There’s no shortage of information about addiction, but how much of it is accurate?
Below are reliable sources compiled by IRETA about substance use, substance use disorders, addiction prevention, addiction education, and related issues.
The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania
The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania is a prevention, education, advocacy, assessment, intervention, and recovery support non-profit organization. It serves the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery & Philadelphia.
The EPISCenter supports the dissemination, quality implementation, sustainability, and impact assessment of a menu of proven-effective prevention and intervention programs, and conducts original translational research to advance the science and practice of evidence-based prevention.
Overdose Free PA
The overall goal of this project is to increase community awareness and knowledge of overdose and overdose prevention strategies as well as to support initiatives aimed at decreasing drug overdoses and deaths in PA.
PA Stop is designed to educate Pennsylvanians about the risks of prescription painkiller and heroin use, the relationship between painkiller and heroin use, and what to do when you need help.
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American Society of Addiction Medicine
A professional medical society dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.
A nationwide, multi-disciplinary resource that draws upon the knowledge, experience, and latest work of recognized experts in the field of addictions. Visit ATTC Network website…
Addiction Treatment Forum
Reports on substance use news of interest to opioid treatment programs and patients in medication-assisted treatment.
ADAI at the University of Washington
An interdisciplinary research center; offers a selection of web links, including research centers, journals, and related organizations.
Drug & Alcohol Findings
Bridges the divide between UK-relevant research on the effectiveness of responses to drug and alcohol problems and the practitioners who provide those interventions.
Legal Action Center
Nonprofit advocacy organization that fights discrimination against people with histories of addiction, HIV/AIDS, or criminal records can advocate for sound public policies in these areas.
Represents State Drug & Alcohol Agency Directors to foster and support the development of effective alcohol and other drug misuse prevention and treatment programs throughout every State.
Providers Clinical Support System
Training and support programs were created in response to the opioid overdose epidemic to train Primary Care Providers in the evidence-based prevention and treatment of opioid use disorders and treat chronic pain.
Recovery Research Institute
Research center with a mission to enhance the public health impact of addiction recovery science through the summary, synthesis, and dissemination of scientific findings and the conduct of novel research investigation. Visit the Recovery Research Institute website…
SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions
Promotes the development of integrated primary and behavioral health services to better address the individuals with mental health and substance use conditions.
William White Papers
Articles and monographs authored by William White on the new recovery advocacy movement, recovery management, and recovery-oriented care systems.
WHO on Substance Use
Resources for the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders maintained by the World Health Organization.