For Professionals

American Society of Addiction Medicine – specialty medical society on addictions
Commonwealth Prevention Alliance (CPA) – mission is to support prevention professionals in eliminating substance abuse – information and tools designed to help youth workers from partnerships and enhance the effectiveness of programs tailored to the needs of at-risk youth in a community
National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children – nonprofit organization founded to assist and care for children who are in danger because their parents/caregivers are manufacturing, dealing, or using drugs
National Center for Quality Afterschool – an after school toolkit including research-based practices, sample lessons, video examples, and resources to support academic enrichment after school
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) – provides access to alcohol and other drug information and intervention resources
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) – biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) – organized into divisions and offices, each of which plays a key role in drug abuse research
Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP)– publications, current documents, and important links
PA Stop –  a website from The Commonwealth Prevention Alliance designed to educate Pennsylvanians about the risks of prescription painkiller and heroin use, the relationship between painkiller and heroin use, and what to do when you need help.
Prevention Institute
– conducts training and strategic consultation with government, foundations, and community-based organizations nationwide and internationally
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – works to improve the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation services to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illness.

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