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1 Action on Smoking and Health, (ASH).
Link: http://www.ash.org/
Description: About Smoking and Nonsmokers' Rights, Smoking Statistics, Quitting Smoking, Smoking Risks, and Other Smoking Information
Subjects: Smoking cessation
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
2 Al-Anon/Alateen.
Link: http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/
Description: Help for families and friends of alcoholics.
Subjects: Alcoholics Anonymous
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
3 Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia, (ADCA).
Link: http://www.adca.org.au/
Description: The Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA) is a national, non-government organisation representing the interests of the Australian alcohol and other drugs sector. It includes organisations, services, agencies and individual professionals and practitioners engaged in alcohol and other drug services throughout Australia. Formerly Alcohol and Drug Foundation of Australia.
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
4 Alcoholics Anonymous
Link: http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org/
Description: Official AA Web site, with English, French language versions. For much more A.A. literature and information, see unofficial site (Online AA Recovery Resources).
Subjects: Alcoholics Anonymous
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy | Recovery Resources
5 AlcoholPolicyMD.com
Link: http://www.alcoholpolicymd.com/
Description: This website is dedicated to promoting physician and community action on alcohol and health. Advocacy from the American Medical Association Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse.
Subjects: Underage drinking
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
6 Alliance of States with Prescription Monitoring Programs
Link: http://www.pmpalliance.org/
Description: A national organization of representatives from states that have established or are interested in establishing programs to monitor the prescribing and dispensing of prescription drugs. It provides a forum for information exchange among state and federal agencies as well as a resource for contact and other information on prescription monitoring programs.
Subjects: Prescription drugs
Categories: Information Resources | Organizations and Advocacy
7 American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence, Inc. (AATOD)
Link: http://www.aatod.org
Description: The American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) was founded in 1984 to enhance the quality of patient care in treatment programs by promoting the growth and development of comprehensive methadone treatment services throughout the United States. AATOD works with federal agencies and state substance abuse authorities concerning opioid treatment policy. Currently, the methadone treatment system is experiencing major changes as accreditation is implemented as the new federal oversight standard. AATOD continues to work with federal and state agencies to assist our members on complying with these standards, ensuring that they receive technical assistance necessary to make the transition.
Subjects: Methadone maintenance | Drug abuse treatment
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy | Treatment
8 American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC)
Link: http://www.aapcc.org/
Description: The American Association of Poison Control Centers is a non-profit, national organization founded in 1958 that represents the poison control centers of the United States and the interests of poison prevention and treatment of poisoning. Poison centers provide poison expertise and treatment advice by phone. All poison centers can be reached by calling the same telephone number 1-800-222-1222. Poison centers are staffed by pharmacists, physicians, nurses and poison information providers who are toxicology specialists. The web site includes facts and statistics on drugs of abuse.
Subjects: Poisoning
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy | Treatment
9 American Council for Drug Education. (ACDE)
Link: http://www.acde.org/
Description: The American Council for Drug Education is a substance abuse prevention and education agency that develops programs and materials based on the most current scientific research on drug use and its impact on society.
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
10 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Link: http://www.afsp.org/
Description: The AFSP is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.
Subjects: Suicide
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
11 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: LGBT Suicide and Suicide Risk From Knowledge to Prevention
Link: http://www.afsp.org/preventing-suicide/our-education-and-prevention-programs/programs-for-professionals/lgbt-suicide-and-suicide-risk-from-knowledge-to-prevention
Description: In 2007, AFSP began a broad initiative to increase knowledge about suicide and suicide risk in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons, and take steps to reduce that risk.
Subjects: Suicide | LGBT
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
12 American Gaming Association (AGA)
Link: http://www.americangaming.org/
Description: The AGA represents the commercial casino entertainment industry by addressing federal legislative and regulatory issues affecting its members and their employees and customers, such as federal taxation, Internet gambling, and travel and tourism matters. In addition, the AGA has an aggressive public education program designed to educate target audiences in the nation's capital and across the country about the positive role that commercial gaming plays in communities across the country. It serves as the industry's first national gaming information clearinghouse, providing the media, elected officials, other decision makers and the public with timely, accurate gaming industry data.
Subjects: Gambling
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
13 American Pain Foundation (APF)
Link: http://www.painfoundation.org/
Description: Founded in 1997, the American Pain Foundation (APF) is an independent nonprofit organization that serves people affected by pain. APF speaks out for people living with pain, caregivers, health care providers and allied organizations, working together to dismantle the barriers that impede access to quality pain care for all. Serves as an information clearinghouse and resource center for people with pain, their family members and caregivers, the public, healthcare providers and the media, with a focus on military veterans.
Subjects: Pain management | Prescription-type opiates
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
14 Americans for Non-Smokers' Rights
Link: http://www.no-smoke.org/
Description: National lobbying organization dedicated to nonsmokers' rights.
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
15 Americans for Safe Access: Advancing Legal Medical Marijuana Therapeutics and Research
Link: http://www.safeaccessnow.org/
Description: Americans for Safe Access' mission is to ensure safe and legal access to cannabis (marijuana) for therapeutic uses and research. Website includes Projects, Press room, Online store, Discussion forums, Tips for patients, list of dispensing collectives, History, Research.
Subjects: Medical marijuana
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
16 Americans for Safe Access Condition-Based Booklets
Link: http://www.safeaccessnow.org/asa_condition_based_booklets
Description: These booklets summarize the history of medical cannabis and the recent research on using it to treat a variety of conditions, including Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Pain, Arthritis, Gastro-Intestinal Disorders, Movement Disorders, HIV/AIDS, and conditions related to Aging.
Subjects: Medical marijuana
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
17 Anti-Saloon League of America.
Link: http://www.wpl.lib.oh.us/AntiSaloon/
Description: Site for historical (1893-1933) temperance organization.
Subjects: Prohibition | Alcohol use - History
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
18 APA's Psychologically Health Workplace Program
Link: http://www.phwa.org/
Description: American Psychology Association resource for employers and psychologists who work with them. Website features small database of selected articles on workplace alcohol & drug problems, EAP, etc.
Subjects: Employee assistance programs
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
19 APPEAL: Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment and Leadership
Link: http://www.appealforcommunities.org/
Description: National network of organizations and individuals working towards a tobacco-free Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
Subjects: Asian Americans | Pacific Islanders
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
20 Association of Recovery Schools (ARS)
Link: http://www.recoveryschools.org/
Description: ARS advocates for the promotion, strengthening, and expansion of secondary and post-secondary schools which, as components of the recovery continuum of care, enroll students committed to being abstinent from alcohol and other drugs and working a program of recovery.
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
21 Australian Drug Foundation
Link: http://www.adf.org.au/
Description: This foundation works to prevent drug problems and reduce drug-related harms.
