Drug and Alcohol Abuse Resources

There are a significant number of drug and alcohol abuse resources on the web. Here are a few that we recommend as you educate yourself on drug and alcohol abuse.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Resource Brochures (click the title to download)

Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What To Ask.

Published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a program from The National Institutes of Health, this brochure offers guidance in seeking drug abuse treatment and lists five questions to ask when searching for a treatment program.

Six Parenting Practices to Help Reduce the Changes your Child Will Develop a Drug or Alcohol Problem. Published by The Partnership at DrugFree.org, this is a great guide for parents looking to prevent drug or alcohol abuse in teens. Six easy practices, with ideas and suggestions for following the practices.

Signs and Symptoms of Drug Use. Published by the American Council for Drug Education, this quick one sheeter gives common physical and behavioral signs of potential drug use in teens or adults.

Co-occurring Disorders, published by Mental Health America. Provides facts, risk factors, and signs and symptoms of alcohol and substance abuse disorders.


Drug and Alcohol Abuse – Web Resources

Online Tools:

Checklist– Signs that you may have an alcohol use problem. An interactive checklist of potential signs and symptoms of alcohol use problems provided by the  National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).

Governmental Resources:

NIDA: National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIAAA: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
SAMHSA: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
Office of National Drug Control Policy
CDC: Centers for Disease Control
MedlinePlus from the National Institutes of Health

Support & 12-Step Meetings:

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Gamblers Anonymous (GA)
Heroin Anonymous (HA)
Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA)

Family Support Programs:

Al-Anon / Alateen
The Partnership
MADD: Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Addiction Counselors:

The Academy for Addiction Professionals – Become a Certified Addiction Professional
Florida Certification Board (FCB)
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals