Below is a list of recommended resource links from My Prevention Community members.
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- > AOD Prevention Network Group Site (Members Only)
This is My Prevention Community’s(MPC) primary group site to support AOD Prevention Professionals who are members of MPC. Group sites contain additional resources, news and event information specific to each professional sectors of this community.
AddictionAction.org is a grassroots partnership working to promote HBO’s groundbreaking ADDICTION Project, and help communities mobilize to build on this powerful opportunity to expand public understanding of addiction, treatment, and long-term recovery.
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse Initiatives in the County of San Diego
- Alcohol and Other Drug National Conference Listing
The CTN DISSEMINATION LIBRARY is a digital repository of resources created by and about NIDA’s National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN). It provides CTN members and the public with a single point of access to research findings and other materials that are approved for dissemination throughout the CTN and to the larger community of providers, researchers and policy-makers.
- Alcohol and Teenage Brain Development (Orchid Treatment Center)
The teenage years are a time of great excitement and experimentation. Teenagers are eager to step into the “adult” world and as a result, experiment with drugs and alcohol. According to the U.S Surgeon General, about 5000 kids under 21 die every year because of alcohol-related injuries caused by underage drinking. Adolescence should be a healthy, wholesome stage of life and not marked by injuries and illnesses caused by alcohol and substance abuse. Learn more about adolescence, the development of the brain and substance use during this phase, as well as how substance use can affect adolescents in the long-term.
- American Council for Drug Education
The American Council for Drug Education is a substance abuse prevention and education agency that develops programs and materials based on the most current scientific research on drug use and its impact on society. ACDE has an exciting range of educational programs and services designed to engage teens, address the needs of parents, and provide employers, educators, health professionals, policy-makers and the media with authoritative information on tobacco, alcohol and drugs such as marijuana, cocaine and heroin. Click on the images on the right to find more information.
- Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems
BSAS is the designated substance abuse treatment and prevention authority for Baltimore City. The organization is responsible for the administration of federal, state and local grant funds for substance abuse treatment and prevention services. bSAS administers funding, monitors treatment programs, collects client demographic and treatment data, works in collaboration with other agencies to improve services, and plans for the development of new services. bSAS does not provide treatment services directly but does provide information and referral.
- CA Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP)
ADP leads efforts to reduce alcoholism, drug addiction and problem gambling in California by developing, administering and supporting prevention, treatment and recovery programs.
- CADAAC Approved AOD Prevention Course
This 45 hour certificate and CE program is appropriate for individuals who have a role in prevention; AOD and mental health professionals, social workers, and other social service workers. The purpose of this training is to provide an overview of basic information for substance abuse prevention professionals. This course will review environmental strategies and prevention efforts that aim to change or influence community standards, institutions, structures, and attitudes that shape individuals’ behaviors. Focus is on SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework.
- California Meth Action
This site has been established to provide a forum to take action against the problems associated with methamphetamine production, distribution and addiction.
- CollegeDrinking: Changing the Culture
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.
- Community Alliances for Drug Free Youth
Community Alliances for Drug Free Youth, or CADFY, is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization working in collaboration with individuals, agencies and organizations to bring parents, youth, schools and communities together to build and promote safe and healthy environments. CADFY works at the state, national and international levels to encourage policies that target illicit drug use and related problems, promote research-based prevention strategies and programs and create initiatives that support drug awareness and education
- Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) works on behalf of over 5,000 community coalitions from across the country to realize its vision. More than any other entity, community coalitions are poised to connect multiple sectors of the community, including businesses, parents, media, law enforcement, schools, faith organizations, health providers, social service agencies, and government.
- Covington Partners in Prevention
Covington Partners in Prevention was founded in 1999 to reduce drug abuse and violence among Covington youth. Since that time, we’ve expanded our offerings to include a variety of mentoring, family strengthening, and physical/mental health programs. Every aspect of this Coalition’s work is focused solely on supporting the children of Covington.
DrugWatch.com is a comprehensive Web site database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide. DrugWatch.com includes up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications and includes details about associated side effects to aid in the protection of patients and consumers.
FACE is a national, non-profit organization that wants to revolutionize the public’s understanding about alcohol and its impact on individuals, communities and society. It is our mission to advocate for action to reduce alcohol problems so people everywhere can experience life to its full potential.
