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Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Department of Justice

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was created in 1973, as the consolidation of several other Federal agencies, to enforce the Controlled Substance Act of 1970. The DEA strives to eliminate drug trafficking by limiting the availability of controlled substances, stopping the smuggling of illegal substances, educating the public about the dangers of drug abuse, and arresting and prosecuting offenders.

Review Date: August 27, 2008

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Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The provision of health services to members of federally-recognized tribes grew out of the special government-to-government relationship between the federal government and Indian tribes. This relationship, established in 1787, is based on Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, and has been given form and substance by numerous treaties, laws, Supreme Court decisions, and Executive Orders. The IHS is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for Indian people, and its goal is to raise their health status to the highest possible level. The IHS provides a comprehensive health service delivery system for approximately 2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives who belong to 566 federally recognized tribes in 35 states. Health services provided include medical, dental, and environmental health programs. Special program concentrations are in disease prevention and health promotion, alcoholism, substance abuse, suicide, accidents, maternal and child health, nutrition, and public health services.

Review Date: October 17, 2011

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National Audiovisual Center, U.S. Department of Commerce

The National Audiovisual Center (NAC) is the central source for purchasing or renting the more than 8,000 Federally produced audiovisual programs available to the public. Requests for information may be made by mail or telephone. Catalogs and referrals to free loan sources are provided free of charge. Several of the catalogs cover health-related topics, including such areas as alcohol and drug abuse, dentistry, emergency medical services, industrial safety, medicine, and nursing. The Center uses a master Data File to research audiovisual availability. DATABASE: The Center maintains a data file containing information on all audiovisual materials produced by the Federal Government which are available to the public.

Review Date: November 21, 2008

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NIDA Research Dissemination Center

NIDA Drug Pubs Research Dissemination Center distributes materials to virtually all audiences: drug abuse researchers, health professionals, teachers, advocacy groups, teenagers and the general public. Anyone interested in receiving the latest scientific information about drug abuse and addiction can call 1-877-NIDA-NIH (1-877-643-2644), or 1-240-645-0228 (TDD). Order requests can be placed online or can also be e-mailed to:drugpubs@nida.nih.gov or faxed to 240-645-0227.

Review Date: August 23, 2011

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NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA

NIDA's mission is to lead the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention and treatment and to inform policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.

Review Date: March 20, 2013

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Inquiries on mental health, drug abuse, or alcohol can be directed to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) , formerly the Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA). Requests for publications should be directed to the information offices listed in the General Notes (GN) field of this database record.

Review Date: June 13, 2011

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Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network

The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network is a nationwide resource for addiction-related information funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). They develop the workforce by transferring the latest in addiction science and research to providers of community treatment services. Their vision is to unify science, education and services to transform the lives of individuals and families affected by alcohol and other drug addictions.Serving the 50 U.S. States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Pacific Islands, the ATTC Network operates as 14 individual Regional Centers and a National Office.

Review Date: February 20, 2009

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Al-Anon Family Groups Headquarters, Inc.

Al-Anon is a mutual support program for persons who are affected by the compulsive drinking of a family member or friend. Alateen, a part of Al-Anon Family Groups, helps teenage sons and daughters of alcoholics to cope with problems in their homes. Groups provide direct services to individuals, family and friends of alcoholics, by providing information on alcoholism and sharing experience in coping with the disease, and by providing the opportunity to learn to grow spiritually. Al-Anon's program of recovery is adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous and is based upon the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts of Service.

Review Date: April 24, 2012

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Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international fellowship of men and women who share their experiences with each other, so 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; the Organization is self-supporting through member contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution; does not want to engage in any controversy, and neither endorses nor opposes any causes. The primary purpose of members is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. AA was founded in 1935 and currently has over 2 million members.

Review Date: October 11, 2011

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American Council for Drug Education

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. ACDE also operates www.drughelp.org, a private, non-profit information and referral network providing information on specific drugs and treatment options, and referrals to public and private treatment programs, self-help groups, family support groups and crisis centers throughout the United States. In 1995, ACDE became an affiliate of Phoenix House Foundation, the largest, private, non-profit drug abuse service agency in the country

Review Date: September 06, 2010

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Drug Policy Alliance

The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the nation's leading organization promoting alternatives to the drug war that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights. DPA is actively involved in the legislative process and seeks to roll back the excesses of the drug war, block new, harmful initiatives, and promote sensible drug policy reforms. As a result of our work, hundreds of thousands of people have been diverted from incarceration to drug treatment programs, hundreds of thousands of sick and dying patients can safely access their medicine without being considered criminals under the law, and states like California have saved more than $2.5 billion by eliminating wasteful and ineffective law enforcement, prosecution and prison expenditures.

Review Date: October 17, 2011

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Families Anonymous, Inc.

Families Anonymous (FA) was founded in 1971 as a mutual support group for families of people involved in drug abuse and related behavioral problems. Group meetings and discussions are modeled on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and focus on providing emotional support for the member rather than changing the behavior of the substance abuser. There are no fees or dues for group membership. Assistance is offered to people forming new FA groups.

