Addiction runs the gamut, from alcohol, drugs - prescription, over the counter and street, steroids, smoking - things we have heard of, or even use ourselves in moderation, to things many of us have never even heard of.
Addiction knows no boundary, age, race, income, and reaches across all demographics. Drug abuse is perceived as a lifestyle of the young. But drug addiction in the older population is real and has already reached epidemic proportions.
Addiction affects not only those who use and abuse, but those around them - friends, family, coworkers, and sometimes even innocent bystanders.
Changing the Conventional Wisdom about Addiction
What if addiction is less about drugs and genetic propensities and more about circumstances? It's a question the powers-that-be might not be comfortable hearing, but for decades Bruce Alexander has worked to make addiction as we know it a thing of the past.
The Secret World of Drug-Addict Doctors
The number of drug- and alcohol-addicted physicians and nurses is estimated at 10% to 14%, similar to the general population. The subset comprised by drug addicts alone is not known, but the composition of those with a drug (not alcohol) problem is well characterized. In the medical world, three specialists account for a substantially higher proportion than other specialties: anesthesiologists, emergency room specialists, and psychiatrists.
We Are All Drug Users
Who can honestly say that they don’t use drugs? I’m not necessarily talking about illegal drugs, like marijuana or psychedelics. Alcohol is a drug. Nicotine is a drug. Caffeine is a drug. Aspirin is a drug. Many kids are on Adderall and many parents and grandparents take Viagra.
When Relapse Turns Deadly: What You Need to Know About Drug Overdose
It is a sad irony that rehab is life-saving, yet the weeks and months immediately following checkout are among the most vulnerable times in an addict's recovery. It can take up to a year for the areas of the brain responsible for impulse control and emotion regulation to return to normal functioning.
Above the Influence
Above the Influence is a place where teens can stand up to negative pressure, connect with others, join the discussion and just be themselves.
Addaction is Britain's largest specialist drug and alcohol treatment agency, and we can offer help and advice to anyone affected by drug and alcohol misuse.
Our mission is to help all those affected by addiction by providing reliable and comprehensive resources, advice, tips and guides. We are a diverse team made up of recovering addicts, healthcare professionals, and patient advocates and we want to help you find the best care possible.
Addiction Hope’s mission is to help sufferers of all forms of addiction find hope, healing and recovery. Extensive information, resources and treatment referrals are provided for individuals struggling with addiction, their family members and treatment providers.
Articles and health studies about drugs, addiction and alcoholism, including the most recent scientific and medical findings.
Addiction Studies Program
The purpose of the Addiction Studies Program is to provide both journalists and policy-makers with an understanding of the science that underlies drug abuse and addiction.
Addiction Treatment Forum
Addiction Treatment Forum has reported on substance abuse and addiction therapies, research, news, and events of interest to both healthcare professionals and patients since 1992.
Addiction Center is your comprehensive addiction information hub. We are the definitive guide to the dangers of abusing alcohol, illicit drugs, prescription drugs and more. We review top treatment centers to help you find the one that gives you or your loved one the best chance at a successful recovery.
We help thousands of people learn about options for treating drug, alcohol, and behavioral addictions.
Adfam is the leading national organisation working with and for families affected by drugs and alcohol.
This is a Premier UK website for information and advice about alcohol abuse, drug abuse and eating disorders.
Dads and Mad Moms Against Drug Dealers, a grass roots organization dedicated in helping fight against the drug problems in our country.
D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.
DrinkandDrugs.net is a web portal for professionals in the substance misuse sector and wider health, social care & criminal justice settings - and for individuals affected by drugs and alcohol use.
Drug Abuse Help
There are many resources available to persons seeking help for themselves and/or others for drug abuse and addiction, including numerous books, treatment programs, and discussion forums.
Drug War Facts provides reliable information with applicable citations on important public health and criminal justice issues.
Erowid is a member-supported organization providing access to reliable, non-judgmental information about psychoactive plants and chemicals and related issues. We work with academic, medical, and experiential experts to develop and publish new resources, as well as to improve and increase access to already existing resources.
Foundation for a Drug Free World
Education plays a vital role in preventing drug abuse. How to talk to youth about drugs is often puzzling or appears impossible. This is why, for over twenty years, the largest community-based drug education program has been carried out worldwide.
