Substance Abuse

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Addiction Recovery Guide
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The Addiction Recovery Guide assists individuals struggling with drug addiction and alcoholism by finding help that best suits their needs. From evaluation to residential treatment centers, they have selected a range of outstanding programs. The most widely recommended treatment approach is total abstinence and the 12-step program.

Addictions Technology Transfer Center
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Seeks to develop and strengthen the workforce which provides addictions treatment and recovery services to those entering the treatment system. The Network consists of 14 Regional Centers and a National Office, and together takes a unified approach in delivering cutting-edge products, services and resources to support a powerful workforce...a workforce that has the potential to transform lives.

Al-Anon/Alateen
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For over 50 years, Al-Anon (which includes Alateen for younger members) has been offering hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics. It is estimated that each alcoholic affects the lives of at least four other people... alcoholism is truly a family disease. No matter what relationship you have with an alcoholic, whether they are still drinking or not, all who have been affected by someone else’s drinking can find solutions that lead to serenity in the Al-Anon/Alateen fellowship.

Alcoholics Anonymous
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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 only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. "There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety."

American Cancer Society’s Tobacco and Cancer Section
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Information about the harmful effects of tobacco, quitting tips, smoking legislation, and risks for children and teens.

American Council for Drug Education
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Develops programs and materials based on the most current scientific research on drug use and its impact on society.

Best Practices Registry (BPR) For Suicide Prevention
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Identifies, reviews, and disseminates information about best practices that address specific objectives of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

Buddy to Buddy
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Veteran volunteers are trained to help fellow veterans find resources for readjustment issues, including financial and educational issues, emotional challenges, substance problems, legal or job issues. Website includes a directory of resources for the general public and for health care providers.

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
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The sole Federal organization with responsibility for improving accessibility and quality of substance abuse prevention services. The Center provides national leadership in the development of policies, programs, and services to prevent the onset of illegal drug use, underage alcohol and tobacco use, and to reduce the negative consequences of using substances.

Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America
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Seeks to build and strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create safe, healthy and drug-free communities. The organization supports its members with technical assistance and training, public policy, media strategies and marketing programs, conferences and special events.

DrugWatch.com
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A comprehensive resource featuring information on various medications, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and those currently available or previously distributed worldwide. Site is not affiliated with any pharmaceutical companies or drug manufacturers.

Faces and Voices of Recovery
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A national campaign of individuals and organizations joining together to advocate for public action to deliver the power, possibility and proof of recovery. Faces & Voices of Recovery supports local recovery advocacy by increasing access to research, policy, organizing and technical support; facilitating relationships among local and regional groups; improving access to policymakers and the media; and providing a national rallying point for recovery advocates.

Grace After Fire
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An online social network dedicated to supporting all female veterans with help for substance abuse, mental health concerns, sexual assault trauma and traumatic brain injury.

International Coalition for Drug Awareness
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A group of physicians, researchers, journalists and concerned citizens dedicated to educating others about the dangers posed by many Rx medicines.

Nar-Anon Family Group
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Nar-Anon Family Group is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of a family member or friend. The program, which is not a religious one but a spiritual way of life, is based on the 12 suggested steps of Narcotics Anonymous. Working with these steps will bring the solution to practically any problem.

Narcotics Anonymous
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Narcotics Anonymous provides a recovery process and support network inextricably linked together. One of the keys to NA's success is the therapeutic value of addicts working with other addicts. Members share their successes and challenges in overcoming active addiction and living drug-free productive lives through the application of the principles contained within the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of NA.

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA)
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Provides information about the economic and social costs of substance abuse and its impact, what works in prevention, treatment, and law enforcement, encourages every individual and institution to take more responsibility for combating substance abuse and addiction, provide those on the front lines with the tools they need to succeed, seeks to remove the stigma of abuse and replace shame and despair with hope.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
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Provides education, information, help and hope to the public. It advocates prevention, intervention and treatment through offices in New York and Washington, and a nationwide network of Affiliates.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
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Supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. Offers online and print resources, databases, information on grants and research, and related sites.

National Resource Directory
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Provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.

Partnership for a Drug-Free America
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The Partnership for a Drug-Free America (PDFA) is a non-profit coalition of professionals from the communications industry. Through its national drug-education advertising campaign and other forms of media communication, the Partnership exists to help kids and teens reject substance abuse by influencing attitudes through persuasive information.

Purple Heart Project
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Established to assist Wounded Warriors of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to return to their families, homes, and country with a sense of honor and pride. Many of these veterans have woven their way through the labyrinth of military and veteran’s affairs medical and psychological care, and now are attempting to matriculate back into society. Many of them may not have grasped the tools and skills needed to transition from the life of high purpose to a more “normalized” life of day-to-day living and interacting, which this organization addresses as their primary service.

 
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