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Alphabetical Listing of Linked Websites



Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of New York State (ASANYS) - This non-profit membership association consists of coalitions, programs, and agencies throughout New York State that provide substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and research.

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) – The AAAP strives to promote accessibility to the highest quality treatment for all who need it; excellence in clinical practice in addiction psychiatry; educating the public to influence public policy regarding addictive illness; continuing education for addiction professionals; as well as encouraging research on the etiology, prevention, identification, and treatment of the addictions.

American Academy of Healthcare Providers in the Addictive Disorders - This academy is a credentialing organization that is dedicated to advancing certification of treatment providers in the addictive disorders by advancing scientific interest and education in the field.


American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) - The association is focused on advancing the science and practice of hepatology. AASLD events meet the increasing demand of hepatology's growing importance as a medical specialty by providing participants the opportunity to exchange research, discuss outcomes, and interact with colleagues focused on liver and biliary diseases.


American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) – (AATOD) This non-profit organization for healthcare professionals was founded in 1984 to enhance the quality of patient care in addiction treatment programs by promoting the growth and development of comprehensive medication-assisted therapy services throughout the United States.


American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee on Substance Abuse

A committee of America’s preeminent legal organization that addresses legal and policy issues involving alcohol and drug addiction.


American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP) - The objectives of the College are to advance the science of clinical pharmacology in all its phases and to engage in appropriate educational efforts in the public interest. The College attempts to cover the entire area of the interaction between drugs and humans. These areas include pharmaceutical chemistry, biochemistry, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, clinical pharmacology practice in the outpatient and inpatient settings, human toxicology, drug interactions and clinical drug trials.


American Jail Association (AJA) – The American Jail Association (AJA) is a national, nonprofit organization that exists to support those who work in and operate our Nation's jails and is the only national association that focuses exclusively on issues specific to the operations of local correctional facilities.


American College of Psychiatrists (ACP) – A non-profit honorary association of psychiatrists who promote and support the highest standards in psychiatry through education, research, and clinical practice.


American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) – A national organization representing licensed mental health counselors and state chapters, with consistent standards of education, training, licensing, practice, advocacy and ethics.


American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) The American Probation and Parole Association is an international association composed of members from the United States, Canada and other countries actively involved with probation, parole and community-based corrections, in both adult and juvenile sectors.


American Psychiatric Association – The APA is an organization of psychiatrists working together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders, including mental retardation and substance-related disorders.


American Psychological Association (APA) – The APA is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. Their objectives are to advance psychology as a science and profession and as a means of promoting health,


American Public Health Association (APHA) - This association influences policies and priorities to set public health practice standards and to improve health worldwide.

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) – The society’s mission is to increase access to and improve the quality of addiction treatment; to educate physicians, other healthcare providers and the public to support research and prevention; and to establish addiction medicine as a primary specialty.


Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) – A multidisciplinary organization of healthcare professionals dedicated to improving education in the care of individuals with substance abuse problems.


California Opioid Maintenance Providers (COMP) – COMP is a non-profit organization that represents the majority of Narcotic Treatment Programs in the state of California.


College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) –CPDD is an independent, leading scientific society in the drug dependence field. In order to serve both researchers and policy makers, CPDD offers updates on recent research advances that have implications for public health agendas.


Colorado Organization for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence  (COTOD) - The Colorado Organization for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (COTOD) is a non-profit organization comprised of a network of members mutually committed to sharing information and knowledge for the purpose of enhancing the quality and professionalism of all clinicians and providing forums for the open communication, discussion and resolution of problems and issues facing those who are professionally involved in opioid treatment.


Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) – Provides support for training, public policy programs, and media strategies for community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities.


Hepatitis C Association -The focus of the Hepatitis C Association is to educate the public, both medical professionals and private citizens, about the hepatitis C virus including risk factors and practicing healthy behaviors through lifestyle changes.


HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) - HIVMA is an organization of medical professionals who practice HIV medicine. They represent the interests of their patients by promoting quality in HIV care and by advocating for policies that ensure a comprehensive and humane response to the AIDS pandemic informed by science and social justice.


