Substance Abuse

Alchohol Justice
An industry watchdog with an interest in public health policies regarding alcohol-related problems. Featuring factsheets, reports and links to similar organizations.

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) 
A very informative Canadian site that covers just about every drug abuse issue and includes links to searchable online databases and other resources. Also has a great index (the Find it Fast section) for easy searching.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) 
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is the largest mental health and addictions facility in Canada. The Web site provides information about the Centre and covers the topics of understanding, prevention and care. In addition, each page provides more specific links to other related pages or areas of interest.

Centre for Addictions Research of BC 
The Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC) is a network of individuals and groups dedicated to the study of substance use and addiction in support of community-wide efforts to promote health and reduce harm. Our research is used to inform a broad range of projects, reports, publications and initiatives aimed at providing all people in BC and beyond with access to happier, healthier lives, whether using substances or not.

Fentanyl Safety for First Responders
Fentanyl safety website for first responders. This project was a collaborative effort from a number of stakeholders that included JIBC, police, fire, paramedics and the Province of BC.

Indiana Prevention Resource Center
A collection of quality Internet sites and resources ranging from general drug information to prevention, statistics, the legalization debate, terminology, and even job listings. An excellent web site.

National Institute on Drug Abuse
A major source of funding for international research on drug abuse and addiction. Includes a useful section on common drugs of abuse and links to related sites.

Office of National Drug Control Policy 
Sponsored by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Department of Justice and the Department of Health & Human Services, this site compiles valuable information on Methamphetamine. These resources are for Law Enforcement, Policymakers, Businesses, Educators, Counselors, and Parents and Youth.

Public Health Agency of Canada - Substance Use/Addictions 
The Public Healthy Agency of Canada has resources that can help with substance abuse and addictions (including information about identifying and preventing addictions). Provides links to resources that can assist health professionals and educators.

SAMHSA: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
An agency with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Resources whose mandate is to "improve the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illness." Includes publications, online forums, FAQs, research, and links to searchable databases and other Web resources on drug abuse and related issues.

Last updated April 5, 2017