Health Professionals

American Society of Addiction Medicine

  • ASAM is a professional medical society representing over 6,000 physicians, clinicians and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine. ASAM is 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.

Get Smart About Drugs

  • A DEA resource for parents, educators, and caregivers.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Addiction (NIAAA)

  • NIAAA generates and disseminates fundamental knowledge about the effects of alcohol on health and well-being, and apply that knowledge to improve diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of alcohol-related problems, including alcohol use disorder, across the lifespan.

National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)

  • NIDA advances science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and applies that knowledge to improve individual and public health.

NIDA Drugs of Abuse

    •  Detailed drug pages that include a brief overview, street and clinical names, the effects of the drug on the brain and body, statistics and trends.

NIDAMED: Medical and Health Professionals

    • NIDAMED’s mission is to develop science-based resources for health professionals and those in training about screening, addressing, and treating addiction.

National Institutes of Health

  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

SBIRT:  Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment

  • SBIRT is an evidence-based screening practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs.

South Carolina Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative (SCYSPI)

  • A grant program of the Department of Mental Health (DMH). We are federally funded and evaluated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

US Drug Enforcement Agency

  • Detailed explanation of drug scheduling from the DEA.

Youth.Gov

  • Youth.Gov offers tips/ resources for Preventing youth suicide, after an attempt, and also groups at risk.

2018 Surgeon General’s Report

  • Facing addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids