Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents (In Brief)
Selected Resources

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

NIDA’s Web site ( provides information on all aspects of drug abuse, particularly the effects of drugs on the brain and body, prevention of drug use among children and adolescents, the latest research on treatment for addiction, and statistics on the extent of drug abuse in the United States. The Web site allows visitors to print or order publications, public service announcements, posters, science education materials, research reports and fact sheets on specific drugs or classes of drugs, and the NIDA NOTES newsletter. The site also links to related Web sites in the public and private sector.

Other Federal Resources

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration (SAMHSA), DHHS

Phone: 301-443-9110

Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC), DHHS

Phone: 404-639-3534
Phone: 800-311-3435 (toll-free)

Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program
U.S. Department of Education (DoE)

Phone: 800-872-5327 (toll-free)

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

Phone: 202-307-1000

Knowledge Exchange Network, SAMHSA, DHHS
Phone: 800-789-2647 (toll-free)

Drug-Free Workplace Programs, SAMHSA, DHHS
Phone: 800-729-6686 (toll-free)

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), NIH, DHHS
Phone: 301-443-3860

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), NIH, DHHS
Phone: 301-443-4513

National Institutes of Health (NIH), DHHS
Phone: 301-496-4000

National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH, DHHS
Phone: 301-594-5983
Phone: 888-346-3656 (toll-free)

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Phone: 202-307-5911

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
Phone: 800-666-3332 (toll-free)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Phone: 301-443-8956

Other Selected Resources

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
Phone: 202-966-7300

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP): KidsHealth

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Phone: 847-434-4000

American Psychological Association (APA)
Phone: 800-374-2121 (toll-free)
Phone: 202-336-5510

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
Phone: 301-656-3920

Blueprints for Violence Prevention
Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence

Phone: 303-492-1032

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
Phone: 800-542-2322 (toll-free)

Drug Strategies, Inc.
Phone: 202-289-9070

Join Together
Phone: 617-437-1500

National Asian Pacific American Families Against
Substance Abuse (NAPAFASA)
Phone: 213-625-5795

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
Phone: 800-851-3420 (toll-free)
Phone: 301-519-5500

National Families in Action (NFIA)
Phone: 404-248-9676

National Prevention Network (NPN)
Phone: 202-293-0090

Partnership for a Drug-Free America
Phone: 212-922-1560

Society for Prevention Research (SPR)
Phone: 202-216-9670