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Organizations and Agencies

Alcohol Justice: The Industry Watchdog (formerly the Marin Institute)
"Alcohol Justice, the industry watchdog, promotes evidence-based public health policies and organizes campaigns with diverse communities and youth against the alcohol industry’s harmful practices." The website includes reports, factsheets, and legislative activity.

Alcohol Research Group
"ARG (located in Berkeley) has been engaged in epidemiological studies of alcohol and health services research since 1959. ARG is the home of one of sixteen National Alcohol Research Centers funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Current research focuses on alcohol and drug use and related problems, health services research, policy analysis, and the study of community responses and interventions." Their site includes grants information, pre- and postdoctoral fellowship information, available publications, and more. The ARG Library and Information Center is one of the oldest and largest alcohol and other drug (AOD) libraries in the United States.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
EMCDDA provides the EU and its Member States with information on drug use and the responses to drug use. The site features news and an extensive collection of publications. There are several databases, including databases of laws, treatment tools, and more.
» Annual reports on the state of the drugs problem in Europe going back to 1995.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
NIAAA's mission is "to discover the causes and develop prevention measures and treatments for alcohol-related problems." Their web site includes many publications, NIAAA grant information, and other resources. An archival copy of ETOH: Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Database, with 130,000 citations (late 1960s - 2003), is also available here.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
NIDA supports and conducts interdisciplinary drug and addiction related research, and disseminates and uses the results of that research to improve drug abuse and addiction prevention, treatment, and policy. The web site has information on grants and funding, as well as publications and statistics.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS)
"SAMHSA is charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses."

Data, Outcomes, and Quality (DOQ)
DOQ provides the latest national data on drug abuse, drug related emergency department episodes and medical examiner cases, and the US substance abuse treatment system. Their site includes downloadable data sets.

Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (University of California)
"The mission of TRDRP is to support research that focuses on the prevention, causes, and treatment of tobacco-related disease and the reduction of the human and economic costs of tobacco use in California." TRDRP provides funding for basic and applied research in several research areas.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Office of Public Health and Science

Office of the U.S. Surgeon General
Full-text Surgeon General reports from 1994 to present are available.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

World Health Organization. Essential Drugs and Medicines
"Essential medicines are intended to be available within the context of functioning health systems at all times in adequate amounts, in the appropriate dosage forms, with assured quality and adequate information, and at a price the individual and the community can afford." Web site includes a large number of documents on all aspects of essential drugs and medicines: access, quality, medicinal plants, traditional medicines, policy, marketing and more. The Model List of Essential Medicines presents a list of minimum medicine needs for a basic health care system, listing the most efficacious, safe and cost-effective medicines for priority conditions (updated every 2 years).

Global Youth Tobacco Survey
"WHO and CDC developed the Global Youth Tobacco Survey to track tobacco use among youth across countries using a common methodology and core questionnaire." The Country Reports provide detailed findings of the survey in over 20 countries.

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Publications and Databases

To search for journal articles on this topic, use the Online Indexes and Databases. To locate journals, use the Melvyl catalog, or the UC-eLinks Electronic Journals Search.

The Alcohol and Other Drug Thesaurus: A Guide to Concepts and Terminology in Substance Abuse and Addiction (Third edition, 2000).
"The AOD Thesaurus provides a conceptual map of the multidisciplinary field of AOD research and practice, as well as standard terminology, which, over time, will result in consistent indexing and major improvements in searching and retrieval across many databases." From the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH.

Alcohol: Problems and Solutions
This site is authored by D.J. Hanson, Ph.D., State University of New York at Potsdam. Topics include Alcohol Issues in the News; Advertising Impact on Alcohol Abuse; Alcohol, Law, & Policy; and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Questions and discusses many current opinions regarding alcohol.

Alcohol Studies Database (Rutgers University Center of Alcohol Studies)
Database contains citations for journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers, and audio-visual materials from 1987 to 2007.

California Tobacco Surveys
The California Department of Public Health conducts interviews approximately every three years on cigarette smoking behavior, attitudes towards smoking, media exposure to smoking, and use of tobacco products other than cigarettes, from adults and teenagers living in California. The first survey was done in 1990-1991 and the latest in 2005. A Teen Longitudinal Survey was conducted from 1993-1999, with the 1993 survey providing base-line numbers. This website has links to the public-use data and the final reports accompanying these surveys.

Chemical Dependency/Other Addictions: Searchable Databases and Data Archives
An international compilation of databases and data archives covering such topics as drug policy, drug effects, treatment and recovery, tobacco control, and library catalogs. Sponsored by the Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists

CORK: A Database of Substance Abuse Information (Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs, Vermont Department of Health)
The CORK database is an interdiscipliary collection of selected journal articles, books, book chapters, and gray literature on alcoholism and substance abuse of interest to health care professionals and health educators. Basic and advanced search modes are available.

DailyMed (US National Library of Medicine)
DailyMed provides information from medication package inserts and FDA labels for over 6900 approved prescription drugs.

Drug Abuse Treatment Outcome Studies (DATOS)
DATOS were initiated by the National Institute on Drug Abuse to evaluate drug abuse treatment outcomes and emerging treatment issues in the United States using longitudinal studies. Data are freely available via the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive.

Drug Digest
Consumer health information about drugs, herbs, and supplements. Includes drug interactions, a glossary, drug comparisons, and a treatment options page. Searchable.

