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The Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand
Research and resources on alcohol and drug addiction in New Zealand

The National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. NIAAA also provides leadership in the national effort to reduce the severe and often fatal consequences of these problems.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse"
With information for researchers and health professionals, teachers, parents and students

"PREVLINE" - Prevention Online
NCADI, The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

RESEARCH

DrugText.org
The main purpose of DrugText and DrugText Foundation is the dissemination and production of information on substance use, addiction, harm reduction, and international and national drug policy.

PREVLINK
The Alcohol and Drug Clearinghouse Index

The Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions
The primary mission of CASAA is to generate new knowledge on alcoholism, substance abuse, and other addictive behaviors; and to foster communication and collaboration among researchers in multiple disciplines, and between researchers and those in applied areas.

The Substance Abuse Network of Ontario
Contains addiction information, news and events, a cirriculum planning guide for teachers, information about treatment models and community planning, for the general public and for professionals.

The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
A non-profit organization working to minimize the harm associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

"Action on Women's Addictions - Research and Education"
"Places to go -- resources"

American Foundation for Addiction Research
The American Foundation for Addiction Research is dedicated to fostering scientific research, understanding and disseminating the knowledge of the causes and nature of addictive disorders.

The Canadian Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is a public hospital providing direct patient care for people with mental health and addiction problems. The Centre is also a research facility, an education and training institute and a community based organization providing health promotion and prevention services across the province of Ontario, Canada, and is designated as a World Health Organization Centre of Excellence.

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
(NCADD) provides education, information, help and hope to the public. It advocates prevention, intervention and treatment.

FAMILY/COMMUNITY

Families Anonymous (FA)
A Twelve-Step, self help, recovery and fellowship of support groups for relatives and friends of those who have alcohol, drug or behavioral problems. We share our 'experience, strength and hope' with each other and with new members. Many members have found peace and serenity, despite unsolved problems, by working the Twelve Steps. The change in us often helps our loved ones find recovery.

Gift From Within
PTSD Resources for Survivors and Caregivers.

PTSD Gateway
Gateway to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Information.

NAAAAA
The National Association for the Advancement and Advocacy of Addicts

A Parent's Guide to Youth Culture
From the Centre for Substance Abuse Prevention

A Community Action Kit for a Drug-Free Youth
This is a practical, easy-to-use tool kit for community action to prevent youth substance abuse. Your neighbourhood is a perfect place to start substance abuse prevention. In communities, people care for and support each other. Communities work together on issues that will make their neighbourhood a better place to live. Communities include people from various walks of life. Working together on a common issue brings different people together to create energy and get things done. Community people include parents, youth, schools, churches, businesses, constables, professionals, coaches, elected officials - the list can go on and on.

National Families in Action (NFIA)
NFIA is a national drug education, prevention, and policy center based in Atlanta, Georgia. The organization was founded in 1977. Its mission is to help families and communities prevent drug abuse among children by promoting policies based on science.

Methadone Maintenance Treatment: A Community Planning Guide
Methadone maintenance treatment is designed to reduce illegal and harmful opioid use (e.g. heroin, codeine, dilaudid, oxycodone) along with the many problems (e.g. crime, death, disease) associated with this addiction. The main outcome of this treatment intervention is to decrease and even eliminate opioid use to help stabilize the individual so that he/she will not return to previous substance abuse behaviour patterns.

"Health Info You Can Trust"
Dozens of addiction/substance-abuse related articles to browse

Getting Them Sober"
This site addresses the crazy-making issues and events that happen in tens of millions of alcohol and/or other drug-addicted families every day and every night ...

The Web of Addictions
The Web of Addictions is dedicated to providing accurate information about alcohol and other drug addictions, and we wanted to provide a resource for teachers,students and others who needed factual information about abused drugs.

"Sober Recovery Resources"
Alcoholism and Addiction, Abuse and Trauma, Twelve Step Programs, Treatment Centers and more. Over 2500 Recovery Resources in more than 75 unique recovery categories. Help, for yourself or a loved one, is right here.

AADAC pamphlet
Addiction is a complex issue. It affects every member of the family and can have a lasting impact on their lives. The effect on family members varies from person to person and family to family.

Recovering Couples Anonymous
A Twelve Step Fellowship for Couples

Mothers Against Drunk Driving
"Twenty years of making a difference!"

National Black Alcoholism and Addictions Council
Providing Leadership for the Prevention & Treatment of Alcohol Abuse, Alcoholism, and Other Drugs of Abuse

"Drug Facts"
Substance Abuse Guide for Parents

Growing Up Drug-Free
A Parent's Guide to Prevention (1998)

Recovering Mates
A site for singles in recovery

The Women's Addiction Foundation of Canada
A public foundation committed to the physical, emotional, spiritual and mental wellness of women whose lives have been affected by their misuse of or dependency on alcohol or other drugs.

Adult Children of Alcoholics
Adult Children of Alcoholics is a 12-Step, 12-Tradition program of women and men who grew up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes.

Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups
Hope and help for families and friends of alcoholics

Love First
Intervention for Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

FOR PROFESSIONALS

Embracing the Counselling Journey
Help for counsellors in the field.