Subjects: Harm reduction
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
22 Bacchus and Gamma Peer Education Network
Link: http://www.bacchusgamma.org/
Description: The BACCHUS and GAMMA Peer Education Network is an international association of college and university based peer education programs focusing on alcohol abuse prevention and other related student health and safety issues.
Subjects: College students
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
23 Beckley Foundation Drug Policy Program
Link: http://www.beckleyfoundation.org/category/policy/
Description: Established in 2004, the BFDPP aims to provide a rigorous, independent review of global drug policy, and to disseminate information that supports the rational consideration of drug policies. It has established an International Drug Policy Consortium, a network of non-governmental organizations from around the world who share a commitment to the search for more effective drug policies, and have agreed to work together to promote an evidence-based approach to policy decisions. The BFDPP is funded by several research-oriented philanthropic organizations in Europe and the U.S.
Subjects:
Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International | Organizations and Advocacy
24 Betty Ford Institute
Link: http://www.bettyfordinstitute.org/
Description: Betty Ford Institute (estab. Sept. 2006) to support and conduct research, education, and policy development on alcohol and other drug use, abuse, and dependency.
Subjects: Recovery | Disease concept
Categories: ATOD Research Centers - U.S. | Organizations and Advocacy
25 Canadian Centre for Tobacco Control
Link: http://www.cctc.ca/
Description: This website, its content and links are intended to help ensure the timely and practical transfer of critical knowledge and skill development for effective local, provincial, and national action on tobacco issues. This website supports the CCTC’s role as a key facilitating agent to coordinate and support advocates in tobacco control.
Subjects: Tobacco habit
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy | ATOD Research Centers - International
26 Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA)
Link: http://www.ccsa.ca/
Description: The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse helps policy makers and frontline service providers address the harms caused by alcohol and other drugs. CCSA works with public, private, and non-governmental organizations to provide a knowledge exchange environment where research guides policy and evidence-informed actions enhance effectiveness in the field if addictions and substance abuse.
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy | ATOD Research Centers - International
27 Canadian Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (CCENDU)
Link: http://www.ccsa.ca/Eng/collaboration/CCENDU/
Description: The Canadian Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (CCENDU) is a nation-wide network of community partners that informs Canadians about emerging drug use trends and associated issues. Activities include: Investigating reported emerging issues related to drug use; Communicating alerts and bulletins on topics of immediate concern; and Informing communities on lessons learned in responding to local drug use issues.
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy | ATOD Research Centers - International
28 Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids
Link: http://www.ccic.net/index.php?home&lng=en
Description: The CCIC is a federally registered Canadian nonprofit organization of basic and clinical researchers and health care professionals established to promote evidence-based research and education concerning the endocannabinoid system and therapeutic applications of endocannabinoid and cannabinoid agents. Includes information on CME trainings in the US.
Subjects: Medical marijuana
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
29 Canadian Council for Tobacco Control (CCTC)
Link: http://www.cctc.ca/
Description: CCTC is committed to knowledge transfer and skill development for local, provincial, and national action on tobacco issues. Founded in 1974 as the Canadian Council on Smoking and Health (CCSH) by the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and the Canadian Lung Association. Includes Heather Crowe Resource Centre.
Subjects: Tobacco control | Smoking cessation
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
30 Canadian Network of Substance Abuse and Allied Professionals
Link: http://www.cnsaap.ca/Eng/Pages/index.aspx
Description: This national website is developed specifically for Canada’s substance abuse workforce. It includes a calendar of events, education and training, professional toolkits, and workforce development.
Subjects: Motivational interviewing
Categories: Professional Societies | Organizations and Advocacy
31 Center for Science in the Public Interest Alcohol Policies Project, (CSPI).
Link: http://cspinet.org/booze/
Description: Washington DC. Fact sheets, stats, legislative updates.
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
32 Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy (CASP)
Link: http://cannabisandsocialpolicy.org/
Description: CAPS is a nonprofit research-action think tank with professional and social networks that cross political, cultural, and economic lines in Washington State, across the nation, and internationally. The Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy will produce, review, and disseminate objective research and opinions about the relationship between Legal Cannabis Policy and other forms of Social Policy including but not limited to Medical Cannabis Policy, Environmental Policy, Agricultural Policy, Public Health Policy, Policing, Foreign Policy, and Economic Policy.
Subjects: Marijuana | Washington state
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
33 Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY)
Link: http://camy.org/
Description: At Georgetown University, monitors alcohol industry marketing practices.
Subjects: Underage drinking | Adolescents | College students | Young adults
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
34 Century Council
Link: http://www.centurycouncil.org/
Description: The Century Council, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking.
Subjects: Underage drinking
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
35 Coalition for Cannabis Standards & Ethics (CCSE)
Link: http://www.ccsewa.org/
Description: The Coalition for Cannabis Standards & Ethics is a patient operated group of collective gardens, medible providers, doctors, lawyers and scientists working together to ensure safe access in Washington state. CCSE is registered with the state of WA as a non-profit corporation. The purpose of this corporation is to develop and perpetuate standards, ethics, education, and self-governance in the absence of State directives concerning alternative healthcare methods and holistic lifestyle choices involving the use of cannabis for medical use.
Subjects: Medical marijuana
Categories: Washington State | Organizations and Advocacy
36 Cocaine Anonymous
Link: http://www.ca.org/
Description: Twelve-step group.
Subjects: Twelve-step programs | Cocaine
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy | Recovery Resources
37 College Drinking: Changing the Culture, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Link: http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/
Description: Campus policies, research, info for parents, communities, administrators. Includes full text of Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Suppl 14, 2002: College Drinking, What It Is, and What To Do About It: A Review of the State of the Science. (click on "NIAAA Reports")
Subjects: College students | Underage drinking
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
38 Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, (CADCA).
Link: http://cadca.org/
Description: Umbrella organization of 5,000+ community organizations in U.S.
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
39 The Community Guide : What Works to Promote Health
Link: http://www.thecommunityguide.org/index.html
Description: The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community. Systematic reviews are used to answer these questions: * Which program and policy interventions have been proven effective? * Are there effective interventions that are right for my community? * What might effective interventions cost; what is the likely return on investment? Topics include alcohol consumption and outlet policies, tobacco, mental health, HIV/AIDS, and violence, among others.
Subjects: Prevention
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
40 Core Institute
Link: http://www.core.siuc.edu/
Description: Core Institute (at Southern Illinois University) is a research, assessment and development organization serving alcohol and drug prevention programs across the nation. Provides alcohol and drug survey administration, scoring and analyses.
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
41 Crystal Meth Anonymous
Link: http://www.crystalmeth.org/
Description: Crystal Meth Anonymous is a 12 step fellowship for those in recovery from addiction to crystal meth.
Subjects: Twelve-step programs | Methamphetamine
Categories: Recovery Resources | Organizations and Advocacy
42 Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS)
Link: http://www.discus.org/
Description: The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, Inc. (DISCUS) is a national trade association representing producers and marketers of distilled spirits sold in the United States.
