Insight Human Services believes one of the first steps in combating addiction is the promotion of education and action. Below you will find a list of a few resources for information, the latest research, conversation starters if you want to learn how to talk to your teen or if you’re just looking to start something in your own community.

Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
 is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) promotes “a world of safe, healthy, and drug-free communities.” Their mission is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids provides resources that translate the science of teen drug use and addiction for families. At, you can find a wealth of information, tools and opportunities to help prevent, and get help for, drug and alcohol abuse by teens and young adults.

Above The Influence (ATI) is a program of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). This campaign is inspired by what teens have shared about their lives and how they deal with the influences that shape their decisions.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical and health-related research.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) brings the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction; see also NIDA for Teens.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the largest research organization in the world specializing in mental illness.