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

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 delivery system.


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 and addiction.


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.