These links were selected because they offer direct access to various information useful to substance abuse researchers.
- Concept papers (PDF, 143KB) Grant applicants are encouraged to contact a DESPR program official (PO) to ensure that their concept is a good fit with evolving public health and scientific needs. It is often best if you draft a concept paper prior to contacting a PO as this will enable better guidance from officials on developing your grant application. PO contact information is listed on the web pages of each branch. Although there is no requirement to do so, experience tends to show that involving a PO early in a project's evolution results in a competitive application.
- National Addiction and HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP), University of Michigan, ICPSR. NAHDAP acquires, preserves and disseminates data relevant to drug addiction and HIV research. By preserving and making available an easily accessible library of electronic data on drug addiction and HIV infection in the United States, NAHDAP offers scholars the opportunity to conduct secondary analysis on major issues of social and behavioral sciences and public policy. Program Contact: Kathy Etz
Financing and Economic Research
- Drug Abuse Treatment Cost Analysis Program (DATCAP)
A battery of cost data collection instruments and interview guide designed to be used in a variety of medical treatment and social service settings to estimate the cost of treatment at the program (Program DATCAP) and the client (Inpatient DATCAP & Outpatient DATCAP) levels developed by Dr. Michael French at the University of Miami.
- Substance Abuse Services Cost Analysis Program (SASCAP)
A battery of cost data collection instruments designed to collect service costs and revenue (SASCAP-Cost) and labor costs (SASCAP- Labor) across treatments developed by Dr. Gary Zarking and Laura Dunlap at RTI in North Carolina.
Prevention and Treatment Resources
- Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents: A Research-Based Guide for Parents, Educators, and Community Leaders, Second Edition This guide presents updated prevention principles, an overview of program planning, and critical first steps for those learning about prevention. Selected resources and references are also provided.
- REPORT from the NIDA Prevention Research Review Work Group - May 2009 (PDF 1.4MB) This report provides information on NIDA's prevention research portfolio and programs, with specific recommendations related to Type 1 and Type 2 translational research, to address drug abuse and addiction.
- Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People: Progress and Possibilities. A report by the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine.
- Community Monitoring Systems: Tracking and Improving the Well-Being of America's Children and Adolescents The information in this document will help States, regions, and communities to ascertain the nature and extent of problems and resources that affect the well-being of youth, and to assist in the selection of the best science-based approaches for addressing particular prevention needs.
- National Criminal Justice—Drug Abuse Treatment Studies (CJ-DATS). CJ-DATS was launched in 2002 by NIDA as a multisite research program aimed at improving the treatment of offenders with drug use disorders and integrating criminal justice and public health responses to drug involved offenders. In 2008, CJ-DATS Phase II began to focus on the problems of implementing research-based practices drug treatment practices. This research concerns the organizational and systems processes involved in implementing valid, evidence-based practices to reduce drug use and drug-related recidivism for individuals in the criminal justice system.
- Chestnut Health Systems, Research and Training Lighthouse Institute Information and widely used measures, including the Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN) for a variety of projects examining the drug abuse treatment service delivery.
- The Treatment Research Institute (TRI) Home of the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) and Drug Evaluation Network System (DENS), this site providers information, measures, and data archives from a variety of large projects examining the drug abuse treatment service delivery.
- Institute of Behavioral Research at Texas Christian University Information, measures, and data archives for a variety of large projects examining the drug abuse treatment service delivery.
- University of Kentucky Center for Drug and Alcohol Research Information, measures, and data archives for a variety of large projects examining the drug and alcohol abuse treatment service delivery.
- Drug Abuse Treatment Outcomes Study (DATOS) Information, measures, and data archives for this national study examining the effectiveness of drug abuse treatment.
- Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) ICPSR provides a large searchable archive of data bases, codebooks, reports, etc. most of it downloadable.
- American Statistical Association Summary of Survey Analysis Software Provides annotated descriptions of major social survey analysis packages, links to vendors, and a variety of reports describing statistical applications used in survey analysis.
Other Useful Links
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) The University of Washington provides this up-to-date archive of links to alcohol and drug abuse research centers throughout the US. There are also links to government agencies, professional societies, and scholarly journals dealing with the topic.
- National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) HSR Information Central serves the information needs of the health services research community, provided by the National Library of Medicine.
- The 2004 Blue Ribbon Task Force on Health Services Research (PDF 831KB) identified a need for improved health services research across NIH. To improve current treatment practices, research must elucidate the organizational, management, workforce, financing, and policy factors that determine the availability, effectiveness, and efficiency of addiction prevention, treatment, and related health services.