Addictions and Prevention - Websites and Resources

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Links To Addictions and Prevention

American Foundation for Addiction Research - Dedicated to fostering scientific research of the causes of addictive disorders.

Behavioral Health Recovery Management - Principles of disease management to assist individuals with chemical dependency and/or serious mental illness and to engage in a process of recovery from these illnesses.

Christo Inventory for Substance-misuse Services (CISS) - Treatment evaluation, outcome monitoring, clinical audit for addictions and services.

Drug Rehabilitation - General information, personal stories, and links to some drug rehabilitation programs.

Habit Smart - Information about addiction and recovery.Various links related to addiction and recovery.

Implications of Impulsivity for Substance Use - Paper by G. Scott Acton reviews the literature on impulsivity as a risk factor for substance use.

Med Help - The Addiction Medicine Forum - Ask-the-doctor open forum for addiction issues. Including an extensive searchable archive of addiction articles.

A Parent’s Guide: Preventing College Alcohol and Drug Abuse: Kool Living Recovery is a highly specialized treatment center that provides tried and tested treatments to help clients eliminate their addiction once and for all while significantly minimizing the likelihood of relapse.

Professional Interview Series - Kenneth Minkoff, MD Answers questions about evidence-based clinical practices in the treatment of co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.

Psychiatry and Wellness - Psychiatry, wellness, addictions and recovery. Offers articles on various addiction issues.

Recovering from the Recovery Movement - by Ron Rhodes. Has the recovery movement made the concept of addiction meaningless?

Recovery Connection - This site is the doorway into recovery from addiction and self destructive behavior.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA - The Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses. Resources on addiction and recovery issues. Information for children.

Internet Addiction

Banner Ad Location Effectiveness Study - Graduate students at the University of Michigan School of Business Administration published this study that raises important issues about banner ad placement.

The Basic Psychological Features of E-Mail Communication - Article discussing the psychology of how people communicated via e-mail.

Deviance on the Internet: Call for Papers - Call for papers for a special issue of Social Science Computer Review focusing on the new challenges for social science presented by deviant Internet-related behavior. Indicative themes and submission information.

Impression Formation in Cyberspace - Online expectations and offline experiences in text-based virtual communities.

International Society for Mental Health Online - The international Internet mental health organization for professionals and consumers.

The Internet and the Future of Psychiatry - Paper by Milton P. Huang, M.D., and Norman E. Alessi, M.D. published in American Journal of Psychiatry describing a model for understanding the Internet and how its use affects human interactions. Discusses implications for delivery of psychiatric care, research, and education.

Internet Psychology Index - Articles and research papers from Self Help Magazine. Includes topics such as e-mail communication, psychology of cyberspace, cyberspace relationships, and psychotherapy on the Internet.

The Journal of Online Behavior - Dedicated to the emperical study of human behavior online.

Online Psychotherapy - Challenges and technical difficulties inherent in the formation of therapeutic relationships online.

Psybernet - Consultation service by Walter Logeman, a psychotherapist in New Zealand.

Psychological Applications on the Internet - Azy Barak, PhD, discusses how the Internet is used in psychology.

Psychology and the Internet - Book review.

The Psychology of Cyberspace - Online hypertext book intended as a conceptual framework for understanding the various psychological components of cyberspace and how people react to and behave within it.

The Psychology of Virtual Communities - Research articles and essays about virtual therapy, online self-help groups and the psychology of Cyberspace.

Psychotherapy Meets Google - A discussion about the internet, its impact on people's lives generally, and on psychotherapy in particular.

Small World Project - Columbia University - Project intends to perform a large scale, global verification of the small world hypothesis, "six degrees of separation," using the modern Email equivalent of Milgram's passport innovation.

Stanford Institute for the Quantitative Study of Society - Study on the social consequences of the Internet.

Two by Two in Cyberspace - Getting together and connecting online. Dealing with Computer and Internet Addiction - Article on recognizing and dealing with Internet addiction.

