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Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS®)

Alcohol and Other Drug Thesaurus Source Information

Web site
http://etoh.niaaa.nih.gov/AODVol1/aodthome.htm

Authority
The Alcohol and Other Drug Thesaurus: A Guide to Concepts and Terminology in Substance Abuse and Addiction (AOD), Third Edition, was developed by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The AOD Thesaurus was originally created by NIAAA in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP).

Purpose
AOD serves as a conceptual framework for researchers and practitioners in the alcohol and other drug field, and as a controlled vocabulary for indexing and information retrieval in database systems.

Description
AOD is a collection of over 19,000 terms arranged hierarchically.

Audience
AOD is used by researchers and practitioners in the alcohol and other drug field.

Update Frequency
AOD was last updated in 2000.

Metathesaurus Update Frequency
AOD was last updated in the Metathesaurus in 2003.

Sites Consulted

  1. The Alcohol and Other Drug Thesaurus: A Guide to Concepts and Terminology in Substance Abuse and Addiction [Internet]. Third ed. Bethesda (MD): National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; 2000 [cited 2009 Dec 15]. Available from: http://etoh.niaaa.nih.gov/AODVol1/titlepage.htm