Resources

Website Resources

Healthy Lives CT

http://www.healthylivesct.org/

Connecticut is committed to the health and wellness of its citizens. Healthylivesct.org provides information and tools for maintaining or regaining wellness in the areas of emotional wellness, physical wellness, holistic wellness, financial wellness, and recovery from addiction issues.  The site also includes self- screening tools for mental health and addictions which are anonymous and confidential.

Above the Influence
http://www.abovetheinfluence.com/

This is the official website of Above the Influence. This site, the Above the Influence commercials, and all other Above the Influence ads that you see are created for the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, a program of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. This campaign is inspired by what teens have told us about their lives, and how they deal with the influences that shape their decisions.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
http://www.drugabuse.gov/

NIDA’s mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.
This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention and treatment and to inform policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.

College Drinking Prevention
http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/

College Drinking: Changing the Culture, created by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). CollegeDrinkingPrevention.gov is your one-stop resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
http://www.samhsa.gov/

Mission: to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

Go Ask Alice! (University of Columbia)
http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/

Go Ask Alice! is the health question and answer Internet resource produced by Alice! Health Promotion at Columbia University — a division of Columbia Health.

Go Ask Alice! is a health Q&A Internet resource. It provides readers with reliable, accurate, accessible, culturally competent information and a range of thoughtful perspectives so that they can make responsible decisions concerning their health and well-being. Information provided by Go Ask Alice! is not medical advice and not meant to replace consultation with a health care professional.

Monitoring the Future
http://monitoringthefuture.org/

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). In addition, annual follow-up questionnaires are mailed to a sample of each graduating class for a number of years after their initial participation. The Monitoring the Future Study has been funded under a series of investigator-initiated competing research grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a part of the National Institutes of Health. MTF is conducted at the Survey Research Center in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.

World Health Organization (WHO)
http://www.who.int/en/

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

American College Health Association (ACHA)
http://www.acha.org/

Since 1920, the American College Health Association (ACHA) has linked college health professionals throughout the nation (and more recently around the globe), forming a powerful, collaborative networking base. This unique synthesis of vision and knowledge, of practice and policy, can guide and support you and your health service, your health programs, and your professional development.

The American College Health Association will provide advocacy, education, communications, products, and services, as well as promote research and culturally competent practices to enhance its members’ ability to advance the health of all students and the campus community.

Partnership at Drugfree.org: Join Together
http://www.drugfree.org/join-together

The Partnership at Drugfree.org is here for parents, helping them prevent, intervene in or find treatment for drug and alcohol use by their children.

By bringing together renowned scientists, parent experts and communications professionals, we translate the science of teen drug use and addiction for families. At drugfree.org, parents can find a wealth of information, tools and opportunities to connect with other parents and caregivers who may have a child struggling with addiction.

Connecticut Clearing House (Wheeler Clinic)   
https://www.ctclearinghouse.org/default.asp

Connecticut Clearinghouse, a program of Wheeler Clinic’s Connecticut Center for Prevention, Wellness and Recovery, is a statewide library and resource center for information on substance use and mental health disorders, prevention and health promotion, treatment and recovery, wellness and other related topics.

Materials from our specialized library and resource center are available to Connecticut families, teachers, students, professionals, communities and children.