The Cause of Internet Addiction? - Internet/TV addiction research, theories and suggestions.

Center for Online and Internet Addiction - Offers resources that deal with internet addiction, as well as offers tips on cyber-wellness.

Cybersex Addiction - Help with addictive or compulsive computer-based sexual activity and cyber-infidelity problems. - Offers help and resources for men and women who were betrayed by loved one due to Internet addition or cyber-affairs.

Internet Addiction Disorder: Causes, Symptoms,and Consequences - Paper written by Jennifer R. Ferris, a psychology student at Virginia Tech.

Internet Addiction Guide - A look at the facts and opinions behind so-called "Internet addiction disorder" (compulsive over-use of the Internet).

Intervention Center - Ten Symptoms of Computer Addiction - Compiled by James Fearing, Ph.D.

Is the Internet Addictive, or Are Addicts Using the Internet? - Paper by Storm A. King, that provides an overview of current research findings, and explanations of IAD.

Mental Health Net: Internet Addiction - Case study with references, and annotated list of links with ratings.

Psychiatric Times - Computer Addiction: What Is It? - Long article with scientific references, by Maressa Hecht Orzack, Ph.D.

The Psychology of Cyberspace: Computer and Cyberspace Addiction - Detailed research paper, symptoms, questionnaire, and articles.

Psychosocial Parameters of Internet Addiction - Links and overview by Rudolph G. Briggs, Ph.D. Department of Psychotechnology at the University of Albany.

Supervisor's Guide: Internet Addiction - Overview of related studies, and signs of Internet addiction in the workplace.

Virtual Addiction: Internet Addiction Information - Information and professional as well as self-help resources on the growing problem of internet and computer addiction and their psychological and social implications.

The Quest to End Game Addiction - Article examining whether persistent online gaming is a harmless pastime or a serious addition. (December 5, 2001)

Preventing Internet misuse in the office - Wanton web surfing in the workplace can cost companies up to 6.25% of their annual wage costs (June 18, 2001)

Pathological Gambling

Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators - Supports the development of services that will reduce the impact of problem gambling. APGSA members are administrators of public funds dedicated to the provision of problem gambling services.

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse - Provides academic and government reports on problem gambling in Canada.

Chance to Change - Offers a Christ-centered gambling addiction recovery program, produced for churches.

Chinese American Problem Gambling - Provides information about the Chinese Community Problem Gambling Project in San Francisco, California. Also, provides a problem gambling self-assessment in both Chinese and English.

Electronic Journal of Gambling Issues - Deals with gambling as a social phenomenon and the prevention and treatment of gambling problems.

Female Gamblers - Contains articles by women gamblers in recovery.

Forman Consulting - Offers preventive educational services at high schools, colleges, and workplaces. Includes screening quiz and background information. Based in New England, U.S.A..

Friends4Friends - Tries to prevent problem gambling through an awareness campaign targeting young adults.

Gambling with the Good Life - Contains information about an organization that is dedicated to opposing expanded gambling in the state of Nebraska, U.S.A..

GamCare - Offers a telephone help line for people with gambling problems in the United Kingdom. Also, offers an Internet chat help line.

I want to stop gambling. - Contains a blog by a compulsive gambler in recovery.

Know the Odds - Offers educational materials to prevent the harmful effects of problem gambling. Included are curriculum materials for schools and colleges.

National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling - Contains an information library for gambling facts.

National Responsible Gaming Programme - Offers problem gambling education, treatment, telephone counselling, research, and counsellor training in Africa.

Niagara Multilingual Prevention/Education Problem Gambling Program - A multilingual gambling information, awareness and prevention site for individuals, families and friends. Educational seminars are available upon request and phone .

North American Training Institute Home Page - Specializes in responsible programs for the gaming and wagering industries, professional, accredited training programs, and in senior citizen and adolescent compulsive gambling issues. Includes Wanna Bet? magazine for kids concerned about gambling.