This web site is an independent government funded web site maintained for your personal use and viewing. Access and use by you of this web site constitutes acceptance by you of these Terms and Conditions that take effect from the date of first use.
Home Health Testing
Home Health Testing is a consumer-oriented business with product lines ranging from marijuana drug tests to home HIV tests. Our priorities are your satisfaction and your privacy.
Know Your Source
Fentanyl may be hiding in the drugs you’re using. You won’t see it, smell it or taste it, but it can kill you. BE DRUG SMART. Don’t use alone. Start with a small amount. Learn about naloxone.
The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.” To date, MADD’s work has saved 300,000 lives…and counting.
Mentor is a UK charity which believes that prevention is better than cure and focuses our efforts on promoting the health and wellbeing of children and young people to reduce the damage that drugs can do to lives.
Mothers Against Misuse and Abuse
MAMA's goals are to provide current, scientific drug education to all ages,
to offer social and recreational alternatives to drug use,
to promote better communication between policy makers, educators, law enforcement, service providers, seniors, parents and youth and
to question techniques of advertising all drugs and advertising's effects on the entire population
Mothers Against Prescription Drug Abuse
Mothers Against Prescription Drug Abuse was formed to bring awareness to the public about the risks of addiction and fatalities, due to the abuse of prescription drugs. We are striving to change the perception that experimenting with prescription drugs for recreational purposes is safer than the use of illicit drugs.
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
One-stop shopping for the consumer, students and the media who want objective information, including statistics, interviews with medical/scientific experts and recommendations about drinking from leading health authorities.
National Families in Action
National Families in Action was founded in Atlanta, Georgia in 1977. Its mission is to help families and communities prevent drug use among children by promoting policies based on science.
National Family Partnership
The Red Ribbon Campaign is now the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week, October 23-October 31 each year.
National Recovery Month
The Recovery Month effort aims to promote the societal benefits of alcohol and drug use disorder treatment, laud the contributions of treatment providers and promote the message that recovery from alcohol and drug use disorders in all its forms is possible.
NIDA for Teens
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), created this Web site to educate adolescents ages 11 through 15 (as well as their parents and teachers) on the science behind drug abuse. NIDA enlisted the help of teens in developing the site to ensure that the content addresses appropriate questions and timely concerns.
Partnership for Prevention
Partnership for Prevention is a membership organization of businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies advancing policies and practices to prevent disease and improve the health of all Americans
RAND Drug Policy Research Center
The goal of the RAND Drug Policy Research Center is to provide a firm, empirical foundation on which sound drug policies can be built. It's a goal we have pursued with energy, commitment, and skill since 1989.
Run Drugs out of Town Run
We aim to raise awareness of and money for drug abuse prevention with an emphasis on providing positive alternatives.
Shatterproof is a national organization committed to protecting our loved ones from addiction to illicit and prescription drugs, and alcohol, and ending the stigma and suffering of those affected by this disease.
Sober Sources Network
Sober Sources Network is owned and operated by Chyrisse King of El Paso, Texas. Chy has found education to be an important aspect of her personal growth.
Welcome! We have changed our look to better serve the needs of the addiction and recovery industry and people seeking products or treatment services related to alcohol and drug rehab programs, drug detox, eating disorders treatment, mental health care services and dual diagnosis rehabilitation and recovery as well as alternative drug treatment programs and faith based drug treatment facilities.
People do recover, every single day. From alcoholism and drug addiction, dual diagnosis, abuse and trauma, overeating, gambling, codependency and more, people do get better.
Stop the Drug War is an international organization working for an end to drug prohibition worldwide and for interim policy reform in US drug laws and criminal justice system.
Students Against Destructive Decisions
Our goal is to provide students with the best prevention and intervention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving and other destructive decisions.
The Fix is the world's leading website about addiction and recovery, featuring a daily mix of breaking news, exclusive interviews, investigative reports and essays on sober living. We also offer rigorously reported Rehab Reviews, with input from thousands of alumni.
Addiction and Recovery, Straight Up.
The November Coalition
Working to end drug war injustice, the November Coalition, a non-profit grassroots organization, was founded in 1997.
Treatment Research Institute
The Treatment Research Institute is 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.
Web of Addictions
The Web of Addictions is dedicated to providing accurate information about alcohol and other drug addictions.
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.