Websites Covering All Drugs
Tobacco Websites
Alcohol Websites


Addiction Studies Program Funder’s Website

National Institute on Drug Abuse
The mission of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, one of the National Institutes of Health, is to lead the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

Addiction Studies Program Sponsors’ Websites

Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine occupies a firm position among the best medical schools in the United States. The desire to teach excellence in clinical medicine, promote strong clinical and basic research, render exemplary patient care, and stress service to the community continues as an integral part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

National Families in Action
The mission of this private, nonprofit organization is to help children succeed by empowering parents to create an academic and social environment where children thrive and are protected from substance use and other high-risk behaviors.

Addiction Studies Program Partners’ Websites

Treatment Research Institute
The Treatment Research Institute is an independent, nonprofit research
organization dedicated to science-driven reform of treatment and policy in substance use.

National Conference of State Legislatures
The National Conference of State Legislatures is a nonprofit bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation’s 50 states, its commonwealths, and its territories. The organization provides research, technical assistance, and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues.

Surveillance Systems Websites

Monitoring the Future
Monitoring the Future is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults. It surveys some 50,000 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students across the nation about their use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs and sends follow-up questionnaires to a sample of each graduating class for several years afterwards.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Office of Applied Studies
This office provides the latest national data on 1) alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and other drug abuse, 2) drug-related emergency department episodes and medical examiner cases, and 3) the nation’s substance abuse treatment system.

  1. National Survey on Drug Use and Health
  2. The Drug Abuse Warning Network
  3. The Drug and Alcohol Services Information System

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System monitors priority health-risk behaviors and the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults. This system includes a national school-based survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state, territorial, tribal, and district surveys conducted by state, territorial, and local education and health agencies and tribal governments.


Addiction Studies Funder’s Website
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Tobacco Websites
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Websites Covering All Drugs


Bureau of Justice Statistics: Drugs and Crime
A part of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Bureau collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. This section provides data about drugs and crime.

National Center for Health Statistics
Part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this center provides statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people.

National Institutes of Health
The Institutes’ mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.

Office of National Drug Control Policy
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy establishes policies, priorities, and objectives for the nation’s drug control program. See also its compilation of all data available from federally funded research at

  1. Federal Drug Data Sources

PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It comprises more than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
This federal agency works to improve the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, alcohol and drug addiction treatment, and mental health services. See also

  1. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
  2. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides this on-line resource for locating drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs. It lists private and public facilities that are licensed, certified, or otherwise approved for inclusion by their state substance abuse agency and treatment facilities administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Indian Health Service, and the Department of Defense.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
This office of the United Nations is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime.


American Association of Addiction Medicine
This professional society of some 3,000 physicians seeks to increase access to and improve the quality of addiction treatment.

American Medical Association: Alcohol and other Drug Abuse
This professional society of the nation’s physicians provides information for doctors and patients about alcohol and other drug abuse.

American Public Health Association
The American Public Health Association is the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world. It has been working to improve public
health since 1872. The association aims to protect all Americans, their families, and their communities from preventable, serious health threats.

Center for Substance Abuse Research
This academic center at the University of Maryland, College Park, conducts policy-relevant research and evaluation studies, disseminates statistical and other information, and publishes CESAR Fax.

College on Problems of Drug Dependence
In existence since 1929, the College on Problems of Drug Dependence is the longest standing group in the United States addressing problems of drug dependence and abuse. It serves as an interface among governmental, industrial, and academic communities and maintains liaisons with regulatory and research agencies as well as educational, treatment, and prevention facilities in the drug abuse field. It also functions as a collaborating center of the World Health Organization.

Community Anti-Drug Organizations of America
This is a membership organization of more than 5000 anti-drug coalitions, each working to make its community safe, healthy, and drug-free.

Follow the Money
The National Institute on Money in State Politics is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that tracks the influence of campaign money on state-level elections and public policy in all 50 states. Campaign contributions from the alcohol and tobacco industries can be searched in this comprehensive database.

Institute of Medicine
The Institute of Medicine works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public. It is the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, which was chartered under President Abraham Lincoln in 1863.

This website is similar to Follow the Money, but tracks the influence of money on Congress and only one state: California.

National Association of Drug Court Professionals
This organization was founded in 1994 by judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and clinical professionals from the first twelve drug courts in the nation. Its goal is to improve the justice system by combining judicial monitoring with effective treatment to compel drug-using offenders to change their lives. Its work has forever changed how justice is delivered in the courtroom to those who need help.

National Association of State Alcohol/Drug Abuse Directors
This association is an educational, scientific, and informational organization that serves the work of state directors of alcohol and drug abuse services.

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University
This center brings together under one roof all the professional disciplines needed to study and combat abuse of all substances in all sectors of society.

Pacific Institute on Research and Evaluation
This national public health organization is dedicated to improving health, safety, and well-being through the application of science for the public good.

The Partnership at
The Partnership helps parents prevent, intervene in, and find treatment for drug and alcohol use by their children. See also

  1. Join Together at the Partnership at, a free news service that delivers the latest alcohol and drug headlines, research, funding, and resources to your in-box.

Prevention Research Center
Part of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, the center conducts research to better understand the social and physical environments that influence individual behavior that leads to alcohol and drug misuse.

