Substance Abuse

Division of Workplace Programs, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

The Division of Workplace Programs (DWP) is mandated by Executive Order and Public Law to provide oversight for: (1) the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Program aimed at elimination of illicit drug use in the Federal workforce; and (2) the National Laboratory Certification Program (NLCP), which certifies laboratories to conduct forensic drug testing for the Federal agencies and for some federally-regulated industries. Additionally, DWP addresses primary substance abuse prevention through comprehensive drug-free and health/wellness workplace programs. These programs promote safer, healthier, and more productive workplaces. Interventions incorporate a continuum of scientifically-based components, including substance abuse awareness, health/wellness, health risk assessments, brief screenings, drug testing, early identification, intervention, treatment, recovery, and reintegration assisting employees, families and their communities. DWP is committed with helping workplaces meet the demands of health care reform along while reducing health care costs.

Review Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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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: Wednesday, August 27, 2008

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Homelessness Resource Center

The Homelessness Resource Center (HRC), a Center for Mental Health Services Initiative, seeks to improve the daily lives of people affected by homelessness and who have mental health and substance use problems and trauma histories. The work of the HRC includes training and technical assistance, online learning opportunities, and publications. HRC also maintains an extensive knowledge database of studies, papers and reports related to homelessness that is available on their Web site.

Review Date: Wednesday, January 12, 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: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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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 or faxed to 240-645-0227.

Review Date: Tuesday, 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: Monday, October 05, 2015

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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: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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Center of Alcohol Studies

The Center of Alcohol Studies (CAS), founded in the early 1940s, conducts research on alcohol, and other substance use/abuse, disseminates information, and engages in professional and public education. The Library acquires, organizes, and disseminates scientific and technical bibliographic and textual information on alcohol; and houses a major collection of books, periodicals, dissertations, and other materials pertaining to alcohol studies. The library is open to researchers, scholars, and students; it includes the Master Catalog of Alcohol Literature, which lists the world's scholarly literature on alcohol studies since the 15th century; the Classified Abstract Archives of the Alcohol Literature, which covers 1935-1976; the McCarthy Memorial Collection of alcohol research documents; and a collection of questionnaires, interview schedules, and survey forms used in research on drinking and alcoholism. The library's bibliographic database of over 70,000 citations to alcohol/drug research and educational literature is available online at

Review Date: Friday, January 16, 2009

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Co-Dependents Anonymous

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA®) was established in 1986 as a self-help recovery program for individuals coping with co-dependency. Co-dependency is a compulsive, self-destructive behavior, characterized by an inability to maintain functional relationships, and may include a history of addiction. CoDA® is a non-professional organization, and is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution. Its group activities are patterned after twelve-step recovery programs. Group meetings have been established in 49 states and 10 countries.

Review Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

Since 1992, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) has been training local grassroots groups, known as community anti-drug coalitions, in effective community problem-solving strategies, teaching them how to assess their local substance abuse-related problems and develop a comprehensive plan to address them. In addition to providing training and technical assistance, CADCA advocates for community coalitions in Congress and provides networking and educational opportunities through conferences and events. CADCA also educates the public about the latest trends in substance abuse, builds community coalitions from the ground up and develops helpful tools and resources that empower communities to solve their drug and alcohol-related problems.

Review Date: Wednesday, November 09, 2011

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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: Monday, October 17, 2011

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Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery

The mission of the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention is to support institutions of higher education (IHEs) in their efforts to combat illegal alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and its consequences, including violence, in American colleges and universities primarily through the use of prevention strategies that focus on environmental, educational, and information dissemination strategies.

Review Date: Monday, July 14, 2014

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of more than 85,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad. NAADAC’s members are addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support and education. An important part of the healthcare continuum, NAADAC members and its 47 state affiliates work to create healthier individuals, families and communities through prevention, intervention, quality treatment and recovery support.

Review Date: Thursday, January 08, 2015

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Narcotic Educational Foundation of America

The Narcotic Educational Foundation of America (NEFA) is managed by the California Narcotic Officer's Association. NEFA, a non profit educational organization was founded in 1924 to educate the public about the dangers of controlled substances.

Review Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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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: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse, Inc.

A private non-profit membership organization, NAPAFASA is dedicated to addressing the alcohol, tobacco, and other drug issues of Asian and Pacific Islanders on the continental U.S., Hawaii, the six Pacific Island jurisdictions and elsewhere. The organization's goal is to promote health, social justice and reduce substance abuse and related problems in API communities. In addition to its members (individuals and agencies), NAPAFASA's serves the general public, service providers, government agencies, and private organizations.

Review Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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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: Friday, 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: Tuesday, November 25, 2008

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National Families in Action

National Families in Action (NFIA) is a drug education, prevention, and policy center. The organization's focus is preventing drug use, abuse, addiction, and death, and bridging the gap between science, law, and the public. NFIA's mission is to help families and communities prevent drug use among children by promoting policies based on science.

Review Date: Wednesday, January 05, 2011

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National Inhalant Prevention Coalition

The National Inhalant Prevention Coalition (NIPC) is a public-private effort to promote awareness and recognition of the problem of inhalant use. The NIPC serves as an inhalant referral and information clearinghouse, stimulates media coverage about inhalant issues, develops informational materials, disseminates an electronic newsletter, NIPC UPDATE, provides training and technical assistance.The NIPC founded and leads National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week ® (NIPAW) a week-long national grassroots inhalant education and awareness campaign. NIPC works with state agencies, schools, businesses, trade associations, media, civic organizations, law enforcement, Poison Control Centers and interfaith groups throughout the country to educate and devise multifaceted awareness and prevention campaigns to educate youth and adults about the debilitating effects of these dangerous gateway drugs. NIPC also provides inservice training for educators.

Review Date: Wednesday, February 09, 2011

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Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Office of Applied Studies collects and reports on national and state data to assist policymakers, treatment providers and patients make informed decisions regarding the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders.

Review Date: Monday, September 26, 2011

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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: Thursday, April 14, 2011

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The Partnership at

The Partnership at is a drug abuse prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery resource, existing to help parents and caregivers effectively address alcohol and drug abuse with their teens and young adults. The main focus of this organization is to prevent illicit drug use among the Nation's youth through the use of media communication. PDFA has launched several well-known national, anti-drug advertising campaigns it is efforts to reduce demand for illicit drugs in America. The Partnership is a private, non-profit, non-partisan coalition of professionals from the communications industry.

Review Date: Thursday, November 04, 2010

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United States Anti-Doping Agency

USADA is the United States Anti-Doping Agency, the independent, non-governmental, national anti-doping agency for Olympic, Paralympic Pan American and Para panamerican sports in the United States. USADA is dedicated to preserving the integrity of competition, inspiring true sport and protecting the health of athletes. USADA began drug testing of athletes on October 2, 2000 and is responsible for managing the testing and adjudication process of the athletes in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. USADA is also responsible for drug reference resources including the therapeutic-use exemption process, scientific research initiatives, and athlete and outreach education.

Review Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012

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