Northern Rivers Gambling Service - Offers counseling for problem gamblers and their families. Situated in Northern New South Wales, Australia.

The Oklahoma Association for Gambling Addiction Awareness - Provides information about the devastating affect that addictive gambling has on the problem gambler and his family.

Oregon Gambling Addiction Treatment Division - Offers help to every problem gambler in Oregon. Reports on adolescent gambling and problem gambling.

Problem Gambling - Offers a newsletter about the diagnosis and treatment of problem gambling for educational and informational purposes only.

Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand - Addresses gambling problem issues in New Zealand.

Problem Gambling Hub - Provides a hub for research, treatment, and discussion of problem gambling by the gaming industry and professionals who are concerned with the problem of gambling addiction.

The Psychology of Gambling - Offers psychological, social, and behavioral viewpoints on pathological gambling.

Responsible Gambling Council (Ontario) - Contains information about an organization dedicated to responsible gambling awareness.

Shawn and Drew's 21 Steps to Stop Gambling - Provides information about a system to stop gambling.

VOLTS (Video Online Lottery Terminators Society) - Attempts to educates the public in Nova Scotia to the dangers of video lottery machines. - Contains an on-line magazine for kids concerned about the dangers of gambling addiction.

Want to Stop Gambling? - Offers a free self-help guide developed by a problem gambler.

Youth Gambling - Provides information about a program at McGill University in Quebec, Canada for youth gambling problems.

Sexual Addiction  - Positive and realistic counseling for sexual addiction. An effective alternative to 12-step meetings for overcoming sex addiction. Marriage counseling is also offered as part of the healing process.

Addiction Counselling and Resource Associates - A.C.A.R.A. is a sex addiction counselling center site that includes services, news, articles, and resources. Located in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Be Broken Ministries - Created to educate, support, and encourage those willing to seek help and recovery from sex addiction. Located in San Antonio, Texas.

Bethesda Workshops - Conducts intensive workshops for male and female addicts, spouses, and couples. Offers clinical strategies combined with Christian principles.

Blazing Grace - Information, articles, direction and resources for sex and porn addiction.

Centre For Sexual Addictions, Ireland - A resource for people seeking help and information in relation to sexual addiction in Ireland. Site includes pages on sings of addiction, therapy, training, and research.

Cybersex Addiction - A resource and referral information site for people seeking help with addictive or compulsive computer-based sexual activity and cyber-infidelity problems.

Del Amo Hospital - Treatment for sexual addiction and sexual offending behavior.

Desert Stream Ministries - Provides group support around the United States for men that deal with sexual addiction

Dorothy Hayden, CSW - Specializes in the treatment of sexual compulsion and sexual dysfunctions for both the gay and heterosexual communities using clinical strategies including behavioral, cognitive, psychodynamic and/or twelve-step models.

Dr. Michael Johnson, Ph.D. - Information, workshops, and treatment for sex addicts and their families. Located in Austin, Texas.

Females and Sex Addiction: Myths and Diagnostic Implications - Six myths concerning women and sexual addiction are offered as an explanation of why female sexual addiction does not receive as much attention as male addiction. [PDF Format]

Free in Christ - Freedom from Pornography - Support for men addicted to pornography, sex; freedom through practical faith in Christ in a safe recovery and spiritual growth environment.

Front Range Counseling Center - Counseling services for men and women who struggle with sexual and cosexual addictions, including facilitating groups for support and recovery. Located in Littleton, Colorado.

GraceNotebooks - How to Heal From Loving a Sex Addict - Kate Morgan’s journey as the wife of a sex addict. Site includes background biography, excerpts from the book, and resources.

Healing for the Soul - Telephone therapy practice of Jayson Graves, M.MFT with local, national, and international clientele. He uses an innovative approach that can involve individual, couples, and/or group therapy over the telephone.

