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Anabolic Steroid Abuse
Website dealing with the frightening downside of over-using Anabolic Steroids. Affiliated to the USA's National Institute of Drug Abuse.
www.steroidabuse.org




Mothers Against Drunk Driving
We tell kids not to get into the car with a drunk driver. What if the drunk driver is a parent? www.madd.org



Behaviour associated with drug abuse is among the main factors in the spread of HIV infection in the USA
www.hiv.drugabuse.gov



National Organisation of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
www.capwiz.com/nofas/home 


A new intervention program curbs University student binge drinking

Unlikely weapon in the war against students illegal drinking. More Info




Solving alcohol problems saves lives, reduces healthcare costs and increases productivity
www.ensuringsolutions.org
"Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction" was unveiled on 13 February 2007 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the US National Institutes of Health. The 30-page full-color booklet explains in layman's terms how science has revolutionized the understanding of drug addiction as a brain disease that affects behavior. NIDA hopes this new publication will help reduce stigma against addictive disorders. 
    
"The Science of Addiction" click here to view and downloaded the PDF file (2.2MB)

Websites to Visit:

Faces and Voices of Recovery - Get a Free Newsletter from this site
The founding organisation for FAVOR SA, based in Washington DC, in the USA. www.facesandvoicesofrecovery.org
Health.org - Get a Free Newsletter from this site
US national information clearing house, dealing with prevention issues online, and centralising information and news on alcohol and drug abuse. 
www.health.org
HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse: the connection
alcoholism.about.com/od/aids/
DrugScope
DrugScope is the UK's leading independent centre of expertise on drugs: Our aim is to inform policy development and reduce drug-related risk.
www.drugscope.org.uk
Join Together Online - Get a Free Newsletter from this site
To advance effective alcohol and drug policy, prevention and treatment. Supports community-based efforts to reduce and prevent substance abuse and gun violence.
www.jointogether.org
HopeNetworks
Always Hope
http://www.hopenetworks.org/Women_Alcohol.html
Hazelden’s Alive and Free
www.hazelden.org
Substance abuse among the Elderly
http://www.hazelden.org/web/public/ade60220.page)
Changing the Culture of Drinking on College Campuses
http://www.hazelden.org/web/public/prev70430.page
KCI The Anti-Meth Site
The physical damage, how to recognise a meth lab in your area, and more facts about meth/tik/crystal
www.kci.org/meth_info/links.htm
ADF - The Australian Drug Foundation
Another very useful website which concentrates on community programmes.
www.adf.org.au/index_print.asp
WebMD.com
Advice on how to understand Teenagers
http://my.webmd.com/content/article/60/66978.htm
National AIDS Map
A British website with its finger on the pulse - check out this section on HIV and drug use.
www.aidsmap.com
Crystal Meth Anonymous
A 12 step fellowship for those in recovery from addiction to crystal meth (Tik). Free membership.
www.crystalmeth.org
Common Ingredients of ‘Tik’
Bad chemicals from drain cleaner to rat poison: that’s what Meth users are putting into their bodies.
http://www.mappsd.org/Meth%20Common%20Ingredients.htm
Recovery is Everywhere - and there are more people in recovery than you think!
www.recoveryiseverywhere.com/
The UK government’s official Strategy on drug abuse in young people.
www.drugs.gov.uk/young-people/strategy/
The Big Book - where to read the AA material without being a member.
http://www.recovery.org/aa/bigbook/ww/
Women and Alcohol Abuse - the sobering truth, all there is to know about how heavy drinking hurts women most.
http://alcoholism.about.com/od/women/
Students Against Destructive Decisions
Students helping other students to make positive decisions about challenges in their everyday lives. From the USA, but relevant to SA today.
www.sadd.org
The Partnership
Learn how to protect your child, yourself, or your friend - get the news, read the personal stories.
www.drugfree.org
Mothers Against Meth-Amphetamine (MAMa)
www.mamasite.net
Drug Facts from the ONDCP
www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/drugfact
SAMHSA - US National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information    http://ncadi.samhsa.gov
The Silent Treatment
Excellent website for stories and inspiration.
www.silenttreatment.info/downloads.htm
NIAAA National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
www.niaaa.nih.gov
NAADAC The Association for Addiction Professionals 
http://naadac.org/  (Use 'About NAADC' page as link.)
NCADD National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
www.ncadd.org
Law Enforcement against Prohibition (LEAP)
http://leap.cc/cms/index.php



PDFs: Documents to Download:

Seven Policies Required to Conquer Addiction in our Lifetime
Testimony By Johnny W. Allem, President of Johnson Institute before TheInstitute of Medicine - April 26, 2004, Washington, DC
Download
12 Steps Every Company Can TakeTo Deal With Addicted Employees
What can companies do when an employee, a manager – even an executive or CEO – is found to be addicted to alcohol, cocaine or other drugs?
Download
Public opinion survey on issues relating to the Stigma of addiction, and preferred legislation. Research sponsored by Faces and Voices of Recovery, USA, May 2004.
Download
Genes and Addiction - and academic research proposal from the scientific publication, Nature Genetics • volume 26 • november 2000
Download
Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide
Downloadable e-book: Provides information about addiction, drug treatment, and recovery for new patients undergoing treatment for addiction, and for their friends and families. Advises new patients on getting the most from their treatment and warns about possible difficulties during treatment and recovery. (July 2000)
find it at:
http://www.drugabuse.gov/PODAT/PODATindex.html
Views on Alcoholism & Treatment.
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