Here, you will find a variety of helpful documents posted here that other counties in Illinois are using in their Drug Courts such as Memorandums of Understanding, Orders, Releases, etc.
Addiction Technology Transfer Center – National Office
The mission of the Addiction Technology Transfer Centers Network is to increase the knowledge and skills of addiction treatment practitioners from multiple disciplines by facilitating access to state-of-the-art research and education; heighten the awareness, knowledge, and skills of all professionals who have the opportunity to intervene in the lives of people with substance use disorders; and foster regional and national alliances among practitioners, policy makers, funders, and consumers to support and implement best treatment practices.
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
ASAM is the nation’s medical specialty society dedicated to educating physicians and improving the treatment of individuals suffering from alcoholism or other addictions.
Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
CESAR is dedicated to addressing the problems substance abuse creates for individuals, families, and communities. To this end, the mission of CESAR is to inform policymakers, practitioners, and the general public about substance abuse–its nature and extent, its prevention and treatment, and its relation to other problems.
The Drug Abuse Treatment Outcome Studies (DATOS)
The DATOS were initiated in 1990 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to evaluate drug abuse treatment outcomes and emerging treatment issues in the United States. This is NIDA’s third national outcome evaluation study of publicly-funded treatment. Four collaborating research centers were funded in 1995 to pursue independent but coordinated programs of research based on DATOS.?
Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Prevention Global Network
Drugnet provides listing/categorization with descriptions of addiction-related sites and materials available on the Internet.
Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, Inc. (IAODAPCA)
IAODAPCA promotes standards for professionals in the alcohol and other drug abuse field by writing and publishing standards, evaluating experience and education, reviewing each application for the perspective credential, and maintaining and upgrading those standards.
Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association (IADDA)
IADDA is a statewide organization representing more than 100 prevention and treatment agencies, as well as individuals who are interested in the substance abuse field. The Association advocates for sound public policy that will create healthier families and safer communities and works to increase the public’s understanding of substance abuse and addiction.
Illinois Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and Justice
The Illinois Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and Justice aims to equip communities to appropriately respond to the needs of persons with behavioral health disorders who are involved with the criminal justice system. To accomplish that mission, they provided training and technical assistance to counties, problem-solving courts, treatment providers, and other stakeholders around the entire state of Illinois.
Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse (DASA)
OASA is responsible for coordinating the efforts of all state programs dealing with problems created by substance abuse. A majority of TASC programs are funded by OASA.
The Institute for Behavioral Research (IBR)
The IBR conducts evaluations of drug abuse intervention programs in community and correctional settings. Research interests have broadened in recent years to include related areas of significant public concern, such as drug abuse treatment for criminal justice populations as well as the spread of AIDS among injecting drug users and methods for reducing these and other high-risk behaviors.
Justice-Involved Veterans Structured Evidence Review FINAL
A Structured Evidence Review to Identify Treatment Needs of Justice-Involved Veterans and Associated Psychological Interventions.
Monitoring the Future
Monitoring the Future is an ongoing study conducted at the Survey Research Center in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults.
National Association of Drug Court Professionals
The National Association of Drug Court Professionals seeks to reduce substance abuse, crime and recidivism by promoting and advocating for the establishment and funding of Drug Courts and providing for collection and dissemination of information, technical assistance, and mutual support to association members.
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA)
CASA is a unique think/action tank that engages all disciplines to study every form of substance abuse as it affects our society.
National Drug Court Institute (NDCI)
NDCI, a division of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP), provides a comprehensive drug court training series for practitioners, supports investigative projects aimed at the development of more effective drug court policies and procedures, and disseminates important drug court specific research, evaluations and relevant commentary.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
NIAAA supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
NIDA is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the principal biomedical and behavioral research agency of the United States Government. NIDA’s mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. NIDA supports over 85 percent of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction.
National TASC (Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities) is a membership association representing over 220 programs across the United States that are dedicated to the professional delivery of assessment and case management services to substance involved criminal justice and court populations.
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
The purpose of ONDCP is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation’s drug control program, the goals of which are to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking; drug-related crime and violence; and drug-related health consequences.
Partnership for a Drug-Free America (PDFA)
The PDFA is a private non-profit, non-partisan coalition of professionals from the communications industry. Our mission is to reduce demand for illicit drugs in America through media communication.
Prevention First, Incorporated
Prevention First’s mission is to provide leadership and develop leaders in prevention of substance abuse and related issues. Prevention First offers archived journal articles, online training and conference registration, and direct links to sites containing information on prevention and related issues.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA)
SAMHDA is to provides ready access to substance abuse and mental health research data and to promotes the sharing of these data among researchers, academics, policymakers, service providers, and others, thereby increasing the use of the data in understanding and assessing substance abuse and mental health problems and the impact of related treatment systems.
Start Your Recovery
Start Your Recovery a free, confidential tool that helps individuals take steps toward a healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol. It was developed with the input of leading clinicians, experts from leading organizations like SAMHSA, and people in recovery themselves. Here, individuals can hear stories from people with similar life experiences, discover the answers they need for recognizing and dealing with substance use issues, and locate support. Family and friends can learn about addiction and how to encourage treatment and support sober living on the website.
Stemming the Tide – Diverting Youth with Mental Health Conditions from the Illinois Juvenile Justice System
The Mental Health Opportunities for Youth Diversion Task Force delivered Stemming the Tide: Diverting Youth with Mental Health Conditions from the Illinois Juvenile Justice System in February, 2018 to Illinois policymakers. Established by Public Act 99-0894, the Task Force was charged with developing recommendations for the consideration of the Governor and state legislature on how our state can build a stronger diversion system that better meets the treatment needs of young people living with mental health conditions.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA is the Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.
Substance Abuse Resources
The effects of alcohol and substance abuse can be seen in all age groups and in all facets of society. Drug abuse by children and teens can destroy a family and ruin a child’s chance for a successful career and future. Alcohol and drug abuse by parents can often have similar effects on children and teens by destroying the family bond, and by the modeling of risky and dangerous behavior. Adults who engage in substance abuse may end up losing close relationships with those they care for, losing jobs and careers they have worked hard for, and they may even risk incarceration because of their addictions and behaviors.
U.S. Department of Justice – National Institute of Justice – ADAM (Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring)
The National Institute of Justice’s Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM) program tracks trends in the prevalence and types of drug use among booked arrestees in urban areas.