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There is a wealth of information to be found online relative to prevention, research, and treatment. Refer to the drop down menu for resources we have categorized based on substance type and intended audience. Below are some general resources.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
Connecticut Clearinghouse is a program of Wheeler Clinic’s Connecticut Center for Prevention, Wellness, and Recovery. It is a statewide library and resource center for information on substance abuse and mental health disorders, prevention and health promotion, treatment and recovery, wellness, and other related topics.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has a mission of advancing science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.
The 20 Minute Guide
The 20 Minute Guide was produced by the Center for Motivation and Change and offers both conventional and non-conventional strategies for communicating with a loved one about substance abuse. There is both a parent and a partner guide available.