Community Resources

Drugs & Alcohol

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
World Health Organization Management of Substance AbuseSamhsa - Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services AdministrationWhite House Office of National Drug Control Policy

Anyone can become addicted to drugs

Why are drugs so hard to quit?

Interview with Dr. Christian Hopfer - What does pot do to your body?

Parent discussion on drug abuse and addiction with Dr. Volkow NIDA

Interview with Nora Volkow about the relationship between substance abuse and HIV

Binge Drinking and Youth: What Everyone Needs to Know

Collision Course:

Watch Collision Course: Teen Addiction Epidemic on PBS.

HBO Series on Addiction:

The Addiction Project is produced by HBO in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).


General Resources

Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse: A pubmed health article that details causes, risk factors, symptoms, treatment options and other related information.

The New Science of Addiction: The Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah provides many interactive exercises and resources that explore the genetics of addiction.

Dr Christian Thurstone: Dr. Thurstone is a co-investigator on Component 1 of the Center. His website provides discussions and information about drug abuse, particularly among adolescents.

Drug Use & HIV: A fact sheet that summarizes some of  the links between drug use and HIV risk.

K-12 Resources

Science Discovery: CU Science Discovery is a science education outreach program of the University of Colorado, Boulder’s Division of Continuing Education.

NIDA for Teens: The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), created this Web site to educate adolescents ages 11 through 15 (as well as their parents and teachers) on the science behind drug abuse.

Webisodes: Teens, Drugs & HIV Risk: This campaign shows teens and young adults that non-injection drug use and alcohol use can lead to poor decision making, which can result in risky sexual behaviors and HIV infection.

Resources for Parents & Teachers

NIDA Parents & Teachers:  This section of the NIDA site provides free resources for parents and teachers including teaching materials and videos.

Partnership at  By bringing together renowned scientists, parent experts and communications professionals, The Partnership at translates the science of teen drug use and addiction for families


Resources for Researchers

Drug and Alcohol Dependence : Drug and Alcohol Dependence is an international journal devoted to publishing original research, scholarly reviews, commentaries, and policy analyses in the area of drug, alcohol and tobacco use and dependence.

Alcohol:  Alcohol is an international, peer-reviewed journal that is devoted to publishing multi-disciplinary biomedical research on all aspects of the actions or effects of alcohol on the nervous system or on other organ systems.