- Gateway to Prevention and Recovery
A certified Alcohol & Drug Abuse Treatment Program since 1985, Gateway provides outpatient counseling to more than 1,200 clients annually through offices in Shawnee, Chandler, and Boley (John H. Lilley Correctional Center). Treatment services are provided based on client need, regardless of ability to pay. Gateway’s mission is to reduce addiction, related mental health issues, and related family problems. Gateway’s philosophy is that chemical dependency is a primary, progressive and, unless treated, terminal disease. Gateway, in partnership with the Shawnee Public Schools, provides a Student Assistance Program counselor who works with students and staff at the middle school and high school.
- Indiana Prevention Resource Center
The Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IPRC) was established in 1987 to assist Indiana based alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) prevention practitioners improve the quality of their services. In recent years our purview has expanded to include problem gambling prevention and ATOD treatment. The IPRC, located in Bloomington, is part of the Department of Applied Health Science at Indiana University. Our primary target audience is the community of prevention professionals and volunteers, and government officials who are providing or monitoring delivery of ATOD and problem gambling prevention and treatment services to Indiana residents. We enable prevention and treatment professionals to deliver evidence based programs, policies and practices to the general public.
- LifeWorks Northwest
Our mission at LifeWorks NW is to promote a healthy community by providing quality and culturally responsive mental health and addiction services across the lifespan.
- Marin Institute
The Marin Institute fights to protect the public from the impact of the alcohol industry’s negative practices. We monitor and expose the alcohol industry’s harmful actions related to products, promotions and social influence, and support communities in their efforts to reject these damaging activities.
- Meth Kills
The Meth Kills Campaign is funded and run by a former meth addict offering information, help and advice for anyone contemplating using meth and those already addicted.
- Minnesota Prevention Resource Center
The Minnesota Prevention Resource Center (MPRC) is a project of the Minnesota Institute of Public Health (MIPH). MPRC is funded primarily through a grant from the Chemical Health Division, Minnesota Department of Human Services. We at MPRC support people like you who work to promote the public health and prevent the problems caused by substance abuse. This includes tobacco and drug use, underage alcohol use and the misuse of alcohol by adults.
- Montana Prevention Resource Center
This site provides numerous resources pertaining to substance abuse and suicide prevention, including information on grants, statistics, and links to additional sites and services.
- National Association of State Alcohol/Drug Abuse Directors
NASADAD’s basic purpose is to foster and support the development of effective alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and treatment programs throughout every State.
- National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA)
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University is the only nation-wide organization that brings together under one roof all the professional disciplines needed to study and combat abuse of all substances – alcohol, nicotine as well as illegal, prescription and performance enhancing drugs – in all sectors of society.
- National Inhalant Prevention Coalition
NIPC is a public-private effort to promote awareness and recognition of the under publicized problem of inhalant use. The NIPC serves as an inhalant referral and information clearinghouse, stimulates media coverage about inhalant issues, develops informational materials, produces ViewPoint (a quarterly newsletter), provides training and technical assistance and leads a week-long national grassroots inhalant education and awareness campaign. NIPC works with various entities and organizations throughout the country to educate and devise awareness and prevention campaigns designed to educate youth and adults about the effects of these dangerous gateway drugs. NIPC also provides inservice training for educators. Through NIPC’s quarterly newsletter, resource bank, media relations, targeted initiatives and national contacts, NIPC puts organizations and individuals in touch with the latest research, the best ideas and news of successful programs to enhance local efforts.
- Nebraska Partners in Prevention
In September, 2001, the State of Nebraska entered into a partnership with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service’s Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) to substantially reduce substance abuse by Nebraska youth. Through this partnership-the State Incentive Cooperative Agreement (SICA)-Nebraska communities will benefit from $7.5 million in direct federal funding to support the following mission: Eliminate or significantly reduce substance abuse in youth ages 12-17 by creating a coordinated state prevention system that assists communities to assess local substance abuse needs and select and implement locally-appropriate, effective, and scientifically-defensible substance abuse prevention policies, practices, and programs. Through SICA , local communities will benefit from federal funding to implement effective, locally-appropriate substance abuse prevention programming, policies and practices to decrease substance abuse among youth.
- NY State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
Through its Bureau of Prevention, OASAS leads New York State’s efforts to prevent alcohol, and other drug problems. These efforts entail the development, implementation, and maintenance of policies, resources and services in the areas of prevention. This is achieved by working in partnership with key policymakers, the provider network, individuals, families, and communities to create and promote a framework that supports safe and healthy environments. The framework that has evolved to date is both comprehensive and research-based.
