The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration operates a searchable data base of treatment and prevention programs - National Directory of Drug Abuse and Alcoholism Treatment and Prevention Programs. This resource will greatly assist referrals across the United States and its territories. Search criteria can include city, state, type of treatment, setting and reimbursement options among other variables. The data base was developed from national surveys of treatment programs and is quite comprehensive. It included all public and private programs in my hometown but not private practitioners. Try it out and let us know what you think.
Begin planning now for Bill Moyers' latest TV special set to air March 29-31 (Check local listings for time of broadcast.) The three-part series presents the perspective of scientists explaining how drugs change the brain; individuals and families who have been overwhelmed by nicotine, alcohol, or drug addiction; people in recovery and the professionals who guided them; and the innovative school and community programs that are helping families break the cycle of addiction.
The series will also be supported by a Web site entitled "Close to Home Online," which will feature real-life stories about addiction from people in recovery, articles on the science and treatment of addiction, animated illustrations of the effects of drugs on the brain and the body, essays and editorials, a resource section with information on where to get help and a bulletin board.
PBS has produced six educational guides available free in PDF format.
KCPT-TV in Kansas City, Missouri has an excellent web site for this series. Their extensive list of resources includes the Web of Addictions.
The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) has a new presence on the World Wide Web. This is an organization top state drug and alcohol treatment and prevention officials. The site includes cutting edge public policy information, documents, links to other web sites and links to state web sites. These later links will be useful to anyone looking for information about treatment, prevention or alscohol and drug policy information for a specific state.
The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information has established a web site to facilitate tracking
legislation which would establish .08 blood alcohol level as the U.S. national standard
for drunk driving. The site includes news stories, press releases and the full text
of the proposed legislation.
Methamphetamine - NIDA
Methamphetamine - LEC
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