Addiction and substance misuse can be overwhelming for those who are struggling and the people in their lives who want to help them overcome these challenges. We've compiled valuable resources to get you started so that you can spend more time helping and less time searching for the information you need.


General Resources

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a federal agency with the mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

The mission of the DEA is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to justice those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States.

DEA National Drug Threat Assessment 2018 

DEA Campus Drug Prevention 

National Survey of Drug Use and Health 2019 


National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. NIDA and NIAAA are institutes under NIH.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Monitoring the Future Survey 2020 

Easy to Read Drug Facts 


National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. by conducting critical science and providing health information that protects our nation against dangerous health threats, and responding when these arise.

Statistics on Drug Overdoses 


American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 

ASAM is a professional medical society representing over 6,000 physicians, clinicians and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine.


Partnership to End Addiction 

Researchers, advocates, and clinicians who partner with families, professionals and other organizations to provide personalized support and resources to families while mobilizing policymakers, researchers and health care professionals to more effectively address addiction systemically on a national scale.


American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

The mission of AACAP is to promote the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through advocacy, education, and research.

Foundation for a Drug-Free World 

The Foundation is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that empowers youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free.


FDA Safe Disposal of Medications


A community of families affected by addiction, committed to ending the stigma of the disease and helping those with the disease to fully recover.


For Parents/Educators

These are educational sites with activities, information, guidance and resources for parents and educators.

DEA Get Smart About Drugs  


DEA Drug Facts


DEA & Discovery Education Operation Prevention

Opioid Facts for Parents


NIDA Lesson Plan & Activity Finder


NIDA Scholastic Head’s Up Education Series 


NIDA for Teens


SAMHSA Publications on Substances and Prevention


Natural High


For Teens


Get the facts on drugs and their effects. Videos, games, activities, true facts. These are great sites for teens to get accurate information about drugs and alcohol.

NIDA for Teens


DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) Just Think Twice


Head’s Up


Mental Health Help

Surgeon General Facts on E-Cigarettes

Underage Drinking: Myths & Facts

Natural High