Heart Matters Counseling Services - Professional help for men and women to put back the pieces of their lives and marriages from the trauma of sex addiction. Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Heart to Heart Counseling Center - Free newsletters, FAQs, and other resources for sex addicts. Includes information on conferences, books, and videos. Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Hermes' Web - Professional consultation on sexual health including disorders, trauma, addiction, violence, abuse, and harassment.

Hope and Recovery from Sexual Addiction - Information and links for people suffering with sexual addiction and compulsivity.

Kavod Recovery Program - An outpatient program in Rochester, NY, for people with sexual addictions/compulsions.

Misty Mountain Counseling Center - A non-profit Christian counseling agency that helps individuals, couples, and families recover from the effects of sexual addiction, pornography, online affairs and other issues for men and women. Located in Portland, Oregon

National Coalition for the Protection of Children and Families - Dedicated to protecting people from the harms of pornography and the sexual messages of today's culture.

The National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity - A non-profit organization dedicated to education and referral services. Offers membership for lay public and professionals specializing in the treatment of addiction, offending behaviors, and trauma. Includes a nationwide listing of affiliated counselors.

Proven Men Ministries - Provides help for men struggling with pornography and sexually addictive behaviors through a twelve week Christ-centered daily workbook. Also trains organizations to host local support groups. Located in Rockville, Maryland.

Pure Life Ministries - Affordable residential care, phone counseling, and biblical teaching materials for men with sexual addictions or homosexuality. Based in Dry Ridge, KY.

Recovery from Sexual Addiction - Numerous original articles explaining sex addiction as well as links to specially chosen articles on the web. Written by psychologist David Bissette, Psy.D. from Washington, DC.

RecoveryNation - Offers free and comprehensive sex, love, and porn addiction workshops, addiction recovery manager, partner's healing workshop, online coaching, and support groups.

Sex Addiction on the Internet - An essay by Dr. Mark Griffiths that explores whether there is viability for the concept of "Internet Addiction" (PDF file). [PDF]

Sex Addiction Recovery Resources - Comprehensive collection of sex addiction recovery resources on the Internet. Selections are categorized by Christian and secular approaches. - Offering sex addiction and recovery resources from international sex addiction expert Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.

SexSmart - Confronting Your Sexual Addiction - Insights into sexual addiction by Dr. Aline Zoldbrod, Ph.D., a Boston-based licensed psychologist. Page includes a survey to determine if the participant has an addiction.

Sexual Recovery Institute - Outpatient treatment for men or women engaged in compulsive and addictive sexual behaviors. Clinical services for individuals, couples and groups, and professional training for therapists and organizations.

Sharon O'Hara, M.F.T. - Provides help for sex addicts by a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the Los Angeles area, using 12-Step principles and energy therapy techniques. Includes services, articles, links and contact details.

Shelly Luben Former Porn Actress - Former porn actess Shelley Lubben shares her story of rehabilitation, speaks out against porn and offers real help for the world.

Tuff Stuff Ministries - Exists to help people with difficult things like sexual temptation, moral failure, betrayal, and broken relationships. Offers services for prevention, intervention, restoration. Located in Milwaukie, Oregon.

William Johnston, Counsellor - General counselling service for individuals and couples. Particular experience in the fields of anxiety and sex addiction

Substance Abuse

Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs News - Find headlines and articles that are updated regularly. RSS feed available.

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention - CSAP is the sole Federal organization with responsibility for improving accessibility and quality of substance abuse prevention services.

Drug Abuse Statistics - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration presents national and state prevalence and trends in illegal drug use, the non-medical use of prescription drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.

Illegal Drug Use Statistics - Information on the use and abuse of illegal drugs in the United States. Provided by the National Center for Health Statistics.

Lexicon of Alcohol and Drug Terms - Defines many alcohol and substance abuse words and phrases from "absolute alcohol" to "zoopsia." Published by World Health Organization

MedlinePlus: Drug Abuse - Resource that provides links to a wide range of substance abuse resources. Provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University - Think tank that focuses on the study of all forms of substance abuse, and how it affects society.

