The term "club drugs" overlaps the above categories. It is a "general term used for certain illicit substances, primarily synthetic, that are usually found at nightclubs, bars, and raves (all night dance parties). Substances that are often used as club drugs include, but are not limited to, MDMA (Ecstasy, xtc), GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate), Rohypnol, Ketamine, PMA (paramethoxyamphetamine) and methamphetamine." [Source: National Criminal Justice Reference Service.] [More about Club Drugs]
A Guide for the Addiction Treatment Workforce, "Optimize Your Web Time," is a new publication from the ATTC National Office designed to help substance abuse treatment staff be more effective in locating and using online resources. It includes information about how the Internet can be beneficial in treatment settings, how to conduct effective searches, how to evaluate information found on the Internet, and provides a list of some of the best addiction-related Web sites. Order your free copy of this new publication or download it directly to your computer.
Faces & Voices of Recovery is a national campaign of individuals and organizations joining together with a united voice to advocate for public action to deliver the power, possibility and proof of recovery.
The NIDA for Teens Web site is brought to you by the scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Drug and Alcohol Treatment in Jail: "If addicted offenders are provided with well-structured drug treatment while under criminal justice control, their recidivism rates can be reduced by 50 to 60 percent for subsequent drug use and by more than 40 percent for further criminal behavior." See article “Addiction as a brain disease.”
Other links to chemical dependency information sites
Support Group Directory: online links to organizations and groups of people who work together to help each other. Where to find alcohol or drug abuse chemical dependency treatment.
United Nations links to resources: drug abuse and illicit trafficking problems throughout the world.
WAC: changes to standardize counselor record keeping and mandatory reporting 4/13/06
Baby Boomers Will Place Increased Demands on Substance Abuse Treatment Systems