Useful online reference books
The Encyclopedia of Global Health is a comprehensive, one stop reference to a broad array of health topics worldwide. The Encyclopedia covers all aspects of health, including physical and mental health entries, biographies of major doctors and researchers, profiles of medical institutions, organizations, and corporations, descriptions of drugs and operations, articles on national health policies, and thematic health topics in the humanities.
Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students, 2003
Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco: Learning about Addictive Behavior, 3v, 2003
Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, 3rd ed., 4v, 2009
Encyclopedia of Public Health, 2008
The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 3rd ed., 4v, 2009
The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, 4th ed., 6v, 2011
The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, 2nd ed., 2v, 2008
Note: If you are outside of COS campus you would need to access Credo Reference and Gale Virtual Reference Library through the COS Library online catalog.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIDA is a government agency that supports and conducts research on drug abuse to improve addiction prevention, treatment, and policy efforts.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAMHSA was established in 1992 and directed by Congress to target effectively substance abuse and mental health services to the people most in need and to translate research in these areas more effectively and more rapidly into the general health care system.
National Association of Alcohol/Drug Abuse Directors
The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors assists the federal and state governments in the development of alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment programs throughout the United States.