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Substance Abuse Resources

Drug Information

Commonly Abused Drugs (NIDA 2018)

Electronic Cigarettes (E-cigarettes) (NIDA, 2019)

Marijuana (NIDA, 2019)

Methamphetamine (NIDA, 2019)

Hallucinogens - LSD, Peyote, Psilocybin, and PCP (NIDA, 2019)

Prescription Opioids (NIDA, 2019)

Heroin (NIDA, 2019)

Cocaine (NIDA, 2018)

Inhalants (NIDA, 2017)

MDMA (Excstasy or Molly) (NIDA, 2018)

Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications (NIDA, 2017)

Stimulant ADHD Medications - Methylphenidate and Amphetamines (NIDA, 2014)

K2/Spice (“Synthetic Marijuana") (NIDA, 2018)

Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (NIDA, 2018)

Prevention and Treatment

Conversation Starters: Talking to Youth About Alcohol (SAMHSA)

Family Centered Treatment for Women with Substance Abuse Disorders: History, Key Elements, and Challenges (SAMHSA, 2007)

How to Hold Crucial Conversations About Drugs with Your Teen (TheAnti-Drug)

Intervention eBook: What to do if Your Child is Drinking or Using Drugs (

Navigating the Teen Years (TheAnti-Drug)

Recognizing Drug Use in Adolescents- A Quick Guide for Caregivers and Adults (NCTSN)

Treatment Facility Locator (SAMHSA)

Seeking Treatment - Know What to Ask (NIDA 2011)

What is Substance Abuse Treatment: A Booklet for Families

Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment

Understanding SA and Facilitating Recovery - A Guide for Child Welfare Workers

Resource Links

National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare

Marchman Act Florida

Above the

Addiction Treatment Center

Al-Anon/AlaTeen - Find a Meeting

Alcoholics Anonymous - Find a Meeting

D.A.R.E. Drug Information Online (Includes a 'Pill Identification Wizard')

Florida SADD

On-line Drug Guide (Partnership at

Narcotics Anonymous - Find a Meeting

NIDA for Teens

Publications and Tip Sheets

Preventing, Identifying, and Treating Substance Use Among Youth in Foster Care (CWIG)

Substance Misuse Prevention for Young Adults

Drug Testing for Parents Involved in Child Welfare: Three Key Practice Points

Understanding Substance Use Disorders – What Child Welfare Staff Need to Know

Strategies to Support Parents with Methamphetamine Use Disorder and their Families

Substance Use Disorders Recovery with a Focus on Employment and Education

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Happens in the Best of Families

Parental Substance Use: A Primer for Child Welfare Professionals (CWIG/Children's Bureau, 2021)

Understanding Engagement of Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders – Child Welfare Practice Tips (National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare)

Teen Insights into Drugs, Alcohol, and Nicotine (Center on Addiction, 2019)

Substance Use & Mental Health in Teens and Young Adults Your Guide to Recognizing and Addressing Co-occurring Disorders (Child Mind Institute)

Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States (SAMHSA, 2019)

Drugs, Brains, and Behavior:The Science of Addiction (NIDA, 2018)

Opioid Facts for Teens (NIDA, 2018)

Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know (NIDA, 2018)

Drugs of Abuse (DEA, 2017)

Principles of Substance Abuse Treatment for Early Childhood (NIDA, 2016)

A Collaborative Approach to the Treatment of Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorders (SAMHSA, 2016)

Drug Testing in Child Welfare: Policy and Practice Considerations (SAMHSA, 2010)

Intervening with Pregnant and Post-Partum Women with Substance Abuse Disorders (NRCAIA, 2010)

Marchman Act User Reference Guide

Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction (SAMHSA, 2009)

Parental Substance Abuse and the Child Welfare System (CWIG, 2014)

Protecting Children in Families Affected by Substance Abuse Disorders

Trends in Investigative Practice - Maternal Opioid Use and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) (DCF, Feb '17)

Trends in Investigative Practice - Substance Exposed Newborns (DCF, Jan'18)

Working Agreement Between DCF SA/MH and CBCs