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Substance Use Disorders

Resources organized by Population


Get Smart About Drugs
A DEA resource for parents, educators, and caregivers.
Source: Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

Resources for Families coping with Mental and Substance Use Disorders
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMSHA)


Rural Response to the Opioid Crisis
This guide will help you learn about activities underway to address the opioid crisis in rural communities at the national, state, and local levels across the country.
Source: Rural Health Information Hub

Faith Based Organizations

Opioid Epidemic Practical Toolkit: Helping Faith and Community Leaders
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Teens/Young Adults

Above the Influence
This site and many of the Above the Influence ads that you see were originally created as a part of the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, a program of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Above the Influence has since transitioned away from federal oversight (as of March 2014), and is now a program of the non-profit Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. The campaign was and continues to be inspired by what teens have told us about their lives, and how they deal with the influences that shape their decisions.
Source: Partnership for Drug Free Kids

Heroin, Fentanyl & Other Opioids
A Comprehensive Resource for Families with a Teen or Young Adult Struggling with Opioid Use.
Source: Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

NIDA for Teens: Drug Facts
Get the facts about the most commonly abused drugs. Learn what they are and how using drugs, even just once, can affect your body and your mind.
Source: National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)

NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Use
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Operation Prevention
The DEA and Discovery Education have joined forces to combat a growing epidemic of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use nationwide. Operation Prevention's mission is to educate students about the true impacts of opioid. and kick-start lifesaving conversations in the home and classroom. Resources include: virtual field trips, classroom resources, self-paced modules, workplace resources and resources for parents.
Source: Drug Enforcement Agency, Discovery Education

Principals of Drug Addiction Treatment
Resource for where family members can go for information on treatment options.
Source: National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD Study)
ABCD is the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States. The study is following more than 11,000 healthy children ages nine to 10 and will follow them into early adulthood to observe brain growth.
Source: National Insitute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)


Information on Drugs and chemicals that lactating mothers may be exposed.
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM)