Studies and Publications

The web page listings within the Studies and Publications page include additional resources and links that may help in your search for specific information on alcohol and drugs. Although NAMSDL lists these resources for your convenience, we do not specifically promote or endorse the agendas or ideals of every resource we list on this page. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability, freedom from contamination by computer viruses or usefulness of any information. NAMSDL is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages referenced from NAMSDL web pages.


AATOD (American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence):

The American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) was founded in 1984 to enhance the quality of patient care in treatment programs by promoting the growth and development of comprehensive opioid treatment services throughout the United States


CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS):

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including: behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence, sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection, alcohol and other drug use, tobacco use, unhealthy dietary behaviors and inadequate physical activity.


DEA Statistics and Facts:

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is the premier drug enforcement organization in the world and the only single-mission federal agency dedicated to drug law enforcement. Using unique operational and intelligence capabilities, the men and women of DEA identify, investigate, disrupt and dismantle major drug trafficking organizations and those who facilitate them, remove drugs and violent criminals from our neighborhoods, and fight the diversion of illicit drugs.


International Narcotics Control Strategy Report:  

The 2012 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) is an annual report by the Department of State to Congress prepared in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act. It describes the efforts of key countries to attack all aspects of the international drug trade in Calendar Year 2011. Volume I covers drug and chemical control activities. Volume II covers money laundering and financial crimes.


Monitoring the Future:

A continuing study of American youth. Monitoring the Future is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students and young adults. Each year, a total of approximately 50,000 8th, 10th and 12th grade students are surveyed (12th graders since 1975 and 8th and 10th graders since 1991).


Partnership for Drug-free Kids, The Medicine Abuse Project:

In its second year, the Medicine Abuse Project aims to prevent half a million teens from abusing prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicine by 2017. The campaign encourages parents, stakeholders and the public to take action: first, by talking with their kids about the dangers of abusing prescription and over-the-counter medicines; and second, by safeguarding and properly disposing of unused medications.


SAMSHA’S National Survey on Drug Use and Health:

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) provides national and state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs (including non-medical use of prescription drugs) and mental health in the United States.


Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator:

Find alcohol and drug abuse treatment or mental health treatment facilities and programs around the country near you.


The Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (Teens) 2012 (The Partnership at

The Partnership at released new research from the latest Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS), a nationally-projectable survey that tracks teen drug and alcohol use and parent attitudes toward substance abuse among teens.


Clean Air and Lungs: The Dangers of Teen Smoking, Authored by Dr. Jeff Bennert:

Clean Air and Lungs: The Dangers of Teen Smoking is a very short article on the dangers of smoking. The article includes short- and long-term effects of smoking, and additional resources are listed at the bottom of the article.