Health Care Providers

NIDAMED: Published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, theNIDAMED web site gives medical professionals tools and resources that include an online screening tool, a companion quick reference guide, and a comprehensive resource guide for clinicians.

Pain Management Without Psychological Dependence: A Guide for Health Care Providers is a US Department of Health and Human Services publication that provides a research-based summary of non-opioid and opioid pain management; physical dependence, psychological dependence and pseudoaddiction; signs of inappropriate opioid abuse; recommendations for reducing the risk of opioid dependence; and what to do if you suspect opioid abuse.

Substance Use Screening and Assessment Instruments Database: This database is intended to help clinicians and researchers find instruments used for screening and assessment of substance use disorders. Some instruments are in the public domain and can be freely downloaded from the web; others can only be obtained from the copyright holder.

Guide for PCPs: Indentfying and Helping Patient s with Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Disorders is a publication of the US Department of Health and Human Services. This practical resource provides information on identification, screening, treatment, and relevant resources and references.

Toolkit to help providers improve health of older adults: A toolkit for linking older adults with medication, alcohol and mental health resources. To order a toolkit, call SAMHSA's Clearinghouse at1-800-729-6686 or click on the link for additional information.

Time to Talk Campaign: An educational campaign to encourage patients—particularly those age 50 or older—and their health care providers to openly discuss the use of complementary and alternative medicine

Underage and High Risk Drinking

Know Your Limits Campaign: Developed in Great Britain, this campaign provides information, tools and resources to educate the public about how much alcohol is in various types of drinks and the risks associated with high risk and binge drinking.

State Profiles of Underage Drinking Laws

STOP Underage Drinking Portal of Federal Resources: A comprehensive portal of Federal resources for information on underage drinking and ideas for combating this issue. People interested in underage drinking prevention—including parents, educators, community-based organizations, and youth—will find a wealth of valuable information here.

Alcohol Use & Abuse

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism : Provides publications and research information about alcohol abuse and alcoholism.


Drug Slang Dictionary

Prescription and Over-the Counter Drug Abuse

Close to Home Campaign: The Close to Home Campaign website features information on opiate abuse and addiction, including a Fact Sheet for Teens and Parents and flyers that can be printed and posted in schools, organizations or workplaces.

Disposal of Unwanted Medicines: Resources and tools for communities interested in planning and promoted a prescription return event.

Drug Watch - Drug Watch is "a comprehensive Web site database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide. The website includes up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications and includes details about associated side effects to aid in the protection of patients and consumers."

Not in My House Campaign: Campaign that educates the public about how to secure, monitor and dispose of prescriptions so that they cannot be easily obtained by teens in family and friends' medicine cabinets.

Stop Cough Medicine Abuse: This website provides information for communities, parents and teens about cough medicine abuse as well as resources to take action.


NIDA DrugPubs Research Dissemination Center: Research publications from the National Institute on Drug Abuse which can be viewed online or ordered through the mail.

Substance Abuse

National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign: Resources, information, media and tools for communities, parents and teens.

Partnership for a Drug Free America: Resources, information, media and tools for communities, parents and teens.