Useful Links

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Our funding institute, NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), offers volumes of information on drug abuse and sponsors most drug-abuse research performed for the National Institutes of Health. Among NIDA's useful resources are its Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment publication, the NIDA for Teens website, and NIDA's information center for medical and health professionals..

US Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on Pseudoephedrine Laws

The GAO finds a drop between 2004 and 2007 in methamphetamine lab incidents (seizures of labs, dumpsites, chemicals, and glassware), which law-enforcement officials in Oregon and Mississippi attribute to their states' prescription-only regulations on pseudoephedrine. Read the report

Oregon Partnership (Lines for Life)

An Oregon non-profit, which was renamed Lines for Life in 2012, aims to create healthier communities via drug and alcohol awareness and prevention programs. Lines for Life offers  24-hour crisis and treatment-referral hotlines for: suicide (800) 273-8255; alcohol and drug dependence (800) 923-4357; military helpline (888) 457-4838; and youth-line (877) 968-8491.

The Oregon Medical Association's (OMA) Amphetamine Task Force

After hearing from physicians about the increasing incidence of methamphetamine use among their patients, the OMA convened a special task force to discuss the physician's role and what the medical community can do to address the problem. The task force also focuses on physician education about methamphetamine abuse and Oregon's methamphetamine problem.

UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs

This program's goal is to integrate research on various aspects of addictions science — from neurobiology to treatment. The UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs website features a wide variety of information on methamphetamine and other drugs of abuse.

Learn Genetics: The Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah

The Learn Genetics' site, The Science of Addiction: Genetics and the Brain, funded by a federal science education grant, brings the neurological workings of drugs into full color with a group of exciting animations and graphics. The site also focuses on our current understanding of the genetics involved in addiction.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Methamphetamine resource guide

Read the Drugs of Abuse 2015 Edition: A DEA Resource Guide for information related to the public-policy side of methamphetamine and other drug abuse.

The Montana Meth Project and The Meth Project (national)

In 2005, a Montana rancher concerned about the state's meth problem started this marketing campaign to change the public's perception of methamphetamine and discourage its use by teens. After several years the project led to a similar initiative at the national level, know simply as "The Meth Project." provides extensive information on the actions and side-effects of prescription and over-the-counter medications, including methamphetamine and related stimulants. The site is sponsored by a law firm specializing in pharmaceuticals litigation.

Other resources


After an article by David Sheff in the New York Times Magazine about his son's addiction drew hundreds of responses, Sheff expanded the story into a book. A Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction recounts the Sheff family's struggle with son Nic's meth addiction. Son Nic Sheff wrote his own account of the same events, Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines.