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Research Resources

Online Research Resources

A number of organizations provide information about drug and alcohol research. The websites are reputable research organizations and clearinghouses that we have found to be helpful.

The websites listed are external to primeforlife.org. Because PRI does not have control over the information provided on these websites, we cannot vouch for the accuracy or completeness of their content.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington

The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute is a multidisciplinary research center at the University of Washington. Its mission is to support and facilitate research and research dissemination in the field of alcohol and drug abuse. It is a member of the Clinical Trials Network and houses links for CTN products.

Link: http://depts.washington.edu/adai

Alcohol Research Group

The Alcohol Research Group (ARG) conducts and disseminates research in epidemiology of alcohol consumption and problems, alcohol health services research, and alcohol policies, while also training future generations of alcohol researchers

Link: http://www.arg.org/

Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addiction, University of New Mexico

The CASAA research center offers training workshops and professional conferences. It is the sponsoring program for the International Conference on Treatment of Addictive Behaviors.

Link: http://casaa.unm.edu

HABITS, University of Maryland-Baltimore County

This provides information about the Transtheoretical Model (TTM).  This is an integrative, biopsychosocial model to conceptualize the process of intentional behavioral change. The TTM seeks to include and integrate key constructs from other theories into a comprehensive theory of change that can be applied to a variety of behaviors, populations, and settings (e.g. treatment settings, prevention and policy-making settings, etc.).

Link: http://www.umbc.edu/psyc/habits/content/the_model/index.html

Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)

MINT provides resources for those seeking information on Motivational Interviewing.  The website includes general information about the approach, as well as links, training resources, and information on reprints and recent research.

Link: http://www.motivationalinterviewing.org

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

An independent institute within the National Institutes of Health, NIAAA supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcohol-related problems. It provides a wide variety of resources for researchers, practitioners, educators, policy makers and the general public.

Link: http://www.niaaa.nih.gov

National Institute on Drug Abuse

An independent institute within the National Institutes of Health, NIDA supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of drug-related problems. It provides a wide variety of resources for researchers, practitioners, educators, policy makers and the general public.

Link: http://www.nida.nih.gov

Join Together

Join Together provides information, strategic planning assistance, and leadership development for community-based efforts to advance effective alcohol and drug policy, prevention, and treatment. 

Link: http://www.drugfree.org/join-together

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA works to improve the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, alcohol and drug addiction treatment, and mental health services. As part of this mission, SAMHSA maintains the National Registry of Evidence-based Practices and Programs (NREPP), as well as the Treatment Improvement Protocols (TIP).

Link: http://www.samhsa.gov

Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)

The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) provides leadership in the protection of the rights, welfare, and wellbeing of subjects involved in research conducted or supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). OHRP provides clarification and guidance, develops educational programs and materials, maintains regulatory oversight, and provides advice on ethical and regulatory issues in biomedical and social-behavioral research.

Link: http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/index.html