Appendix C, Web Sites Relevant to Dual Diagnosis Disorders

Appendix C

Web Sites Relevant to Dual Diagnosis Disorders

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry – Provides information on a wide range of addiction issues, including co-morbidity, research findings and technologies. Detailed information on education, research, treatment, public policy and educational materials is also provided.

American Council for Drug Education (ACDE), Affiliate of Phoenix House – Offers details on ACDE prevention and education efforts designed to help diminish substance abuse based on the most current scientific research, programs and materials. Provides access to publications and related web sites.

American Managed Behavioral Healthcare Association (AMBHA) – Describes AMBHA efforts to promote coverage of mental illness and addictive disorders in health benefits. Provides ordering information for reports, studies and a media kit.

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) – Discusses ASAM?s efforts to educate physicians and improve the treatment of individuals suffering from alcoholism and other addictions. The web site also offers information on accessing training activities, a discussion forum, practice guidelines, publications, public policy and links to state chapters. Includes a search engine.

Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) – Provides background information on the association; discusses the role of technology transfer, medical education and research in supporting faculty development and other educational programs in the substance abuse arena; and offers information on publications, discussions on various topics and links to other internet resources.

Bowes Center for Alcohol Studies (University of North Carolina) – Describes the center?s efforts to improve intervention and treatment for alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Includes a calendar of events, newsletter and links to other web sites.

Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (CAAS) – Demonstrates how the Center promotes the identification, prevention and effective treatment of alcohol and other substance abuse problems in our society through research, publications, education and training. Provides detailed information on the CAAS Post-Doctoral Training Program in Alcohol Treatment and Early Intervention Research.

Center On Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University – Describes the economic and social costs of substance abuse and its impact on the lives of Americans. Summarizes recent publications, news releases and various information on CASA research programs. A list of related resources and links to other web sites is provided.

The College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) – Discusses the role that the college plays as an independent body affiliated with scientific and professional societies representing various disciplines concerned with problems of drug dependence and abuse since 1976. Provides a history of drug dependence research, policy statements, information on research, fact sheets; a calendar of events and a list of related web sites.

The Dual Diagnosis Web Site – Provides information and resources for service providers, consumers and family members who are seeking assistance and/or education in the area of substance abuse. Also provides information on educational and training opportunities, a dual diagnosis bibliography, bulletin board, chat room and a list of related web sites.

Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA) – Describes how DRA helps individuals who are chemically dependent and also affected by an emotional or mental illness. Provides meeting information, access to the Dual Diagnosis Recovery Network Bookstore and other recovery links.

Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IPRC) – Presents information on IPRC activities in the areas of prevention technical assistance and information about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. This web site also provides a virtual library, prevention statistics, local and national prevention news and a calendar of upcoming events.

The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) – Describes ICPSR?s work within the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan to provide access to the world’s largest archive of computerized social science data; training facilities for the study of quantitative social analysis techniques; resources for social scientists using advanced computer technologies; and data on education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse and mental health. Several discussion forums are provided.

National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) – Provides tools for addiction-focused professionals who enhance the health and recovery of individuals, families and communities through education, advocacy, knowledge, standards of practice, ethics, professional development and research. Information on parity for alcohol and drug abuse treatment, discussions on legislative issues, a list of publications and links to other web sites are also provided.

National Association for Behavioral Healthcare (NABH) – Explains how the association works to coordinate clinically effective treatment and prevention programs for people with mental and substance abuse disorders. Offers a resource catalog, news releases and marketing opportunities for behavioral health care advocates.

National Clearinghouse on Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) – Presents a wide range of information on alcohol and drug abuse facts, resources and referrals, research and statistics; current drug and alcohol abuse prevention campaigns and initiatives and a discussion of workplace issues. A list of publications, upcoming events, related web sites and related services is provided.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) – Provides information for alcoholics and their families; children, teenagers and parents; government policymakers; the media; the medical community, educators and other national health organizations. Provides information on the activities of the Committee on Treatment Benefits, an online communications center and a wide variety of publications.

National Drug Prevention League – Provides a forum for national private-sector drug abuse prevention organizations; offers summaries of national surveys and studies; and discusses federal programs and budgets, federal legislative activities and other information and resources. Press releases, links to other web sites, and other resources are also provided.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) – Describes how 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. Offers publications, press releases, a database containing information on alcohol abuse and alcoholism, research programs, frequently asked questions, legislative activities and access to databases and other alcohol-related resources.

National Institute on Drug Abuse – Provides information on drug abuse, publications, international activities, training; scientific meetings and summaries, media advisories, funding information and links to related web sites.

Society for Prevention Research – Presents information on how the society works with scientists, practitioners, advocates, administrators, and policymakers toward the advancement of science-based drug, alcohol and tobacco use and abuse prevention programs and policies through empirical research. Provides information on the International Classification of Preventive Trials, a newsletter and the Early Career Preventionists Network.

Web of Addictions (WOA) – Offers a “rolodex” of organizations working in the substance abuse arena; links to addictions-related web sites; a collection of fact sheets on various drugs; upcoming meetings and detailed information on special topics.

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