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Addiction Center:

The Addiction Center was founded by recovering addicts and health information writers. Their goal is to provide the most up-to-date information on addiction as well as reviews of top treatment centers across the country. They are not a treatment center, but their network of centers across the country aims to provide outlets for people seeking help.


Addiction Resource:

The goal of Addiction Resource is to provide a wealth of information to help better educate people about substance abuse and motivate the ones who may be suffering to seek the support they need.  This website is not only for people seeking information or help, but also for those who want to assist in a family member or friend’s recovery but unsure how to go about it.


Alcohol Awareness Council:

The Alcohol Awareness Council is dedicated to informing the public about the use and abuse of alcohol. You will find the latest alcohol research, studies and statistical data, brought to you by government agencies, academic institutions, news sources and awareness organizations. You will also find a wealth of alcohol-related resources, support groups, and help lines for those struggling with alcoholism.


APAM (Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines):

The Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines is a non-profit partnership of key stakeholders in the prescription drug supply chain - e.g., manufacturers, distributors, pharmacy benefit managers, pharmacies, physicians - that have joined together to develop and offer policy solutions aimed to address prescription drug abuse.


ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council):

The American Legislative Exchange Council works to advance the fundamental principles of free-market enterprise, limited government, and federalism at the state level through a nonpartisan public-private partnership of America’s state legislators, members of the private sector and the general public.


American Academy of Pain Management:

The mission of the American Academy of Pain Management improves the lives of people with pain by advancing a person-centered, integrative model of pain care through evidence-guided education, credentialing, and advocacy.


ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine):

ASAM is a professional society representing over 3,000 physicians and associated professionals dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment; educating physicians, other medical professionals and the public; supporting research and prevention; and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addictions.


ASTHO (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials):

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials represents public health agencies throughout the United States and over 100,000 public health professionals that these agencies employ.  Its primary function is to track, evaluate, and advise members on the impact and formation of public or private health policy which may affect them and to provide them with guidance and technical assistance on improving the nation's health. provides information from various Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) operating and staff divisions.


Carnevale Associates, LLC:

Carnevale Associates, LLC, offers guidance and practical solutions to governments, organizations and communities as they confront the public policy and program challenges of the 21st century. We specialize in strategic planning, performance measurement, strategic communications and policy research. Regardless of the project, our mission is the same: bring practical and research-based policy solutions to clients facing real-time challenges.


CLAAD (Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence):

The not-for-profit Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence (CLAAD) coordinates a comprehensive national effort to prevent prescription drug fraud, diversion, misuse, and abuse while advancing consumer access to high-quality health care.


CADCA (Community Anti-drug Coalitions of America):

CADCA is the premier membership organization representing those working to make their communities safe, healthy and drug-free. CADCA’s network of more than 5,000 community coalitions brings together key leaders within the community to address local conditions from underage drinking to prescription drug abuse


CSG (Council of State Governments):

The Council of State Governments is our nation’s only organization serving all three branches of state government. CSG is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy. This offers unparalleled regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships.


Rehab to Detox:

Rehab to Detox’s goal is to be the only place you need to go to find out everything you need to know regarding addiction and recovery, including a free directory for information regarding addiction, recovery, alcoholism, and supply information on where local mutual support groups meet.


Drug Rehab Connections:

Drug Rehab Connections is an informational website that connects addicts and their families with the help they need to put their lives together. Their goal is to help these individuals and loved ones by providing them with information and support on different addictions and recovery resources available to them.


Drug Treatment Center Finder:

Drug Treatment Center Finder is not a specific treatment center, instead, it is a free web-based resource hub that strives to provide the most up-to-date information and available treatment services across the nation. Their goal is to provide resources to addicts and their loved ones in order to guide them to the help they need in order to rebuild their lives.


LAC (Legal Action Center):

The Legal Action Center is the only non-profit law and policy organization in the United States whose sole mission is to fight discrimination against people with histories of addiction, HIV/AIDS, or criminal records, and to advocate for sound public policies in these areas.


NAADAC (Association for Addiction Professionals):

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of  addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad, who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support and education.


NAAG (National Association of Attorneys General):

NAAG’s mission is: "To facilitate interaction among Attorneys General as peers and to facilitate the enhanced performance of Attorneys General and their staffs." NAAG fosters an environment of "cooperative leadership," helping Attorneys General respond effectively - individually and collectively - to emerging state and federal issues.


NABP (National Association of Boards of Pharmacy):

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy is an impartial professional organization that supports the state boards of pharmacy in protecting public health. NABP aims to ensure the public’s health and safety through its pharmacist license transfer and pharmacist competence assessment programs, as well as through its accreditation programs.


NADCP (The National Association of Drug Court Professionals):

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals is a not-for-profit membership organization comprised of judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and clinical professionals who create a common-sense approach to improving the justice system by using a combination of judicial monitoring and effective treatment to compel drug-using offenders to stay off drugs and become productive citizens. Offering comprehensive training and technical assistance, NADCP provides information to over 3,000 drug court professionals in the U.S. and abroad.


NASADAD (National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors):

The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc. (NASADAD) is a private, not-for-profit educational, scientific, and informational organization. NASADAD’s basic purpose is to foster and support the development of effective alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and treatment programs throughout every State.


NASCSA (National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities):

The National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities is a 501(C)(3) non-profit educational organization established in 1985. NASCSA’s primary purpose is to provide a continuing mechanism through which state and federal agencies, the pharmaceutical industry and other interested parties can work to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of state and national efforts to prevent and control drug diversion and abuse.


NCSC (National Center for State Courts):

NCSC is the organization courts turn to for authoritative knowledge and information, because its efforts are directed by collaborative work with the Conference of Chief Justices, the Conference of State Court Administrators, and other associations of judicial leaders. Consequently, NCSC is able to return expertise to the courts in a variety of forms — from Web resources to hands-on assistance.  State assessments pay for the distribution of information from knowledge analysts and online sources, available free of charge to state trial and appellate courts and their administrative offices.


NCOIL (National Conference of Insurance Legislators):

The purpose of NCOIL is to help legislators make informed decisions on insurance issues that affect their constituents and to declare opposition to federal encroachment of state authority to oversee the business of insurance, as authorized under the McCarran-Ferguson Act of 1945.


NCSL (National Conference of State Legislators):

NCSL is committed to the success of all legislators and staff. Our mission is to improve the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures, promote policy innovation and communication among state legislatures, ensure state legislatures a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system.


NGA (National Governors Association):

The National Governors Association (NGA) is the bipartisan organization of the nation’s governors. Through NGA, governors share best practices, speak with a collective voice on national policy and develop innovative solutions that improve state government and support the principles of federalism.


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.


NSC (National Safety Council):

The National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.


Partnership for Drug-free Kids:

A nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and helping families impacted by addiction. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids translates the science of teen drug use and addiction for families, providing parents with direct support to prevent and cope with teen drug and alcohol abuse. is filled with informative facts and guidance regarding addiction treatment and mental health issues that your readers may find useful. This site also allows you to find treatment by type of treatment or by state.


The Recovery Village:

The Recovery Village offers comprehensive treatment for dual diagnosis based drug and alcohol rehab, eating disorder and mental health treatments tailored to the patient’s specific needs.