Bureau of Justice Statistics www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/drugs.htm
BJS collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. The latest statistics about drugs and crime are available.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment http://csat.samhsa.gov/mission.aspx
CSAT promotes the quality and availability of community-based substance abuse treatment services for individuals and families who need them.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/
NIAAA provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems

National Institute on Drug Abuse http://www.nida.nih.gov/
NIDA’s mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

Commonly Abused Drugs www.drugabuse.gov/drugpages.html
This pages provides a list of commonly abused drugs with a brief description, the street name, statistics and trends as well as “NIDA’s Featured Publications.” It also included related abuse articles and charts.

Potentially Abused Prescription Drugs www.drugabuse.gov/infofacts/PainMed.html
“NIDA InfoFacts: Prescription Pain and Other Medications” an article on addiction based on medication abuse and provides a list of commonly abused medications, interactions, long term effects and the chemical effect on the brain. Article also covers trends in monitoring, warnings and an OxyContin survey.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Survey on Drug Use and Health www.oas.samhsa.gov/nsduhLatest.htm
SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use & Health is the primary source of information on the prevalence, patterns, and consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use and abuse in the general U.S. civilian non institutionalized population, age 12 and older.