ADDICTIONS COUNSELING RESOURCE GUIDE
The Library has many books and other print resources that support the Addictions Counseling program, including the SAMHSA Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIPs) and Technical Assistance Publications (TAPs) series.
To search for books and ebooks, access the Library’s catalog.
There, you can search by author, title, subject, keyword, and more.
Suggested Search Terms
Library catalog records offer brief “snapshots” of the Library’s books. They are designed to provide basic information and general subject categories. As a result, broader search terms may be more fruitful than narrower ones when searching the catalog. For example, “prescription drug abuse” may offer more relevant results than the more specific search for “oxycodone abuse.”
Try searching key subject areas, such as “substance abuse” or “alcoholism.” Combining additional terms, such as “treatment” or “disorders” may help narrow your results.
- “substance abuse treatment”
- “alcohol disorders”
- “substance abuse and statistics”
The Library has access to several academic journals related to Addiction Science and Counseling.
Current issues of print journals, like Contemporary Drug Problems or Substance Abuse, are available on the Library’s main floor. Older issues may be available upon request from the main Circulation Desk. Please ask for assistance. All print journals are available for in-house use and photocopying/scanning.
Many additional journals are available electronically through databases such as Academic Search Premier, Medline, or Science Direct. Off-campus database access is offered through your Ocean Cruiser account. Once logged in, click the “Academics” tab and then the “Library Resources” link to access the databases.
Try these suggested databases:
- Academic Search Premier
Some notes on searching:
Each database will offer its own unique search interface and set of “help” features to focus your search results. In general, the databases will allow for a greater level of specificity than the Library’s catalog. For example, a search for “oxycodone abuse” in the database Academic Search Premier, leads to many relevant articles.
Use a database’s ‘help’ features to your advantage. Academic Search Premier, for example, allows easy subject “narrowing” by providing subject term suggestions. CINAHL allows a high degree of specificity using standardized medical terminology.
Combining search terms with “Boolean operators” (the words ‘and,’ ‘or,’ ‘not’) can help narrow results.
And – “oxycodone and abuse” will return results where both of these terms appear, eliminating articles that don’t discuss abuse.
Or – “tobacco or nicotine” will return results where either of these terms appears, providing a broader range of articles.
Not – “smoking not marijuana” will return results that do not include a term, providing more specifically-focused articles.
Please remember: The multi-disciplinary nature of Addictions Counseling means that many additional sources from the psychology and social science fields may provide useful information.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA Treatment Improvement Protocol series (TIPs) [ebooks]
Individual SAMHSA titles may be available electronically via the Catalog of Government Publications
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Center for Disease Control, Alcohol and Public Health
College Drinking Change the Culture
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Justice
Drug Enforcement Administration
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Mental Health
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Federal Regulation of the confidentiality of alcohol and drug abuse patient records
(Title 42, Part 1, Chapter 1A, Part 2)
Addiction Professionals Certification Board of New Jersey, Inc.
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Abuse
Department of Children and Families (NJ)
Department of Human Services (NJ):
Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (newly merged division)
Division of Family Development
Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Governor’s Council on Mental Health Stigma
Al-Anon Family Groups
New Jersey Al-Anon/Alateen
AA’s Big Book online [ebook]
Central Jersey Intergroup
Northern New Jersey AA
Southern New Jersey AA
American Counseling Association
Narcotics Anonymous of New Jersey
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
NCADD New Jersey Affiliates
NJ 2-1-1- Hotline
CDC National Center for Health Statistics
College Drinking Statistical Papers
Hazelden, Butler Center for Research
NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Addiction Services: Reports and Publications
SAMHSA Data, Outcomes, and Quality (DOQ)
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Department of Health and Human Services Grants
Administration for Children and Families Grants
Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools
Grants and Grantmaker Websites by Topic [U of Wisconsin]
GrantsWeb [Society of Research Administrators]
National Institute of Health:
Grants and Funding (Main)
All About Grants: Tutorials and Samples:
National Institute of Mental Health Grants
New Jersey State Library Funding Information Center
Guides on writing Proposals [Brown University]
Guides on Grants and Proposals [Mississippi State University]