The Secret Life of the Brain

Program 3: The Teenage Brain: A World of their Own


Substance Abuse

Caron Foundation
Executive Offices
P.O. box 150
Wernersville, PA 19565-0150
Tel: 1.800.678.2332

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
11426 Rockville Pike, Suite 200
Rockville, MD 20852
Tel: 1.800.729.6686.
Clearinghouse provides free printed materials. Extensive links to other resources. Kid's section in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

National Institute for Drug Abuse
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 5213
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Tel: 1.800.729.6686.
Web site has sections for professionals, parents and teachers, and students.

Mental Health

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
3615 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016-3007
Tel: 202.966.7300
Assists families in understanding developmental, behavioral, emotional and mental disorders affecting children and adolescents. Spanish language section.

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
1101 King Street, Suite 420
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: 703.684.7710
Parent run organization. English and Spanish.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
2107 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201-3042
NAMI HelpLine: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
Grassroots self-help, support and advocacy organization.

National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)
60 Cutter Mill Road, Suite 404
Great Neck, NY 11021
Infoline: 1-800-829-8289;
Supports research on brain disorders.

The Schizophrenia Homepage
Search engine which provides a comprehensive but focused search of over 175 schizophrenia, mental illness, and brain disorder sites.


The Dana Sourcebook of Brain Science: Resources for Secondary and Post-Secondary Teachers and Students.

The Dana Press
Attn: David Balog
745 Fifth Avenue, Suite 700
New York, NY 10151
Fax: 212.317.8721


NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals
902 N. Washington Street, Suite 600
Alexandria, VA 22314-1535
Tel: 800.548.0497
Career information, including contact information for state certification/licensing boards.

Addiction Technology Transfer Center
2700 E 18th Street, Suite 208
Kansas City, MO 64127
Tel: 877.652.ATTC (2882);
Information on licensing requirements for each state.

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