Meeting the Challenge: Ending Treatment Disparities for Women of Color
A National Mental Health Association Publication

Concurrent Disorders
Focuses on helping those who work in related areas to understand, diagnose and treat concurrent disorders.

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator
U.S. based, to locate the drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs nearest you, find your State on the map and click on it.

Alcoholism and Addiction Resource Guide
A comprehensive directory of addiction resources online.

AddictionCounsellor.com
Resources for the Addiction Professional

North American Training Institute
Information about compulsive gambling prevention and treatment

NALGAP
The National Association of Lesbian and Gay Addiction Professionals

The Drug-Free Workplace
A Guide for Supervisors and Managers

Lecture Series
Research Society on Alcoholism's "Alcohol and Alcohol Actions" Lecture Series

A How-To Guide
How to Organize and Operate an Information Center on Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs

Dual Diagnosis Website
Mental Illness, Drug Addiction and Alcoholism: Co-Occurring Disorders

Print Resources re: Women's Substance Abuse
Prepared by Nancy Poole, Research Consultant, Aurora Treatment Centre, BC Women's Hospital

A Resource Guide on Inhalant Abuse
This guide features prevention materials such as reports, organizations, and Internet sites to inform and educate youth, parents, prevention specialists, and others about the serious dangers of inhalant abuse.

SELF-HELP GROUP OPTIONS

Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous General Service Office

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
The 'World Service' website for NA

16 Steps to Empowerment
A Women's 16-Step Self-Empowerment program

Alcoholics Victorious
Founded in 1948, Alcoholics Victorious support groups offer a safe environment where recovering people who recognize Jesus Christ as their "Higher Power" gather together and share their experience, strength and hope. Both the 12 Steps and the Alcoholics Victorious Creed are used at most AV meetings.

Secular Organizations for Sobriety (Save Our Selves/SOS)
SOS is an alternative recovery method for those alcoholics or drug addicts who are uncomfortable with the spiritual content of widely available 12-Step programs.

Marijuana Anonymous
12-step recovery program. Meeting information for users of marijuana. Starter kits available to begin local programs.

Rational Recovery
To find out what AVRT is, and end your addiction forever, visit this site often -- for a while. Now that you've found Rational Recovery, your complete recovery is imminent.

Moderation Management
For people who are concerned about their drinking: self-management, balance, moderation and personal responsibility

"Jews in Recovery"
Jewish alcoholics, chemically dependent persons and significant others

Women for Sobriety
Women For Sobriety, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions. Our "New Life" program helps achieve sobriety and sustain ongoing recovery.

Unhooked.com
The home page of LifeRing, secular recovery from alcoholism and addiction.

HabitSmart Recovery
This Web site was launched in early 1995, and was amongst the first sites dedicated to, not only providing alternative theories of addictive behavior and change, but providing addiction information in general. HabitSmart has been alive and kicking since its debut, despite occasional objections to its non-twelve step focus, and primarily because of the hundreds of positive responses to the site. The site offers an abundance of information about addictive behavior: theories of habit endurance and habit change as well as tips for effectively managing problematic habitual behavior.

Cocaine Anonymous
Cocaine Anonymous World Service Office

Self-Help for Pagans
This is a 12-step group for pagans recovering from alcohol and drug addiction.

AA Online
A listing of online AA groups

Email Lists This is a comprehensive list of substance abuse-related email lists


HELP FOR OTHER ADDICTIONS

SEXUAL ADDICTION
CyberSexualAddiction.com is a resource and referral information site for people seeking help with addictive or compulsive computer-based sexual activity and cyber-infidelity problems. The site provides a variety of articles, self-tests and Internet links to the cybersex addict and their partners, spouses and family members, helping them to gain insight into online sexual behavior problems. A self-test is provided for those concerned that they might have a cybersex problem. Also available on the site are book and therapist referrals for those seeking further information and support. The site is designed and maintained by experts in the sexual addiction and recovery field.

The National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity
This is a comprehensive listing of 12-step self-help groups for those suffering with sex addiction issues.

COMPULSIVE SHOPPING/DEBT
Debtor's Anonymous
A 12-step fellowship for those recovering from compulsive debt

FOOD ADDICTION
Overeaters Anonymous
Overeaters Anonymous is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively.

SMOKING
Women and Smoking
The Surgeon General's Report on women and smoking, with a link to resources for QUITTING HERE

QuitSmokingSupport.com
Yahoo's online 'Quit Smoking' HUGE resource page

Nicotine Anonymous
Nicotine AnonymousŪ is a fellowship of men and women helping each other to live our lives free of nicotine.

INTERNET
InternetAddiction.ca
Resources and help for Internet Addiction

WORK
Workaholics Anonymous

GAMBLING
National Council on Problem Gambling
The mission of the National Council on Problem Gambling is to increase public awareness of pathological gambling, ensure the widespread availability of treatment for problem gamblers and their families, and to encourage research and programs for prevention and education.

Gamblers Anonymous
Official Home Page for GA Offices


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