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).
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.
AOD is a collection of over 19,000 terms arranged hierarchically.
AOD is used by researchers and practitioners in the alcohol and other drug field.
AOD was last updated in 2000.
Metathesaurus Update Frequency
AOD was last updated in the Metathesaurus in 2003.