Substance Abuse Resources

Substance Abuse Resources
The New York State Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians believe it is important for primary care physicians to discuss substance abuse with their patients whenever they believe such a discussion would be necessary or appropriate. This page will include resources which we believe may be helpful to physicians and patients in understanding and addressing issues related to substance abuse.

Teen alcohol and drug abuse is a major medical problem faced by many of our patients. Some of our members have had to struggle with this issue as parents. There are no easy answers. The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) has many free pamphlets to help teens learn more about this issue. Our state Academy has partnered with CSAP to make these pamphlets available to our members at no cost.

AMA forms for screening adolescents for their health and for high risk behaviors:
These may be copied and reproduced, but not changed

English (PDF) |  Spanish (PDF)

For further information on drugs of abuse, or to view publications which can be ordered free go to the National Institute of Drug Abuse website. Consider referring your teen patients to this site also.

SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information:

How to help teens with alcohol and drugs (PDF)