The Foundation conducts research on drug issues, implements drug education programs and develops resources for school students, teachers and parents.
Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN)
Organisation: Australian Drug Foundation
Australian Drug Foundation's directory for information on alcohol, other drugs and mental health, with links to treatment services, research, statistics, guidelines, journals, policy, campaigns, events, curriculum, professional development opportunities and more.
Continuing Medical Education Programmes from NIDA (US National Institute for Drug Abuse) aimed at clincians and physicians that introduce the main concepts and provide practical guidance on motivational interviewing techniques for facilitating conversations with patients about health risk behaviours. The courses use videos.
BMA Wellbeing Support Services Counselling | Peer Support
Promotes research and education in psychopharmacology and related areas, bringing people in academia, health services, and industry together. Offers consensus guidelines on substance misuse and addiction.
A publication that examines the international evidence and legislative frameworks across the world as part of its assertion that current UK drug policy should be explored, and that health should be at the centre of the debate. It collates and analyses the evidence relating to drug dependency, including the scale of the problem; treatment and medical management; the development of UK drug policy over time, including the legal framework underpinning the current approach; and the role of healthcare professionals in tackling the problem. It concludes that drug dependency is a medical condition as well as a legal problem and that alternatives to the current approach to UK drug policy should focus on health.
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) was created by the Canadian Parliament to provide national leadership to address substance use in Canada, and works with a range of partners to address issues related to substance use and addiction that affect the health and safety of Canadians.
The Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR), formerly CARBC, is a network of individuals and groups dedicated to the study of substance use and addiction in support of community-wide efforts to promote health and reduce harm. Their research is used to inform a broad range of projects, reports, publications and initiatives aimed at providing all people in Canada and beyond with access to happier, healthier lives, whether using substances or not.
The National Cancer Institute, a US cancer advice website, has an information page on how cannabis and cannabinoids could potentially treat cancer
Cannabis Cohort Research Consortium (CCRC)
Organisation: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW, Australia
The Cannabis Cohort Research Consortium (CCRC) is led from Australia and it started from the need to addressquestions about the relationship between cannabis, other drug use, life-course outcomes and mental health in children and young adults. The CCRC is a multi-organisational and multi-disciplinary international collaboration of researchers from across the disciplines of psychiatry, psychology, child and adolescent health, cannabis and other substance use, biomedicine, health and development, prevention, intervention and knowledge translation. The Consortium brings together researchers from some of the largest and most prolific longitudinal studies in the world.
Club Soda is a behaviour change platform for anyone who wants to change their drinking, whether to cut down, stop for a bit, quit or stick. It offers online behaviour change tools such as goal setting and progress tracking, information, community support, links to experts and perks, as well as workshops and events both online and in the real world. Link to presentation given at the SSA Symposium 2015
A global independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making the vast amounts of evidence generated through research useful for informing decisions about health. Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy, and are internationally recognised as the highest standard in evidence-based health care. They investigate the effects of interventions for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. They also assess the accuracy of a diagnostic test for a given condition in a specific patient group and setting. Cochrane Reviews are published online in The Cochrane Library.
College Drinking: Changing the Culture, created by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) in the USA is a one-stop resource for research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students.
A document (updated January 2015) from the Drugs Licensing section of the Home Office which lists drugs currently controlled under the misuse of drugs legislation, showing their respective classifications under both the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001.
Digital repository of resources created by and about NIDA's National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN). It provides a single point of access to research findings and other materials that are approved for dissemination throughout the CTN and to the larger community of providers, researchers and policy-makers.
Daily Harm Reduction, UK site run by two people working in harm reduction where they post one harm reduction tip or related quote each weekday for people to use to support their work or just have a bit of inspiration.
Department of Health Policies: Reducing smoking policy and reducing harmful drinking