Substance Use Disorders
Information on Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Treatment
- Substance Use in Women and Men – Infographic, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
- Women and Drugs – NIDA
The IHS Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program site has information and resources for recognizing and overcoming addiction to alcohol or drugs. Specific topic pages are linked below.
Opioid Use Disorder
Opioid use disorder, which is made up of opioid addiction and opioid dependence, is a medical condition based on the compulsive use of opioids (e.g., morphine, heroin, codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, etc.) despite negative consequences of continued use and the withdrawal symptoms that occur when opioid use stops.
- Drugs of Abuse: Opioids – CDC
- Injury Prevention and Control: Opioid Overdose, Understanding the Epidemic – CDC
- Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Substance Use Disorders – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Opioid Dependence Management – IHS
- Heroin Addiction Fact Sheet – NIH RePORT
Prescription and Illegal Drug Use
- Prescription Drugs and Cold Medicines: What is Prescription Drug Abuse– NIDA
- Prescription and Illicit Drug Abuse – NIH Senior Health
Information on Women and Alcohol
- Women and Alcohol – National Institute on Alcohol, Abuse, and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
- Substance Abuse Treatment for Women – SAMHSA
- Women, Addiction, and Recovery newsletter – SAMHSA
Maternal Substance Addiction
For information on drug use by pregnant women and the effects of this use on their babies, visit the Alcohol and Substance Use during Pregnancy page.