The following list is selective and limited largely to national organizations. Additional resources may be found from your doctor or other health-care practitioners.

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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) 
National Institutes of Health
6001 Executive Boulevard
Room 5213
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Tel: 301-443-1124

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 Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) 
National Institutes of Health
5635 Fishers Lane
MSC 9304
Bethesda, MD 20892-9304
Tel: 301-443-3860

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
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 
P.O. Box 2316
College Road East and Route 1
Princeton, NJ 08543
Tel: 888-631-9989

This foundation is the largest philanthropic organization devoted to improving the health and health care of all Americans.

Key To Resources

Al-Anon/Alateen   Mutual Support
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.

Alcoholics Anonymous   Mutual Support
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.

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry    Professional Organizations
345 Blackstone Boulevard
2nd Floor - RCH
Providence, RI 02906
Tel: 401-524-3076

Professional association of addiction psychiatrists.

American Medical Association - Office of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Abuse Prevention   Professional Organizations
515 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60610
Tel: 312-464-4202 / 312-464-4024

The nation's largest society of physicians.

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)   Professional Organizations
4601 North Park Avenue
Arcade Suite #101
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-4520
Tel: 301-656-3920

The nation's medical specialty society dedicated to educating physicians and improving the treatment of individuals suffering for alcoholism and other drug addictions.

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse    Government Agency
75 Albert Street
Suite 300
Ottawa, ON K1P 5E7
Tel: 613-235-4048

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.

Center of Alcohol Studies    Research
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
607 Allison Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8001
Tel: 732-445-2190

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.

Center for Antisocial Drug Dependence   Research
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
4200 East Ninth Avenue, C268-35
Denver, CO 80262
Tel: 303-315-7573

A collaborative center that studies genetic influences on, and treatment of, drug dependence.

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention    Public Policy/Public Education  Government Agency
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockwall II Building
9th Floor
Rockville, MD 20857
Tel: 240-276-2420

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.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)    Clearinghouse  Public Policy/Public Education  Government Agency
Tel: 240-276-2750

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.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)    Public Policy/Public Education
625 Slaters Lane
Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: 800-54-CADCA

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.

Drug Strategies   Research  Clearinghouse
1616 P Street, NW
Suite 220
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202-289-9070

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.

Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems   Research  Public Policy/Public Education
George Washington University
2021 K Street, NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: 202-296-6922

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.

Faces & Voices of Recovery    Public Policy/Public Education
1010 Vermont Avenue NW #708
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: 202-737-0690

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.

Guide to Mutual Support Resources   Mutual Support  Clearinghouse

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.

Johnson Institute    Public Policy/Public Education
613 Second Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Tel: 202-662-7104
Fax: 202-737-0695

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.

Join Together   Public Policy/Public Education
One Appleton Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02116-5223
Tel: 617-437-1500

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.

Legal Action Center    Public Policy/Public Education
225 Varick Street
New York, NY 10014
Tel: 212-243-1313

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.

Medical University of South Carolina   Research
Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs
Neuroscience Institute

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.

Narcotics Anonymous   Mutual Support
P.O. Box 9999
Van Nuys, CA 91409
Tel: 818-997-3822

Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts.

National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment, Inc. (NAABT)   Clearinghouse  Public Policy/Public Education
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.

National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA)   Public Policy/Public Education
11426 Rockville Pike
Suite 301
Rockville, MD 20852
Tel: 301-468-0985

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.

National Association of Drug Court Professionals    Professional Organizations
4900 Seminary Road
Suite 320
Alexandria, VA 22311
Tel: 703-575-9400

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.

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA)   Research
633 Third Avenue
19th Floor
New York, NY 10017-6706
Tel: 212-841-5200

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.

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information    Clearinghouse  Public Policy/Public Education  Government Agency
11300 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
Tel: 800-729-6686

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.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence   Clearinghouse  Public Policy/Public Education
22 Cortlandt Street
Suite 801
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.

Parents. The Anti-Drug.   Government Agency
Tel: 800-729-6686 was created by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign to equip parents with the tools they need to raise drug-free kids.

Partnership for a Drug-Free America   Public Policy/Public Education  Professional Organizations
405 Lexington Avenue
Suite 1601
New York, NY 10174
Tel: 212-922-1560

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.

Research Society on Alcoholism    Research  Clearinghouse  Professional Organizations
7801 North Lamar Boulevard
Suite D-89
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.

SMART Recovery   Mutual Support
7537 Mentor Ave.
Suite 306
Mentor, OH 44060
Tel: 440-951-5357

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.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration    Government Agency
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, MD 20857
Tel: 800-662-HELP

SAMHSA is focused on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance-use disorders.

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator    Clearinghouse  Government Agency

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.

Treatment Research Institute (TRI)   Research
600 Public Ledger Building
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Tel: 215-399-0980

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.

UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs   Research
1640 S. Sepulveda
Suite 200
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

Women for Sobriety   Mutual Support
P.O. Box 618
Quakertown, PA 18951
Tel: 215-536-8026

Women for Sobriety is an organization and self-help program for women with alcoholism.