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Research/Reference Resources

Addiction Arena – This website provides professionals and researchers with a range of psychotherapy and counseling resources. You will find a list of book and journal publications and useful links to associations, upcoming conferences, online addictions resources.


Addiction Science Network - The Addiction Science Network (ASNet) is a virtual network for the scientific study of addiction and for the application of information derived from scientific analysis to the problems of addiction. Explicit in the mission of the ASNet is the dissemination of information about addiction, which is accomplished in part through this website. 

Addiction Resource Guide – Directory of addiction treatment facilities and resources including an extensive listing of self-help groups.


Addiction Search – A source for addiction related research and drug and alcohol treatment programs and rehabilitation information.– AIDSinfo is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) project that offers the latest federally approved information on HIV/AIDS clinical research, treatment and prevention, and medical practice guidelines for people living with HIV/AIDS, their families and friends, health care providers, scientists, and researchers. - is dedicated to providing people living with HIV the necessary information they need to make empowered treatment decisions. is dedicated to providing people living with HIV the necessary information they need to make empowered treatment decisions.


Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute - University of Washington –  This Institute is a multidiscplinary research center whose mission is to support and facilitate research and research dissemination in the field of alcohol and drug abuse.


Alcohol, Other Drugs and Health: Current Evidence - A bi-monthly newsletter that provides current research on alcohol, illicit drugs, and health. –  This website contains all PubMed/MedLine publications, plus additional journals and a database of theses and dissertations. Free registration is required.


Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies (CAAS) – (CAAS) at Brown University strives to promote the identification, prevention, and effective treatment of alcohol and other drug use problems in our society through research, education, training, and policy advocacy.


Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) – A University of Maryland research center which collects, analyzes and disseminates information on the nature and extent of substance abuse and related problems in Maryland and nationally. Conducts policy-relevant research on specific initiatives to prevent, treat, and control substance abuse.


Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Dissemination Library – The library is a digital repository of resources created by and about NIDA's National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN). It provides CTN members and the public with a single point of access to research findings and other materials that are approved for dissemination throughout the CTN and to the larger community of providers, researchers and policy-makers. Access checked September 19, 2013.

DrugScope - DrugScope’s aim is to inform policy development and reduce drug-related risk. DrugScope provides authoritative and reliable information on all aspects of drug policies and problems. It publishes a wide range of reference guides, books and journals for professionals and the general public.


Drug Strategies – Is a non-profit research institute that 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. - Provides a diverse multimedia collection of complimentary clinical tools, resources and continuing education for pain management and addiction medicine. – This website provides over 2,500 pages on the latest news about Hepatitis C infection, diagnosis, symptoms and treatments. Access checked September 19, 2013.


HIV Drug Interactions - This informative and educational HIV resource is valuable for healthcare professionals, scientific researchers or anyone with an interest in HIV therapy. You can find reports on recent news and hot topics in HIV pharmacology, discover comprehensive information, and advice on drug interactions. – This is an online publication that provides information about treatment for HIV/AIDS, chronic hepatitis B and C, and coinfection with HIV/HCV and HIV/HBV. - HIV InSite is developed by theCenter for HIV Information (CHI) at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).Center for HIV Information (CHI) at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), one of the world's leading health sciences institutions. Launched in March 1997, HIV InSite's mission is to be a source for comprehensive, in-depth HIV/AIDS information and knowledge.


Institute for Research, Eduction and Training in Addictions (IRETA) - Working in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Programs (BDAP), IRETA's mission is to become a repository of information related to addiction research, health policy, prevention, intervention and treatment in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and to develop effective mecha­nisms to transfer that knowledge to the substance abuse field.


Institute of Behavioral Research (IBR) at TCU – IBR is a national research center for addiction treatment studies in community and correctional settings. They offer over 400 free treatment resource files.


Internet Mental Health – This online resource is an encyclopedia of mental health information.


Iowa Consortium for Substance Abuse Research and Evaluation – The Consortium is an alliance committed to strengthening substance abuse prevention and intervention activities through collaborative research.


Join Together - Join Together is a collaboration of The Partnership at, dedicated to advancing effective drug and alcohol policy, prevention and treatment.


Monitoring the Future – Monitoring the Future is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults. Each year, a total of approximately 50,000 8th, 10th and 12th grade students are surveyed (12th graders since 1975, and 8th and 10th graders since 1991).


Motivational Interviewing – This website is intended to provide resources for those seeking information on Motivational Interviewing.  It includes general information about the approach, as well as links, training resources, and information on reprints and recent research.


National Center on Addiction & Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) – (CASA) provides information on the economic and social costs of substance abuse and its impact on lives. They also assess what works in prevention treatment and law enforcement.


NIDA DrugPubs Research Dissemination Center–The new Research Dissemination Center is designed to distribute free materials to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) target community, including: drug abuse researchers, health professionals, teachers, advocacy groups, youth, and the general public.


National Development and Research Institutes (NDRI) – NDRI is a non-profit research and educational organization dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge in the areas of drug and alcohol abuse, treatment and recovery; HIV, AIDS and HCV; therapeutic communities; youth at risk; and related areas of public health, mental health, criminal justice, urban problems, prevention and epidemiology.


NDARC – National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) – NDARC conducts research that increases the effectiveness of the Australian and International treatment and other intervention responses to alcohol and other drug related harm.


National Library of Medicine  – The NLM which is funded by the National Institutes of Health offers an extensive list of healthcare data bases including PubMed® for researching journal articles and Medline Plus® for consumers.