The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information - Resource for current and comprehensive information about substance abuse prevention and treatment.

VirtualKid Teen - Alcohol and Drug Abuse - Simple explanation of alcohol abuse written for teens. Site includes similar pages about other drugs.


NIAAA  - National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.

Alcohol Abuse Increases, Dependence Declines Across Decade - Compares alcohol abuse and alcoholism rates 1992 and 2002. NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) is part of NIH.

Alcohol Reports - Research findings and information on alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. Open access to peer-reviewed articles free for all to view.

Alcohol Use Statistics - Information on the use and abuse of alcohol in the United States. Provided by the National Center for Health Statistics.

Brown Center for Alcohol and Addictions Studies - Provides post-doctoral research training for behavioral, medical, and social scientists and health care professionals who wish to pursue a career in alcohol abuse and alcoholism research.

eMedicine Health - Alcoholism - Consumer health resource center providing an overview of alcoholism and its causes, symptoms and treatment.

ICFDA Alcohol Cravings Induced via Serotonin - How Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, Serzone, Effexor, Anafranil, Fen-Phen, and Redux can lead to relapse to active drinking.

Jellinek Chart of Alcoholism - Historic chart shows progression of alcoholic decline and recovery. [PDF]

MedicineNet articles on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - Two dozen questions and answers on alcoholism and problem drinking.

MedlinePlus: Alcoholism - Offers extensive information about Alcoholism. From the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence - NCADD - The NCADD is a volunteer health organization providing education, information, help, and hope. Includes alcoholism facts, and youth information.

Drug Addiction

Addicts Seeking Recovery - A message board where you can come to express your feelings on your addiction and your recovery.

CEDRO Centre for Drug Research - Combines epidemiological and longitudinal research on illicit drugs, addiction theory, and drug policy developments in Europe. Articles in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian and Russian.

Community Drug Alert Bulletin on Club Drugs - From the National Institute on Drug Abuse information about MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, Rohypnol, ketamine, methamphetamine, and LSD.

Drug Free Pennsylvania - A non-profit organization created in 1990 by a coalition of community leaders with a mission of reinforcing youth anti-drug attitudes through a statewide program.

Drugs and Death CD - A multimedia CD-ROM on the dangers, effects, and consequences of illegal drug abuse. It is intended for use by teenagers, parents, and teachers.

Drugs Information - Information on heroin, cannabis, cocaine, crack, LSD, magic mushrooms, poppers, speed, Yaba, and opiates. This site also shows how these harmful drugs are taken and what symptoms to look out for.

National Institute on Drug Abuse - The mission of NIDA is to lead the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

Office of National Drug Control Policy - ONDCP features White House Drug Policy initiatives, programs, and publications. Find testimony and press releases. Outlines national drug control strategy goals.

Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey - New Jersey state alliance of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. Education and information about the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse.

SayNoToDrugs - The truth about the politics of drugs. Why some are legal and some illegal. Shows campaign contributions equals bribes. Includes links to related websites.

Street Terms: Drugs and the Drug Trade - Slang names and street terms for frequently abused drugs. - A database of drug information for parents, teachers, students, DARE Officers, or anyone interested in learning about illegal drugs.

US Drug Enforcement Agency - Drugs of Concern - Information about the effects and use of individual drugs, including cocaine, heroin, inhalants, marijuana, MDMA (ecstasy), methamphetamine, steroids, and others. Includes statistics on illicit drug use in the United States.

Tobacco Addiction - American Legacy Foundation tobacco education campaign covers cigarettes, smoking, other tobacco products. "The truth about how the cigarette industry operates".

Tobacco BBS - Cigarettes, tobacco, and smoking-related news and issues, addresses, tobacco history, information on quitting, and a quote of the day section.

