AAP Committee on Substance Abuse
The Committee on Substance Abuse (COSA) is concerned with the prevention,
early recognition, screening brief intervention, and appropriate management
of substance use by young people; initiates professional and public education
in this area; and makes appropriate policy recommendations to the membership.
COSA produces materials for use by physicians and works with governmental,
public, and private organizations to address and advance common goals
American Substance Abuse Professionals (ASAP)
ASAP provides comprehensive drug-free workplace services and SAP (Substance
Abuse Professional) evaluations built upon the highest standards of quality
assurance, regulatory compliance and customer care for both regulated
and non regulated employers. ASAP maintains a DOT(Department of Transportation)
qualified and credentialed Substance Abuse Professional Network (SAP Network)
that provides substance abuse evaluations for individuals that have received
a positive test result on a DOT mandated drug or alcohol screening. ASAP
offers a broad range of customized services to protect safety and improve
productivity. ASAP services are for all employers who require DOT SAP
services and seek to promote and maintain a drug free workplace.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience,
strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem
and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership
is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership;
we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied
with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does
not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any
causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics
to achieve sobriety
Al-Anon/Alateen, known as Al-Anon Family Groups, is an international "fellowship
of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength,
and hope in order to solve their common problems."
California Association of Addiction Recovery Resources (CAARR)
CAARR is a non-profit membership organization, which serves as the principle
voice for social model recovery programs throughout California. Its members
include: recovery homes, sober living environments, neighborhood recovery
centers and social detoxification programs.
California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs
ADP provides leadership, policy, coordination and investments, in the planning,
development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive statewide
alcohol and other drug abuse prevention, treatment and recovery services
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
This branch of the CDC works to improve public health surveillance on excessive
alcohol use and related health outcomes, increase applied public health
research on alcohol-related health impacts and population-based strategies
to prevent excessive alcohol consumption, build state public health capacity
in alcohol epidemiology, and provide national public health leadership
for preventing excessive drinking.
Monitoring the Future (MTF)
MTF is a study that surveys the long term effects of illicit drug use among
American adolescents and adults, as well as personals levels of perceived
risk and disapproval for each drug.
National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NOCOA)
NACOA was formed by professionals concerned about the needs of family members
of alcoholics, and is designed to provide help for children who have alcohol
or other drug dependent parents on a national level.
National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral Routing
800-662-HELP or 800-662-4357
National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is one of
the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of
Health (NIH). NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol
use on human health and well-being. It is the largest funder of alcohol
research in the world.
National Institute of Drug Abuse
The National Institute on Drug Abuse is a United States federal-government
research institute whose mission is to "lead the Nation in bringing
the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction."
877-643-2644 or 240-645-0228
Partnership at Drug Free
A nonprofit organization working toward a vision where all teens and young
people will be able to live their lives free of drug and alcohol abuse
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA works to improve the quality and availability of substance abuse
prevention, alcohol and drug addiction treatment, and mental health services.
Substance Abuse and Treatment Facility Locater
Find alcohol and drug abuse treatment or mental health treatment facilities
and programs around the country.
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
The SADD National Office offers statistical information, materials, and
educational programs to help fight destructive decisions faced by teenagers.
Thelma McMillen Center
Thelma McMillen Center is the most reputed alcohol abuse rehab center in
Torrance, California, dedicated to treating adults and adolescents who
are facing difficulties to live a normal life due to their addiction.