The 25 Best Sources for Drug Addiction Research

1. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP): Aims to bring effective substance abuse prevention to every community; works to improve accessibility to and quality of substance abuse prevention services.

2. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT): Aims to improve the lives of those affected by substance abuse and provide access to cost-effective addiction and drug abuse treatment.

3. Community Epidemiology Work Group (CEWG): Offers in-depth analytical information on the patterns and nature of drug abuse, drug use trends, consequences of drug use, and characteristics of those prone to drug use.

4. Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN): Offers information about how drug use impacts medical emergency departments.

5. Drug Endangered Child Training Network (DEC): Offers training information to professionals who support and care for parents involved in drug trafficking, along with their children.

6. Families Anonymous: Offers support and resources for families whose lives are affected by loved ones’ substance abuse addictions.

7. Join Together: Provides information to assist with public efforts to advance effective substance abuse policy, treatment, and prevention.

8. Monitoring the Future (MTF): This NIDA-funded survey conducted by the University of Michigan measures participants’ drug use behaviors and related attitudes.

9. Narcotics Anonymous: Provides information and support for individuals dealing with and recovering from drug abuse.

10. National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center (NAIARC): Provides technical assistance, training, resources, research, and information to professionals who serve the families of young children affected by drugs.

11. National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD): Offers educational and scientific information on drug addiction in an effort to support effective substance abuse prevention and treatment programs across America.

12. National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA): Provides information about the social and economic costs of drug and alcohol abuse and these substances’ impact on people’s lives.

13. National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW): Develops knowledge to help improve court outcomes for families dealing with substance abuse.

14. National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI): Distributes publications and other research about drug abuse intervention, treatment, and prevention.

15. National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence: Offers information on substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment.

16. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): Provides access to recent research and publications on substance abuse findings to help improve knowledge on substance abuse policy, prevention, and treatment.

17. National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH): Offers information on the patterns, prevalence, and consequences of substance abuse in America’s noninstitutionalized population; run by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

18. Office of Applied Studies (OAS/SAMHSA): The primary source of national data on the consequences, treatment, and prevalence of substance abuse in America; also offers information on substance abuse treatment providers.

19. Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP): Provides information on and establishes initiatives for reducing drug use, trafficking, drug-related health consequences, and drug-related violence and crime.

20. Partnership for a Drug-Free America: An information source of professionals working to reduce substance abuse and help people live drug-free.

21. RAND Drug Policy Research Center (DPRC): Provides firm research on substance abuse to help public officials and community leaders effectively deal with drug problems.

22. Research Institute on Addictions (RIA): Provides access to research on such topics as addiction etiology, prevention, and treatment; the role of drugs in violence; and the effects of substance abuse on families.

23. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Offers resources on the relation of substance abuse and mental illness to help America’s health care system improve diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of these disorders.

24. Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS): Reports data on approximately 1.5 million drug and alcohol addiction treatment admissions annually for fifteen substance abuse categories.

25. Treatment Research Institute (TRI): A research and development organization that provides information on substance abuse in an effort to reduce its devastating effects on individuals, families, and communities.

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