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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: Drug Information and Educational Resources. 

Drug Infromation

 

Drugs.com Pill Identifier 

Are you 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 and lead you to find the detailed description in our drugs database. 

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

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.

Educational Resources

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Opioid Overdose” page 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 the CDC’s Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. This site also includes a publication resource center with downloadable CDC educational materials. 

 

United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

Among administrative information related to obtaining or renewing DEA Registrations, this site provides the latest 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 visitors can notify the DEA of suspected doctor shoppers, employee drug dealing and theft, suspicious doctors and pharmacies, and other prescription drug-related diversion.

 

Community Prevention Initiative (CPI)

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 aims to serve California agencies and organizations involved in community-based prevention. CPI can provide no-cost TTA support for planning and prevention services that include a broad community perspective.

 

National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE)

NCPIE provides multiple prescription drug-related educational resources and programs for adults, teens, college students, and those working to prevent prescription drug abuse in their communities. Their website has a guide to help young people in recovery talk to their friends and others about prevention, treatment, referral for mental and substance use disorders, and recovery.

 

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

NIDA provides comprehensive information about drug abuse, emerging trends, prevention strategies, adolescent brain cognitive development, the neuroscience of addiction, and the latest science related to substance abuse treatment. It also includes a resource center where visitors may order and print educational materials. 

 

NIDA for Teens 

This site offers students a range of educational experiences as they learn facts about drugs and neuroscience and supports educators and parents to facilitate student learning. It also includes advice on how teens can help themselves, a friend, parent, or other adults who have a substance problem.

 

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. Among other resources, also includes a Buprenorphine Treatment Practitioner Locator and Opioid Treatment Program Directory.

 

Teens Health

Teens Health is a private place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life. This resource is accessible all 24 hours for teens to get doctor-approved information they 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. Their mission is to tell it to you straight.