Patients and Families
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP):
AACAP has a host of resources that are helpful to families dealing with substance use.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better
lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
NIHA Parents and Educators Resources
Resources specifically geared toward parents and teachers.
Get Help – Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
A resource from The Partnership for parents of children struggling with alcohol
and other drug problems.
Support Meetings and Programs
NIDA: Addiction: What is it?
The National Institutes on Drug Abuse provides a basic overview of addiction and how drugs interact with the brain.
NIDA Drug Facts
Videos and information about the various illicit drugs commonly misused.
NIDA NM Assist
A self assessment tool used by substance use health providers to assess substance use. Great tool for patients to review prior to their doctor appointment.
Great short videos about substance use disorders (among many topics) and how they affect brain biology.