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Drugs/Alcohol

By navigating through the Web sites in this category, you will discover information pertaining to addictions and health issues, tips for parents on how to begin discussions about addictions, and sites targeting adolescents seeking a better understanding of drug and alcohol related facts and definitions.


White House Office of National Drug Control
Includes numerous 'street terms' as defined by the Federal Government along with additional drug facts and data sources.

NIDA Dictionary of terms for:

MDMA (Ecstacy)
Inhalants
Hallucinogens & Dissociative Drugs
Methamphetamines
Prescription Drugs

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: dictionary and glossary of terms related to:

A Family Guide to Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy and Drug Free
Alcohol- Glossary of Terms
Drugs- Glossary of Terms

NewScientist.com:
Drug and alcohol glossary covering questions from "What is it?" to "What does it do?"


Adolescents

National Institute on Drug Abuse
Provides facts on drugs and addiction plus a 'Question and Answer' page titled "Ask Dr. NIDA."

Drug Slang Dictionary
Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration: A Family Guide to Keeping Youth Mentally Fit.

Alaska Youth and Family Network: Glossary
This site provides terms and definitions covering drug and alcohol terms and information on various health issues.

GAINS
The National GAINS Center Working together for change: Co-occuring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Among Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System.

 

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