Substance Abuse Issue Links

Addiction Guide
Addiction Guide is your reliable source on addiction and the dangers of illicit substances. We cover how drigs and alcohol affect the body, how to identify the signs and symptons of abuse, and where to seek effective treatment. Our mission is to guide you and your loved ones to a healtheir life.

Al-Anon offers understanding help; support to families and friends of problem drinkers. Our program is adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous and is based upon the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts of Service.

Alateen is part of Al-Anon, which helps families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Alateen is our recovery program for young people. Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members.

Alcoholics Anonymous
This Web Site is created and maintained by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. The General Service Office is the international office serving A.A. in the U.S./Canada.
Description: a community based public benefit website connecting people to the addiction resources they need. The resource is free to the public. Click the Find Teen Rehab Centers Near You to generate a local listing of all the teen addiction treatment centers in your community. 

BAC Calculator
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) levels are used to determine if a person should be able to operate a motor vehicle legally. This guide will explain what BAC is, why it’s important to know your level before making decisions, and what the consequences of some of those decisions might be.

Chances for Indiana Youth
C.H.A.N.C.E.S. For Indiana Youth is dedicated to substance abuse prevention and positive youth development throughout Indiana. We will do this through collaboration with local youth serving organizations and Government agencies to provide "CHANCES" for the youth of Indiana to live healthy and substance-free lives.
Assists consumers affected by dangerous medical devices and drugs with the latest information they may need. They offer free services including Patient Advocates who are available 7 days a week to assist patients.

Indiana SADD
Students Against Destructive Decisions

Indiana Tobacco Prevention use and Cessation
The Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Trust Fund Executive Board's vision is to significantly improve the health of Hoosiers and to reduce the disease and economic burden that tobacco use places on Hoosiers of all ages.

Narcotics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 31,000 weekly meetings in over 100 countries worldwide.

New Mouth
New Mouth educates the public about current dental care practices, oral health basics, and how to find the best treatment possible.

Painkiller Abuse
Addiction Center is a website with information on various addictions and touches on the growing issues of prescription drug abuse in the United States. The site also offers treatment options for individuals seeking help to put their lives back together.

A free, confidential resource developed with the input of leading clinicians, experts and people in recovery themselves. The site helps individuals take steps toward a healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol. Visitors can learn about the experiences of people like them and find answers for recognizing and dealing with substance use issues.

Rehab Centers
Religious concepts are nothing new to drug rehab. In fact, the concept of the 12-step program was founded on the idea that a stronger power can help you recover when you cannot. If you're of the Catholic faith, you feel the importance of giving your life over to God. That's why Catholic rehab centers are becoming increasingly common throughout the nation.

The Department of Health and Human Services strives to improve its services to customers by continually examining our website.

SAMSHA'S Publications
SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center is a one-stop, national clearinghouse for free information about mental health, including publications, references, and referrals to local and national resources and organizations.

Signs of a Prescription Drug Overdose
Description: Benzodiazepine is a class of drugs that comprises prescription tranquilizers and sedatives. Learn how benzodiazepine drugs work, the body’s response and the effects and symptoms of a benzo overdose.

Stimulants vs. Depressants
Description: Different drugs affect people differently. Learn the difference between stimulants and depressants, how they affect the central nervous system and, if used improperly, how they can lead to addiction.

Substance Abuse in College
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, about four out of five college students drink alcohol. Though drinking has long been the most common form of substance abuse in college, the National Institute on Drug Abuse points out that the use of marijuana, prescription drugs and illicit drugs is on the rise. The good news is that students can be proactive in understanding what constitutes substance abuse, how to keep their own habits in check, and how to spot problems in themselves or others. This guide offers a wealth of resources to help students do all of those things and more.

Suicide Prevention in College
This guide was designed to offer hope and help for those who are experiencing suicidal thoughts, as well as the friends and family who want so badly to help them.

Teen Drug Abuse
Drugs and alcohol have a greater effect on teens than on adults. The signs of addition can be difficult to understand and many teens don't realize the long-term damage drugs have on their bodies because the short-term side effects fade. Help is available for teens who have questions about drug abuse or think they are suffering from addiction.


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