Links to Other Resources:

Facts and Other Information

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Drug-Free Workplace Advisor
Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems
Institute for a Drug-free Workplace
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) (located in The White House)
Partnership for a Drug-Free America
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Substance Abuse Information Database (SAID)

Drug Testing Information

DHHS Laboratories
The first week of each month, the current list of DHHS certified labs is published in the Federal Register under the heading of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). DOT-covered employers must contract with only these labs. It is advisable to check the list monthly, because new labs are added, and others are removed. The status of a laboratory can also be verified by calling DHHS's telephone HELPLINE (800) 843-4971.

FTA Resource Materials

The following FTA materials can be ordered free of charge. Email your request, with your mailing address, to Alison Thompson.

  • FTA's Quarterly Newsletter
    FTA Drug and Alcohol Regulation Updates. This is a free newsletter that includes information relevant to all of the transportation modes. It can be sent to an email address. If you prefer to have it mailed, send your mailing address to: RLS & Associates, Inc., 3131 South Dixie Hwy., Ste 545, Dayton, Ohio 45439. Phone: (937) 299-5007 Fax: (937) 299-1055. Or email to
  • Best Practices Manual: FTA Drug & Alcohol Testing Program
  • Drug and Alcohol Consortia Manual
  • Implementation Guidelines for Drug & Alcohol Regulations in Mass Transit, Revised 2003
    (Even though this is a published under the auspices of FTA, much of the information applies to all of the other transportation modes. You will find it very useful).
  • Reasonable Suspicion Referral for Drug and Alcohol Testing (Leaders' Guide & Video)
    (This, too, is published by FTA, but much of it can be used in developing supervisory training programs for DOT supervisors in other modes. Review the rules for the mode that you are training, and make whatever adjustments are appropriate. The section of the training that deals with drugs and alcohol includes case studies, and it can be used just as it is presented.)
  • Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications Toolkit

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