Alcohol and Other Drugs
Resources and other linksPrevention Strategies Preventing Excessive Alcohol Use, The Community Guide from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community. Systematic reviews are used to answer these questions:
- Which program and policy interventions have been proven effective?
- Are there effective interventions that are right for my community?
- What might effective interventions cost; what is the likely return on investment?
U of MN Alcohol Epidemiology Program (AEP) is a research program in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health within the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis campus).
The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) provides national leadership in the Federal effort to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and other drug problems.
To help Americans lead healthier and longer lives, CSAP promotes a structured, community-based approach to substance abuse prevention through the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). The SPF approach provides information and tools that can be used by States and communities to build an effective and sustainable prevention infrastructure.
The Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) is an online resource that provides detailed information on a wide variety of alcohol-related policies in the United States at both State and Federal levels. It features compilations and analyses of alcohol-related statutes and regulations. Designed primarily as a tool for researchers, APIS simplifies the process of ascertaining the state of the law for studies on the effects and effectiveness of alcohol-related policies.
General alcohol and other drug information resources:
A federal government online resource with information, facts, materials and a methamphetamine listserv to address methamphetamine use and problems.
National Clearing House for Alcohol and Drug Information http://www.health.org/
A national resource for books, pamphlets, brochures, posters and other materials on alcohol and other drugs.
Minnesota Prevention Resource Center http://www.emprc.org/
Providing information to Minnesota, including pamphlets and flyers, on alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse.
National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism http://www.niaaa.nih.gov
A site containing a variety of information about alcohol use and abuse including questions and answers about alcohol abuse and alcoholism.
Commonly Abused Drugs http://www.drugabuse.gov/DrugPages/DrugsofAbuse.html
A National Institute of Drug Abuse Web site with information about drugs including street names, how the drugs are administered and the potential effects and consequences.
Drug Descriptions http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/concern/concern.htm
The Drug Enforcement Administration’s site for descriptions of drugs including what they look like and how they affect people.
The Office of National Drug Control Policy http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov
A site for information about illegal drugs.
NIDA for Teens: The science behind drug abuse http://www.teens.drugabuse.gov/ A site for teens to learn about how drug affect them from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Health and Human Services for Kids http://www.hhs.gov/kids/
Links to several Web sites for children on a variety of health topics.
National and Minnesota alcohol and other drug data resources:
Substance Use in Minnesota: A Minnesota State Epidemiological Profile. The Profile has been created to summarize and characterize consumption patterns and consequences related to the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) in Minnesota.
It provides data on 70 indicators relating to the consumption and consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in Minnesota. Data are provided at the county level, and by race/ethnicity at the state and regional level whenever possible.
Minnesota County Health Tables (County Level Data)
Minnesota Student Survey
State and county-level prevalence and trend data
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Prevalence Data
Monitoring the Future (National Data on Youth Chemical Use) http://monitoringthefuture.org/
National Survey on Drug Use and Health (National data on use of people over age 12) http://oas.samhsa.gov/nhsda.htm#NHSDAinfo
Alcohol policy resources:Central Center for the Application of Prevention Technology
Materials and information on science-based prevention strategies including policies 800/782-1878, 763/427-5310 www.ccapt.org/
Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Alcohol & Gambling Enforcement Support for implementing policies to reduce alcohol-related problems including sample ordinances. http://www.dps.state.mn.us/alcgamb/alcgamb.html
Office of Traffic Safety Information on reducing underage drinking and impaired driving. www.dps.state.mn.us/ots/Laws_Legislation/impaired_driving.asp
Minnesota Prevention Resource Center
Materials and information on alcohol-related issues
877/935-4426, 651/674-4085, www.emprc.org
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Materials and information on policies to reduce impaired driving
Scroll down to the “Topic” box and click on “Impaired Driving.”
Northeast Center for the Application of Prevention Technology
Information on science-based prevention policies http://www.northeastcapt.org/products/strategies/index.html
Scroll down and click on “Policy.”
University of Minnesota Alcohol Epidemiology Program
Materials and information on policies and local ordinances 612/624-1818 www.epi.umn.edu/alcohol/