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
43 Drug Policy Alliance
Link: http://www.drugpolicy.org/homepage.cfm
Description: Formerly Drug Policy Foundation; merged with The Lindesmith Center (NYC). The Alliance is an organization working to end the war on drugs.
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
44 Drug Reform Coordination Network (DRCNet)
Link: http://stopthedrugwar.org/index.shtml
Description: Drug policy information and advocacy. Link to newsletter "Drug War Chronicle."
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
45 Drug Strategies
Link: http://www.drugstrategies.org/
Description: U.S. non-profit organization, promotes effective responses to the nation's drug problems.
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
46 DrugScience.org
Link: http://www.drugscience.org/index.html
Description: This site provides scientific and other material regarding the medical use of cannabis (marijuana) and its legal status under the laws of the United States. The purpose of DrugScience.org is to provide an on-line home for the Cannabis Rescheduling Petition and related materials, such as the Bulletin of Cannabis Reform.
Subjects: Medical marijuana
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
47 DrugText
Link: http://www.drugtext.org/
Description: The main purpose of DrugText and DrugText Foundation is the dissemination and production of information on substance use, addiction, harm reduction, international and national drug policy.
Subjects: Harm reduction
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
48 DrugWatch International.
Link: http://www.drugwatch.org/
Description: Information and advocacy promoting drug-free cultures and opposed to drug legalization.
Subjects: Legalization debate
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
49 European Association for the Study of Gambling
Link: http://www.easg.org
Description: The EASG provides a forum for the systematic study, discussion and dissemination of knowledge about all matters relating to the study of gambling in Europe.
Subjects: Gambling
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
50 European Association for the Treatment of Addiction
Link: http://www.eata.org.uk/
Description: eATA is the largest membership organisation for the independent drug and alcohol treatment and aftercare sector. Our aim is to ensure that people with substance dependencies get the treatment they need. We work with providers, referrers, commissioners and policymakers to improve access and quality in the sector. Through our presence on working groups and at consultation events, eATA is able to continually raise the concerns and needs of the independent sector.
Subjects: Drug abuse treatment
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy | Treatment
51 Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling (WA)
Link: http://www.evergreencpg.org/
Description: The ECPG Website is designed to provide information on education and treatment programs and services created and/or administered by the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling. ECPG is a private, not-for-profit organization offering programs and services for problem and compulsive gambling in Washington and throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Subjects: Gambling
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy | Treatment | Washington State
52 Fenway Institute: Consumer Resources
Link: http://www.fenwayhealth.org/
Description: The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy. Services include HIV counseling & testing and substance abuse treatment.
Subjects: LGBT
Categories: Training and Education | Organizations and Advocacy
53 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Information, Support and Communications.
Link: http://www.acbr.com/fas/
Description: FASlink is the Canadian Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Internet support, information, advocacy and discussion forum.
Subjects: Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
54 Focus on Integrated Recovery
Link: http://www.integratedrecoverynow.org/
Description: The leading organizations in behavioral health have joined forces to focus on integrated recovery as the most effective form of treatment for clients with co-occurring disorders. Hazelden, NAATP, NAADAC, and others are sponsoring this website which will provide information on the value, benchmarks, and cost-savings of integrated treatment. The best resources to help organizations and professionals evolve into fully integrated care providers will also be highlighted.
Subjects: Dual diagnosis | Evidence-based practice
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy | Treatment | Professional Societies
55 Gamblers Anonymous International Service
Link: http://www.gambleranonymous.org
Description: Official home page for GA.
Subjects: Gambling
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
56 Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, Inc. San Francisco.
Link: http://www.hafci.org/
Description: Provide free, comprehensive health-care, including substance abuse treatment services.
Subjects:
Categories: Treatment | Organizations and Advocacy
57 Harm Reduction Coalition
Link: http://www.harmreduction.org/
Description: The Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC) is a network of harm reduction practitioners and providers.
Subjects: Harm reduction
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
58 Help Yourself. Help Others.
Link: http://www.helpyourselfhelpothers.org/
Description: A national non-profit organization, Screening for Mental Health, dedicated to providing the public with education, screening and treatment resources supports this website. "If you are feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or unable to do the things you once enjoyed, it may be time to pause and take a moment to assess your emotional health. If you are concerned about yourself or someone you love, take a few minutes to complete an anonymous self-assessment." Assessments are available for college students, military and their families, and the general public.
Subjects:
Categories: Recovery Resources | Organizations and Advocacy
59 Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Protection, U.S. Department of Education
Link: http://www.edc.org/projects/higher_education_center_alcohol_drug_abuse_and_violence_prevention
Description: The Higher Education Center's purpose is to help college and community leaders develop, implement, and evaluate programs and policies to reduce student problems related to alcohol and other drug use and interpersonal violence.
Subjects: College students
Categories: Information Resources | Organizations and Advocacy
60 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Center for Excellence (HBCU-CFE) in Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Link: http://www.hbcucfe.net/
Description: The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Center for Excellence (HBCU-CFE) in Substance Abuse and Mental Health at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is funded through a cooperative agreement with SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS). Goals are to foster the development of programs and to facilitate the exchange of substance abuse and mental health information; to provide culturally appropriate substance abuse and mental health resources to HBCUs; and to promote the development of a diverse workforce by exposing students to opportunities such as internships, mentoring and leadership training. Website includes resources, news, mini-grants.
Subjects: College students | African Americans
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
61 Homeless Hub
Link: http://www.homelesshub.ca/default.aspx
Description: The Homeless Hub is a Canadian clearinghouse for homelessness research that provides resources about housing and people with mental health and substance use issues. It also includes research on rual homelessness. There are resources such as a Library, research help, service opportunities, events, photos.
Subjects: Homeless
Categories: Recovery Resources | Organizations and Advocacy
62 ImpacTeen
Link: http://www.impacteen.org/
Description: ImpacTeen is an interdisciplinary partnership of nationally recognized health experts with specialties in such areas as economics, etiology, epidemiology, law, political science, public policy, psychology, and sociology. The project, part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Bridging the Gap: Research Informing Practice and Policy for Healthy Youth Behavior, focuses on economic, environmental, and policy influences on youth substance use, obesity and physical activity.
Subjects: Adolescents | Risk and protective factors
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
63 INEBRIA ; International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol Problems
Link: http://www.inebria.net/Du14/html/en/Du14/index.html
Description: INEBRIA was founded in 2004, after Phase IV of the WHO Collaborative Project on Identification and Management of Alcohol-Related Problems in Primary Health Care. A group of researchers got together to form an international network of people interested in promoting alcohol screening and brief interventions across the world. INEBRIA's overall aim is to promote the implementation of brief interventions in a variety of settings for hazardous and harmful alcohol consumption at local, national and international levels. It is supported by the Health Department of the Government of Catalonia in Spain. Membership is free and is open to any individual with demonstrated experience in the area of Brief Interventions for alcohol problems. A conference is held annually.
