MedlinePlus is an online health information resource for patients and their families and friends. MedlinePlus is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
EPC Reports offer comprehensive, science-based information on common costly medical conditions and new health care technologies and strategies. Your search results cover complete titles of released evidence reports, comparative effectiveness reviews, technical briefs, Technology Assessment Program reports, and U.S. Preventive Services Task Force evidence syntheses.
First published in 1899 as a small reference book for physicians and pharmacists. The Manual grew in size and scope to become one of the most widely used comprehensive medical resources for professionals and consumers. As the Manual evolved, it continually expanded the reach and depth of its offerings to reflect the mission of providing the best medical information of the day to a wide cross-section of users, including medical professionals and students, veterinarians and veterinary students, and consumers.
National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a United States federal-government research institute whose mission is to "lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction."
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
Health literacy refers to how well a person can find and understand the health information and services that they need. It is also about using the information and services to make good health decisions.
When browsing health and medical websites online make sure that they include a HON code of conduct (Health on the Net). The code of conduct is for medical and health websites to address reliability and usefulness of medical information on the Internet. There are eight principles about HONcode that you can read here (https://www.hon.ch/cgi-bin/HONcode/principles.pl?English).
Addiction Group is an informational web guide created for people struggling with substance use disorders (SUD), alcohol use disorders (AUD), and co-occurring mental health disorders. The team of journalists, researchers, doctors, and medical professionals help people find the right treatment for their individual needs and unique situations.