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Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcoholism by encouraging communities to reach out to the American public each April with information about alcohol, alcoholism and recovery.
Support for friends and family of problem drinkers.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
An international mutual aid movement developed to help people achieve and maintain sobriety.
American Council for Drug Education (ACDE)
"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."
American Society of Addiction Medicine
"To improve the care and treatment of people with the disease of addiction and advance the practice of Addiction Medicine."
"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 fellowship of men and women who share our experience, strength, and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction."
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
"NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of more than 75,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad."
“NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We … meet regularly to help each other stay clean. … We are not interested in what or how much you used ... but only in what you want to do about your problem and how we can help.”
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)
"A voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting the Nation’s #1 health problem – alcoholism, drug addiction and the devastating consequences of alcohol and other drugs on individuals, families and communities."
A Call to Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at U.S. Colleges
NIAAA : From the Task Force on College Drinking which was created by the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)
NIAAA provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems.
NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.
Prescription Drugs: Abuse and Addiction
From NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse). Examines the non-medical use of prescription drugs-opioids, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants-describing adverse health effects of their use and the prevention and treatment of addiction.
Office of National Drug Control Policy
ONDCP advises the President on drug-control issues, coordinates drug-control activities and related funding across the Federal government, and produces the annual National Drug Control Strategy, which outlines Administration efforts to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing and trafficking, drug-related crime and violence, and drug-related health consequences.
State Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SCAODA)
State of Wisconsin. Mission is to enhance the quality of life for Wisconsin citizens by preventing alcohol and other drug abuse and its consequences through prevention, treatment, recovery, and enforcement and control activities.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
(DEA). Government agency responsible for enforcing controlled substance laws and regulations.
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