Subjects: Alcoholism treatment | Brief intervention
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
64 Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace
Link: http://www.drugfreeworkplace.org/
Description: Coalition of businesses and organizations; publications; survey.
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
65 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Link: http://www.hwysafety.org/
Description: Supported by auto insurers. Dedicated to reducing the losses - deaths, injuries, and property damage - from crashes on the nation's highways.
Subjects: Traumatic injury
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
66 International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines
Link: http://www.cannabis-med.org/english/bulletin/ww_en_db_cannabis_artikel.php?id=309
Description: The International Association for Cannbinoid Medicines (IACM) was founded in March 2000. The aim of the association is to advance knowledge on cannabis, cannabinoids, the endocannabinoid system, and related topics especially with regard to their therapeutic potential.
Subjects: Medical marijuana
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
67 International Center for Alcohol Policies, (ICAP).
Link: http://www.icap.org
Description: Marcus Grant, President. An alcohol policy think-tank supported by the alcohol industry.
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
68 International Council on Alcohol and Addictions, (ICAA).
Link: http://www.icaa.ch/
Description: Lausanne, Switzerland. Consults with the United Nations and the World Health Organization.
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
69 International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC)
Link: http://www.idpc.info
Description: A network of 24 national and international NGOs that specialize in issues related to illegal drug use. The Consortium aims to promote objective and open debate on the effectiveness, direction and content of drug policies at national and international level, and supports evidence-based policies that are effective in reducing drug-related harm. Initiated by the Beckley Foundation.
Subjects: Drug policy | Harm reduction
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
70 International Harm Reduction Association (IHRA)
Link: http://www.ihra.net/
Description: IHRA is a leading organization in promoting the reduction of drug and alcohol-related harm on a global basis. IHRA collaborates with DrugText.org and other organizations on public health advocacy, best practices, education, and research. The International Journal of Drug Policy is the official publication.
Subjects: Harm reduction
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
71 International Substance Abuse and Addiction Coalition, (ISAAC).
Link: http://www.isaacinternational.com/
Description: Coalition of Christian programs addressing substance abuse, based in England.
Subjects: Religion and spirituality
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
72 Iowa Consortium for Substance Abuse Research and Evaluation
Link: http://iconsortium.subst-abuse.uiowa.edu/
Description: The Consortium coordinates research and knowledge transfer among researchers, assists professionals in the field, and informs public policy makers in the area of substance abuse. The Consortium's Advisory Board includes representatives from the University of Iowa, the University of Northern Iowa, Iowa State University; Iowa departments of Public Health and Corrections, the Iowa Office of Drug Control Policy; and representatives from local substance abuse service agencies.
Subjects:
Categories: ATOD Research Centers - U.S. | Organizations and Advocacy
73 Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons, and Significant Others, (JACS).
Link: http://www.jacsweb.org/
Description: Volunteer organization that works to encourage and assist Jewish alcoholics, chemically dependent persons and their families, friends and associates to explore recovery in a nurturing Jewish environment by conducting retreats and other events that provide support to Jews in recovery.
Subjects: Jewish populations
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
74 Join Together.
Link: http://www.drugfree.org/join-together
Description: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
75 Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free.
Link: http://www.alcoholfreechildren.org/
Description: Coalition funded by NIAAA and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; made up of governors' spouses, federal agencies, and public and private organizations. It is an initiative to prevent the use of alcohol by children ages 9 to 15.
Subjects: Underage drinking
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
76 Legacy Foundation
Link: http://www.legacyforhealth.org/home.aspx
Description: Established with US Tobacco Settlement money in 1999 to promote tobacco-free future generations. Information, grants, links, programs, research.
Subjects: Smoking cessation
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
77 Legal Action Center.
Link: http://lac.org/
Description: U.S. law and policy advocacy organization.
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
78 Marijuana Policy Project
Link: http://www.mpp.org/
Description: Lobbying for medical marijuana and legal reform.
Subjects: Medical marijuana
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
79 Mayo Clinic: Marijuana (Cannabis sativa)
Link: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/marijuana/NS_patient-marijuana
Description: Large section on marijuana includes information about dosing, safety, methodology, and the research evidence supporting the use of medical marijuana for various conditions.
Subjects: Marijuana | Medical marijuana
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
80 Mental Health Parity Watch
Link: http://www.mentalhealthparitywatch.org/Pages/mentalhealthparity.aspx
Description: The Parity Implementation Coalition members advanced parity legislation for over twelve years in an effort to end discrimination against individuals and families who seek services for mental health and substance use disorders and remain committed to its effective implementation. Organizations included in this coalition include ASAM, Hazelden, American Psychiatric Association, Faces and Voices of Recovery, and several others. Provides state information, information on the law and an action center with toolkits and other resources.
Subjects: Insurance parity
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
81 Mentor
Link: http://mentoring.org/
Description: For over two decades, MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership has been working to expand the world of quality mentoring. MENTOR believes that, with the help and guidance of an adult mentor, each child can discover how to unlock and achieve his or her potential. MENTOR is widely acknowledged as the nation's premier advocate and resource for the expansion of mentoring initiatives nationwide. As such, MENTOR works with a strong network of state and local Mentoring Partnerships to leverage resources and provide the support and tools that mentoring organizations need to effectively serve young people in their communities.
Subjects: Adolescents
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
82 Methadone Support Organization (MSO)
Link: http://www.methadonesupport.org
Description: Methadone Support Organization is a non-profit support organization/website for "Medication Assisted Treatment" for those addicted or dependent on opiates for any reason, from substance abuse to chronic pain. Official resource for Methadone Anonymous; community of support forums; expertise on pregnancy & methadone; member of CSAT/SAMHSA's Patient Support and Community Education Project (PSCEP) group.
Subjects: Pain management | Methadone maintenance
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
83 Minnesota Prevention Resource Center (MPRC)
Link: http://www.emprc.org/
Description: MPRC works to promote public health and prevent the problems caused by substance abuse. Resource center for alcohol, drugs, tobacco information.
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
84 Moderation Management.
Link: http://www.moderation.org/
Description: Moderation Management (MM) is a behavioral change program and national support group network for people concerned about their drinking and who desire to make positive lifestyle changes.
Subjects:
Categories: Recovery Resources | Organizations and Advocacy
85 Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
Link: www.madd.org/
Description: MADD is a non-profit grass roots organization with more than 400 entities nationwide. MADD is not a crusade against alcohol consumption - MADD's mission is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
86 Narcotics Anonymous. (NA)
Link: http://na.org
Description: Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts that provides a recovery process and support network through the principles contained within the Twelve Steps.
Subjects: Twelve-step programs
Categories: Recovery Resources | Organizations and Advocacy
87 National African American Drug Policy Coalition (NAADCP)
Link: http://www.naadpc.org/
Description: The NAADCP is a collaborative initiative to address the problem of drug abuse in the African American community. Its approximately 30 member organizations contribute distinct intellectual content, practices and procedures for eradicating the deleterious societal effects of drug abuse.
