For Immediate Release
Monday, August 21, 2006
Contact: Sis Wenger
NACoA to Update Alcohol
& Drug Data Base
SAMHSA’s Research Compendium Available on Web
Washington, DC -- The National Association for Children of
Alcoholics (NACoA) has entered into a private-public partnership
to transfer the tracking system for research materials and other
references on alcohol and drug abuse developed by the Substance
Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to
NACoA. The tracking system, developed over 20 years ago, will
now be updated by NACoA and maintained on a site available to
Sis Wenger, President and CEO of NACoA, said, “The data
base contains entries on over 100,000 research studies, prevention
and treatment materials, and policy papers and speeches, each
abstracted and indexed according to a Drug and Alcohol Thesaurus
developed jointly by SAMHSA and the National Institute on Alcohol
Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The history of substance abuse
prevention and treatment for the last 20 years is covered along
with all current research.”
A donation from Karol L. Kumpfer, PhD, a member of NACoA’s
Board of Scientific Advisors, will provide support for the continuous
updating and maintaining of the data base for its first year.
“NACoA is very grateful to Dr. Kumpfer for her vision,
support and generosity,” said Wenger.
The data base is now accessible to the public at no charge at
the web address of http://ida.nacoa.org.
The abstracts and indexing information are available, as well
as the full documents in the case of the non-copyrighted studies,
reports and papers.
The National Association for Children of Alcoholics, located
in Rockville MD, is a national membership and affiliate organization
whose mission is “to advocate for all children and families
affected by alcoholism and other drug dependencies.” It
is an Internal Revenue Service approved 501(c)3 non profit corporation
founded in 1983 and has been operational since that time.
11426 Rockville Pike, Suite 301
Rockville, MD 20852