Florida's Center for


Information and Training Resources for Child Welfare Professionals

Substance Abuse Resources

Publications and Tip Sheets

NEW Understanding Substance Use Disorders – What Child Welfare Staff Need to Know

NEW Strategies to Support Parents with Methamphetamine Use Disorder and their Families

NEW Substance Use Disorders Recovery with a Focus on Employment and Education

NEW Alcohol and Drug Addiction Happens in the Best of Families

Parental Substance Use: A Primer for Child Welfare Professionals (CWIG/Children's Bureau, 2021)

Understanding Engagement of Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders – Child Welfare Practice Tips (National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare)

Teen Insights into Drugs, Alcohol, and Nicotine (Center on Addiction, 2019)

Substance Use & Mental Health in Teens and Young Adults Your Guide to Recognizing and Addressing Co-occurring Disorders (Child Mind Institute)

Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States (SAMHSA, 2019)

Drugs, Brains, and Behavior:The Science of Addiction (NIDA, 2018)

Opioid Facts for Teens (NIDA, 2018)

Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know (NIDA, 2018)

Drugs of Abuse (DEA, 2017)

Principles of Substance Abuse Treatment for Early Childhood (NIDA, 2016)

A Collaborative Approach to the Treatment of Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorders (SAMHSA, 2016)

Drug Testing in Child Welfare: Policy and Practice Considerations (SAMHSA, 2010)

Intervening with Pregnant and Post-Partum Women with Substance Abuse Disorders (NRCAIA, 2010)

Marchman Act User Reference Guide

Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction (SAMHSA, 2009)

Parental Substance Abuse and the Child Welfare System (CWIG, 2014)

Protecting Children in Families Affected by Substance Abuse Disorders

Trends in Investigative Practice - Maternal Opioid Use and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) (DCF, Feb '17)

Trends in Investigative Practice - Substance Exposed Newborns (DCF, Jan'18)

Working Agreement Between DCF SA/MH and CBCs

Resource Links

National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare

Marchman Act Florida

Above the Influence.com

Addiction Treatment Center

Al-Anon/AlaTeen - Find a Meeting

Alcoholics Anonymous - Find a Meeting


Drugs.com Drug Information Online (Includes a 'Pill Identification Wizard')


Florida SADD

On-line Drug Guide (Partnership at Drugfree.org)

Narcotics Anonymous - Find a Meeting

NIDA for Teens

The Cool Spot.com