Addicted to Nicotine: A National Research Forum - Includes presentation summaries of papers presented at the conference held in 2001 at the (US) National Institutes of Health. Topics include nicotine delivery systems, pharmacology, individual and environmental risk factors, the psychobiology of addition, and treatment of nicotine dependence.

Ammonia Added to Cigarettes Can Significantly Boost Availability of Nicotine - Independent research confirms that ammonia added to ciarettes can boost the availability of nicotine up to 100 times.

Cancer Facts and Figures - Concise summary from the American Cancer Society of tobacco use, cigarettes, trends in smoking, profiling smokers, costs of tobacco, nicotine addiction, secondhand smoke, spit tobacco, and industrial hazards.

CDC's TIPS: Tobacco Information and Prevention Source - Maintained by the CDC's Office on Smoking and Health. Covers tobacco-related issues, statistics, news, research, data, reports, quitting tips, educational materials, publications, . Also sections dedicated to youth.

A Collection of Articles on Nicotine Addiction - Articles about research studies funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

eMedicine - Nicotine Addiction - Medical facts on the physiology of nicotine addiction, and the effect tobacco products have on the brain, lungs, and other vital organs, and a treatment options section.

'Impact Booster': Tobacco Firm Shows How Ammonia Spurs Delivery of Nicotine - 1996 Pulitzer prize-winning reporting on how the tobacco industry uses ammonia to engineer cigarettes for addiction.

Infofax - Cigarettes and Other Nicotine Products - NIH short summary of nicotine effects.

Low Tar Exposed - Site explains why "low tar", "light" and "mild" cigarettes are just as harmful as regular cigarettes.

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center - Tobacco & Cancer - University of Texas medical center factsheets on effects of smoking and tobacco, and tips and support for quitting. One-third of M. D. Anderson patients have tobacco-related cancers.

Nicotine Addiction - Concise factsheet.

Nicotine Addiction And Cigarettes - American Lung Association info sheets on smoking, nicotine, and related topics: does smoking help people relax? What quitting methods work?

Nicotine Addiction Can Start Within A Few Days And After Just A Few Cigarettes - Recent research shows that cigarette products cause addiction much faster than was previously believed, in just a few doses.

Nicotine Addiction in Britain - Complete online book by the Royal College of Physicians; covers physical. pharmacological, and psychological effects; addiction; the smoker's career; regulation of intake; treatment; regulatory approaches; recommendations.

Nicotine Addiction in Britain - Extensive report produced by the Royal College of Physicians. "Nicotine addiction is one of the major reasons why people continue to smoke cigarettes, and cigarettes are in reality extremely effective and closely controlled nicotine delivery devices".

Nicotine and Addiction - ASH-UK factsheet on nicotine, its properties, difficulty in quitting, measures of dependence, withdrawal systems, genetic influence, and tobacco industry recognition of the its importance.

Nicotine and the Tobacco Industry - Science Week article focuses on 3 decades of tobacco industry efforts to engineer cigarettes for addiction.

Nicotine Junkies - Information on kids and smoking, facts about smoking and addiction.

Quit Victoria - "Tobacco smoking is the single most important cause of ill health and premature death in Australia." Not just quitting information -- health questions answered; effects of cigarettes; quit evaluation studies; information in languages other than English; smokefree workplaces and dining.

Reducing the Addictiveness of Cigarettes - Can cigarettes be made less addictive? Scientific paper examines the question.

Report of the UK Scientific Committee on Tobacco and Health - Report covers the scientific evidence on active smoking, passive smoking, nicotine addiction, price and marketing of cigarettes and other tobacco products, cessation, key conclusions.

Research Report: Nicotine Addiction - Information from the National Institute on Drug Abuse about nicotine, addiction, the extent and impact of tobacco use, how nicotine delivers its effect, consequences of continued use, treatments, and gender differences.

Revolution Health : Nicotine Dependence - Find nicotine dependence information, covering symptoms, causes, risks, treatments and types. Discuss nicotine dependence issues with others in forums, blogs, personal stories and recommendations.