Review Date: March 30, 2011

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Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a nonprofit, international organization founded in 1947; it was created to help people of all ages, races, religious perspectives, occupations, and lifestyles stop using drugs. There are more than 58,000 weekly meetings in 131 countries, including the U.S. and Canada, and meetings are also held in correctional and treatment facilities. The World Service Office of NA provides and distributes complimentary group starter kits and NA literature upon request. The material can also be obtained by professionals who refer their clients to existing NA meetings. NA approaches the 12-step recovery program by focusing on the disease of addiction itself, and not a particular drug. There are no dues of fees for NA services.

Review Date: May 24, 2011

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National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors

NAADAC is the nation's largest association of addiction focused professionals who enhance the health and recovery of individuals, families and communities. NAADAC's mission is to lead, unify, and empower addiction professionals to achieve excellence through education, advocacy, knowledge, standards of practice, ethics, professional development and research.

Review Date: January 12, 2011

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National Association of Social Workers, Inc.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) was founded in 1955 as a professional organization for social workers from a merger of seven predecessor organizations. It promotes the professional growth and development of its members, establishes and maintains professional standards of practice, and advances sound social policies and legislation. Major areas of concern include social work services, employment and economic support, health and mental health, education, human and civil rights, and quality assurance. NASW is also dedicated to the elimination of racism, sexism, and poverty.

Review Date: February 12, 2010

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National Association on Drug Abuse Problems, Inc.

Founded in 1971 by business and labor leaders concerned about the effects of drug and alcohol abuse on the quality of life in the United States, NADPA's provides individuals with the opportunity to become self-sufficient, productive, employed and free of substance abuse. The organization's programs work toward insuring that individuals fulfill their potential by living and working in environments free from substance abuse.

Review Date: November 21, 2008

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National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse

The mission of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) is to inform Americans of the economic and social costs of substance abuse and its impact on their lives; assess what works in prevention, treatment, and law enforcement; encourage every individual and institution to take responsibility to combat substance abuse and addiction; provide those on the front lines with the tools they need to suceed; and remove the stigma of abuse and replace shame and despair with hope. The Center is located at Columbia University where all the professional disciplines (health policy, medicine, nursing, communications, economics, sociology, anthropology, law, law enforcement, business, religion, education) needed to study and combat all forms of substance abuse - illegal drugs, pills, alcohol and tobacco - are available.

Review Date: November 25, 2008

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National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.(NCADD), founded in 1944, is a national, nonprofit organization combating alcoholism, other drug addictions, and related problems. NCADD's major programs include prevention and education, public information, public policy advocacy, and publications. NCADD's network of more than 100 State and local nonprofit affiliates conduct similar activities in their areas and provide information and referral services to families and individuals seeking help with an alcohol- or other drug-related problem. NCADD sponsors National Alcohol Awareness Month in April and Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Week in May. NCADD operates a toll-free number, (800)NCA-CALL, for information about alcoholism and the name of the NCADD affiliate in your area.

Review Date: June 26, 2008

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One Sky Center

One Sky Center is a National Resource Center for American Indians and Alaska Natives. It is dedicated to improving prevention and treatment of substance abuse and mental health across Indian Country. The objectives of the National Resource Center include: (1) promote and nurture effective and culturally appropriate mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services for Native populations; (2) identify culturally appropriate, effective evidence-based mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment practices and disseminate them so that they can be applied successfully across diverse tribal communities; and (3) provide technical assistance, training and products to expand the capacity and quality of mental heath and substance abuse prevention and treatment practitioners serving Native populations.

Review Date: October 05, 2011

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Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country’s leading pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies, which are devoted to inventing medicines that allow patients to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives. PhRMA's mission is winning advocacy for public policies that encourage the discovery of life-saving and life enhancing new medicines for patients by pharmaceutical/biotechnology research companies. The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) – a nationwide effort sponsored by America’s pharmaceutical research companies – helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or nearly free.

Review Date: September 27, 2010

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Phoenix House Center on Addiction and the Family

The Phoenix House Center on Addiction and the Family (COAF) – formerly the Children of Alcoholics Foundation – was established in 1982 to help children and adults from addicted families. COAF’s mission is to help children of all ages from alcoholic and substance abusing families reach their full potential by breaking the cycle of parental substance abuse and reducing the pain and problems that result from parental addiction. To realize this goal, COAF, an affiliate of Phoenix House since 1997, develops curriculum and other educational materials, writes reports, provides information about parental substance abuse for the general public, trains professionals, and promotes research.

Review Date: April 14, 2011

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive

The goal of the Archive is to distribute and promote the usage of research data on substance abuse and mental health problems and the impact of related treatment systems. Data collections distributed by SAMHDA are available for free download from the Archive's web site http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/SAMHDA, in a standard format that is readable by most statistical applications. The project also maintains an online analysis system that permits users to conduct rapid statistical analysis without requiring a download of large data files or use of specialized statistical software. SAMHDA's major holdings include the National Household survey on Drug Abuse series (1979 to present), The National Comorbidity Survey (Baseline and Replication), Monitoring the Future series for both 12th graders (1992-2005) and many others. SAMHDA is an initiative of the Office of Applied Studies at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Review Date: December 15, 2008

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