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NIDA. (2003, January 1). Diagnosis and Treatment of Drug Abuse in Family Practice - American Family Physician Monograph. Retrieved from

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Resources of Information About Drug Abuse


NIDA produces several publications series that may be of interest to family physicians and their patients. The Research Monograph series is NIDA's primary vehicle for disseminating the newest scientific information. Each monograph is derived from a research review meeting where experts report on state-of-the-art drug abuse research findings, problem areas, and technologies. Recent topics include: cocaine treatment; inhalant abuse; drug abuse among minority youth; and case management of drug abuse. NIDA NOTES is a bimonthly newsletter that presents research in progress, new resources available from the Institute, and general information of interest to practitioners. NIDA also produces public education pamphlets and fact sheets that are used by community groups, individuals, and the press. These materials can be obtained at no cost from the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information.

Self Help Groups and Treatment Information:

  • Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
    Hotline: 1-800-662-HELP
  • Rational Recovery Self-Help Network (RR)
    National Office
    P.O. Box 800
    Lotus, CA 95651
    (916) 621-2667/621-4374
  • Women for Sobriety (WFS)
    P.O. Box 618
    Quakertown, PA 18951-0618
    (215) 536-8026
  • National Council On Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc. (NCADD)
    12 West 21st Street
    New York, NY 10010
    (212) 206-6770
  • National Alliance of Methadone Advocates (NAMA)

Drug Testing in the Workplace:

Family Resources:

  • Al-Anon, Al-Anon Family Group, Inc.
  • Families Anonymous
    P.O. Box 3475
    Culver City, CA 90231-3475
    (310) 313-5800
  • Parent Resources and Information for Drug Education (PRIDE)
    10 Park Place South, Suite 340
    Atlanta, GA 30303
    (800) 853-7867 or (404) 577-4500

Prevention Programs:

  • Project STAR (Students Taught Awareness and Resistance)
    Mary Ann Pentz, Ph.D.
    USC Institute of Prevention Research
    University of Southern California
    1000 S. Fremont Avenue
    Alhambra, CA 91803-1358
    (818) 457-4000
  • Strengthening Families
    Karol Kumpfer, Ph.D.
    Department of Health Education
    University of Utah, HPER-North 215
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
    (801) 581-5872
  • Project Reconnect
    Leona Eggert, Ph.D.
    University of Washington
    Department of Psychosocial Nursing, SC-76
    Seattle, Washington 98195
    (206) 543-9455