Subjects: African Americans
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
88 National Alliance for Medication Assisted Recovery (NAMAR)
Link: http://www.methadone.org/
Description: NAMA Recovery is an organization composed of medication assisted treatment patients and health care professionals that are supporters of quality opiate agonist treatment. The primary objective of NAMA Recovery is to advocate for the patient in treatment by destigmatizing and empowering medication assisted treatment patients. Newsletter - NAMA Recovery Advocate.
Subjects: Methadone maintenance | Pharmacotherapy | Buprenorphine
Categories: Recovery Resources | Organizations and Advocacy
89 National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws
Link: http://www.namsdl.org
Description: The Alliance is a resource for governors, state legislators, attorneys general, drug and alcohol professionals, community leaders, the recovering community, and others striving for comprehensive and effective state drug and alcohol laws, policies, and programs. It is the successor of the President’s Commission on Model State Drug Laws. Programs include prescription drug monitoring programs, methamphetamine conferences, and insurance coverage for addiction treatment.
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
90 National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment (NAABT)
Link: http://www.naabt.org/
Description: NAABT was formed to help people in need of treatment find treatment providers who are willing and able to treat opioid dependency in the privacy of a doctor’s office.
Subjects: Buprenorphine | Drug abuse treatment
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy | Treatment
91 National Alliance of Methadone Advocates (NAMA)
Link: http://www.methadone.org/
Description: An organization composed of methadone patients and health care professionals who are supporters of quality opiate agonist treatment.
Subjects: Methadone maintenance
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
92 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Link: http://www.nami.org/
Description: NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families.
Subjects: Dual diagnosis
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
93 National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse (NAPAFASA)
Link: http://www.napafasa.org/
Description: Organization dedicated to addressing the alcohol, tobacco, and other drug issues of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) populations on the continental U.S., Hawaii, the six Pacific Island jurisdictions and elsewhere. Founded in 1988, NAPAFASA involves service providers, families, and youth in efforts to reach API communities to promote health, social justice and reduce substance abuse and related problems.
Subjects: Asian Americans | Pacific Islanders
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
94 National Association for Children of Alcoholics.
Link: http://www.nacoa.org/
Description: NACoA is a national nonprofit membership organization working on behalf of children of alcohol and drug dependent parents.
Subjects: Children
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
95 National Association for the Dually Diagnoses (NADD)
Link: http://www.thenadd.org/
Description: NADD is a not-for-profit membership association established for professionals, care providers and families to promote understanding of and services for individuals who have developmental disabilities and mental health needs. The mission of NADD is to advance mental wellness for persons with developmental disabilities through the promotion of excellence in mental health care.
Subjects: Dual diagnosis
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
96 National Association of Recovery Residences (NARR)
Link: http://www.narronline.com/NARR_formation_website/Welcome.html
Description: The National Association of Recovery Residences promotes a recovery-oriented continuum of care for those with substance use disorders by credentialing recovery residences that implement empirically-based recovery principles and practice standards.
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy | Recovery Resources
97 National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities (NASCSA)
Link: http://www.nascsa.org
Description: NASCSA is a non-profit educational organization. Its primary purpose is to provide a continuing mechanism through which state agencies, federal agencies, the regulated industries and professions, and others can work to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of state and national efforts to prevent and control drug abuse, yet provide mechanisms to make the class of drugs known as controlled substances reasonably available to those persons who have a true medical need for these drugs
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
98 National Black Alcoholism & Addictions Council (NBAC).
Link: http://www.nbacinc.org/
Description: NBAC is an organization through which Blacks concerned with or involved in the field of alcoholism and other drugs related issues can exchange ideas, offer services, and coordinate and facilitate programs in the interest of Black Americans. Convenes and annual training institute.
Subjects: African Americans
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
99 National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (Australia)
Link: http://ncpic.org.au/
Description: Located within the Australian National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), the Centre will educate the community about the harms associated with cannabis use and provide information and training for health professionals on the delivery of evidence-based interventions. Jan Copeland, director.
Subjects: Marijuana
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
100 National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice. (MCMHJJ)
Link: http://www.ncmhjj.com/
Description: Develops policies and programs for youth with mental health disorders in contact with the juvenile justice system, based on the best available research and practice.
Subjects: Juvenile delinquency | Adolescents
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
101 National Center for Tobacco-Free Older Persons.
Link: http://www.tcsg.org/tobacco.htm
Description: Univ. of Michigan, Center for Social Gerontology. Information and advocacy, training and research.
Subjects: Smoking cessation
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
102 National Coalition for LGBT Health
Link: http://lgbthealth.webolutionary.com/
Description: The Coalition is committed to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals through federal advocacy that is focused on research, policy, education, and training.
Subjects: LGBT
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
103 National Coalition for the Homeless
Link: http://www.nationalhomeless.org/
Description: The National Coalition for the Homeless works to bring about the systemic changes necessary to prevent and end homelessness and to protect the rights of people experiencing homelessness by engaging in policy advocacy. Our advocacy includes work in the areas of Housing Justice, Health Care Justice, Economic Justice, and Civil Rights.
Subjects: Homeless
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
104 National Conference of State Legislatures
Link: http://www.ncsl.org/
Description: NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues. NCSL is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of state governments before Congress and federal agencies. Issues include substance abuse and addiction.
Subjects: Government policy
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
105 National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)
Link: http://www.ncadd.org/
Description: It advocates prevention, intervention and treatment through offices in New York and Washington, and a nationwide network of Affiliates.
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
106 National Council on Problem Gambling (U.S.)
Link: http://www.ncpgambling.org/
Description: National advocate for programs and services to assist problem gamblers and their families; information, increase treatment for pathological gambling.
Subjects: Gambling
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
107 National Drug Court Institute (NDCI)
Link: http://www.ndci.org/
Description: Alexandria, VA. A division of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP). Promotes education, research and scholarship for drug court and other court-based intervention programs. Journal: National Drug Court Institute Review.
Subjects: Drug courts
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
108 National Drug-free Workplace Alliance (NDWA)
Link: http://www.ndfwa.org/
Description: NDWA is a division of Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. (DFAF); it's mission is to directly assist small businesses in the state of Florida in establishing comprehensive drug free workplace programs and to support a national coalition of drug free workplace service providers.
Subjects: Employee assistance programs
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
109 National Families in Action.
Link: http://www.nationalfamilies.org/
Description: National Families in Action was founded in Atlanta, Georgia in 1977. Its mission is to help families and communities prevent drug use among children by promoting policies based on science.
Subjects: Children | Adolescents
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
110 National Health Observances
Link: http://healthfinder.gov/NHO/
Description: Located on the Healthfinder.gov website, this website provides national health observance toolkits for such topics as Alcohol Awareness month (April).