- Oregon Partnership
Oregon Partnership is a statewide non-profit promoting healthy kids and communities through drug and alcohol awareness, drug prevention programs, and 24 hour crisis lines for treatment referrals and suicide intervention. We work with schools and community coalitions statewide, and our resource library is open to all to educate on the dangers of substance abuse.
- Partners for Meth Prevention
Partners for Methamphetamine Prevention is dedicated to providing community education and increased awareness about meth. Our coalition of various organizations has come together with a common goal: to end the devastation caused by methamphetamine use. By providing information on the destructive nature of this highly addictive drug, we can reduce the number of shattered lives and communities throughout the heartland.
- Pharmacy Help: Substance Abuse Resource Guide
One of the biggest problems we face in the world today is the problem of substance abuse. Millions of people are troubled by a dependency on various substances and are not able to function without them. Addictive substances include alcohol, amphetamines, cocaine and other drugs. Many times people do not feel that they have a problem with substance abuse, but they are actually completely dependent on them. Also, it is common for people to become addicted to the painkillers and drugs they are prescribed after an injury or accident. While the need for the medication may be over, the addiction is not. People have treatment options available for overcoming substance abuse. Generally, people that rely on substances to function cannot stop on their own and need professional help. To help understand substance abuse and the treatment options, we have assembled the following collection of resources:
- Phoenix House
Since 1967, Phoenix House has been putting men, women and teens on the road to recovery. The largest non-profit alcohol and drug abuse treatment and prevention facility in the nation, each day we treat more than 7,000 persons in over 150 residential and outpatient programs throughout ten states.
- Power of Prevention
Power of Prevention (POP) is a free program designed to show the benefits of physical activity and proper nutrition on various endocrine related disorders. You’ll also find information on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of those disorders, compiled by some of the world’s most respected endocrinologists. Children (link to kids page) will also a fun and interactive site that can help them lead a healthier lifestyle.
- Preventing Adolescent Binge Drinking Website
This site provides a comprehensive and cutting edge resource for information and evidence-based policies, programs and practices to effectively reduce binge drinking across California’s culturally diverse youth population.
- Prevention by Design
Prevention by Design helps local agencies and organizations protect community public health and safety, and promote community well-being, through an environmental planning approach designed to prevent alcohol/drug problems and related public health and public safety problems. This approach is geared primarily to serve the needs of local communities, particularly cities.
- Prevention Insitute
Prevention Institute believes that a prevention approach that draws on all the necessary stakeholders is necessary to ensure that prevention efforts are systematic and comprehensive. By linking practices from public health, education, urban planning, social work, and other fields, communities can create conditions for healthier living.
- Prevention Links
Prevention Links is a private, not-for-profit organization, which takes a leadership role in the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, substance abuse and related issues. The goal of Prevention Links is to provide an array of information in substance prevention issues, from pre-K through senior citizens. This is achieved by providing programs and services linking individuals, groups, businesses and communities in Union County, New Jersey.
- Prevention Network
The mission of Prevention Network is to help Michigan communities prevent underage alcohol use, youthful tobacco use, and other substance abuse.
- Prevention Pathways
Prevention Pathways is an interactive web site sponsored by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP). It is a compilation of programs, online technical assistance, online courses, and resources in the field of substance abuse prevention.
The focus of PreventionNet is accurate information on prevention programs for which there is credible scientific evidence of effectiveness. Through the PreventionNet website, information concerning the most effective prevention programs currently available is provided in a brief and straightforward way.
- Renaissance Prevention Program
The Renaissance Prevention Program was designed and implemented by Pennsylvania Counseling Services, Inc. as a program run through the Renaissance Counseling Center, the Drug and Alcohol Abuse division of Lebanon PCS. Renaissance Prevention has been working cooperatively with the County of Lebanon and has been funded by the County since its beginning years. PCS and Lebanon County Drug & Alcohol work under a contract to handle the Prevention Services for all of Lebanon County. We primarily run reoccurring services such as Project Alert and Project Toward No Drug Abuse, but we also attend health fairs and host events such as Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU Day). Our Lending Library has many resources available to persons in the community. In addition, Prevention staff is involved in Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol (CMCA), the Under 20 Festival, and Communities that Care.
