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Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration: This clearinghouse of government published information about drugs provides a good starting point for research.

MedlinePlus: Drug Abuse: Entryway to all kinds of medical information about drug abuse.

Drug Enforcement Administration: Drug Fact Sheets: The US Drug Enforcement agency provides fact sheets about the most commonly abused illegal drugs in the United States.

Office of National Drug Control Policy: Includes fact sheets on a number of illegal drugs.


Mayo Clinic: Alcoholism: This guide to alcoholism provides a good summary of the medical effects of alcoholism.

Medline Plus: Alcoholism:This website from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health about alcohol abuse.

Club Drugs

National Institute on Drug Abuse: Club Drugs: General information about club drugs, including research reports, fact sheets and statistics about club drug use.

MedlinePlus: Club Drugs: A portal to information about club drugs from MedLine Plus.


MedlinePlus: Cocaine: Provides a variety of different resources for medical information about cocaine.

National Institute on Drug Abuse: Cocaine Abuse and Addiction: General information about cocaine, its effects and how it is used in the United States.


National Institute on Drug Abuse: Hallucinogens and Dissociative Drugs: General introduction to hallucinogens.


National Institute on Drug Abuse: Inhalant Abuse: General introduction to inhalant abuse.


MedlinePlus: Marijuana: On this page, MedlinePlus provides a variety of links to medical information about marijuana grouped by source type.

National Institute on Drug Abuse: Marijuana: General introduction to marijuana.

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: Website for the nonprofit organization NORML with information about marijuana as well as efforts to legalize it.


Medline Plus: Methamphetamine: This guide to methamphetamine resources provides access to overviews, medical information, news, research and journal articles about methamphetamine.


The Journal of the American Medical Association: Opioid Abuse: This article provides introductory information about opiate abuse.

National Institute on Drug Abuse: Heroin: Abuse and Addiction: A general introduction to heroin.

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