Subjects: Prevention | Advertising / Media
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy | Government Agencies - U.S.
111 National Inhalant Prevention Coalition (NIPC)
Link: http://www.inhalants.org
Description: NIPC is a public-private effort to promote awareness and recognition of the under publicized problem of inhalant use. The NIPC is led by Synergies, a non-profit corporation, located in Austin, Texas. It serves as an inhalant referral and information clearinghouse, stimulates media coverage about inhalant issues, develops informational materials, produces ViewPoint (a quarterly newsletter), provides training and technical assistance and leads a week-long national grassroots inhalant education and awareness campaign.
Subjects: Inhalants
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
112 National Latino Addiction Treatment Community Network
Link: http://www.nlatinoaddiction.org/main.asp
Description: This website will emphasize science-based information related to the health of Hispanic communities by particularly addressing drug use problems and consequences, drug treatment and health care availability, co-occurring condition protocols, patient assessment instruments, and human resources such as specialists and consultants knowledgeable of the health of Hispanic/Latino communities. It will disseminate science-based data that can help educators across all levels of the drug use workforce community provide effective services.
Subjects: Hispanics and Latinos
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
113 National Latino Tobacco Control Network (NLTCN)
Link: http://latinotobaccocontrol.org/
Description: Through collaborations, trainings and technical assistance, NLTCN empowers Latinos to engage in tobacco control and build capacity to achieve health equity. NLTCN is one of the six National Networks funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office on Smoking and Health to serve specific populations experiencing tobacco-related disparities.
Subjects: Hispanics and Latinos
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
114 National Networks for Tobacco Control and Prevention
Link: http://www.tobaccopreventionnetworks.org
Description: In 2006, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) funded six Networks to provide leadership and expertise in the development of policy related initiatives (including environmental and systems change) and utilization of proven or potentially promising practices when available or appropriate. The Networks collaborate with the National Tobacco Control Program (NTCP) which includes OSH, Network members, Network partners, States, and other local and national tobacco control organizations to advance the science and practice of tobacco control in the United States for all members of their population.
Subjects: Tobacco control
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
115 National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, (NORML).
Link: http://www.norml.org/
Description: NORML's mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of marijuana prohibition so that the responsible use of cannabis by adults is no longer subject to penalty.
Subjects: Legalization debate | Marijuana
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
116 National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Link: http://www.nofas.org/
Description: The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) is the leading voice and resource of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) community. NOFAS, the only international FASD non-profit organization, is committed to prevention, advocacy and support. NOFAS tries to increase public awareness and mobilize grassroots action in diverse communities, and represents the interests of persons with FASD and their caregivers as the liaison to researchers and policymakers. By ensuring that FASD is broadly recognized as a developmental disability, NOFAS strives to reduce the stigma and improve the quality of life for affected individuals and families. The NOFAS-UK website is available at http://www.nofas-uk.org/index.htm
Subjects: Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders | Fetal alcohol syndrome
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
117 National Social Norms Resource Center
Link: http://www.socialnorm.org/
Description: National Social Norms Resource Center is an independent center that supports, promotes and provides technical assistance in the application of the social norms approach to a broad range of health, safety and social justice issues, including alcohol-related risk-reduction and the prevention of tobacco abuse.
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
118 National Youth Gang Center (NYGC)
Link: http://www.iir.com/nygc/
Description: The purpose of the NYGC, a project of the Institute for Intergovernmental Research and supported by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), is to assist policymakers, practitioners, and researchers in their efforts to reduce youth gang involvement and crime by contributing information, resources, practical tools, and expertise towards the development and implementation of effective gang prevention, intervention, and suppression strategies.
Subjects: Gangs | Juvenile delinquency | Adolescents
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
119 NativeWeb : Resources for Indigenous Cultures Around the World
Link: http://www.nativeweb.org/
Description: This U.S.-based web site provides a useful link to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigeinous Issues. Under Resources, Health and Elder Resources there are sub-categories on Mental Health and Substance Use.
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
120 The Network Addressing Collegiate Alcohol and Other Drug Issues
Link: http://www.thenetwork.ws/
Description: Serves as a liaison between the U.S. Department of Education and member institutions as well as other higher education professional organizations. Promotes healthy campus environments through self-regulatory initiatives, information dissemination, and technical assistance.
Subjects: College students
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
121 New Zealand Drug Foundation (NZDF)
Link: http://www.drugfoundation.org.nz/
Description: Harm minimization of drugs, including alcohol and tobacco.
Subjects: Harm reduction
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
122 NIAAA Initiative on Underage Drinking
Link: http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/research/major-initiatives/underage-drinking-research-initiative
Description: The NIAAA Initiative on Underage Drinking is a tool in NIAAA's efforts to enhance the scientific understanding of underage drinking. The web site is designed to provide information on: new research on underage drinking; the most current national statistics; links to other federal government underage drinking prevention resources.
Subjects: Underage drinking
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
123 North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC)
Link: http://www.naquitline.org/
Description: The North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC) is an international, non-profit membership organization based in Oakland, California. NAQC seeks to promote evidence-based quitline services across diverse communities in North America. Quitlines are telephone-based tobacco cessation services that help tobacco users quit. Today, residents in all 10 provinces and two territories in Canada, Mexico, and all 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the District of Columbia have access to quitline service
Subjects: Smoking cessation
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy | Recovery Resources
124 North American Syringe Exchange Network, (NASEN).
Link: http://www.nasen.org/
Description: Tacoma, Washington. Dedicated to the creation, expansion and continued existence of syringe exchange programs as a proven method of stopping the transmission of blood borne pathogens in the injecting drug using community.
Subjects: Needle exchange programs
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
125 One Sky Center
Link: http://www.oneskycenter.org
Description: Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU). Native American / Alaska Native resource center on treatment & prevention services.
Subjects: Native Americans | Alaska Natives
Categories: ATOD Research Centers - U.S. | Organizations and Advocacy
126 Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Link: http://www.drugfree.org/
Description: Non-profit coalition of communication, health, medical and educational professionals that produces research-based educational campaigns. Former name: Partnership for a Drug-Free America
Subjects: Prevention
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
127 Physicians and Lawyers for National Drug Policy (PLNDP)
Link: http://www.plndp.org/
Description: Began as Physician Leadership on National Drug Policy. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson and the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundations.
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
128 Prevention Works in Seattle
Link: http://www.preventionworksinseattle.org/
Description: Prevention Works in Seattle (WINS) is a community coalition formed in 2006 and serving northeast Seattle. Its mission is to prevent underage drinking, youth substance abuse, and associated problems through education, advocacy, and networking with students, families, and the community. Good list of resources on website, and also has a blog with the same name: http://preventionworksinseattle.blogspot.com/
Subjects: Prevention | School-based prevention
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy | Washington State
129 Project CBD
Link: http://www.projectcbd.org/
Description: Project CBD is a non-profit educational service dedicated to promoting and publicizing research into the medical utility of cannabidiol (CBD) and other components of the cannabis plant. Director: Martin A. Lee, investigative reporter and co-founder of the media watchgroup Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR).