RAND Drug Policy and Trends
RAND’s mission is to help improve policy and decision making through research and analysis. This section provides research on drug policy. See also

  1. Substance Abuse Prevention
  2. Substance Abuse Treatment
  3. Substance Use
  4. Substance Use Disorders

Science Daily Addiction News
This website showcases the top science news stories from the world’s leading universities and research organizations. These stories are selected from among dozens of press releases and other materials submitted to ScienceDaily every day, and then edited to ensure high quality and relevance. Universities have come to rely on ScienceDaily to spread news about their scientists’ findings to a wider audience. See also

  1. Science Daily Illegal Drugs and Controlled Substance News
  2. Science Daily Cocaine News
  3. Science Daily Marijuana News

Society for Prevention Research
This organization is dedicated to advancing scientific investigation on the etiology and prevention of social, physical health, mental health, and academic problems and to translating that information to promote health and well being.

Substance Abuse Medications Development Center
This center at the Columbia University Psychiatry Department conducts research to develop medications to treat addiction.

Substance Abuse Policy Research Program
This program funded substance abuse policy research to help reduce the harm caused by the use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs in the U.S. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through 2009, the program continues to maintain distillations of important research at

  1. Knowledge Assets giving policy makers, journalists, and researchers accurate, current, and peer-reviewed insights on policy research related to alcohol, tobacco and drug use.

Addiction Studies Funder’s Website
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Tobacco Websites
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Tobacco Websites


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office on Smoking and Health: Smoking and Tobacco Use
Through its Office on Smoking and Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the lead federal agency for comprehensive tobacco prevention and control. It is dedicated to reducing the death and disease caused by tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.

Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education
This academic center at the University of California, San Francisco, acts as a focal point for tobacco research, education, cessation, and training. Its work ranges from studies of nicotine pharmacology and the health effects of smoking and secondhand smoke to action-oriented policy interventions.

National Cancer Institute Tobacco Research
The tobacco section of this institute provides access to programs and research sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, one of the National Institutes of Health.

The Surgeon General’s Reports on Tobacco
The Surgeon General oversees the operations of the 6,500-member Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service. He or she serves as America’s doctor by
providing to Americans the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and reduce the risk of illness and injury. Since 1964, the Surgeon General has issued reports on smoking and health. The latest report, How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease, is available at this link. Previous reports can be found here.

World Health Organization Framework
Convention on Tobacco Control

This is the first behavioral international treaty in the world. It was developed in response to the globalization of the tobacco epidemic.


Action on Smoking and Health
This organization is a national legal-action organization solely devoted to the many problems of smoking. For than 40 years it has served as the legal-action arm of the antismoking community.

Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights
This national membership organization is dedicated to challenging the tobacco industry at all levels of government, protecting nonsmokers from secondhand smoke, and preventing tobacco addiction among youth.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
The Campaign fights to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world.

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
The society is the leading association focused on this special area of research. Founded in 1994, it coordinates and advances research on a broad array of topics ranging from the pharmacology of nicotine to the societal influences on use of tobacco. The Society now has more than 1100 members from more than 40 countries around the world.

Tobacco Atlas
Developed by the American Cancer Society and the World Lung Association, this website maps the history, documents the current situation, and predicts the future of the tobacco epidemic.

University of Michigan Tobacco Research Network
This academic website provides a rich source of research information to accelerate progress toward a healthier society.

Addiction Studies Funder’s Website
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Tobacco Websites
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Alcohol Websites


Alcohol-Related Disease Impact
This software was specifically designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to allow states to calculate alcohol-attributable deaths, years of potential life lost, direct health-care costs, indirect morbidity and mortality costs, and non-health-sector costs associated with alcohol misuse.

Alcohol Use, Binge Drinking, and Alcohol Dependence
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Association tracks alcohol data at the national and state levels.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Alcohol and Public Health
This federal agency provides information about alcohol use, alcohol-related deaths, and underage drinking.

Fatality Analysis Reporting System
This system is a nationwide census providing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Congress, and the American public yearly data regarding fatal injuries suffered in motor vehicle traffic crashes.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
One of the National Institutes of Health, this institute supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. See also

  1. Data and Statistical Tables
  2. College Drinking—Changing the Culture
  3. Alcohol Policy Information System


Alcohol Epidemiology Program at the University of Minnesota
The mission of the AEP is to conduct advanced research to discover effective community and policy interventions to reduce alcohol-related social and health problems.

Alcohol Policy MD
This website is dedicated to promoting physician and community action on alcohol and health. It is for health professionals and others who want to fight alcohol problems, especially underage drinking, by changing clinical practice and the social environment.

Brewers Almanac
For more than 60 years, beer industry data has been collected and maintained by the Beer Institute and predecessor organizations such as the US Brewer’s Association and Brewer’s Foundation.

Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
This academic center monitors the marketing practices of the alcohol industry to focus attention and action on industry practices that jeopardize the health and safety of America’s youth.

Center on Alcohol Studies at Rutgers University
This academic center is a multidisciplinary institute dedicated to the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge on psychoactive substance use, with a special emphasis on alcohol use and consequences.

Center for Science in the Public Interest—Alcohol Policy
CSPI helps focus public and decision-maker attention on high-leverage policy reforms to reduce the devastating health and social consequences of drinking. It works with many organizations and individuals to promote a comprehensive, prevention-oriented approach to the role of alcohol in society by addressing alcohol advertising, excise taxes, changes in product labeling, and other population-based policy reforms.

Marin Institute
The Marin Institute envisions communities free of the alcohol industry’s negative influence and an alcohol industry that does not harm the public’s health.

Addiction Studies Funder’s Website
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Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Blog
This blog is written by Jim Gogek, a graduate of the first workshop held by the Addiction Studies Program for Journalists in 2000. A former editorial writer for the San Diego Union Tribune, Mr. Gogek is active in the alcohol, tobacco, and other drug field.


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