The following list is selective and limited largely to national organizations. Additional resources may be found from your doctor or other health-care practitioners.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institutes of Health
6001 Executive Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
NIDA's mission is to bring the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. NIDA supports most of the world's research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. The NIDA website includes a vast array of educational materials about specific drugs as well as the consequences, prevention and treatment of drug abuse. The site includes resources for young people, parents, teachers, researchers, physicians and other health professionals.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institutes of Health
5635 Fishers Lane
Bethesda, MD 20892-9304
NIAAA provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems. The website has extensive resources including fact sheets about a wide range of alcohol-related topics, as well as a variety of publications for researchers and health professionals.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
P.O. Box 2316
College Road East and Route 1
Princeton, NJ 08543
This foundation is the largest philanthropic organization devoted to improving the health and health care of all Americans.
1600 Corporate Landing Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Tel: 888-4AL-ANON / 757-563-1600
Al-Anon and Alateen Family Groups offer support and fellowship to relatives and friends of individuals with alcohol problems. Mutual support groups meet worldwide.
P.O. Box 459
New York, NY 10163
Tel: Check your phone book for local listings
Alcoholics Anonymous offers support and fellowship to individuals with an alcohol problems through its Twelve Steps program. AA meetings are completely anonymous and open to anyone of any age who wants to achieve and maintain sobriety.
345 Blackstone Boulevard
2nd Floor - RCH
Providence, RI 02906
Professional association of addiction psychiatrists.
515 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60610
Tel: 312-464-4202 / 312-464-4024
The nation's largest society of physicians.
4601 North Park Avenue
Arcade Suite #101
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-4520
The nation's medical specialty society dedicated to educating physicians and improving the treatment of individuals suffering for alcoholism and other drug addictions.
75 Albert Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5E7
CCSA is Canada's national addictions agency, with the mission of providing objective, evidence-based information and advice to help reduce the health, social, and economic problems associated with substance abuse and addictions.
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
607 Allison Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8001
The Center for Alcohol Studies is the first interdisciplinary research center devoted to alcohol use and alcohol-related problems and treatment. Its library, one of the world's largest collections of alcohol research and clinical and professional literature, is open to the general public.
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
4200 East Ninth Avenue, C268-35
Denver, CO 80262
A collaborative center that studies genetic influences on, and treatment of, drug dependence.
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockwall II Building
Rockville, MD 20857
CSAP provides national leadership in the federal effort to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and other drug problems. CSAP promotes a structured, community-based approach to substance-abuse prevention by designing and implementing public education programs.
The federal government's CSAT promotes the quality and availability of community-based addiction treatment services for individuals and families who need them. CSAT works with state and community-based groups to improve and expand existing substance-abuse treatment and recovery services under the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Program.
625 Slaters Lane
Alexandria, VA 22314
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) is a national non-profit organization representing the interests of over 5,000 community-based coalitions by providing advocacy, training, technical assistance, conferences and special events, and communications support. CADCA coalitions bring all sectors of the community together to strategically address local problems related to the illegal use of alcohol and drugs.
1616 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Drug Strategies is a nonprofit research institute that promotes more effective approaches to the nation's drug problems and supports private and public efforts to reduce the demand for drugs through prevention, education, treatment, law enforcement, and community initiatives.
George Washington University
2021 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
A health initiative at the George Washington University Medical Center, Ensuring Solutions works to reduce the burden of untreated alcohol problems on communities, businesses, families, and individuals by providing information and tools to increase access to effective and affordable screening and treatment.
1010 Vermont Avenue NW #708
Washington, DC 20005
Faces & Voices of Recovery is a national campaign of people in long-term recovery, families, friends and allies and organizations that advocate to end discrimination, broaden social understanding, and achieve a just response to addiction as a public health crisis.
A comprehensive guide to mutual support and 12-step resources for people in or seeking recovery from addiction, their family members and friends with background information about the role of mutual support in recovery.
613 Second Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
The Johnson Institute works to improve the public's understanding of addiction as a treatable illness, and to promote the possibility of recovery from alcoholism and other drug addiction through early intervention, appropriate care, family involvement, and community support.
