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English III - IV (Non Thesis): Addiction

Guides for Research Projects (other than Thesis) in Upper-Level English classes, including Honors and AP, and Electives

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Library Databases offer high quality, sourced, information.

Reminder:  off-campus passwords are on your Utility Period Canvas Page.   Some have changed since last year.

Organizations

BEWARE of website-length advertisements for specific treatments, treatment centers, or programs.  While these could have good information, it is better to track that information to its original source.

BEWARE of sites and posts attempting to prey on the vulnerable. There's nothing stopping people from trying to take advantage of people dealing with addiction issues online.

Specific Sites and Foundations

Note: Not all non-profit (.org) sites are created equally. ".org"  only means the site owners are, traditionally, not a profit-based company (though the organization that manages ".org" IS a for-profit company now) , it is not an indicator of credibility. Use the databases and NIH/NIMH/NINDS/SAMHA/APA sources first.

As you are evaluating the information a foundation selects to appear on its site, be diligent in looking for information about the various "Foundations" outside of the organization's page: 

  • Foundations can have a bias or slant as to the causes of  addiction,   or which treatments are best, and this may affect what data they share and how they choose to share it. 
  • Check to see who or what provides funding for non-profits:  (ads? corporate donations? donations from people?)
  • What do other reputable organizations say about the foundation?
  • Online organizations that offer information may be for-profit rehabilitation centers or programs.

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