Drug Industry Document Archive (UCSF)
"The Drug Industry Document Archive (DIDA) contains thousands of documents and resources about pharmaceutical industry clinical trials, publication of study results, pricing, marketing, relations with physicians and involvement in continuing medical education. Most of these previously secret internal documents were made public as a result of lawsuits against a number of pharmaceutical companies including: Merck & Co., Parke-Davis, Warner-Lambert, Wyeth, and Pfizer."

Drug Information Portal (National Library of Medicine)
Provides information on over 16,000 drugs. Searches many resources such as Summary of Drug Information Sources, the Summary of Reviewed Biological and Physiological Data, PubMed, Toxline, and ClinicalTrials.gov. Find information on consumer health, clinical trials, AIDS-related drugs, PubMed biomedical literature, and physical properties here.

Economics of Tobacco Control
Background papers presented in an online publication called Tobacco Control in Developing Countries. Includes links to power point slides, country data and profiles, and a peer-reviewed Economics Of Tobacco Control toolkit which provides clear step-by-step guidance on what analysis to do, how to do it, and how to report and present the results.

Global Information System on Alcohol and Health (WHO)
GISAH presents data and statistics on levels of consumption, patterns of consumption, and alcohol control policies from around the world. It also provides a link to WHO Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2011 and to regional information systems.

Guide to Drug Abuse Epidemiology (WHO)
This document describes prevalance, trends, patterns of drug use, and related problems worldwide. It "seeks to provide technical guidance to countries and communities in all aspects of drug abuse epidemiology in order to address emerging and changing problems associated with drug use. The Guide provides practical guidance on internationally comparable, yet locally appropriate and culturally adaptable measures and methods." Downloadable PDF files, in three parts: Chapters 1-4, Chapters 5-7, and Chapters 8-10.

InteliHealth Drug Database
The InteliHealth Drug Database contains information on brand-name and generic drug entries based on USP DI Volume I, USP DI Volume II, USP DI Patient Education Leaflets, and the Medicine Chart.

MediLexicon: A Dictionary of Pharmaceutical Medicine
Medical and pharmaceutical acronyms and abbreviations. Search database for drug information including prescription drug information. Also has a daily news feature.

Medlineplus: Drug Information
Information on thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications provided by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) in the USP DI and Advice for the Patient.

MICROMEDEX Healthcare Series
NOTE: Access limited to UCB faculty, staff, and students. Please LOG OFF when you have completed your search.
Click on Micromedex 2.0 to search across multiple databases for "Evidence based information from Micromedex. This includes all the unbiased, referenced information about drugs, toxicology, diseases, acute care, and alternative medicine you need to make informed clinical diagnosis and treatment decisions. " Can also search specific tools, such as drug identification, drug interactions, drug comparison, and formulary. Help is available by clicking on the User Guide link at the bottom of the page. mobileMicromedex 2.0 provides web-based access for mobile browsers on iPhone/iPad, Blackberry, and Android. In addition, mobileMicromedex is downloadable to Palm OS and Pocket PC.

Monitoring the Future Study (MTF)
Conducted by the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, MTF is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults, particularly in regard to alcohol and drugs. The data are based on annual surveys to high school and middle school students.

National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
NREPP is a searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders. The information for each intervention includes studies used and contact information.

Pharmaceutical Substances
Note: Access limited to UCB faculty, staff and students.
A complete reference guide to every pharmaceutical compound of significance. It provides a compendium of some 2,300 active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) of interest to the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The description of each compound includes: Chemical structure, graphical representation of synthetic route including intermediates, nomenclature, ATC codes, medical applications/Therapeutic category, toxicological data, patent number, commercial information, and bibliographic information including CASSI codes.

Street Drug Slang Dictionary (Indiana Prevention Resource Center)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive
"The goal of the archive is to provide ready access to substance abuse and mental health research data. Are you interested in determining the average age at which men begin smoking compared to women? What if you need to know about differences in marijuana use based on age, gender, education, or race? These and countless other questions can be answered by studies in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA) data holdings."

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Publications
Find publications by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration here. You can search by keyword or by topics such as disorder, prevention, treatment, target population, or audience, among others. There are also many publications for professionals such as managed care, program evaluation, cultural competence, and health disparities, to name a few.

Surgeons General's Reports on the Web (U S National Library of Medicine)
Full text (PDF) of all Surgeon General's Reports from 1964 to present. This site also includes relevant articles, bibliographies, proceedings, and photographs.

News, documents, historical and cultural information and more on tobacco-related subjects.

Tobacco Control Archives (UCSF)
Search, view, and download more than 7 million documents concerning scientific research, manufacturing, marketing, advertising, and sales of cigarettes, including the Brown and Williamson Collection, a full-text digital archive of British American Tobacco Company documents, tobacco industry documents that provide insight into industry plans to weaken enforcement of and support for California's 1995 smoke-free workplace legislation, and to undermine the California tobacco control program, and much more.

World Drug Report (PDF)
This report, from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, includes chapters on production, consumption, demand reduction, epidemiology, treatment, and the development of alternatives to drug production. Previous years' reports are also available.

Youth Exposure to Alcohol Advertising in National Magazines, 2001-2008 (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)
This report studies youth exposure to alcohol advertising to see if it dropped during the 2001-2008 time period, during which time leading alcohol companies had pledged to reduce the amount of advertising in magazines with significant underage audiences.

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