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Drugs and Alcohol: Open Access

NCBI Bookshelf

NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) Bookshelf is a collection of freely accessible, downloadable, on-line versions of selected books covering a wide range of biomedical and public health issues including substance use and mental health disorders. You can read online or download entire books or specific chapters as a PDF file.

The Merck (MSD) Manuals

The Merck Manuals are a series of free online healthcare books for medical professionals, students, and consumers published by the American pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. (known as MSD outside the United States), The manuals cover a wide range of medical topics, including disorders, tests, diagnoses, and drugs.