California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP)
ADP's home page includes information on prevention and treatment services: www.adp.ca.gov
Prescription Drugs page: http://www.adp.ca.gov/Director/prescription_misuse.shtml
ADP's Resource Center maintains a comprehensive collection of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention and treatment information: http://www.adp.ca.gov/RC/rc_sub.shtml
Order free publications from the Publications Catalog at http://rc.adp.ca.gov/RC_PC_main.asp
Community Prevention Initiative (CPI)
A technical assistance and training project, funded by ADP, is intended to serve California agencies and organizations involved in community-based prevention.
Publications - Prevention Tactics - Youth Prescription Drug Abuse: A Growing Concern: http://www.ca-cpi.org/Publications/Prevention_Tactics/PrescriptionDrugAbuseFinal.pdf
Publications - Prevention Tactics - A Generation at Risk... Applying Prevention Concepts to the Elderly: http://www.mypreventioncommunity.org/resource/collection/8CC9C598-EF77-4CDB-A2DF-88AB150A4832/07EPrevConceptsElderly.pdf
MyPreventionCommunity (MPC), under CPI, is a free social utility network that connects prevention-focused professionals, consultants and adult students locally and throughout the country. Join or visit the site for interact with other participants, stay up-to-date with prevention news, find out about upcoming events, collaborate on group sites, submit resources and photos, maintain a personal profile page, and much more, all within a private network: http://www.mypreventioncommunity.org
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
NIDA provides information for youth, parents, teachers, medical & health professionals and researchers on the science of drug abuse and addiction: http://www.nida.nih.gov/NIDAhome.html
NIDA's page for prescription drugs includes types of drugs, trends, prevention, detection, and treatment information: http://www.nida.nih.gov/ResearchReports/Prescription/Prescription.html
Partnership for a Drug Free America (PDFA)
PDFA is a nonprofit organization that unites parents, scientists and communications professionals to help families raise healthy children: http://www.drugfree.org/Portal/.
PDFA's main page for drug information with links to prescription pain relievers, prescription sedatives and tranquilizers, prescription stimulants and also the over-the-counter drugs like DXM (Dextromethorphan) and Pseudoephedrine with related links and articles: http://www.drugfree.org/Portal/Drug_Guide/
Preventing Prescription Drug Misuse @ MPC
This URL will provide the opportunity for prevention professionals to blog on issues regarding PDM and establish discussion forums on PDM topics.
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
The principal purpose of ONDCP is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation's drug control program. The goals of the program are to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking, drug-related crime and violence, and drug-related health consequences: http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov
ONDCP's Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention page with information about drug facts, statistics, trends, proper disposal procedures and links for youth and parents: http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/drugfact/prescr_drg_abuse.html
ONDCP's MEDIA CAMPAIGNS:
The National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, under the management of the ONDCP, is a strategically integrated communications effort that combines advertising with public communications outreach to deliver anti-drug messages to America's youth, their parents, and other influential adults. Below are some of the campaigns.
DIRECTED AT TEENS: The Above the Influence campaign site reflects what teens across the country have told ONDCP is going on in their lives, and provides perspective on what influences they face every day: http://www.abovetheinfluence.com
Prescription Drug Facts page: http://www.abovetheinfluence.com/facts/drugs-prescription-otc.aspx#
Over-the-Counter Drug Facts page: http://www.abovetheinfluence.com/facts/drugs-otc.aspx#
DIRECTED AT PARENTS: Parents - the Anti Drug - campaign site for parents provides drug facts, prevention strategies and information. Sites are also available in Spanish, Chinese, Filipino, Korean, and Vietnamese. http://www.theantidrug.com
Prescription Drug Abuse page: http://www.theantidrug.com/drug_info/prescription_drugs.asp
Prescription Drug Ads: http://www.theantidrug.com/drug_info/prescription_ads.asp
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Older Americans Substance Abuse and Mental Health Technical Assistance Center, a program under SAMHSA, provides technical assistance and information, training, and direct assistance in the prevention and early intervention of substance abuse and mental health problems of older Americans, including Medication misuse and abuse.
Articles - Prescription Drug Misuse in Older Adults: http://www.samhsa.gov/OlderAdultsTAC/index.aspx
A Family Guide To Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy & Drug Free (Family Guide), under SAMHSA, is a public education website developed to support the efforts of parents and other caring adults to promote mental health and prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs among 7- to 18-year-olds: http://family.samhsa.gov/default.aspx
Prescription Drug Page: http://family.samhsa.gov/talk/painkillers.aspx
SAMHSA, National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
Order free publications, videos, toolkits, etc. - Follow the links to prescription drugs, prescription medications, opiates and narcotics, etc.: http://ncadistore.samhsa.gov/catalog/drugs.aspx