Government and Academic Sources for Information:
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
The NIMH is the federal agency charged with research on mental health disorders and informing public policy that affects Americans with mental illnesses and their families. It is an expansive and reputable source of information about mental illnesses.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
NIDA is a government institute at the National Institutes of Health that conducts clinical research on drug use and addiction for the federal government. They have a wealth of information about addiction research, specific drugs and their effects, and much more.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
The preeminent source for research and scientifically validated information on alcohol use disorders and their treatment.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
The CDC is another federal public health agency. While most people think of them as dealing only with infectious diseases, they are also trustworthy sources of information about addiction and mental health. For example:
Harvard University Department of Psychiatry Research
Harvard University’s page for their Department of Psychiatry research.
Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Services
Stanford University’s page for mental health research and information.
Duke University Psychiatry & Behavioral Services
Duke University’s page for mental health research and information.
Johns Hopkins Department of Mental Health
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is a solid source of information about mental health disorders and the products of research.