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Advocacy, Education and Policy Organizations

Advocates for the Integration of Recovery and Methadone (AFIRM)

A consumer organization that endorses methadone as an effective tool of recovery that can be enhanced through the integration of other treatment approaches.

www.afirmfwc.org

American Council for Drug Education

A subsidiary organization of Phoenix House that develops programs and materials based on recent scientific research advances.

www.acde.org

A new PATH (Parents for Addiction Treatment and Healing)

A New PATH works to reduce the stigma associated with addictive illness through education and compassionate support and to advocate for therapeutic rather than punitive drug policies. PATH's current nationwide campaign is "Moms United To End The War On Drugs."

www.anewpathsite.org

Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)

A nonprofit education and advocacy organization that partly focuses on reducing the damage caused by the overconsumption of alcoholic beverages.

www.cspinet.org

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

A national prevention organization that trains local anti-drug coalitions to assess and tackle drug problems in their communities.

www.cadca.org

Do It Now Foundation

A non-profit publisher of alcohol, substance abuse, and health information, targeting audiences including middle school, high school and college students.

www.doitnow.org

Drug Policy Alliance

An anti-drug war group that promotes drug policies “based on science, compassion, health, and human rights.”

www.drugpolicy.org

Drug Scope

An independent UK center on drugs and drug use, whose controversial studies on practices and government policies frequently trigger a maelstrom of heated debate.

www.drugscope.org.uk

Drug Strategies

An organization that supports private and public efforts to reduce demand for drugs through prevention, education, treatment, law enforcement and community initiatives.

www.drugstrategies.org

Entertainment Industries Council (EIC)

A nonprofit organization that encourages the entertainment industry to accurately and unsensationally depict the major public health and social issues surrounding drugs and alcohol.

www.eiconline.org

Faces & Voices of Recovery

A national nonprofit organization working to mobilize, organize and rally Americans in a campaign to end discrimination, broaden understanding and achieve a just response to addiction.

www.facesandvoicesofrecovery.org

Fighting Back

A partnership of businesses, communities and government agencies working together to fight substance abuse in their communities.

www.fightingback.org

Harm Reduction Coalition

A national advocacy group that promotes programs to tackle adverse effects of drug abuse, such as overdose, HIV, hepatitis C, addiction, and incarceration.

www.harmreduction.org

Join Together

A Boston University School of Health project supporting effective drug and alcohol policy and providing information on current policy and legislative issues, political advocacy, and a large online database and documents library.

www.jointogether.org

Legal Action Center

An organization that fights discrimination against people with histories of addiction, by providing legal services, policy advocacy, research, and training.

www.lac.org

Marin Institute

An alcohol industry watchdog that disseminates and collates information on alcohol use, problems, and policies.

www.marininstitute.org

Medical Assisted Treatment

A site aiming to raise awareness and acceptance of methadone treatment for substance abuse.

www.medicalassistedtreatment.org

National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA)

An organization advocating for children and families affected by alcoholism and other drug dependencies.

www.nacoa.org

National Alliance for Medication Assisted Recovery (NAMA Recovery)

An organization of methadone patients, healthcare professionals and their allies, that supports opiate agonist treatment.

www.methadone.org

National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP)

An organization that promotes the establishment and funding of special drug courts for drug offenders.

www.nadcp.org

National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD)

A nonprofit organization that supports the development of effective alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and treatment programs.

www.nasadad.org

National Association on Alcohol, Drugs, and Disability (NAADD)

An organization that promotes awareness and education on addiction among people with co-existing disabilities and works to improve access to services, information, and education.

www.naadd.org

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)

A voluntary health organization that fights the stigma and disease of alcoholism and other drug addictions.

www.ncadd.org

National Families in Action

A family prevention organization focused on opposition to the legalization of marijuana.

www.nationalfamilies.org

National Inhalant Prevention Coalition (NIPC)

A public-private effort to promote awareness and recognition of the problem of inhalant use.

www.inhalants.org

Partnership for a Drug-Free America

A nonprofit coalition of scientists, communications professionals and parenting experts seeking to reduce demand for drugs through anti-drug advertising and other forms of media communication.

www.drugfreeamerica.org

Partnership for Recovery

An advocacy group formed by the Betty Ford Center, Hazelden Foundation, Valley Hope Association and Caron Foundation to promote the value of treatment to policy makers and the public.

www.partnershipforrecovery.org

Stop the Drug War

A national organization that advocates for drug legalization and provides drugs news and views.

www.stopthedrugwar.org

Transform Drug Policy Foundation

A UK think tank opposing the war on drugs and arguing for “effective and humane systems” of drug regulation.

www.tpdf.org

Treatment Improvement Exchange

A web center that offers information and resources for advocacy groups and alcohol and drug addiction organizations.

www.treatment.org

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