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California Poison Control System. Provides immediate, free and expert treatment advice and referral over the telephone in case of exposure to poisonous or toxic substances. Pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and poison information providers answer the calls to 1-800-222-1222 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Language interpreters are always available.

Los Angeles County Substance Abuse Prevention & Control (SAPC). The mission of Substance Abuse Prevention and Control, a division of County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, is to reduce community and individual problems related to alcohol and drug abuse through evidence-based programs and policy advocacy. The SAPC website includes a treatment provider directory, educational and recovery resources, and reports and publications.


Drug Abuse Warning Network.  National surveillance system that includes data on drug-related deaths and injuries from coroners and emergency departments.  Local data for Los Angeles is available for deaths but not for emergency department visits.

American Association of Poison Control Centers, National Poison Data System.  The website includes annual reports summarizing information on calls made to the 57 poison control centers in the US.

2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). The NSDUH is the primary source of national and state-level estimates on the prevalence, patterns, and consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use and abuse in the general U.S. civilian non-institutionalized population. The survey is also a source of national estimates on mental health measures such as serious mental illness (SMI), other mental illness, depression, and treatment. NSDUH data are collected annually through nationally representative interviews with approximately 70,000 randomly selected individuals aged 12 and older. The data and documentation files for the 2011 NSDUH are now available via download, online analysis, and Quick Tables. The 2011 NSDUH report is available from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Addiction. The world’s leading addiction research journal has been published continuously since 1884. It is the oldest addiction specialty journal in print, and is published each month in paper and online. The website includes Key Findings summaries, international addiction news, and links to additional information.


Centers for Disease Control, Unintentional Poisoning.  The website includes links to many CDC reports on the topic and highlighted data and statistics. By bringing together renowned scientists, parent experts and communications professionals, The Partnership at translates 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. Click here for a Drug Guide for Parents.

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