Smoking And Tobacco Factsheets - From the Missouri Health Department, a large set of factsheets on cigarettes, tobacco advertising, health effects, and secondhand smoke.

Smoking Is Ugly - Created and sustained by Christy Turlington, an online resource guide, providing information and links to numerous lung cancer and smoking-cessation related websites. is part of Turlington's campaign to raise awareness about the effects of smoking, smoking related diseases and lung cancer.

Statement on Nicotine-Containing Cigarettes by David A. Kessler, M.D. - Provides information on industry manipulation and control of nicotine in cigarettes.

TCSG - Tobacco and The Elderly - Papers and factsheets on: tobacco and minorities, state tobacco settlement funds, tobacco and older persons.

Tobacco Advertising and Document Collections - Growing set of resources presenting and organizing tobacco industry documents; shows what the industry says in private about youth, advertising, promotions; features a poster on the history of youth cigarette brands.

Tobacco Control Online - A quarterly scientific journal covering all aspects of tobacco use prevention and control.

Tobacco in Australia: Facts and Issues - A complete, online, book, with all citations to the literature. Covers cigarettes, other tobacco products; statistics and trends; health effects; smoking in the workplace and public places; public policy; addiction; quitting; anti-smoking campaigns; and the tobacco industry.

Tobacco Industry Hall of Shame - List of stars and performers killed by tobacco.

The Tobacco Reference Guide - Online book provides quotes, summaries, and factsheets about hazards of smoking.

Tobacco Web - From Australia: cigarettes, tobacco history; current trends; smoking and health, the tobacco industry -- recent revelations; secondhand smoke; young people and smoking; smoking in the workplace; tqitting smoking.

TobaccoFree - Offers smoking cessation tips, research results, and tips for staying smoke free.

WHO: The Tobacco Atlas - History of tobacco, types of use, male and female smoking, youth, cigarette consumption, health effects, secondhand smoke, deaths, costs; the trade, the industry, smuggling, tobacco promotion and marketing, Internet sales, politics; activism, research, tobacco control, policy initiatives; quitting, litigation, pricing, and futures.

WHO Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI) - A WHO cabinet project created to focus international attention, resources and action on global tobacco use and problems caused by that use.

WhyQuit - Cold Turkey Quitting - A support group and education forum dedicated exclusively to the science and art of successful abrupt nicotine cessation.

"Crack" Nicotine in Cigarettes Varies Widely - New research measures amount of free-base nicotine in "the modern cigarette, a highly engineered nicotine delivery device". (July 28, 2003)

Harris Poll: Tobacco Addiction - Reveals that 70% of all people still smoking have tried to quit, on average four times, and most are aware of tobacco's health effects; poll results called a metric of the power of tobacco addiction. (February 2, 2000)

OncoLink: The Control and Manipulation of Nicotine and Cigarettes - 1994 news article. Kessler report on how the tobacco industry controls and manipulates nicotine in its product. (June 21, 1994)

ABC DayOne: Smoke Screen - Now-famous segment on nicotine manipulation in cigarettes. (February 28, 1994)


After Too Many - An educational interactive site that provides important information about alcohol consequences.

Alcohol Server's Training & Services - Provides information regarding alcohol server education mandated by the New Mexico Dept. of Alcohol and Gaming.

The Anti-Drug - Parenting site launched by the White House of National Drug Control Policy. The goal is to help parents learn better communication skills when talking to, and teaching, their children about illicit drugs.

AODWiki - An open source of Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) abuse prevention information. Visitors are encouraged to edit, add and use content freely.

Association of Student Assistance Professionals of Vermont - A non-profit organization whose mission is to increase and promote the effectiveness of student assistance programs.

Coalition for Drug Abuse Prevention - A partnership organization working to reduce alcohol and drug problems through community prevention efforts. Serving Winston Salem/Forsyth County, NC.