International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) - IntNSA is a professional specialty organization founded in 1975 for nurses committed to the prevention, intervention, treatment, and management of addictive disorders including alcohol and other drug dependencies, nicotine dependencies, eating disorders, dual and multiple diagnosis, and process addictions such as gambling.


Mental Health America – Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is the country’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to helping people live mentally healthier lives.


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - NAMI is a non-profit support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses. NAMI works to achieve equitable services and treatment for more than 15 million Americans living with severe mental illnesses and their families.

National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) – The association’s mission is to promote, assist and enhance the delivery of ethical, effective, research-based treatment of alcoholism and other drug addictions.


National Association of Alcohol, Drugs, & Disability (NAADD) – The mission of NAADD is to create public awareness of issues related to alcoholism, drug addiction, and substance abuse faced by persons with other co-existing disabilities.


National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) – This association recognizes the need to alter the way that business is done in the criminal justice system arena in adjudicating offenders with drug and/or alcohol addictions.


National Association of Lesbian and Gay Addiction Professionals (NALGAP) - This membership organization, founded in 1979, is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of alcoholism, substance abuse, and other addictions in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW) – NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.


National Association of State Alcohol & Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) – NASADAD is a private, not-for-profit educational, scientific, and organization that serves State Drug Agency Directors and State Alcoholism Agency Directors.


National Black Alcoholism and Addictions Council, Inc. (NBAC) - A nonprofit organization that represents a cross-section of the larger black community, including professionals and businesspeople, and promotes the prevention of the abuse of alcohol and other drugs.


National Board of Certified Counselors  – Professional certified board devoted to credentialing counselors for general and specialty practices.


National Commission on Correctional Healthcare (NCCHC) – The National Commission on Correctional Health Care is committed to improving the quality of health care in jails, prisons, and juvenile confinement facilities. NCCHC offers a broad array of services and resources to help correctional health care systems provide efficient, high-quality care.


National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare - This group is the national association of community providers who care for 6 million adults and children across America who suffer from mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse disorders. Its members employ more than 250,000 staff and provide mental health and substance abuse treatment, rehabilitation, housing, and community support services.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) – NCADD provides education, information, help, and hope to the public. It advocates prevention, intervention, and treatment through a nationwide network of affiliates. They operate a toll-free phone # for information and referral.


National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) - The NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation’s 50 states, its commonwealths, and territories. The NCSL provides research, technical assistance, and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing State issues. It has a significant focus on substance abuse treatment and prevention.


National Drug Court Institute (NDCI) – THE NDCI promotes education, research and scholarship for drug court and other court-based intervention programs.


National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) - The Council supplies resources for minorities with AIDS.


National Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities (TASC) - This membership organization represents individuals and programs dedicated to the professional delivery of treatment and case management services to populations with substance use disorders.


Opioid Treatment Providers of Georgia (OTPGA) -OTPGA is a non-profit organization of treatment providers, counselors, and other interested persons concerned about treatment, recovery, and traditional and alternative options for heroin and other opioid addiction.


Physicians and Lawyers for National Drug Policy (PLNDP) – Evidence-based support for education about addiction and promoting treatment efforts.


State Associations of Addiction Services (SAAS) - SAAS is an organization of state alcohol and drug abuse treatment and prevention provider associations. Through our member associations, SAAS has a direct link to the thousands of prevention and treatment programs that are the core of the publicly-supported substance abuse system. SAAS is a leading advocate for addiction prevention and treatment providers. SAAS and our member state associations work together to increase federal and state funding, expand services, and improve the quality of treatment, prevention, training, and research.

The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) -
NAADAC is the largest membership organization serving addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment and education.


The California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) 


The Committee of Methadone Program Administrators of New York State, Inc (COMPA) - COMPA is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to treating addiction through the use of pharmacotherapy as a part of a comprehensive bio-psycho-social approach to treatment.  COMPA member programs treat more than 40,000 New York patients


All links checked March 13, 2014.


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