One Appleton Street
Boston, MA 02116-5223
Join Together, a program of the Boston University School of Public Health, is the nation's leading provider of information, strategic assistance, and leadership development for community-based efforts to advance effective alcohol and drug policy, prevention and treatment. Through extensive online information resources and national policy panels, Join Together helps community leaders understand and use the most scientifically valid prevention and treatment approaches.
225 Varick Street
New York, NY 10014
The Legal Action Center is a non-profit law and public policy organization which fights discrimination against people with histories of addiction, HIV/AIDS, or criminal records, and to advocate for sound public policies in these areas.
Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs
The Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs, known as CDAP, is one of the nation's premier academic centers for the study and treatment of alcohol and substance abuse. The center is based in the Institute of Psychiatry (IOP) at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). CDAP is multifaceted and includes research, treatment, training, and community outreach and education components.
P.O. Box 9999
Van Nuys, CA 91409
Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts.
P.O. Box 333
Farmington, CT 06034
NAABT educates the public about opioid addiction and the buprenorphine treatment option; helps reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with patients with addiction disorders and serves as a conduit connecting patients in need of treatment to qualified treatment providers.
11426 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
A national, non-profit membership organization working on behalf of children of alcohol and drug dependent parents. Advocates for all children and families affected by alcoholism and other drug dependencies.
4900 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22311
This organization provides information and technical assistance to people working in drug courts and in planning, implementing and enhancement of drug courts. The National Drug Court Institute provides training to drug court professionals.
633 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017-6706
CASA brings together a coalition of professional disciplines to study and combat substance abuse. Its programs vary from policy development and analysis to studies concerning substance-abuse treatment.
11300 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
This federal agency provides extensive information about addiction prevention, treatment and recovery. It has a staff of English- and Spanish-speaking information specialists who are available 24/7 to recommend appropriate materials. They also have copies of "Know Your Rights" a guide for people who have had trouble getting help.
22 Cortlandt Street
New York, NY 10007-3128
Tel: 212-269-7797 / 800-NCA-CALL
NCADD advocates prevention, intervention, and treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction through a nationwide network of affiliates. They also operate a toll-free Hope Line (800-NCA-CALL) for information and referral, as well as a National Intervention Network (800-654-HOPE) to educate and assist the families and friends of addicted people.
TheAntiDrug.com was created by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign to equip parents with the tools they need to raise drug-free kids.
405 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10174
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America is a nonprofit coalition of communication, health, medical, and educational professionals working to reduce illicit drug use and help people live healthy, drug-free lives.
7801 North Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78752
Tel: 512- 454-0022
Serves as a communications point for scientists and addiction field professionals to share and disseminate information and research findings.
7537 Mentor Ave.
Mentor, OH 44060
SMART Recovery® offers free face-to-face and online mutual help groups. SMART Recovery® (Self-Management And Recovery Training) helps people recover from all types of addictive behaviors, including: alcoholism, drug abuse, substance abuse, drug addiction, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, and addiction to other substances and activities.
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, MD 20857
SAMHSA is focused on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance-use disorders.
SAMHSA provides an online resource for locating drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs. It includes private and public facilities that are licensed, certified, or otherwise approved for inclusion by their state substance abuse agency, as well as treatment facilities administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Indian Health Service, and the Department of Defense.
600 Public Ledger Building
Philadelphia, PA 19106
TRI is a nonprofit research and development organization dedicated to reducing the devastating effects of alcohol and drug abuse on individuals, families, and communities by employing scientific methods and disseminating evidence-based information.
1640 S. Sepulveda
Los Angeles, CA 90025
ISAP coordinates substance abuse research and treatment under authority of the Jane & Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. The institute is a division of the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, housed within the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. The integrated components of ISAP include four organizations:
- Pacific Node of the NIDA Center for Clinical Trials Network (CCTN)
- Matrix Institute on Addictions
- UCLA Addiction Studies Neurobiology Unit (ASNU)
- UCLA Addiction Clinic
P.O. Box 618
Quakertown, PA 18951
Women for Sobriety is an organization and self-help program for women with alcoholism.