National Library of Medicine (NLM) Drug Information Portal – The NLM Drug Information Portal gives users a gateway to selected drug information from the National Library of Medicine and other key government agencies. At the top of the page are links to individual resources with potential drug information, including summaries tailored to various audiences. Resources include the NLM search systems useful in searching for a drug, NLM research resources, resources organized by audience and class, and other NIH and government resources such as FDA and CDC. The site provides quick access to over 12,000 selected drugs.

Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE)  – Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) is nonprofit organization focusing on individual and social problems associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs. The Institute has a significant national presence in the area of prevention, with funded research projects at its ten research centers located around the country. - The mission of Pain Treatment Topics is to serve as a noncommercial resource for healthcare professionals, providing open access to clinical news, information, research, and education for a better understanding of evidence-based pain-management practices.

Project Cork - Cork's mission is to assemble and disseminate current, authoritative information on substance abuse for clinicians, health care providers, human service personnel, and policy makers. Project Cork produces a bibliographic database, offers current awareness services, produces resource materials, responds to queries, and collaborates in professional education efforts. The CORK database of more than 75,000 holdings is searchable online.


Providers' Clinical Support System For Medication Assisted Treatment - We are a national training and mentoring project developed in response to the prescription opioid misuse epidemic and the availability of newer pharmacotherapies to address opioid dependence.  The overarching goal of PCSS-MAT is to make available the most effective medication-assisted treatments to serve patients in a variety of settings, including primary care, psychiatric care, and pain management.


PubMed – PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources. A


RADARS System – The Researched Abuse, Diversion and Addiction-Related Surveillance System (RADARS System) provides timely and geographic-specific data to the pharmaceutical industry, regulatory agencies, policymakers and medical/public health officials to aid in understanding trends in the abuse, misuse, and diversion of prescription drugs in the United States.


Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, United States (RIA) – RIA conducts addictions research in the areas of etiology, prevention, and treatment; social, psychological and neurophysiological aspects; and health and medical aspects.


RxList–RxList is an online medical resource owned by WebMD offering detailed and current pharmaceutical information on brand and generic drugs.


Schaffer Library of Drug Policy Major Studies of Drugs and Drug Policy, history of the drugs and drug laws, medical marijuana research, government publications on drugs and drug policy, and information on specific drugs.


Scripps Research Institute - A research facility that conducts numerous studies on addiction and substance dependence.


Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists (SALIS)  SALIS is an international association of individuals and organizations with special interests in the exchange and dissemination of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) information.


Substance Abuse Policy Research Program (SAPRP) –The mission of (SAPRP) is to fund substance abuse policy research that can help reduce the harm caused by the use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs in the United States.


The Body: HIV/AIDS Resource – The mission of this website is to demystify HIV/AIDS and its treatment and improve patients’ quality of life. Information is included on prevention, treatment as well as an Ask the Experts section.


The Brown University for Alcohol and Addiction Studies - A department at Brown University that promotes the prevention, and treatment of alcohol and other drug use problems through research, education, training and policy advocacy.


The Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies – Established at the University of Delaware in 1991 to facilitate collaborative research and publishing on substance abuse among social and behavioral science faculty, professional staff, and students.


The Center for HIV, Hepatitis and Addiction Training and Technology (CHHATT) – CHHATT is maintained by The Danya Institute, as part of CEATTC. They provide information on addiction-related HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, and other infectious diseases.


The Cochrane Collection  – “The Cochrane Collaboration is an international non-profit and independent organization, dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of healthcare readily available worldwide. It produces and disseminates systematic reviews of healthcare interventions and promotes the search for evidence in the form of clinical trials and other studies of interventions.”


The DANA Foundation - A private organization dedicated to brain research that provides information on the brain and brain research.


The RAND Corporation Drug Policy Research Center – Research topics include drug policy and trends, both national and international.


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA) – The goal of the archive is to provide ready access to substance abuse and mental health research data. Data files, documentation, and reports are downloadable from the website and in public use format.


The Treatment Research Institute (TRI) – A not-for-profit research and development organization dedicated to reducing the devastating effects of alcohol and other drug abuse on individuals, families and communities by employing scientific methods and disseminating evidence-based information.


The UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) - The UCLA ISAP coordinates substance abuse research and treatment within the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. They develop and evaluate new approaches for the treatment of substance abuse disorders and Investigate the epidemiology, neurobiology, consequences, treatment, and prevention of substance abuse.


United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime – A global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. The site contains research on drug trends and drugs and crimes. They also offer a free online newsletter entitled UNODC e Newsletter which highlights current activities, ongoing programmes and individual initiatives

University of California San Francisco Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) - CAPS comprises the largest group of HIV prevention researchers in the world. The program's 60 investigators have pioneered studies on the epidemiological and behavioral aspects of HIV/AIDS in at-risk communities in more than 41 countries.


University of Utah - Genetics Science Learning Center - Learn Genetics delivers educational materials on genetics, bioscience and health topics. They are designed to be used by students, teachers and members of the public. Links to the addiction section are on the home page.


Selected Papers of William L. White / - This site contains the full text of more than 200 articles, 5 monographs, 30+ recovery tools, 9 book chapters, 3 books, and links to an additional 12 books written by William White and co-authors over the past four decades. The purpose of this site is to create a single location where such material may be located by those interested in the history of addiction treatment and recovery in the United States.

All links checked March 14, 2014.


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