Subjects: Marijuana | Medical marijuana
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
130 Rational Recovery
Link: http://www.rational.org/
Description: Self-help program using Addictive Voice Recognition Technique (AVRT).
Subjects:
Categories: Recovery Resources | Organizations and Advocacy
131 Reclaiming Futures: Communities helping teens overcome drugs, alcohol, and crime.
Link: http://www.reclaimingfutures.org/
Description: Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, this model reinvents the way police, courts, detention facilities, treatment providers, and the community work together to meet the needs of young people in trouble with drugs, alcohol and crime.
Subjects: Adolescents | Juvenile delinquency
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
132 Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide
Link: http://reportingonsuicide.org/
Description: The Recommendations for Media Reporting on Suicide was developed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE), among others. The recommendations were developed by a group of suicide prevention experts, researchers and journalists and are based on more than 50 research studies. Included in the updated recommendations is advice for online journalists including bloggers, message board forums and moderators and "citizen journalists." Suicide is a public health issue. Media and online coverage of suicide should be informed by using best practices. Some suicide deaths may be newsworthy. However, the way media covers suicide can influence behavior negatively by contributing to contagion or positively by encouraging help-seeking. Suicide Contagion or “Copycat Suicide” occurs when one or more suicides are reported in a way that contributes to another suicide.
Subjects: Suicide | Mass media
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy | Government Agencies - U.S.
133 Researched Abuse, Diversion, and Addiction-Related Surveillance (RADARS) System
Link: http://www.radars.org/News.aspx
Description: The Researched Abuse, Diversion and Addiction-Related Surveillance (RADARS®) System is a prescription drug abuse, misuse and diversion surveillance system that collects timely product-and geographically-specific data. Data comes from poison centers, drug diversion, opioid treatment centers, college survey, etc. The RADARS System measures rates of abuse, misuse and diversion throughout the United States, contributing to the understanding of trends and aiding the development of effective interventions. These data assist pharmaceutical companies in fulfillment of their regulatory obligations such as risk evaluation and mitigation strategies (REMS). The RADARS System was developed in 2002 by Purdue Pharma L.P. in response to increasing concerns of anticipated rates of prescription opioid abuse in the United States. In January 2006, the RADARS System became a non-profit operation of the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, a division of Denver Health and Hospital Authority.
Subjects: Prescription-type opiates | Prescription drugs
Categories: ATOD Research Centers - U.S. | Organizations and Advocacy | Statistical Resource
134 Resources Exist for Networking and Training (RENT)
Link: http://www.housingworkers.ca/
Description: RENT is a network of housing workers funded through the Canadian federal Supporting Communities Partnership Initiative. RENT provides training workshops that focus on specific client populations, income supports, landlord/tenant issues, mental health and addictions, and immigration and refugee issues. It also offers networking sessions, practical resources and an online discussion forum.
Subjects:
Categories: Government Agencies - International | Organizations and Advocacy | Training and Education
135 Responsible Gambling Council (Ontario) Online Library
Link: http://rgco.org/en/research/library.cfm
Description: Comprehensive, reliable and timely information on a wide range of gambling related issues can be found in the Online Library, a collection of more than 12,000 articles, reports and documents. The RGC focuses on the prevention of problem gambling through research, information and awareness.
Subjects: Gambling
Categories: Information Resources | Organizations and Advocacy
136 Rural Assistance Center
Link: http://www.raconline.org/
Description: The Rural Assistance Center (RAC), a national resource for rural health and human services information, has State Resources on its Web site allowing easy access to continuously updated demographics and statistics, documents and resources, funding sources, contacts, organizations, news and success stories for all 50 states. The website features an overview of each state and its rural health and human services environment. RAC is a collaboration of the University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health and the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI). It is funded through HRSA's Office of Rural Health Policy.
Subjects: Rural
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy | Information Resources
137 SAMA Foundation (Science And Management of Addiction)
Link: http://www.samafoundation.org
Description: SAMA is a privately funded non-profit organization based in Seattle with the goal of improving the management as well as the science of substance addiction. A key SAMA's service is the Family Navigator to assist parents as they navigate the treatment system and advocate for their son or daughter's care number: 1-888-922-7262. SAMA was founded in 2006 by Robert W. Day and Cynthia “CJ” Taylor.
Subjects: Adolescents
Categories: Washington State | Organizations and Advocacy
138 Screening for Mental Health
Link: http://mentalhealthscreening.org/
Description: Screening for Mental Health, Inc. (SMH) is dedicated to promoting the improvement of mental health by providing the public with education, screening, and treatment resources. It educates, raises awareness, and screens individuals for depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, alcohol use disorders, and suicide.
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy | Recovery Resources
139 Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) : LGBTQ Youth Issues
Link: http://www.siecus.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewpage&pageid=605&grandparentID=477&parentID=591
Description: SIECUS, the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, was founded in 1964 to provide education and information about sexuality and sexual and reproductive health. The website provides fact sheets, educator resources, policy resources, and community action updates.
Subjects: LGBT | Adolescents
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy | Training and Education
140 Social Norms Alcohol Problem Prevention for Youth (SNAPPY)
Link: http://www2.edc.org/snappy/
Description: The Social Norms Alcohol Problem Prevention for Youth (SNAPPY) project is a three-year pilot study of a school- and community-based media campaign to correct misperceptions of high school student drinking norms.
Subjects: Adolescents
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
141 Society of Cannabis Clinicians
Link: http://cannabisclinicians.org
Description: The Society of Cannabis Clinicians was formed as a project of the California Cannabis Research Medical Group (University of California) in the Autumn of 2004. It is dedicated to conducting quality medical cannabis research, to ensuring the safety and confidentiality of all research subjects, and to maintaining the highest quality of standards and risk management. Includes CME trainings and resources for physicians. Does some independent research.
Subjects: Medical marijuana
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
142 Stanton Peele Addiction Web Site
Link: http://www.peele.net/
Description: Non-medical approach to addiction.
Subjects: Harm reduction | Spontaneous remission
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
143 State Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership (STEPP)
Link: http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/pp/tobacco/index.html
Description: STEPP administers a grant program to non-profits and government agencies working in tobacco control in Colorado. This grant program is funded by the 2004 tobacco tax increase, which was a statewide ballot initiative approved by voters.
Subjects: Smoking cessation
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
144 Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
Link: http://www.sadd.org/
Description: Founded as Students Against Drunk Driving, this website features students helping students make positive decisions about challenges in their everyday lives, such as drinking, drug use, and dating violence.
