A History of Tobacco
at a website developed by Gene Borio - http://www.tobacco.org/resources/history/
The Schaffer Library of Drug Policy
This library continues to be a significant resource on the internet. See the "history" drop down menu at the top of this page for access to scores of documents from throughout history.
Australian Alcohol Policy 2007 - Powerpoint Archives
Two years ago, a conference in Australia, Thinking Drinking II, produced an archive of more than 30 various powerpoint presentations on Alcohol Policy issues. The link is here.
Substance Abuse Research
Nancy Campbell (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and Joseph Spillane (University of Florida) have recently launched a website featuring an electronic archive of numerous oral histories of addiction researchers. The oral histories were collected as part of a multi-year project funded by the NSF, the University of Michigan Substance Abuse Research Center, and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence.
The goal of the project was to document the the evolution of the drug abuse field through the stories of senior researchers. The addiction field is a complex, multidisciplinary field of inquiry, and the interviews cover numerous fields--including chemistry, pharmacology, neuroscience, genetics, sociology. At present, there are over thirty complete interview transcripts posted (with nearly twenty more soon to be added), along with a detailed "roadmap" to the site prepared by Drs. Campbell and Spillane.
The site may be found here.
The CORK database includes over 69,000 items on substance abuse, indexed by over 400 terms. These are primarily from the professional literature and include journal articles, books, book chapters, and reports. The database is updated quarterly. Online searches can be conducted, either in a "Basic Search Format" or an "Advanced Format."
For example, find CORK's bibliography (of 58 citations from 1997 to 2007) for drugs and alcohol in literature here.
Find The Library of Congress' American Memory website here. Its mission is as follows:
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.
(Thanks to Dave Trippel for the link.)
NBWA Daily News Updates
Find the website for the National Beer Wholesalers Association Daily News Updates here. (Thanks to Dave Trippel for the link).
RADAR, a project of the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia, aims to promote awareness of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs research in Australia.
The register contains up-to-date records of current and recently completed research projects with details of published research. There is also information about researchers, their organisations and research funding bodies.
Special thanks to Steven Thompson for the link.
The website of the US's National Alcohol Beverage Control Association, and its list of publications, can be found here. (Thanks to Dave Trippel for the link).
Temperance and Alcohol Policy (Short Book)
Virginia Berridge, Temperance: Its History and Impact on Current and Future Alcohol Policy (York, England: Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2005). The 54-page book is available online in PDF format.