2012 Related Websites

(CASA) The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University – A science-based, multidisciplinary organization focused on transforming society’s understanding of and responses to substance use and the disease of addiction.


(CLAAD) Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence – A not-for-profit organization working to coordinate a comprehensive national effort to prevent the diversion, misuse, and abuse of prescription medications while ensuring adequate medical care for patients in need. CLAAD supports a balanced approach to prescription drug policy: efforts to prevent abuse must not impede proper medical practice and patient care.


(CSAP) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention – Provides national leadership in the Federal effort to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and other drug problems. (See SAMHSA)


(DEA) U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration – The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.


Harold Rogers Prescription Monitoring Training and Technical Assistance Center – The purpose of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program is to enhance the capacity of regulatory and law enforcement agencies to collect and analyze controlled substance prescription data. The program focuses on providing help for states that want to establish a prescription drug monitoring program. Resources are also available to states that wish to expand their existing programs.


Join Together – Established in 1991, Join Together is collaboration between the Boston University School of Public Health and The Partnership at Drugfree.org. It is the leader in bringing effective alcohol and drug prevention news, research and treatment programs to communities nationwide. Whether you’re a parent, sibling, friend, teacher, addiction professional, journalist or clergy member, etc., we invite you to sign up for the free Join Together news service. You will receive the latest drug, alcohol and tobacco headlines and research; original commentaries from thought leaders within the substance abuse field; and original feature news to keep you educated about the issues affecting you and your community. Sign up today at http://www.drugfree.org/enewsletters!


National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare – The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) is an initiative of the Department of Health and Human Services to improve systems and practice for families with substance use disorders who are involved in the child welfare and family judicial systems by assisting local, state and tribal agencies.


(NFP) National Family Partnership – Formerly the National Federation of Parents for Drug Free Youth, NFP is a national leader in drug prevention education and advocacy whose mission is to lead and support our nation’s families and communities in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug free youth through a national network of parenting organizations.


(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. 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 ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention and treatment and to inform policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.


NOPE Task Force (Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education) – A non-profit organization based in Palm Beach County, Florida, whose mission includes education, treatment support, support for families and advocacy to all Palm Beach County Schools, other areas of Florida, and nationally.


Office of Diversion Control – The mission of DEA’s Office of Diversion Control is to prevent, detect, and investigate the diversion of controlled pharmaceuticals and listed chemicals from legitimate sources while ensuring an adequate and uninterrupted supply for legitimate medical, commercial and scientific needs.


(ONDCP) White House Office of Drug Control Policy – Abuse of prescription drugs to get high has become increasingly prevalent among teens and young adults. Past year abuse of prescription pain killers now ranks second – only behind marijuana – as the nation’s most prevalent illegal drug problem. Source: Links to “Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention” information from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.


Prescription Monitoring Program Center of Excellence at Brandeis University – The Center seeks to end the prescription drug abuse epidemic in the United States without compromising accepted standards of pain management or the legitimate prescribing of controlled substances. In collaboration with the Alliance of States with Prescription Monitoring Programs, the Center provides academically sound and practice-relevant information, evaluation, and expertise to PMPs and their stakeholders.


(SAMHSA) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – Established in 1992, SAMHSA is directed by Congress to target effectively substance abuse and mental health services to the people most in need and to translate research in these areas more effectively and more rapidly into the general health care system. Over the years SAMHSA has demonstrated that – prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover from mental and substance use disorders.