Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital Systems
(See Related Links, bottom of the page, for a list of County links)
Provides prevention, education, and treatment to all residents of Santa Clara County, regardless of ability to pay. Includes a wide range of primary and specialty medical services and public programs through the following: Department of Alcohol & Drug Services, Ambulatory and Community Health Services, Mental Health Department, Public Health Department, and Valley Medical Center.
Help Santa Clara County (HelpSCC)
Searchable database of health and human-service providers in Santa Clara County. Data is available by type of service, geographic area, or agency name. Eventually will include for-profit agencies.
Bay Area Homeless Alliance (BAHA)http://www.agencyinfo.org/baha/index.htm
Collaboration of Greater San Francisco Bay Area service agencies which prevent or reduce homelessness by providing a variety of social services to families and individuals within Bay Area counties.
State ADP California Department of Alcohol and Drug Program
Agency responsible for administering State and Federal funding for substance abuse programs in California. Provides policy and coordination in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive, statewide services delivery system.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services to reduce illness, disability, death, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.
SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information - Reality Check
Updated, user-friendly SAMHSA site educate teens (ages 13-17) and adults who influence teens about the health risks of marijuana and other drugs. Visitors may e-mail an article, view a printable version, bookmark pages for later reference, or do searches using keywords. (A companion site, www.ForReal.org, provides marijuana information directly to teens.
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
Federal agency which connects substance abuse prevention, research, and practice.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Resources for changing the drinking culture on college campuses. Uses "3-in-1" Framework (addresses students, campus environments, and individual at-risk or alcohol-dependent drinkers). Features research, alcohol facts/FAQs, NIAAA reports, college alcohol policies, tips for college staff, and a special interactive section for students.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Provides strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of addiction-related disciplines; and ensures the rapid and effective dissemination and use of these results to improve addiction prevention, treatment, and policy.
TreatmentMatch - A service of The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
World's largest resource for current information and materials concerning substance abuse. A service of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.
Three Principles for Human Development
Announces training programs, coaching/consulting services, materials, and other HR links.
West Virginia School of Medicine, Sydney Banks Institute for Innate Health
Announces training and workshops and provides information on HR research, seminars, and other resources.
Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)
Promotes health through public education about nutrition and alcohol; represents citizens’ interests before legislative, regulatory, and judicial bodies; and works to ensure that advances in science are used for the public good.
Marin Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and other Drug Problems
Studies environmental prevention strategies and encourages responsible action from government and business. Provides training and consultation to establish policies concerning alcohol use and availability at the local level.
Trauma Foundation, San Francisco General Hospital
Internationally recognized organization provides data collection and research to support injury-prevention policies, policy development and policy education, and information dissemination.
Responsible Hospitality Institute (RHI)
Promotes legal and social awareness programs for the hospitality industry. Facilitates the development of conferences, seminars and special projects about relevant public-policy issues involving alcohol sales and service.
Serves the research and training needs of public, private, and non-profit organizations nationwide. Their Community AOD Prevention Technical Assistance Program provides free training and consulting services throughout California.
White House Office of National Drug Policy, National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign (two sites):
Provides parents and other adult caregivers with strategies on raising healthy, drug-free children. Information is available in Spanish at www.laantidroga.com and in various Asian languages through the homepage. Also offers an optional parenting tips e-mail.
Helps youth understand the dangers of substance abuse and make responsible decisions. Features moderated bulletin boards, games, animated features, media literacy tools, pop culture news, and facts about today's drugs.
National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, Columbia University
A leading center on substance abuse policy and related issues. Features numerous excellent publications on every aspect of substance abuse.
A project of Brown University School of Public Health, funded by
the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Supports community-based efforts to prevent, reduce, and treat substance abuse across the nation.
The Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC)
A leading research center on children and families, with an extensive focus on substance abuse prevention and treatment. Features many excellent publications online.
University of Washington Social Development Research Group (SDRG)
Nationally known expert David Hawkins, Ph.D., directs this major research center on substance abuse. Has numerous excellent publications online.
California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS)
Provides information in English and Spanish in distinct sections for children, teens, and adults on using seat belts and helmets, designated-driver programs, and California's "zero tolerance" law for teen drivers. Has links to Friday Night Live (which DADS funds locally) and the National Group Rides and Designated Drivers (GRADD) program.
Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit (FADU), University of Washington
The Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit is dedicated to the prevention, intervention, and treatment of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE). Our goals are to conduct research on fetal alcohol and drug effects across the life span, to disseminate information on fetal alcohol and drug effects, to provide consultation for persons of any age thought to be affected by prenatal exposure to alcohol, and to provide training in human behavioral teratology.
April is Alcohol Awareness Month. As publishers of Web sites that offer information about teen substance abuse, we receive a number of questions from teens and their parents about alcohol abuse. Many misinformed teens do not realize the potential dangers of alcohol consumption. In response, we have written two articles that provide information about and address the general misconceptions of alcohol poisoning. The articles cover:
* Warning signs of alcohol poisoning
* Health-related risks and consequences
* Action steps for treating someone with alcohol poisoning
The articles can be found online at:
Reality Check: (PARENTS)
April is National Youth Sports Safety Month. As parents are registering their children for the upcoming sports seasons, help educate them on how to keep their children protected from sports injuries. Additionally, provide them with helpful tips and resources to ensure all their questions about sports protective equipment are answered.
Each year, more than 3.5 million children get medical treatment for sports injuries. It’s important for kids to wear proper protective gear to make sure they don’t get hurt. Athletes can take precautions to limit future related injuries without affecting their performance. Because misconceptions are so prevalent, we need your help to spread information and remind kids and parents alike about risk-reducing steps they can take.
More information about sports safety can be found on Reality Check, education sites for parents. Here is the link to our latest articles:
Reality Check: (PARENTS)
Recovery Month 2003
Provides information on live webcasts and related webchats, including videocassettes and archives of all webcasts. Also promotes other multimedia events, family and community resources, related links, and publications. Please check for schedule updates.
Occupational Health Services
OHS is one of six licensed Drinking Driver Programs in Santa Clara County. They provide First and Multiple Offender services in English and Spanish, and are located in Mountain View.
AACI's Drinking Driver Program
AACI's Drinking Driver Program provides education and intervention to convicted First Offenders and Repeat Offenders on issues regarding alcohol and other substance abuse. Services are provided in English & Spanish, as well as Vietnamese, Filipino, Chinese, Laotian, Korean, Khmer, Japanese, and Thai.
Alert Driving Inc.
For 30 years ADI has provided DUI programs services to assist in restoration of your driving privilege following an arrest for Driving Under the Influence. ADI has provided services to over 30,000 individuals since selection as the initial pilot program in Santa Clara County. Our years of experience with the DMV and the court system have gained us a reputation for outstanding client service and respect as a leader in the development of modern day DUI programs in California.