Substance Use Disorder
Substance Use Disorder is a condition in which the use of one or more substances leads to a clinically significant impairment or distress.
The Addiction Policy Forum is a diverse partnership of organizations, policymakers and stakeholders committed to working together to elevate awareness around addiction and to improve national policy through a comprehensive response that includes prevention, treatment, recovery and criminal justice reform.
There is a lot of good information out there about adolescent substance use, but there is a lot of bad – and even dangerous – information out there too. The Family Resource Center is a directory of those resources that are backed by various degrees of scientific support to those that come from the most notable, national sources. By organizing and vetting these quality resources, we hope to relieve families of the burden of sorting and evaluating information themselves. This is a place to start getting informed about how to prevent drug or alcohol use, intervene early, find treatment and support adolescents in addiction recovery. It also provides insight on how you can help YOURSELF during this time.
NIDA’s mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.
Keep up to date on research advances in the prevention and treatment of drug abuse and AIDS with NIDA’s newsletter NIDA Notes.
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. NIDA enlisted the help of teens in developing the site to ensure that the content addresses appropriate questions and timely concerns.
The principal purpose of ONDCP is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation’s drug control program. The goals of the program are to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing and trafficking, drug-related crime and violence, and drug-related health consequences.
We are a diverse community of researchers, advocates, clinicians, communicators and more, all working together to provide support and solutions for families impacted by addiction. Ours is a public health approach, rooted in science and compassion.
If you’re looking for information, opportunities, and resources on rural health, you’ve come to the right place.
The Rural Health Information Hub is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to be a national clearinghouse on rural health issues. We are committed to supporting healthcare and population health in rural communities.
The RHIhub is your guide to improving health for rural residents—we provide access to current and reliable resources and tools to help you learn about rural health needs and work to address them.