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Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

The American Psychiatric Association is a national medical specialty society whose 40,500 physician members specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional illnesses and substance use disorders.

American Psychological Association (APA) is the home page for the Division of Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse of the American Psychological Association. Of interest to psychologists practicing in the drug abuse field may be the web site for the APA College of Professional Psychology.

American Society of Addiction Medicine is the nation's medical specialty society dedicated to educating physicians and improving the treatment of individuals suffering from alcoholism or other addictions

The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the world, representing more than 50,000 members from over 50 occupations of public health. The Association and its members have been influencing policies and setting priorities in public health since 1872.
California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs
California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators the mission of CAADE is to promote and support quality education in alcohol and drug studies.

Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies The Center's mission is to promote the identification, prevention and effective treatment of alcohol and other drug use problems in our society through research, publications, education and training.

The Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR), located at the University of Maryland, provides a weekly fax service on drug abuse related topics also.
Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction. A consumer website warning users about dangerous prescription drugs.

ISAJE - The Journal of Psychoactive Drugs is a founding member of the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors, an organization established to promote excellence in the communication and dissemination of information about addiction and related sciences.
Narcotics Anonymous World Services NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem.

National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)'s mission is to provide leadership in the alcoholism and drug abuse counseling profession by building new visions, effecting change in public policy, promoting criteria for effective treatment, encouraging adherence to ethical standards, and ensuring professional growth for alcoholism and drug abuse counselors.

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) is a resource for research on addiction and substance abuse. It provides access to information, research and commentary on tobacco, alcohol and drug abuse issues including prevention, treatment and cost data.

The National Clearinghouse of Drug and Alcohol Information is the information service of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. NCADI is the world's largest resource for current information and materials about alcohol and other drugs.

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.   Their mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) was established by Act of Congress in 1988 and is organized within the Executive Office of the President. ONDCP is authorized to develop and coordinate the policies, goals, and objectives of the Nation's drug control program for reducing the use of illicit drugs. ONDCP engages in activities that both meet the requirements of its authorization and represent the values and commitments of the President and its Director.

PsycINFO is an abstract database of psychological literature from the 1800s to the present.

PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 17 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Substance Abuse Policy Research Program site includes project summaries, grant application information,and links to other sites relating to substance abuse. The goal of the program is to identify, analyze, and evaluate policies regarding tobacco, alcohol, and drug abuse.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA)'s purpose is to increase the utilization of substance abuse and mental health databases, thereby encouraging their use to understand and assess the extent of alcohol, drug abuse, and mental health disorders and the nature and impact of related treament systems. Based at theUniversity of Michigan's Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)'s mission is to assure that quality substance abuse and mental health services are available to the people who need them and to ensure that prevention and treatment knowledge is used more effectively in the general health care system.

SAMHSA News offers updates and information on Agency campaigns and initiatives, grants, data on drug and alcohol abuse, treatment updates, and new publications.

U.S. Department of Labor - Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace is charged with preparing the American workforce for new and better jobs, and ensuring the adequacy of America's workplaces. It is responsible for the administration and enforcement of over 180 federal statutes. These legislative mandates and the regulations produced to implement them cover a wide variety of workplace activities for nearly 10 million employers and well over 100 million workers, including protecting workers' wages, health and safety, employment and pension rights; promoting equal employment opportunity; administering job training, unemployment insurance and workers' compensation programs; strengthening free collective bargaining and collecting, analyzing and publishing labor and economic statistics.

World Health Organization (WHO) provides links to descriptions of activities, reports, news and events, as well as contacts and cooperating partners in the various WHO programmes and offices working on the topic of psychotropic drugs.


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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located inAtlanta, Georgia, USA, is an agency of the Public Health Service, in the Department of Health and Human Services. It's mission: To promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's(CDC's) National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) is designed to facilitate sharing of HIV/AIDS, STD and TB information and resources.

Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium promoting and preserving community-based health care
Rational Recovery
Harm Reduction Coalition harm reduction is a set of practical strategies that reduce negative consequences of drug use, incorporating a spectrum of strategies from safer use, to managed use to abstinence.
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The National Health Information Center is a health information referral service.
National Library of Medicine extensive collection of published medical information, coordinated by National Library of Medicine

The Indian Health Service is an agency of the Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services. The IHS provides a comprehensive health services delivery system for American Indians and Alaska Natives with opportunity for maximum tribal involvement in developing and managing programs to meet their health needs. The goal of the IHS is to raise the health status of American Indian and Alaska Native people to the highest possible level.
Kaiser Family Foundation dozens of publications, fact sheets, reports, surveys on health policy and other topics. Detailed Medicaid information for 50 states and DC.

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is one of the most extensive sources of information on criminal and juvenile justice in the world, providing services to an international community of policymakers and professionals. NCJRS is a collection of clearing houses supporting all bureaus of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs: the National Institute of Justice , the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the OJP Program Offices.
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