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Medical Websites: Addiction

Check out these three reputable, professional resources for physicians that are focused on addiction.

Addiction Resource Guide: Resources for Professionals

This site from the Addiction Resource Guide contains 30 links to sites in four categories: Associations, Research Centers/Foundations/Education, Government Resources, Accrediting Bodies. Sites linked to include the home of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission. The list should serve as a great spring board to your online search for information on alcoholism.

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American Society of Addiction Medicine — Resource Links

A variety of resources await psychiatrists at this site. Among the most relevant are practice guidelines on the role of phenytoin in alcohol withdrawal syndrome, pharmacologic management of alcohol withdrawal, and medical treatment of opiate addiction. A comprehensive collection of lists to sites covering treatment and recovery will prove to be a great starting point for a search on addiction medicine topics. Site visitors will also find advocacy information, postings for jobs in addiction medicine, and links to the sites of related professional organizations.

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NAADAC

The homepage for NAADAC, “the association for addiction professionals” hosts information on how to obtain any of three different certifications for both member and non-member addiction professionals. Under “Resources,” you’ll find a career center, NAADAC position statements on issues that include nicotine dependence and adolescent drug testing, and publications that include the NAADAC newsletter and the Addiction Professionalmagazine.

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