NIDA: Addiction: What is it?

The National Institutes on Drug Abuse provides a basic overview of addiction and how drugs interact with the brain

NIDA Drug Facts

Videos and information about the various illicit drugs commonly misused.

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

Overview of the federal efforts to address the opioid crisis

SAMHSA Publications

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has a large library of free resources you may find useful when researching about a specific topic.

Patients and Families:

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP): Substance Abuse Resource Center

ACCAP has a host of resources that are helpful to families dealing with substance use.

American Academy of Family Physicians: Patient Resource on Opioid Addiction

Children of Alcoholics Foundation provides information on alcohol and drug basics, including resources for children and teens, adults, parents in recovery, and relatives and other caregivers.

Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR), Recovery Community Organizations

Faces & Voices of Recovery is dedicated to organizing and mobilizing the over 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, our families, friends and allies into recovery community organizations and networks, to promote the right and resources to recover through advocacy, education and demonstrating the power and proof of long-term recovery.

Family Resource Center
The Family Resource Center was created research the specific needs of parents and caregivers of adolescents struggling with substance use, and to develop tools and resources to address these needs. Several good resources for families dealing with substance misuse.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

NIHA Parents and Educators Resources

Resources specifically geared toward parents and teachers.

SAMSHA Buprenorphine Physician and Treatment Program Locator
The most up-to-date list of clinicians who prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid addiction.

SAMSHA Opioid Treatment Program Locator

Find an opioid treatment program near you.

Get Help – Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

A resource from The Partnership for parents of children struggling with alcohol and other drug problems.