of specific drugs. The site also contains archived and current issues of NIDA Notes, the institute's bi-monthly publication on treatment, prevention, scientific research, and health services.

The Neuro Ring
http://www.pitt.edu/~mattf/NeuroRing.html
A collection of Web sites with information on neuroscience, including that of addiction.

Web of Addictions
http://www.well.com/user/woa/
A Web page with extensive links, fact sheets, and contact information for treatment groups.


Alcohol

CESAR Board: General Information on Alcohol
http://www.cesar.umd.edu/www2root/metnet/docs/alcohol.htm
Provides basic information about alcohol, including the direct and indirect effects of alcohol on the brain and the liver.

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
http://www.niaaa.nih.gov
Supports and conducts biomedical research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.


Tobacco, Nicotine, and Smoking

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)
http://www.ash.org
Resources for information about smoking and health.

American Lung Association
http://www.lungusa.org
Articles on smoking and its health hazards and quitting.

Nicotine and Tobacco Network
http://www.nicnet.org
Nicotine/tobacco research updates, prevention and cessation information, and kids and smoking issues. Includes the Tobacco Death Clock, a tally of smoking-related deaths since midnight on January 1st, 1998.

The No Smoke Cafe Splash Page
http://www.clever.net/chrisco/nosmoke/cafe.html
A chat room for everyone who has ever quit smoking, or who wants to do so.

Office on Smoking and Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco
Offers the latest educational publications on tobacco, smoking, and health issues, including fact sheets and Surgeon General's reports.

The QuitNet
http://www.quitnet.org
Individual help for smokers who want to quit. Includes interactive questionnaires, quitting guides, and support from others trying to quit.


Prevention

BACCHUS and GAMMA Peer Education Network
http://www.bacchusgamma.org
Home page for an international association of college and university-based peer education programs focusing on alcohol abuse prevention and related student health and safety issues.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America
http://www.bgca.org/
Prevention programs run by the BGCA. Includes SMART Moves, a nationally acclaimed primary prevention program that teaches young people how to recognize and resist pressures that lead to drug and alcohol use.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
http://www.tobaccofreekids.org
Home page for the nation's largest nongovernment initiative aimed at protecting children from tobacco addiction.

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
http://www.samhsa.gov/csap/index.htm
Home page for federal organization that promotes the continued development of community, state, national, and international prevention systems aimed at reducing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug problems in our society. Includes materials and information for setting up workplace prevention programs.

Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention
http://www.edc.org/hec/
Center established by the U.S. Department of Education that works with colleges, universities, and proprietary schools to develop strategies for changing campus culture, foster environments that promote healthy lifestyles, and prevent illegal alcohol and other drug use among students.

U.S. Department of Labor's Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free American Workplace
http://www.dol.gov/dol/asp/public/programs/drugs/main.htm
Features a kit of industry-specific materials and the fully searchable Substance Abuse Information Database (SAID), which contains hundreds of publications that relate to workplace substance abuse. Summaries of relevant laws and regulations also are included.


Community Coalitions Information

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
http://www.cadca.org
Works with community-based substance abuse coalitions and represents their interests at the national level to address the illegal use of alcohol and other drugs and violence.

Join Together
http://www.jointogether.org
A resource center for communities working to reduce drug abuse and related gun violence.


Drug Policy

The Cato Institute
http://www.cato.org/
Libertarian think-tank. Search word "drugs" on the site search engine turns up several articles advocating the deregulation of alcohol and tobacco and legalization of marijuana.

The Lindesmith Center - Drug Policy Foundation
formerly The Drug Policy Foundation
http://www.drugpolicy.org/
This George Soros-funded group publicizes alternatives to the "war on drugs."

The Drug Reform Coordination Center
http://www.drcnet.org/
Resource center for drug reform activism. Links to the group's huge online drug policy library.

Drug Watch International
http://www.DrugWatch.org/
Online hub of this conservative drug policy organization.

Drugtext International
http://www.drugtext.org/
European drug policy reform site.

FACT
http://www.factadvocates.org/
Advocacy by and for addicted people and their friends and family for empowerment and better treatment.

The Marin Institute
http://www.marininstitute.org
Dedicated to informing the public about the detrimental effects of alcohol and the alcohol industry's marketing practices. 

National Alliance of Methadone Advocates (NAMA)
http://www.methadone.org/
Advocates for quality methadone maintenance for the treatment of heroin addiction.

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
http://www.casacolumbia.org/
Columbia University's think/action-tank bringing together professional disciplines to study and combat all forms of substance abuse.

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
http://www.natlnorml.org/
Dedicated to the abolishment of marijuana prohibition.

The Opium Kings
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/heroin/
Companion to the FRONTLINE piece on Burma's heroin trade.


Information for Health Professionals

American Society of Addiction Medicine
http://www.asam.org/
A medical specialty society dedicated to educating physicians and improving the treatment of individuals suffering from alcoholism and other addictions. A great selection of addiction links.

Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA)
http://center.butler.brown.edu/AMERSA/
Association of multi-disciplinary health care professionals in the field of substance abuse, dedicated to improving education about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

Center of Alcohol Studies
http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~cas2/
A resource for anyone seeking to learn more about treating and preventing alcohol abuse.

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