Subjects: Underage drinking | Sexual assault | Adolescents
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
145 Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Link: http://www.ssdp.org/
Description: Students for Sensible Drug Policy is an international grassroots network of students who support reform of drug laws. (linked to Drug Policy Alliance)
Subjects: Drug policy | College students
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
146 Substance Abuse Resources & Disability Issues (SARDI) Program
Link: http://www.med.wright.edu/citar/sardi/index.html
Description: Wright University. SARDI activities include research, evaluation, training and intervention to improve to the quality of life for persons with disabilities.
Subjects: Disabled persons
Categories: ATOD Research Centers - U.S. | Organizations and Advocacy | Training and Education | Treatment
147 Substance Misuse Management in General Practice (SMMGP)
Link: http://www.smmgp.org.uk/
Description: SMMGP is a developing network to support General Practitioners and other primary health care providers who work with substance misuse in the UK. It includes a telephone, electronic and face-to-face advice system for providers in addition to resources on the website.
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy | Treatment
148 Swedish Council on Alcoholism and Addictions (SCAA)
Link: http://www.scaa.se
Description: In Swedish.
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
149 Take Back Your Meds
Link: http://www.takebackyourmeds.org/
Description: Web site developed by a group of health organizations, police departments, drug stores, local governments, and others in Washington State to help support medication take-back programs to reduce access to prescription drugs. Includes information on how and where to dispose of prescription medications as well as links to news, media, and other resources.
Subjects: Prescription drugs | Prescription-type opiates | Prescription stimulants
Categories: Washington State | Information Resources | Organizations and Advocacy
150 Tobacco.org : Tobacco News and Information
Link: http://www.tobacco.org/
Description: News, links to advocacy organizations, legal issues. This organization ran out of funding recently, however the organizers plan to put up their archives in the coming months while they also attempt to raise more financial support.
Subjects: Smoking cessation
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
151 Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)
Link: http://www.trafficinjuryresearch.com/index.cfm
Description: The Traffic Injury Safety Foundation is a charitable, independent road safety institute. It performs original research into the causes of road crashes and develops and promotes effective prevention programs and policies.
Subjects: Traumatic injury
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
152 U. K. Drug Policy Commission (UKDPC)
Link: http://www.ukdpc.org.uk/index.shtml
Description: The UK Drug Policy Commission (UKDPC) is an independent body providing objective analysis of UK drug policy. We aim to improve political, media and public understanding of drug policy issues and the options for achieving an evidence-led, rational and effective response to the problems caused by illegal drugs.
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
153 Urban Indian Health Institute
Link: http://www.uihi.org/
Description: The Urban Indian Health Institute was established as a division within of the Seattle Indian Health Board, a community health center targeting urban American Indians and Alaska Natives. The Urban Indian Health Institute provides centralized nationwide management of health surveillance, research, and policy considerations regarding the health status deficiencies affecting urban American Indians and Alaska Natives
Subjects: Native Americans
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy | Washington State
154 Urban Institute
Link: http://www.urban.org/index.cfm
Description: The Urban Institute conducts nonpartisan economic and social policy research and publishes studies, reports, and books on timely topics worthy of public consideration.
Subjects:
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
155 US Drug Rehab Centers
Link: http://www.usdrugrehabcenters.com/
Description: Online directory of information on residential treatment programs and outpatient rehabilitation programs nation-wide.
Subjects:
Categories: Recovery Resources | Organizations and Advocacy
156 Washington Circle
Link: http://www.washingtoncircle.org/
Description: The Washington Circle (WC) is a group of national experts in substance abuse policy, research and performance management who seek to improve the quality and effectiveness of prevention and treatment services through the use of performance measurement systems. Supported by CSAT and NIDA.
Subjects:
Categories: Treatment | Organizations and Advocacy
157 Washington Impaired Driving Advisory Council (WIDAC)
Link: http://www.wtsc.wa.gov/programs-priorities/impaired-driving/foster-leadership-the-washington-impaired-driving-advisory-council-widac/
Description: Advisory council to the Washington Traffic Safety Commissioner; comprises representatives from state agencies and organizations working to reduce impaired driving. The advisory council is made up of 10 voting members from 7 state agencies with direct responsibility for traffic safety and 15 advisory members with expertise in prevention, deterrence, treatment, rehabilitation, and program management.
Subjects: DWI programs - Effectiveness
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
158 Wilder Research - Smart Measurement: Tools and Tips for Capturing Results
Link: http://www.wilder.org/reportsummary.0.html?tx_ttnews[tt_news]=2298
Description: This tip sheet and presentation are from a Wilder Reseach program evaluation workshop series held in May 2010 at the Wilder Center. The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is a non-profit health and human service organization in St. Paul, MN.
Subjects: ADAI Instrument Database
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy | Information Resources
159 Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Link: http://www.wctu.org/index.html
Description: The Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) is the oldest continuing non-sectarian woman's organization in the world. It was organized in 1874 by women who were concerned about the problems alcohol was causing their families and society. The members chose total abstinence from all alcohol as their life style and protection of the home as their watchword.
Subjects: Prohibition | Alcohol use - History
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
160 Women for Sobriety, Inc. (WFS)
Link: http://www.womenforsobriety.org/
Description: WFS is dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions. It was established by Jean Kirkpatrick in 1976 as the first national self-help organization for women.
Subjects: Women | Self-help groups
Categories: Recovery Resources | Organizations and Advocacy
161 Women in Prison
Link: http://www.drugpolicy.org/communities/women/womeninpriso/
Description: Drug Policy Alliance article encapsulating some statistics and research information on incarcerated women. Written by Barbara Owen, Department of Criminology at California State University, Fresno.
Subjects: Women | Offenders
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
162 Women's Addiction Foundation.
Link: http://www.womenfdn.org
Description: Vancouver BC, Canada. Advocacy and resources for women
Subjects: Women
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
163 Women's Association for Addiction Treatment (WAAT)
Link: http://www.waat.us/
Description: Formed in 2001, WAAT is a membership organization of professional women in the field of addiction. Our membership is comprised of Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Specialists, Interventionists, Life Coaches, Sober Living Owners, Treatment Center Owners, Marketers and more. Meetings are held monthly. WAAT offers a variety of speakers every other month, alternating with networking meetings. Topics range from new information about addiction treatment to business management. CEUs are offered for licensed MFTs and LCSWs in good membership standing. Professional development hours are available for CADCs.fellowship of women in the addiction field, devoted to providing networking opportunities, professional development and support to our members.
Subjects: Women
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
164 World Federation Against Drugs (WFAD)
Link: http://www.wfad.se/
Description: The World Federation Against Drugs (WFAD) is a multilateral community of non-governmental organisations and individuals. Founded in 2009, the aim of WFAD is to work for a drug-free world. The members of the WFAD share a common concern that illicit drug use is undercutting traditional values and threatening the existence of stable families, communities, and government institutions throughout the world. It sponsors the World Forum Against Drugs. Links on the web site to world-wide news.
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Categories: Organizations and Advocacy