- Southern Tier of New York Methamphetamine Prevention Program
The Southern Tier of New York Methamphetamine Prevention Program is a coalition comprised of a variety of agencies and members from the Southern Tier (Broome, Tioga, and Chemung counties) that have joined together to educate the community on the dangers of use, addiction, and manufacture of Methamphetamine. The coalition was founded by Dr. Ellen Vachon in March of 2006, and generally meets monthly.
- Substance Abuse Prevention Program
The Substance Abuse Prevention Program (SAPP) is designed to provide education and increased awareness in the areas of alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery.In this context, our mission is to anticipate and respond to the needs of a diverse and changing student body by providing services and course work that: Empower students to make responsible and healthy lifestyle choices, communicate realities, misperceptions and secondary effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse, and employ evidenced based strategies that positively impact environments and individuals alike.
- Substance Abuse Prevention Services of the Carolinas
Substance Abuse Prevention Services is a private, non-profit agency, established in 1971, whose goal is to provide a better understanding of substance abuse through prevention, education, and research. Our staff works with all ages in all stages of life. We deliver direct services to the public; conduct accredited trainings and maintain one of the nation’s longest running longitudinal studies relative to youth drug use. SAPS is now a United Way Agency.
- Teen Drug Abuse
TeenDrugAbuse.us was created to help spread information about the teen drug abuse problems in the U.S. TeenDrugAbuse.us features content and articles that are intended to bring awareness to these issues. This site and all content in it is not intented to act as therapy, counseling, or advice. Please contact a professional if you are in need of such help.
- The Center for Prevention and Counseling
CFPC’s Vision is to be recognized as the leading substance abuse prevention and intervention center in Sussex County. Their Mission is to promote health, hope and recovery among all people by creating an environment that is safe and free from the effects of substance abuse and addiction.
- The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
The principal purpose of ONDCP is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation’s drug control program. The goals of the program are to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking, drug-related crime and violence, and drug-related health consequences. To achieve these goals, the Director of ONDCP is charged with producing the National Drug Control Strategy. The Strategy directs the Nation’s anti-drug efforts and establishes a program, a budget, and guidelines for cooperation among Federal, State, and local entities.
- Valley Prevention Services, Inc.
Valley Prevention Services (VPS) is a private nonprofit,501(c)(3), organization that provides alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention and education services in Lycoming and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania. The agency is governed by a nine member volunteer Board of Directors who work or reside in either Lycoming or Clinton County. VPS employees five full time staff, two half time staff and three part time staff. With offices in Williamsport and Lock Haven, VPS provides a full range substance abuse prevention and education services beginning at the preschool age, through the elementary and high school age to adult. We do not provide clinical, therapeutic or counseling services.
- Virginia Prevention Online Learning Community
The purpose for this online Learning Community is for networking and information sharing in the prevention field.
- What Works Wisconsin: Effective Prevention and Intervention Programs
What Works, Wisconsin is a project of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Human Ecology and the University of Wisconsin-Extension’s Family Living Program. Initiated in 2004, the What Works project focuses on distilling the latest scientific knowledge on effective policies, practices, and programs, including “evidence-based programs,” for youth and their families, schools, and communities. In addition to disseminating this information to practitioners and policymakers, the What Works staff provide technical assistance on program design, improvement and evaluation. Through publications, presentations, workshops and individualized technical assistance, the What Works team provides practitioners and policymakers with the tools to develop effective programs and evaluate and improve existing programming based on state-of-the-art knowledge of what makes programs effective.
- Wisconsion Clearinghouse for Prevention Resources (WCPR)
The WCPR has been helping Wisconsin youth, families, schools, and communities lead healthy and productive lives for over 30 years. This Web site offers resources for alcohol and other drug prevention, information on community advocacy, data and statistics on use, and updates on conferences, events, and trainings in the Wisocnsin area.
Child Welfare & Juvenile Justice
- > Child Welfare-Juvenile Justice Network Group Site (Members Only)
This is My Prevention Community’s (MPC) primary group site to support Child Welfare-Juvenile Justice Professionals who are members of MPC. Group sites contain additional resources, news and event information specific to each professional sectors of this community.
- Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center, Inc.
For over 20 years, Aunt Martha’s has provided opportunities to families who were on the verge of losing hope. Families have always needed support, and today’s family is increasingly in need of resources and opportunities. Our services have evolved to include educational support, employment training and youth development. We help children, youth and families discover their interests and provide resources and support to help develop skills. Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center’s Prevention Services offers comprehensive resources to families to build, strengthen and development independence, confidence and growth.