Useful Links and Resources

1. SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Treatment Facility Locator
Users can search this national directory of treatment programs for drug abuse and alcoholism according to specific criteria. The locator lists private and public facilities that are licensed, certified or otherwise approved for inclusion by the substance abuse agencies of the states in which they are located.

NCADI (National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information) http://ncadi.samhsa.gov
This one-stop resource for the most current and comprehensive information about substance abuse prevention and treatment offers many items free of charge. Get studies, surveys, guides, fact sheets, posters and videos on substance abuse from various Federal agencies such as the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, plus access information specialists for more assistance.

A Family Guide to Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy & Drug Free http://family.samhsa.gov
This public education Web site supports the efforts of parents and other adults to promote mental health and prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs by 7- to 18-year olds.

Workplace Resource Center
(for supervisors) http://www.drugfreeworkplace.gov
SAMHSA's Division of Workplace Programs site provides many helpful tips, tools and information for creating a drug-free workplace program.

2. Magellan Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

 he MagellanAssist site provides wellness information, tools and resources to help with life's challenges – including drug and alcohol issues – and its opportunities. It is available to PPG employees and dependents covered by the Magellan Behavioral Health EAP – contact your local human resources professional to identify your EAP provider.

3. NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

The mission of the NIDA is to lead the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

NIDA Research Reports Index

This series of reports on research findings of national interest simplifies the science of research findings for the educated lay public, legislators, educational groups and practitioners.

NIDA Information for Parents and Teachers

This section of the NIDA site for parents and teachers offers materials to help discuss the effects of drug abuse on the brain with people of all ages and backgrounds. Materials found here are in the public domain and may be reproduced unless otherwise noted.

4. NIDA Companion Web Sites

HIV.drugabuse.gov – Information on the links between HIV/AIDS and drug use
ClubDrugs.org - Information about Ecstasy, methamphetamine, GHB and others
SteroidAbuse.org – Information on anabolic steroids
Smoking.drugabuse.gov – Information on nicotine addiction


MOMSTELL promotes awareness of drug and alcohol abuse and works to eliminate the stigma and ignorance associated with this abuse through treatment, education and legislation efforts. It is a resource helping parents and family members advocate for issues such as increasing drug treatment, enhancing drug education and improving drug legislation.

6. Join Together Online

Join Together, a project of the Boston University School of Public Health, is a national resource for people working to prevent substance abuse and gun violence. The site offers information, publications, calls to action and funding news.

7. Additional Links

National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign @Work program
 Along with workplace drug and alcohol issues, working parents are also concerned with raising drug-free children. This site offers tips and resources for parents at work, helping them play preventive roles with their children to change the statistics, as approximately 20 percent of 15 year olds and 30 percent of 16 year olds currently use alcohol, and approximately 8 percent of kids older than 11 are using illicit drugs.

Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems http://www.ensuringsolutions.org

IRETA (Institute for Research, Education and Training on Addictions)

The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network http://www.nattc.org