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Substance Use Disorders

Resources Organized by Population

 

African Americans

The Opioid Crisis and the Black/African American Community
The issue brief presents recent data on the prevalence of opioid misuse and death rates in the Black/African American population; contextual factors and challenges to prevention and treatment, innovative outreach and engagement strategies to connect people to evidence-based treatment, and the importance of community voice.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Substance Abuse Disorder in the African American Community
This webinar gives an overview of how substance abuse impacts African Americans, and how to overcome the stigma of receiving treatment.
Source: National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

Families

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

Mental Health Bridges
Site was developed with the simple idea that persons with mental health disorders can learn how to better manage information about their mental and physical health. Once someone becomes more "health literate," they can find better online information resources and use these resources to have better, more productive conversations with health care providers, friends, and family.
Source: Harvard Countway Library of Medicine, National Library of Medicine, Association of Mental Health Librarians

Partnership to End Addiction
Organization provides personalized support and resources for families impacted by addiction. Mobilizes policymakers, researchers, and healthcare professionals to more effectively address addiction systemically on a national scale.
Source: Partnership to End Addiction

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

Rural

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)

Partnership Center: Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships
HHS's partnership with faith-based and community organizations to better serve individuals, families, and communities in need. Page includes information on recovery support and mental health.
Source: Department of Health & Human Services 

Hispanic/Latino Americans

The Opioid Crisis and the Hispanic/Latino Population: an Urgent Issue
This issue brief presents recent data on the prevalence of opioid misuse and death rates in the Hispanic/Latino population; contextual factors and challenges to prevention and treatment, innovative outreach and engagement strategies to connect people to evidence-based treatment, and the importance of community voice.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Teens/Young Adults

Heroin, Fentanyl & Other Opioids
A Comprehensive Resource for Families with a Teen or Young Adult Struggling with Opioid Use.
Source: Partnership to End Addiction

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 ten, and will follow them into early adulthood to observe brain growth.
Source: National Insitute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)

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)

Youth.gov
Substance abuse and problematic patterns of substance use among youth. Provides information on national mentoring programs and funding opportunities.
Source: Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP)

Veterans

Veteran's Administration: Self-help Resources on Substance Abuse Disorder
Resources focused primarily on mental health and substance misuse, resources identified support PTSD, alcohol abuse, etc.
Source: Veteran's Administration
 

Women

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

NLM Environmental Health,Toxicology, and Chemical Information
Environmental health, toxicology, and chemical information and how it relates to pregnancy and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Women for Sobriety
Women for Sobriety is an organization whose purpose is to help all women find their individual path to recovery through discovery of self, gained by sharing experiences, hopes and encouragement with other women in similar circumstances. They are an abstinence based self-help program for women facing alcohol or drug addiction.
Source: Women for Sobriety (WFS)