IRETA recommends the following websites for approachable information about substance use and substance use disorders.

Information and Articles

NIDA Easy Read
The National Institute on Drug Abuse put together an entire website designed to be as straight-forward and simple to understand as possible.

CASA Columbia
Plenty of basics here; their reports section is handy for delving deeper into various topics.

Our blog, which updates roughly once a week. We’ve published stories on everything from treatment programs in the criminal justice system to substance use screening for pregnant women.

Help for Families

National Family Dialogue Facebook Group
A place to connect with the families of people who struggle with substance use. There’s support, discussion, links to helpful articles, and an all-around positive community.

Through advocacy and raising awareness, Shatterproof brings together people whose loved ones have experienced substance use disorders to fight for better prevention and treatment.

An Overview of CRAFT
Community Reinforcement And Family Training (CRAFT) is an evidence-based approach to supporting a loved one with a substance use disorder.

Local Help For Addiction

How to Find Treatment in Allegheny County
Our guide to finding treatment for substance use disorders if you live near us in southwest Pennsylvania

Re:solve Crisis Network

A 24/7 behavioral health resource for Pittsburghers and surrounding areas

Prevention Point Pittsburgh

A syringe access program that offers supplies, health education, and nalxone–all free

Onala Recovery Center

Includes peer recovery support specialists, 12-step support meetings, and case management

PA Stop

A statewide resource that includes county-by-county contacts for accessing addiction treatment anywhere in Pennsylvania

More Information

Links – Useful and Credible Sources on Addiction
A more comprehensive list of online resources compiled by IRETA