Mental Health Organizations

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Hazelden Foundation
Hazelden Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people recover from alcoholism and other drug addiction, is known as one of the premier publishers of information on this subject and related areas.

Betty Ford Center

PULSE is a free service of the Centre for Community Change International, gathering new and noteworthy Internet resources for mental health providers, family members of individuals with mental illness, consumers of mental health services and consumer advocates. A great source of new articles and resources, many about co-occurring disorders.

Web of Addictions
Internet site dedicated to providing accurate information about alcohol and other drug addictions.

Prevention Pathways
Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
(CSAP). Prevention Pathways is your gateway to information on prevention programs, program implementation, evaluation technical assistance, online courses, and a wealth of other prevention resources.

Surviving The System
Surviving The System and learning to live again. “Please help us to help others, especially our children, through love and education, not incarceration!” An excellent forum for those who are, or have been, involved in the criminal justice system to share their experience, strength, and hope and help others to know what to expect, what to do, what not to do, that we all have rights, and how to make it through the difficult times that they may be experiencing.

Powerfully Recovered
Eliminating Limiting Beliefs in the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12 Step groups.

Women for Sobriety
Women For Sobriety, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions.
An online resource for information about the medical and psychiatric treatment of addictive disorders. Includes information on dual diagnosis.

Manisses Communications Group, Inc.
Manisses Communications Group is a leader in the development and dissemination of reliable mental health and addiction information. Our mission is to provide essential information to decision makers and service providers in mental health and addiction. Browse our site to see what we can do for you.

Government Agencies:

Canada’s Drug Strategy
The Office of Canada’s Drug Strategy of Health Canada is the focal point within the federal government for harm reduction, prevention, and treatment and rehabilitation initiatives concerning alcohol and other drugs issues. Our efforts aim to prevent the use of drugs by those not currently using them, reduce the harm for those who use them, and promote effective and innovative treatment and rehabilitation for those affected by substance abuse. Many interesting papers here including topics concerning dual diagnosis.

The Treatment Improvement Exchange
(TIE) is a resource sponsored by the Division of State and Community Assistance of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment to provide information exchange between CSAT staff and State and local alcohol and substance abuse agencies. The TIE Contract is funded by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

SAMHSA is the Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.

National Clearinghouse on Alcohol & Drug Information
(NCADI) offers substance abuse information via ten searchable databases. Online access is provided to research these databases for bibliographic abstracts pertaining to such subjects as alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, cocaine, and other drugs. Many other NCADI publications can be found here as well. This site is large and unfortunately not optimally organized.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Information found here includes NIAAA publications Alcohol Alert, the quarterly scientific journal Alcohol Health & Research World, pamphlets/brochures, surveillance reports, research monographs, manuals, FAQ’s on alcoholism, and two online databases (ETOH and Quick Facts). Funding information is available as well.

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. 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 to ensure the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve drug abuse and addiction prevention, treatment, and policy

The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
Contains information on the National Drug Control Strategy, the ONDCP’s current media campaign, press releases, and law enforcement data.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive
SAMHDA is an initiative of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The goal of the archive is to provide ready access to substance abuse and mental health research data and to promote the sharing of these data among researchers, academics, policymakers, service providers, and others. The Website features an online data analysis system that allows users to conduct analyses on selected datasets within the archive.

Professional Organizations:

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
“The nation’s medical specialty society dedicated to educating physicians and improving the treatment of individuals suffering from alcoholism and other addictions.”

The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc (NASADAD)
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.

The Association for Addiction Professionals. NAADAC is the only professional membership organization that serves counselors who specialize in addiction treatment. With nearly 14,000 members and 47 state affiliates representing more than 80,000 addiction counselors, we are the nation’s largest network of alcoholism and drug abuse treatment professionals. NAADAC€™s Mission is to lead, unify, and empower addiction focused professionals to achieve excellence through education, advocacy, knowledge, standards of practice, ethics, professional development and research.

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