Education

The Kentucky Overdose Prevention Website has information on the risks of opioids, survivor stories and links to treatment and care.

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has information on dealing with and helping children with drug abuse problems, real stories form families, as well as treatment information and ways to get involved.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse has all the latest research on the science of drug abuse and statistics and trends of abuse.

Addiction Professional is a clinical magazine for the field of addiction prevention and treatment. This site provides archived issues that you may access for free, a resource guide, and quizzes you can complete for continuing education credit.

The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) network is funded by SAMHSA and provides resources, training, and skill building to addiction treatment professionals.  This site provides information on upcoming trainings and events, leadership initiatives, and links to each regional center.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) site provides information on diagnosing, treatment, research, and training and education.  You may also download or order several free materials.

HBO Addiction is a collaborative project between HBO, NIDA, NIAAA, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  This site provides information on addiction, stigma, treatment, multiple resources, as well as free access to the documentary series and the supplemental films.

The Institute for Research, Education, and Training in Addictions (IRETA) is a non-profit organization that works with multiple partners to advance the field of addiction and recovery.  This site provides current news and information on research and policy as well as educational documents that can be downloaded for free.

National Association of State Alcohol/Drug Abuse Directors provides information on public policy, research, and various resources.  You will also find detailed information about their specialty networks that are comprised of the states’ offices for alcohol and other drug services.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence provides facts about different drugs, how to find treatment and support, and information that is catered to parents, families, youth, and individuals in recovery.

The National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI) is a non-profit that works to advance scientific knowledge in substance abuse, mental health, and other related concerns in order to contribute to the prevention and treatment of these social problems.  This site provides information on available trainings, current research projects, and related publications.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is part of the National Institutes of Health and provides information on current events, research related to alcohol prevention and treatment, and free publications and resources.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the federal agency created to address prevention, treatment, and recovery in behavioral health.  This site provides multiple resources, free publications, information on current research and data, and current news.

SAMHSA’s TIP 49 Incorporating Alcohol Pharmacotherapies into Medical Practice is a free, downloadable publication that provides guidelines on the use of approved medications to treat alcohol use disorders.

SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) Knowledge Application Program (KAP) provides publications, resources, and online education for treatment professionals.  The majority of these items can either be watched or downloaded for free or you may order a hard copy of many of the publications for no charge.

The University of Kentucky Center on Drug and Alcohol Research conducts research into the various aspects of substance use disorders and related behavior. You can access information on publications, learn more about current projects, and download several reports for free.

The World Health Organization (WHO) site on alcohol provides reports and other publications you may download for free.  It also provides additional resources, fact sheets, and information on current projects.