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About Alcoholism / Substance Abuse
About.com is an web index that combines site listings with reviews and editorial content. Check the About Alcoholism / Substance Abuse section for information on subtance abuse, addiction treatment, and facts about commonly abused drugs.
Addaction is a leading UK charity working solely in the field of drug and alcohol treatment.
Provides professionals and researchers with a range of addiction treatment and intervention resources. You will find a list of book, journal and test publications on subjects such as gambling, alcohol addiction, drug and substance abuse, as well as the psychology of addiction.
Geared toward multiple groups: health consumers and professionals, researchers, educators, and students. Over 500 links to prevention, treatment, statistical, alcohol and drug information, harm reduction, and special populations sites. Daily addiction news update, weekly featured websites, resources, and research questions.
Alcohol Concern is the national agency on alcohol misuse. Works to reduce the incidence and costs of alcohol-related harm and to increase the range and quality of services available to people with alcohol-related problems.
Arizona Smokers’ Helpline
Smoking and tobacco information maintained by the University of Arizona.
A resource pack for BMA members who have mental health and / or addiction issues.
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
National organisation provides information on addiction, treatment, prevention and policy.
Claudia Black, M.S.W., Ph.D. is a renowned lecturer, author and trainer internationally recognized for both her pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictive disorders. Her website lists numerous books and CDs available for purchase.
DrugScope is the UK’s leading independent centre of expertise on drugs. Their aim is to inform policy development and reduce drug-related risk. They provide quality drug information, promote effective responses to drug taking, undertake research at local, national and international levels, advise on policy-making, encourage informed debate and speak for their member organisations working on the ground.
Drugs Information UK
Information on various illegal drugs. This site explains how these harmful drugs are taken and what symptoms to look out for, also helplines in the UK.
EAAT Conference 2008
The fourth European Association of Addiction Therapy Conference will take place in Florence, 13-15 October 2008.
Employment Programme for Recovering Alcoholics
EPRA (charity reg no 1069741) enables people recovering from alcoholism and/or other addictions to return to meaningful work and maintain long-term abstinence.
European Association for the Treatment of Addiction (EATA)
A charity, which aims to help ensure that people who are dependent on drugs or alcohol get timely access to the treatment they need.
Dedicated to, not only providing alternative theories of addictive behaviour and change, but providing addiction information in general.
A free resource website for anyone with Mental Health or Addiction concerns
For those suffering from heroin addiction. We have recovered, maybe we can help?
Institute of Alcohol Studies
An educational body with the basic aims of increasing knowledge of alcohol and the social and health consequences of its misuse and encouraging and supporting the adoption of effective measures for the management and prevention of alcohol-related problems
Provides an introduction to the process of an Intervention.
US site for anyone seeking employment in the area of Mental Health, Substance Abuse or Social Work. Free to job seekers and currently free to advertisers.
Addiction specific trainings in the US, Canada, Germany, UK, Singapore, Australia and Pacific Rim. Approved for chemical dependency counsellors, social workers and licensed professional counsellors.
Medical Council on Alcoholism
The MCA (charity reg no 265242) helps doctors to alleviate and prevent alcohol-related harm. It does this through educating and assisting medical practitioners and others involved in maintaining health, holding medical-school symposia and essay competitions, and a library of information, as well as handbooks such as the MCA Medical Students Handbook: Alcohol and Health. It also enables doctors to contact the British Doctors & Dentists Group for recovering alcohol/drug-dependent doctors, dentists and students.
Muslim Youth Helpline
The Muslim Youth Helpline is a confidential helpline for young Muslims.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Data bases, publications, etc.
The first large-scale, multi-site, prospective follow up study of drug misuse conducted in the UK
PREVLine – SAMHSA
Electronic information service of the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information. Services include a searchable database of research data and scientific studies and ordering of NCADI publications.
The Portman Group was set up in 1989 by the UK’s leading drinks producers. Its purpose is to help prevent misuse of alcohol and to promote sensible drinking
The UK’s first online support and networking site for people in recovery
The Recovery Directory
A USA based web site listing 1000’s of links to recovery related resources.
Bringing the world of recovery to people through cartoons and laughter.
Provides support and guidance to anyone affected by addiction. By becoming a member of the TRN website you will have access to chat rooms and forums allowing you to build a 24/7 support network of like-minded friends. By creating a support network you are able to share experiences with like-minded individuals who understand how addiction can impact on our lives as they too, have been affected by this destructive illness.
Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous United Kingdom
UK Intergroup branch of Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous
St George’s Hospital Medical School Addictive Behaviour Department
Access to listings of services which help people with Drug and/or Alcohol problems in the South Thames Region
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Collects, analyses and disseminates data and information as part of its mission to improve prevention and treatment services for addictive and mental illness.
Talking About Cannabis
Supporting people whose lives have been affected by cannabis abuse
The mission statement (as stated in the web site) is: To advise support & train individuals & organizations in relation to habit forming/addictive behaviour. Bringing restoration & rehabilitation & helping people break free from the destructive cycles of addiction & lead fulfilling lives.
Drug information from the The National Drugs Helpline.
Details of over 780 UK Self Help Groups.
University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions
Web of Addictions
Provides information about alcohol and other drug addictions.