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To help  in locate resources in addictions, mental health, HIV/AIDS and the criminal justice system,
M-CAN has provided the following listings.

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of the listed organizations. M-CAN cannot vouch for the accuracy, timeliness or completeness of the
information contained within the listed website and advises users to check any information conveyed
on these sites with a reliable source.

Website Resources

Whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not, Al-Anon offers hope and recovery to all
people affected by the alcoholism of a loved one or friend. support for friends and families.

Alcohólicos Anónimos (AA)
Alcoholics Anonymous outreach and support for speakers of Spanish. An international
fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem; it is nonprofessional,
self-supporting, nondenominational, multiracial, apolitical, self-help group open to
anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
An international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem; it is
nonprofessional, self-supporting, nondenominational, multiracial, apolitical, self-help
group open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.

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

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people; promotes health
through strong partnerships; serves as the national focus for developing and applying
disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and
education activities.

Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)
Nonprofit education and advocacy organization that focuses on improving the safety and
nutritional quality of our food supply and on reducing the carnage caused by alcoholic

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
CSAP, under the auspices Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in
the US Department of Health and Human Services, provides national leadership in the
development of policies, programs, and services to prevent the onset of illegal drug use, to
prevent underage alcohol and tobacco use and to reduce the negative consequences of
using substances.

Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
A University of Maryland research center which collects, analyzes and disseminates
information on the nature and extent of substance abuse and related problems in
Maryland and nationally. Conducts policy-relevant research on specific initiatives to
prevent, treat, and control substance abuse.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
CSAT,under the auspices Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in
the US Department of Health and Human Services, is Congressionally mandated to expand
the availability of effective treatment and recovery services for alcohol and drug problems.

Cocaine Anonymous
A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each
other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their
addiction; the primary purpose is to stay free from cocaine and all other mind-altering
substances, and to help others achieve the same freedom.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
Premier membership organization of over 5,000 anti-drug coalitions, each working to make
their community safe, healthy and drug-free -- one community at a time.

Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study
The first study to assess the actual extent of alcohol diagnoses among college students;
previous studies on college drinking have concentrated on the type, frequency and amount
of alcohol consumed.

Hazelden Foundation
A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people recover from alcoholism and other
drug addiction. Provides residential and outpatient treatment for adults and young people,
programs for families affected by chemical dependency, and training for a variety of
professionals. Also premier publisher of information on this subject and related areas.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Largest US foundation devoted to improving the health and health care of all Americans;
concentrates grantmaking in three areas: assuring that all Americans have access to basic
health care; improving care and support for people with chronic health conditions; and
promoting health and disease prevention by reducing the harm caused by substance abuse.

Johnson Institute
Improves and expands the public's understanding of addiction as a treatable illness, and
promote the power and possibility of recovery from alcoholism, and other drug addiction.

Join Together
A national resource for communities fighting substance abuse and gun violence. A project
of the Boston University School of Public Health

Legal Action Center
The only law and policy organization in the US that fights discrimination against people
with histories of addiction, AIDS, and criminal records and advocates for sound public
policies in these areas. Provides legal services including impact litigation, policy advocacy
and research, training, technical assistance and education.

The Marin Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems
Creates an environment that helps individuals make healthy choices and requires
responsible action from government and business; Collaborating with the World Health
Organization and other groups to build the world's only database on alcohol use,
problems, and policies worldwide.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
National volunteer organization, with community chapters throughout the US, whose goal is
to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
An international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts.

Nar-Anon Family Groups
Nar-Anon is a twelve-step program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts
recover from the effects of living with an addicted relative or friend.

National Association for Children Of Alcoholics (NACoA)
A national, nonprofit membership organization working on behalf of children of alcohol
and drug dependent parents. Advocates for all children and families affected by
alcoholism and other drug dependencies.

National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
Dedicated to promoting, assisting and enhancing the delivery of ethical, effective, research-
based treatment for alcoholism and other drug addictions.

National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
Global organization of addiction focused professionals who enhance the health and
recovery of individuals, families and communities and empowers addiction focused
professionals to achieve excellence through education, advocacy, knowledge, standards of
practice, ethics, professional development and research.

National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD)
A private, nonprofit, educational, scientific, and informational organization that fosters
and supports the development of effective alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and
treatment programs throughout every state.

National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP)
Seeks to reduce substance abuse, crime and recidivism by promoting and advocating for the
establishment and funding of drug courts and providing for collection and dissemination of
information, technical assistance, and mutual support to association members.

National Black Alcoholism and Addictions Council (NBAC)
Provides leadership for the prevention and treatment of alcohol abuse, alcoholism, and
other drugs of abuse. Represents a cross-section of the larger black community, interested
citizens, recovering alcoholics, counselors, administrators, politicians and business

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD)

An annual community mobilization HIV testing and treatment initiative founded in

2001. The goals of NBHAAD are to motivate African Americans at risk of HIV to " get

educated, get tested, get treated  if needed and get involved in HIV prevention.

National Center on Addiction & Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA)
A unique think and action tank that engages all disciplines to study every form of
substance abuse as it affects our society.

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
Federal resource for information about substance abuse prevention and treatment,
offering more than 500 items from various government and other educational
organizations, to the public. Many publications are free of charge.

National Families in Action
A national drug education, prevention, and policy center that helps families and
communities prevent drug abuse among children by promoting policies based on science.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Federal agency, under the U.S. Department of Transportation, responsible for reducing
deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes. Maintains
statistics on DWI and DUI.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Part of the National Institues of Health, supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral
research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and
alcohol-related problems.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Part of the National Institues of Health, leads the nation in bringing the power of science
to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS)
A nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating birth defects caused by alcohol
consumption during pregnancy and improving the quality of life for those individuals and
families affected by Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effect.

National Women's Resource Center (NWHRC)
Nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women make informed decisions about their
health, encourages women to embrace healthy lifestyles to promote wellness and prevent
disease. National clearinghouse for women’s health information.

Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC)
Created by the Department of Health and Human Services to improve the health of racial
and ethnic populations through the development of effective health policies and programs
that help to eliminate disparities in health.

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
An office of the White House that establishes policies, priorities, and objectives for the
nation's drug control programs through publication of the annual National Drug Control

Partnership for Prevention
A membership association of corporations, non-profits, and state health departments
working to emphasize disease prevention and health promotion in national policy and

Rutgers University Center of Alcohol Studies Library
A multidisciplinary institute dedicated to acquisition and dissemination of knowledge on
psychoactive substance use and related phenomena with primary emphasis on alcohol use
and consequences.

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator
This searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs, sponosred by the
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, shows the location of facilities
around the country that treat alcoholism, alcohol abuse and drug abuse problems.