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National Institute for Health and Clinical Evidence

Organisation: National Institute for Health and Clinical Evidence
Web Address: http://www.nice.org.uk/

Evidence based guidance and advice for health, public health and social care practitioners on specific diseases, conditions or areas of clinical expertise such as substance misuse. NICE develops quality standards for those commissioning health and care services, and offers information services for commissioners, practitioners and managers across the spectrum of health and social care.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Organisation: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Web Address: https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/about-niaaa

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is one of the 27 institutes and centres that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US. NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being. As the lead agency for U.S. research on alcohol use disorder (AUD), and other health and developmental effects of alcohol use its mission is to support research, and then translate and disseminate research findings to reduce alcohol-related problems.

National Organisation on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Web Address: http://www.nofas-uk.org/

Provides information on alcohol and pregnancy for the general public, press, and medical professionals.

Natural High

Organisation: Natural High
Web Address: https://naturalhigh.org/

Natural High is a US organization that works with educators across the US providing them with resources aimed at young people on drug and alcohol issues. Using stories of role models – world-renowned athletes, celebrities, artists and musicians who believe in a drug-free lifestyle, videos and research-based curricula are developed  for educators and parents, completely free of charge.

New Drug Seminars

Organisation: University of Kent
Web Address: https://newdrugseminars.wordpress.com/about-2/

 The University of Kent's series of Economic and Social Research Council seminars on new psychoactive drugs, with accompanying podcasts and briefing papers.

New Nicotine Alliance

Organisation: New Nicotine Alliance
Web Address: http://nnalliance.org/

NNA is concerned with improving public health, through a greater understanding of “new” (risk-reduced) nicotine products and their uses through the provision of  independent evidence-based advice on smoking harm-reduction.

New psychoactive substances review: report of the expert panel

Organisation: Home Office

Report of the new psychoactive substances expert panel appointed to undertake a 6-month review of available evidence on the UK’s and other countries’ approaches to the threat posed by NPS, and to advise the government on ways to enhance the UK’s response, with the Government response

Novel Psychoactive Substance (NPS) Data Hub

Organisation: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), DEA and the Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany – Bundeskriminalamt (BKA)
Web Address: https://www.nist.gov/programs-projects/novel-psychoactive-substance-nps-data-hub

 A collaborative programme  between the US agencies (DEA & NIST) and the German Criminal Police Office resulting in  a web-based forensic drug chemistry analytical database to facilitate rapid, community-leveraged expert drug identification of newly emerging drugs, called The NPS Data Hub

Office for National Statistics: Lifestyle Survey

Web Address: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/ghs/opinions-and-lifestyle-survey/adult-smoking-habits-in-great-britain--2013/stb-opn-smoking-2013.html#tab-Use-of-e-cigarettes--and-the-relationship-to-smoking

A report on cigarette smoking, looking at adults in Great Britain. Provides figures on the proportion who smoke cigarettes by various demographic breakdowns and changes over time. Also covers cigarette consumption and preliminary findings on e-cigarette use.

Over the Counter Codeine Use Misuse and Dependence

Organisation: Codemisused
Web Address: http://www.codemisused.org/

This collaboration aims to estimate and gain further understanding into the extent of codeine use, misuse and dependence in Ireland, the UK and South Africa, in order to design protective mechanisms for pharmacies to be able to track, monitor, support and refer for treatment

Public Health England: New Psychoactive Substances: A toolkit for substance misuse commissioners

Organisation: Public Health England

Published in November 2014, this toolkit describes the challenges facing drug services from the use of novel psychoactive substances (NPS). It provides commissioners with resources and advice to inform their work in understanding NPS use and problems and gives guidance on planning suitable responses.


Organisation: Re-Solv
Web Address: http://www.re-solv.org/

Founded in 1984, Re-Solv is a  charity working across the UK to end volatile substance abuse and support those whose lives are affected by solvents, gases and other ‘legal’ highs. Resources include reports on VSA prevalence, mortality, educational materials,  e-learning course, guidance and advice.


Organisation: Release
Web Address: http://www.release.org.uk/about

A centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law. It was founded in 1967 and is an independent and registered charity. It provides free, non-judgmental, specialist advice and information to the public and professionals on issues related to drug use and drug laws. It advocates for evidenced-based drug policies that are founded on principles of public health rather than a criminal justice approach.

Result: the addictions outcome website

Web Address: https://www.result4addiction.net/

A  website designed for measuring everything about addiction problems. Aimed at people with problems, professionals, and planners. Has online tests for checking scientific measures of addiction problems to follow your progress yourself or with a therapist;sections on treatment, what is addiction, blogs and evidence.

Royal College of General Practitioners Substance Misuse and Associated Health (SMAH)

Web Address: http://www.rcgp.org.uk/learning/substance-misuse-and-associated-health-landing-page.aspx

Resources and  clinical guidance for substance misuse management in primary care including working with crack and cocaine users, substitute prescribing in treatment of opiod dependence, and clinical  management of drug dependence in adult prison settings. A range of courses for GPs and the wider primary care team are offered and these include the management of alcohol problems in primary care and the management of drug misuse. Other resources available include four factsheets on addiction to medicines. Bright ideas section includes piece about Naloxone training in General Practice

Safer from Harm

Web Address: https://www.saferfromharm.ie/

#SaferFromHarm is an Irish civil society campaign to decriminalise people who use drugs.

SALIS (Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists)

Organisation: Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists
Web Address: http://salis.org/about/about.html

An international association of individuals and organizations with special interests in the exchange and dissemination of information on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD). Resources provided include listings of addiction journals, databases and new books.An ongoing project from  SALIS is its Internet Archive Digitization ("Digs")  Collection, international in coverage includes digitised full-text books, reports, documents, and other literature. Its subjects include both legal and illegal drugs, alcohol, tobacco, the use and misuse of chemicals, the role of education and prevention, physical health and mental health aspects, drug policy, legal issues, and more.

Scottish Addiction Studies Library

Organisation: Stirling University
Web Address: http://www.drugslibrary.stir.ac.uk/

A library of links to online documents and other addiction databases, including an Instrument Bank. This resource specialises in full-text documents, most of which are available for download.