We have combed the web for useful information about drugs, their dangers and how to get help. The links below are organized into the following categories:
- Drugs.com Pill Identifier
Worried about those capsules you found in your teenager's room? Not sure about some of those leftover pills still in the bathroom cabinet? There's a good chance that our Pill Identification Wizard (Pill Finder) can help you match size, shape, color... then lead you to find the detailed description in our drugs database. (Source: Drugs.com)
- NIDA - Commonly Abused Drug Charts
NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This links to the Prescription Drug Abuse Chart page.
- Partnership for Drug Free Kids Drug Guide
High level information about commonly abused drugs. You can find drugs by name, slang term and image.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The 'Opioid Overdose' section of the CDC's website provides an overview of the prescription drug abuse epidemic throughout the U.S. as well as data and resource information including new CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. It also includes a publication resource center with CDC educational materials that can be downloaded.
- Community Prevention Initiative
CPI is funded through the California Department of Health Care Services, Substance Use Disorder Prevention, Treatment & Recovery Services Division (DHCS) with training and technical assistance (TTA) administered through the Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS). The TTA project is intended to serve California agencies and organizations involved in community-based prevention. CPI is able to provide no-cost TTA support for planning and prevention services that include a broad community perspective.
- Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Among administrative information related to obtaining or renewing DEA Registrations, this site provides the latest in law enforcement activity around the illegal diversion of prescription drugs, including arrests and prosecution information related to medical professionals. There is also a new Rx Abuse Online Reporting form where DEA can be notified of suspected doctor shoppers, employee drug dealing and theft, suspicious doctors and pharmacies and other prescription drug related diversion.
- Medicine Abuse Project
Multi-faceted resource site hosted by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids for parents/grandparents, health care providers, educators, communities and law enforcement that includes educational information, resources and recommendations and a link to their toll-free parent helpline.
- National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE)
NCPIE provides multiple prescription drug related educational resources and programs for adults, teens, college students and for those working to prevent prescription drug abuse in their communities. Also included is a guide to help young people in recovery talk to their friends and others about prevention, treatment, referral for mental and/or substance use disorders and recovery.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
NIDA provides comprehensive information about drugs of abuse, emerging trends, drug abuse prevention strategies, adolescent brain cognitive development, the neuroscience of addiction and the latest science related to substance abuse treatment. Also includes a publications resource center where educational materials can be ordered and/or printed
- NIDA For Teens - Prescription Drug Abuse
This site is organized to offer students a range of educational experiences as they learn facts about drugs and neuroscience, and to support educators and parents as they facilitate student learning. Also includes advice on how teens can help themselves, a friend, parent or other adult who has a substance problem.
- Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
Learn about the U.S. National Drug Control Strategy and prevention efforts being supported by the country's top administrators. Also includes information about the ONDCP's 'Drug Free Communities Grant' and 'High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas' programs.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Various health oriented educational and substance abuse prevention related publications can be ordered or downloaded from this site relative to prescription drugs and other substances. Also includes a Buprenorphine Treatment Physician Locator and Opioid Treatment Program Directory among other resources.
- TeensHealth - Prescription Drug Abuse
We're a safe, private place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life. TeensHealth is accessible 24 hours a day so you can get the doctor-approved information you need to make educated decisions — or help a friend who needs advice. There's a lot of confusing, misleading, and just plain wrong health information on the Web. Our mission is to tell it to you straight.
- Faces & Voices of Recovery
Faces & Voices of Recovery is dedicated to organizing and mobilizing Americans in recovery from addiction into recovery community organizations and networks working through advocacy and education to promote the right and resources to recover. Learn how to take action and how to join or start a Recovery Community Organization in your area.
Nar-Anon is a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. As a Twelve-Step Program, help is offered through shared experience, strength, and hope. The only requirement for membership is that a relative or friend has a problem with addiction. A link is provided to search for a meeting close to you.
- Pills Anonymous World Service
Pills Anonymous is a 12-Steps program and fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from pill addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using pills.
- Young People in Recovery
YPR’s national leadership team creates and cultivates local community-led chapters through grassroots organizing and training. Chapters support young people in or seeking recovery by empowering them to obtain stable employment, secure suitable housing, and explore continuing education. Chapters also advocate on the local and state levels for better accessibility of these services and other effective recovery resources.