Study Site for Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Behavior, 2nd Edition
Psychological Research Perspectives
John Jung

General Resources

Federal Web Sites for Alcohol and Other Drugs

The SAMHSA Health Information Network (SHIN) includes the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) and the National Mental Health Information Center (NMHIC). The Contact Center responds to nearly 50,000 individuals per month who are seeking information or treatment resources. The Contact Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

Publications, Facts, and Multimedia Listed by Drug Type

Publications, Facts, and Multimedia, Listed by Topic

Publications, Facts, and Multimedia, Listed by Audience

Multimedia Webcasts

Multimedia Powerpoints

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
A federal agency supporting biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
A federal agency supporting biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of drug abuse and drug-related problems.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
A federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people; promotes health through strong partnerships; serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities.

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health.

Some University-based Information and Research Centers Sites

Rutgers University Center of Alcohol Studies Library A multidisciplinary institute for acquisition and dissemination of knowledge on psychoactive substance use and problems.

Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IPRC) was established in 1987 to assist Indiana based alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) prevention practitioners improve the quality of their services.

University of New Mexico Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions

General Informational Web sites


Alcohol Problems and Solutions
Research-based information on such alcohol and drinking issues as underage drinking, binge drinking, drinking and driving, alcohol education, alcohol and health, zero tolerance, minimum drinking age, alcohol advertising, fetal alcohol syndrome, alcohol policies, alcohol equivalence, blood alcohol concentration (BAC), driving while intoxicated, reducing traffic injuries and fatalities, and drinking by pregnant women, among many others.

About Alcoholism
General information about nature of alcoholism, methods of diagnosis, and resources for assessment and treatment. Information about other major psychoactive substances and drugs,

Web of Addictions
A resource of factual information about abused drugs for teachers, students and others.

Database of addictions publications for researchers, health professionals, health consumers, educators, and students. It offers links to key documents and reports concerning abused substances, special populations, statistics, treatment options, social issues, and harm reduction

Social Policy and Social Action Organizations


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Largest US grant foundation devoted to improving the health and health care of all Americans and includes funding for programs to reduce the harm caused by substance abuse.

The Drug Policy Alliance Network (DPA Network) is an organization promoting policy alternatives to the drug war that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights. It is actively involved in the legislative process and seeks to roll back the excesses of the drug war, block new, harmful initiatives, and promote sensible drug policy reforms.

The Marin Institute fights to protect the public from the impact of the alcohol industry’s negative practices. We monitor and expose the alcohol industry’s harmful actions related to products, promotions and social influence, and support communities in their efforts to reject these damaging activities.

Partnership for a Drug-Free America
Nonprofit coalition of professionals from the communications industry whose mission is to reduce demand for illegal drugs in America through a national anti-drug advertising campaign and other forms of media communication.

Partnership for Prevention
Association of corporations, non-profits, and state health departments for prevention and health promotion in national policy and practice.

Join Together
A national resource for communities fighting substance abuse and gun violence. A project of the Boston University School of Public Health.

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH): A National Antismoking & Nonsmokers' Rights Organization

Drug Strategies
Promotes more effective approaches to the nation's drug problems and supports private and public efforts to reduce the demand for drugs through prevention, education, treatment, law enforcement, and community initiatives.

Some Research Databases


A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 18 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to 1948. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.

ERIC Database
World's largest source of education information, with more than 1 million abstracts and journal articles on education research and practice

ETOH Searchable database
Research database from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism