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Addiction Resources

In an attempt to not overwhelm you with information, we’ve decided to provide a very limited list of key resources that may be of further help at this time.

Books and Articles

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The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP)

AAAP is an international professional membership organization founded in 1985 with approximately 1,000 members. Membership consists of psychiatrists working with addiction, faculty at various academic institutions, medical students, residents and fellows, and related health professionals making a contribution to the field of addiction psychiatry.

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)

ASAM’s mission is to increase access to and improve the quality of addiction treatment; to educate physicians (including medical and osteopathic students), other health care providers and the public; to support research and prevention; to promote the appropriate role of the physician in the care of patients with addiction; and to establish addiction medicine as a specialty recognized by professional organizations, governments, physicians, purchasers and consumers of health care services, and the general public.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

Part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), CSAT operates the 24‑hour National Treatment Referral Hotline (1-800-662-HELP), which offers information and referral services to people seeking treatment programs and other assistance.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

NIAAA provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems by conducting and supporting research in a wide range of scientific areas, including genetics, neuroscience, epidemiology, health risks and benefits of alcohol consumption, prevention, and treatment; coordinating and collaborating with other research institutes and Federal programs on alcohol-related issues; collaborating with international, national, State, and local institutions, organizations, agencies, and programs engaged in alcohol-related work; and translating and disseminating research findings to health care providers, researchers, policymakers, and the public.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components.  The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines.  The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention, treatment and policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. In support of this mission, NIMH generates research and promotes research training to fulfill the following four objectives: promote discovery in the brain and behavioral sciences to fuel research on the causes of mental disorders; chart mental illness trajectories to determine when, where, and how to intervene; develop new and better interventions that incorporate the diverse needs and circumstances of people with mental illnesses; and strengthen the public health impact of NIMH supported research.



Publications/Informational Websites

The Addiction Project

Produced by HBO in partnership with The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the NIDA and the NIAAA, and provides a wealth of information about addiction.

Alcohol Alert (published by NIAAA).

This is a quarterly bulletin that disseminates important research findings on alcohol abuse and alcoholism.

Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction 

This publication from the National Institute of Health provides an overview of the science behind the disease of addiction. Publication #NIH 08–5605 (Revised 2010).

FAQs about Alcoholism

Provides research-based information from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) on drinking and its impact.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Provides information, resources and individual support for those suffering a mental illness and/or their families through its various chapters.

National Institute on Drug Abuse: Drug Facts

An extensive series of science-based information on drug abuse and addiction.

U.S. Surgeon General’s 2007 Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking

Available at this site,

Working Document for Developing a Draft Global Strategy to Reduce Harmful Use of Alcohol, prepared by the World Health Organization, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse,


12-Step Programs for Family Members & Friends

Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous