A complete list of all resources posted on the SSA website - use the filtering tools to refine your search or find specific entries.

Drink Wise Age Well

Organisation: Drink Wise Age Well
Web Address: http://drinkwiseagewell.org.uk/

 Information and advice on the impact of alcohol as one ages. Guidance on alcohol units, cutting down and where to get help. Supports health and social care providers and community organisations to recognise and respond to risky drinking in people aged over 50.

Drug and Alcohol Findings

Organisation: Findings
Web Address: http://findings.org.uk/

Provides summaries of recent and new research with implications for drug and alcohol interventions and treatments

Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia

Organisation: DANA
Web Address: http://www.danaonline.org/about/

The key nursing organisation in Australasia for nurses and midwives with a professional interest in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) issues. Run conferences,seminars, encourages nurse participation in research

Drugs and Alcohol Portal

Organisation: Virginia Commonwealth University
Web Address: http://guides.library.vcu.edu/drugs-alcohol

A portal providing free access to authoritative sources for prevention, treatment, and policy interventions related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD), listing evidence based sources, international agencies, open access journals, and interactive training tools.


Organisation: Drugscience
Web Address: http://www.drugscience.org.uk/

An independent science-led drugs charity comprising drugs experts from a wide range of specialisms to carry out ground-breaking original research into drug harms and effects. Resources include list of publications and cited articles, and information on drug effects, harms and potential medical uses to the public, professionals and decision makers.


Organisation: DrugWise
Web Address: http://www.drugwise.org.uk/drugs/

An online drug information service aiming to provide evidence-based drug information, policy and practice.

E-Learning for Health Care

Organisation: Public Health England and Alcohol Learning Centre
Web Address: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/alcohol/

Online resources and training on alcohol issues and brief interventions including 2016 guidance on alcohol consumption.


Organisation: NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use; National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre;
Web Address: https://eclipse.org.au/about-eclipse

An online portal that aims to facilitate access to evidence-based online screening and eHealth treatments for people experiencing co-occurring mental health and substance use problems, and the clinical services supporting them in New South Wales, Australia. Factsheets, self-help tools, and links to services providing help.

Electronic Virtual Patients

Organisation: Centre for Medical and Healthcare Education St George’s University of London
Web Address: http://virtualpatients.eu/referatory/

A bank of virtual patients including cases on alcohol, drug abuse and smoking.

End of life care for people with problematic substance use

Organisation: Department of Social Care and Social Work, Manchester Metropolitan University
Web Address: https://endoflifecaresubstanceuse.com/

Offers resources developed from a two year research programme on end of life care for people with alcohol and other drug problems. Funded by the Big Lottery Fund between 2016 and 2018, the research programme was the first of its kind to explore current practice and service experience from a range of perspectives. Inspired by practitioners’ concerns about improving the end of life care offered to people with problematic substance use, and their families, friends and carers, Professor Sarah Galvani and a team of researchers set about uncovering what is known about these issues.


Organisation: Erowid
Web Address: http://www.erowid.org/

A member-supported organisation providing access to reliable, non-judgmental information about psychoactive plants, chemicals, and related issues. It works with academic, medical, and experiential experts to develop and publish the information on its site. Resources include a library of links to books, periodicals, videos, and music.


Web Address: http://www.eumadness.eu/about-eu-madness/

“EU-MADNESS” stands for “EUropean-wide, Monitoring, Analysis and knowledge Dissemination on Novel/Emerging pSychoactiveS”.  The objective is to develop integrated monitoring and profiling of novel psychoactive substances (NPS) in Europe in order to prevent health harms and update relevant professionals. The project aims to monitor, test, profile, and feed back into education and prevention knowledge relating to the types of NPS emerging, their associated characteristics, and potential harms. Resources include factsheets on various aspects of NPS

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)

Web Address: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/

The EMCDDA  provides the EU and its Member States with a factual overview of European drug problems.Source of evidence-based information on drugs and drug addiction.Publishes annual reports and country reports that cover a broad range of areas including the most recent estimates of treatment and prevalence; drug-related infectious diseases; high risk drug use estimates; levels of drug-related deaths; drug-related crime in the form of drug seizures, types of offence, price, purity and use in prison; and country responses to the drug situation in Europe. Has a portal for best practices on what works (and what doesn't work) in the areas of drug prevention, treatment, harm reduction. Infographics, videos, drug profiles and more.

Exchange Publications

Organisation: Exchange Publications
Web Address: http://www.exchangesupplies.org/

A social enterprise that produces a wide range of resources such as leaflets, publications, and films for drug services, needle exchanges, and injecting drug users. It provides employment and training opportunities for drug users.


Web Address: http://www.talktofrank.com/

A free telephone service and website, with live chat, offering information and advice on drugs and drug misuse.


Organisation: Fresh - making smoking history
Web Address: http://www.freshne.com/about-us/introduction

Fresh - the UK's first dedicated regional tobacco control programme set up in the North East of Engand in 2005 to tackle the worst rates of smoking-related illness and death in the country.

Gambling Research Exchange Ontario

Organisation: Gambling Research Exchange Ontario
Web Address: http://www.greo.ca/en/about-us/about-us.aspx

Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO) is an independent knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) organisation that aims to eliminate harm from gambling. Their goal is to support evidence-informed decision making in the development and implementation of responsible gambling policies, standards, and practices.

Gender and Alcohol

Organisation: Glasgow Caledonian University; Universaity of Stirling; NHS Health Scotland
Web Address: https://www.genderandalcohol.co.uk/

Infographics that raise issues about alcohol and gender . Aim is to tackle stereotypes about men, women and drinking in Scotland, highlight the role of societal norms, the media and the alcohol industry in perpetuating these stereotypes, and encourage policy makers, researchers and alcohol services to monitor and report outcomes by gender.

Global Alcohol Policy Alliance

Organisation: Global Alcohol Policy Alliance
Web Address: http://globalgapa.org/

Global Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of non-governmental organisations and people working in public health agencies who share information on alcohol issues and advocate evidence-based alcohol policies, “free from commercial interests

Global Commission on Drug Policy

Organisation: Global Commission on Drug Policy
Web Address: http://www.globalcommissionondrugs.org/

The purpose of the Commission is to bring to the international level an informed, science-based discussion about humane and effective ways to reduce the harm caused by drugs to people and societies. Publishes reports and documentaries.

Guidance on the Clinical Management of Acute and Chronic Harms of Club Drugs and Novel Psychoactive Substances

Organisation: NEPTUNE
Web Address: http://neptune-clinical-guidance.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/NEPTUNE-Guidance-March-2015.pdf

Document that provides guidance on the clinical management of harms resulting from acute intoxication and from the harmful and dependent use of club drugs and NPS. It categorises club drugs broadly according to their clinical effects: depressant; stimulant;  hallucinogenic.Synthetic cannabinoids are treated as a separate category, largely for reasons relating to their clinical management.Guidance is aimed in particular at clinicians in a range of settings - these are specialist drug treatment services; hospital emergency departments (EDs); general practice/ primary care; and sexual health clinics