According to the most current National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) more than 19 million Americans have a substance use disorder, including use of illegal drugs, misuse of prescription drugs, alcohol and tobacco. By providing trusted health information to libraries, schools, community-based organizations and public health departments, NNLM strives to engage all in our communities and network to address the issue of addiction prevention and treatment collaboratively.
The NNLM Substance Use Disorders (SUD) initiative aims to raise the awareness of NLM and partner organization's SUD resources, provide educational opportunities for network members and develop strategies to meet national and regional information needs.
The NIH HEAL initiative supports science-based solutions to end the opioid crisis.
Interested in hosting your own SUD programs? Browse our open funding opportunities to learn about NNLM awards that might support your project.
MedlinePlus, NLM's online health information resource for patients and their families and friends, includes topical information on opioid misuse and addiction, in English and Spanish.
Browse NNLM's upcoming training opportunities, course catalog, and recordings of past webinars related to SUD.