Effects of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (physical and psychological)
The Learning Trip, from the American Council for Drug Education, shows you the biological effects of drugs, among other things. The site is updating at the moment, but I'm leaving the link. (7.2000)
The National Center on Addicion and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) talks about the costs and impact of drug abuse on society.
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence: youth directory
The National Household Survey on Drug Abuse gives the results of annual surveys on drug and alcohol abuse in the United States.
Partnership for a Drug Free America contains an enormous database of drug information: what each drug does, what it looks like, the history of it, and slang names. All information is carefully selected for accuracy, so this is a top-notch site.
SADD, Students Against Destructive Decisions. (formerly Students Against Driving Drunk)
Street Drugs has, along with a lot of other current information on issues like school violence and date rape, a huge database of drug information.
COCAINE AND CRACK
NIDA's Infofax on Crack and Cocaine.
NIDA's Infofax on heroin.
The National Inhalant Prevention Coalition Web Site provides excellent information on abuse of common inhalants (parents may want to take a look, too).
Marijuana: Facts for Teens from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (also available in Spanish).
The health and psychological consequences of cannabis use chapter 7
National Drug Strategy Monograph Series No. 25 (is written in teeeeeny tiny print)
NIDA Research Report on Meth.
Once again the National Institute of Drug Abuse comes through for us. There are a few excellent papers on the site, but one of the best is the Capsule Report.
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