Drug Abuse Resources

The American Association of Poison Control Centers supports the nation’s poison centers in their efforts to prevent and treat poison exposures. The AAPCC tracks poisonings and their sources, including household products, food and beverages, chemicals in the workplace and home, environmental toxins, drugs and medicine, and animal and insect bites and stings.

CASAColumbia (formerly known as The Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, and The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University) focuses on alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, and addiction, and assembles under one roof the skills needed to assess the impact of all addictive substances in all sectors of society.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish their mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.

The website of The Maryland Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and Related Problems (CollegeParentsMatter.org) is designed to equip parents with some tools and resources that will help you engage in effective communication with your college-attending child. You’ll find some statistics about alcohol and related problems. However, the main focus is how to talk with your child. It’s organized by common situations that increase the risk for high-risk drinking.