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Al-Anon and AlaTeen •    Al-Anon/AlaTeen – Official web site.•    Co-Anon Family Groups
Alcoholics Anonymous/Alcohol Resources •    Alcoholics Anonymous•    Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)•    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism•    Join Together Online – Communities working to reduce the harms of excessive alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.
Drug Addiction •    National Institute on Drug Abuse•    The Marijuana Anonymous Home Page•    Cocaine Anonymous Home Page•    Narcotic Anonymous Website • International Coalition for Drug Awareness •    Pills Anonymous •    Partnership for a Drug Free Texas    
Food Addiction •    Overeaters Anonymous
Gambling Addiction •    Gamblers Anonymous
Sexual Addiction •    Sexaholics Anonymous
Tobacco Addiction •    Nicotine Anonymous




Help & Treatment •    Gamblers Anonymous – Official Gamblers Anonymous website
For Family & Loved Ones •    Gam-Anon – Support for spouse, family, or close friends of the problem gambler
Youth Gambling •    Don’t Throw Your Chances Away•    International Center for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors•    Wanna Bet? Magazine – “A Cool Magazine for Kids Concerned about Gambling”•    Youthbet.net – A fun, interactive site for youth about gambling
Research •    Gemini Research –  The “Reports and Links” section offers a number of international research studies and reports available online.•    Problem Gambling: A bibliography – North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) provides a number of research resources divided into categories related to problem gambling




Texas Links •    Texas Department of State Health Services•    Texas HIV Connection•    AIDS Services of Austin
National Links •    National Institute on Drug Abuse•    The Body- The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource•    CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN)•    Drug Policy Alliance•    Harm Reduction Coalition •    National Institutes of Health •    Health Resources and Services Administration •  National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


For Teens


Gang Violence •    GRASP
Drugs/ Alchohol/ Tobacco •    FreeVibe•    Partnership for a Drug-Free America•   DanceSafe – “Promoting health and safety in the rave and nightclub community”•    Marijuana: Facts for Teens •    TobaccoFree.org •    Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids – See The Toll of Tobacco in Washington. Lots of facts on tobacco use and marketing of tobacco products.
Dating •    Love is Respect
Teen Pregnancy •    National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy•    Life Services•    Planned Parenthood of America•    Pregnancy Centers Online
Depression/ Suicide •  YellowRibbon.org – Teen suicide prevention•    Texas Suicide Hotlines•    Online Colleges.net- Critical Mental Health Resources  for College Students
Eating Disorders •  Ask the Dietitian: Anorexia – Written by a registered dietitian.•    Center for Eating Disorders of St. Joseph Medical Center•  National Eating Disorders Association – See Links and Other Available Resources
General Health Topics •  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention –  See Health Topics A-Z – Travelers Health•    Go Ask Alice! Columbia University’s Health Q & A Service  •  Ivillage Health – Women’s health
Sexually Transmitted Infections •    American Social Health Association – 
See Facts and Answers About STDs•    Get Yourself Tested
Shyness •  Shykids.com
 – Great site for teens. Also has sections for parents and teachers.


Parental Resources


ADHD •    Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Contraception •    Epigee Birth Control Guide•  Planned Parenthood Online – An array of sexual health resources. See also the Sexual Health Glossary.
Dating •    Dating Violence
Divorce •    Children and Divorce
Drugs and Alcohol •  Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters –  Call 888-4AL-ANON, M-F, 8 am – 6 pm for meeting info•  Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids – See The Toll of Tobacco in Washington. Lots of facts on tobacco use and marketing of tobacco products.•    Cocaine Anonymous•    Drug Slang Dictionary •    Marijuana Anonymous World Service •  Partnership for a Drug-Free America – See Drug Resources
Parents/Caregivers •    Web of Addictions
Eating Disorders •  Ask the Dietitian: Anorexia – Written by a registered dietitian.•  National Eating Disorders Association – See Links and Other Available Resources
General Health Topics •  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention –   See Health Topics A-Z
Travelers Health•    Go Ask Alice! Columbia University’s Health Q & A ServiceiVillage Women’s Health
Media Literacy •    Don’t Buy It Get Media Smart•    Media Smart Youth
Mental Health Information •  Facts for Families – Concise and updated information on mental health issues that affect children, teens, and their families compiled by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Parenting •    Kidsource Online
Sexually Transmitted Infections •  American Sexual Health Association – See Facts and Answers About STDs
Shyness •  Shykids.com – Great site for teens. Also has sections for parents and teachers.
Stepfamilies •    Stepfamily Association of America
Stress •    Stress Management from Mindtools•    American Heart Association
Suicide Prevention •  American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


Evaluation Resources


Evaluation Guides •    BJA Center for Program Management and Performance Measurement•    Community Tool Box: A Framework for Program Evaluation•    NSF Handbook for Mixed-Method Evaluations•    Overview of Program Evaluation•    Community-Based Project Evaluation Guide Instructions
Other Evaluation Resources •    American Evaluation Association•    CYFERNet Evaluation Resources•    NIDA Monograph: Meta-Analysis of Drug Abuse Prevention Programs•    Online Evaluation Resource Library


Healthy Lifestyle Choices


Physical Activity Promotion •    American College of Sports Medicine•    American Running Association•    National Association for Health and Fitness •    National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) •    President’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sports •    Shape Up America!
Federal Nutrition Sites •    USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion•    USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center•    USDA, Economics Research Service Food Publications– nutrient intake, and the roles of economic factors and nutrition education and information. •    US National Library of Medicine Directory of Information Resources


Disease Prevention


Aging •    CDC- Healthy Aging•    National Institute on Aging•    The AARP Guide to Internet Resources Related to Aging
EnvironmentalHealth •  Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) – Prevent exposure and adverse human health effects associated with exposure to hazardous substances•    National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)•    CDC- Salud Ambiental – Version of NCEH (Página del CDC Centro de Salud Ambiental en español)
General Health •  Health Topics AZ – CDC topical list (in alphabetical order) of disease and health topics found on the CDC web site.•    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP)•  National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) – with injuries. •  National Immunization Program (NIP) •    National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) •    Oral Health Resources – CDC •    Tobacco Information and Prevention Source
Minority Health •   Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities•  Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Spanish) – Sitio web del Centro para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades, en español. Ese sitio contiene información sobre la salud para profesionales y también para la comunidad general.
Sexually Transmitted Infections •  National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention (NCHSTP) This center contains resources for HIV, STDs, and TB prevention.•  STD Prevention – CDC Division of STD Prevention•  American Sexual Health Association

Peer Helping

Texas Links •    Texas Department of State Health Services•    PAL® Peer Assistance and Leadership
National Links •    Learn and Serve America•    National Association of Peer Program Professionals•    PAL® of Orange County, California •    Bacchus and Gamma •    National Network for Youth •    America’s Promise The Alliance for Youth •    The Points of Light Foundation •    Youth Service of America •    Search Institute
Grants •    Grants Net




Texas Links •    Texas Department of State Health Services Funding Information Center•    Window on State Government, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts – Provides access to a listing of grants available from the State of Texas and federal governement under Local Government Assistance.
National Links •    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)(publication)•    Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)- Grants Net•    Federal Register (publication) •    SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Publications •    National Institutes of Health •    National Institute on Drug Abuse Funding •    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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