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Addiction Subject Guide LRC@TCC

Scope of this guide: find articles, books, statistics, and other information on addiction, illegal drug use, and substance abuse.

Browse TCC library shelves in these areas:

Self-help groups HV547

Degeneration H4961-4995

Alcoholism HV5001-5720.5

Tobacco habit HV5725-5770

Drug habits. Drug abuse HB5800-5840

Personality disorders. Drug abuse RC554-569.5

Misuse of therapeutic drugs RM146

Keywords to search: addiction; specific drugs or addiction (e.g., gambling, Internet, sex, alcohol); drug abuse; substance abuse; addicts; dependence; drug testing; compulsive

Health Databases (use MyTCC ID to login from off-campus)

Annual Reviews

Annual Reviews publications review 32 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social


CINAHL is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. This database provides indexing for 2,928 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs. The database is updated on a weekly basis.


PsycARTICLES, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.

For more information about drugs and medications, try the Medication Subject Guide.

For other health-related subject guides, see the Health Portal.

Selected resources from the Web:  

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health World Health Organization and University of Toronto resource

Governor’s Office (Virginia) for Substance Abuse Prevention and the information clearinghouse for citizens and the GOSAP Collaborative – a working group of Virginia-based agencies involved in youth substance abuse and violence prevention.

Narconon Drug Prevention and Rehabilitation is a non-profit drug rehab program dedicated to eliminating drug abuse and drug addiction through drug prevention, education and rehabilitation.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is responsible for conducting and supporting research in a wide range of scientific areas including genetics, neuroscience, epidemiology, health risks and benefits of alcohol consumption, prevention, and treatment. NIAAA maintains ETOH, an alcohol and alcohol problems science database.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) supports and conducts research and makes the resulting information available to researchers and the public.

Office of National Drug Control Policy

Problem Gambling from, a provider of mental health information and services

Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health offers support and information services for sufferers of sexual addiction.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration maintains the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI).

World Health Organization's Management of Substance Abuse contains information pertaining to psychoactive substance use and abuse and also information about the World Health Organization's projects and activities in the areas of substance use and substance dependence