CSAP's Western Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (WestCAPT) - WestCAPT assists states, jurisdictions, and community-based prevention programs in the Western Region to apply scientifically defensible strategies in their efforts to prevent substance abuse.

Drug Free AZ - The product of a partnership between the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, law enforcement, drug treatment providers, and drug prevention agencies throughout Arizona.

Effects of Drugs and Alcohol on Spider Webs - Short tongue-in-cheek film about alcohol and drugs. Spiders in this fable are described in human terms. By National Film Board of Canada.

Enough is Enough - Australian alcohol education programme aiming to reduce the problems associated with drunkenness. Includes health and legal information, indigenous issues, brochures and details of community initiatives.

Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse - Provides prevention and intervention services utilizing research-based strategies and programs committed to building safe, healthy, and resilient communities free from alcohol and other drug abuse.

FCD Educational Services, Inc. - A nonprofit organization that provides alcohol, tobacco, and other drug education and prevention programs to schools throughout the United States and abroad.

Forward Thinking On Drugs - Reviews the progress made by the United Nations in addressing drug problems worldwide. Includes summaries and full transcripts of the evidence-based papers.

Hablemos en Confianza - A bilingual resource helping latina parents to talk to their children about alcohol, tobacco, and drugs.

Indiana Prevention Resource Center - A clearinghouse for prevention technical assistance and information about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs for the state of Indiana.

International Harm Reduction Association - Australian-based organization working with national and international groups to promote evidence-based strategies in reducing the effects of all psychoactive substances (including illicit drugs, tobacco and alcohol). Includes newsletter and details of conferences and research.

Know! - Based in Central Ohio. Provides information and support to parents looking for ways to keep their kids off alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

National Drug Prevention Alliance - Drug prevention information for teens, parents and professionals. Help for users wanting to give up. Research digests.

Partners for Substance Abuse Prevention - A meeting place and resource center for those involved in alcohol and drug abuse prevention programs. Sponsored by SAMHSA.

Partners in Prevention of Substance Abuse Coalition - An organization of community members in Gainesville, Florida presents their goals and projects.

Partnership for a Drug-Free America - Tips on talking to kids about drugs, as well as information on specific drugs, slang names for drugs, what they look like, and frequently asked questions.

Preventing Drug Abuse among Children and Adolescents - An introduction to research-based prevention for those new to drug abuse prevention. Download brief or complete version of this pamphlet. By NIDA, National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Prevention First - A non-profit organization which provides educational programs and services to schools, businesses and community organizations to counter the negative effects of substance abuse and violence. Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA.

Project Alert - Drug prevention curriculum for middle school students with online teacher training and staff development workshops.

Project Liberty - A collection of television commercials developed by high school students to increase drug awareness. [May not work with all browsers.][Requires RealPlayer.]

Protecting You, Protecting Me - Information about the MADD alcohol use prevention curriculum for grades one through five that discusses the impacts of alcohol on health.

RADD The Entertainment Industry's Voice for Road Safety - RADD is an internationally recognized 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that uses celebrity power to create positive attitudes about road safety.

Red Ribbon Week Resources - A site that features products and information for a Red Ribbon Week Campaign.

Respect is Peace - Information for parents and youngsters on substance abuse, and moral topics. Includes a listing of USA and International prevention centers.

Run Drugs Out of Town Run - Details on how to raise money for prevention groups and "Say No to Drugs" campaigns.

SAMHSA Model Programs - Substance abuse and mental health programs for every community. Provides science-based prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation programs to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to communities nationwide. From the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Substance Abuse Prevention - Promotes education about preventing substance abuse in the Rainy River District of Ontario, Canada. Outlines programs and partners, and features a newsletter and calendar of events.

Substance Abuse Prevention Services of the Carolinas - A program of community intervention and science-based educational programs, with a newsletter, and details of services and training.

We Have Poipus - Drug, alcohol, and tobacco awareness puppet show script and sound files for elementary students and educators.

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