What's New - November 1, 1996
Remembering Harold E. Hughes
Policies and Teen TreatmentA recent study by Judith Kempf and Ava Stanley published in
the Journal of AddictiveDiseases showed that there were no differences in dropout rate
between adolescents in eithera strict tobacco free program or a program that allowed smoking in
designated areas. This studyis important because many people have said that prohibitting
children from smoking wouldincrease treatment dropout. Kempf and Stanley have shown that
this is not true.
Kempf J., & Stanley, A. Impact of tobacco-free policy on recruitment and
retention ofadolescents in residential substance abuse treatment. Journal of Addictive
Diseases,15(2), 1-11, 1996.
Indiana Prevention Resource Center
Indiana Prevention Resource Center is
aclearinghouse for prevention technical assistance and information about alcohol,
tobacco, and other drugs. This is one of the best sites on the web foronline information. The site
includes these excellent fact
Drug InfoThe Publishers Group has put up a Drug Infofor Dare Officers page which
includes a wealth of valuable information for anyoneinterested in drugs of abuse. The page in
notable for the inclusion of many photographs ofvarious drugs of abuse, and information on the
legal status of various drugs.
New Rolodex Entries: Center for Substance Abuse
Treatment , National Treatment Hotline aids consumers inlinking to treatment within their
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention,
Workplace Helpline is a toll-free service whichprovides confidential consultations
toemployers, unions, and community-based substance abuse prevention organizations on
thedevelopment and implementation of workplace prevention programs and other
European Treatment Hotline
We want to thank Iain Brown of the Department of Psychology
University of Glasgow for givingus this information.
New Controlled Drinking E-mail
ListCDis a list devoted to discussion of controlled drinking and controlled drug
use. It wasgeared to researchers, clinicians and the lay public. To subscribe, send the following
command in the BODY of mail to
SUBSCRIBE CD yourfirstname
Jersey Council onAlcoholism and Drug Abuse continues to improve their web site. Check
out their newsjournal and public policy sections.
- BACCHUS and GAMMA arestudent
organizations for college level peer education and prevention.
- MADD: Mothers Against DrunkDriving
- Elks Drug Awareness
Program onlineresource collection contains a variety of materials related to the Elks
PharmacistsAnonymous is a Fellowship of pharmacists in recovery who share their
experience, strengthand hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and
help others recoverfrom addictive disease. We want to thank Mitch F. for pointing us to this
- SAVE an LDS (Mormon)
- The Secular
Organizations forSobriety , San Francisco chapter
- Women For Sobriety is a self-helpprogram for
- Addiction Treatment Forum
onlinenewsletter is oriented primarily troward methadone. It contains a wealth of
information relatedto the use of methadone in the treatment of narcotic drug
- The Drug Abuse
ResearchCenter at UCLA is a diverse research organization that investigates
psychosocial and epidemiological issues pertaining to drug use and conducts
evaluations of interventions for drug dependence.
of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers University is amultidisciplinary institute dedicated to
acquisition and dissemination of knowledge onpsychoactive substance use and related
phenomena with primary emphasis on alcohol use andconsequences.
- The UCLA Drug AbuseResearch Center
(DARC) is a diverse research organization that investigates psychosocialand
epidemiological issues pertaining to drug use.
- The Cancer Prevention Research Centerat the
University of Rhode Island site presents the transtheoretical model of behaviorchange which has
been applied to a variety of addictive behaviors including smoking, cocaine, &alcohol.
ofCalifornia, Irvine Health Promotion Center web site offers information on corporate
andcommunity health promotion strategies, and links to approximately 300 other web sites
thatprovide information on health promotion and disease prevention.
- Journal ofStudies
on Alcohol, is a refereed journal concerned with scientific research related toalcohol
The American Psychological Association
put up some information about computer addictions. Those interested can check it out at
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