Prevention Organizations

National Families in Action – National Families in Action is a 501-(c)-3 nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonreligious organization founded in Atlanta, Georgia in 1977. Our mission is to protect children from addictive drugs with science, not spin. Children are particularly vulnerable to drugs that change the brain, because their brains undergo an intense period of development during adolescence and young adulthood and do not fully mature until they reach their mid-20s.

Prevention First – Prevention First was created in 1980 to address the alarming increase in youth drug use occurring at the time.  Since then, Prevention First has trained hundreds of schools and community groups in use of effective substance abuse prevention programs and practices, opened the state’s first training and resource center to help schools establish effective Student Assistance Programs, and trained hundreds of healthcare professionals in educating women regarding the dangers of drinking alcohol while pregnant.

National Institute on Drug Abuse – To learn more about marijuana and other drugs of abuse, or to order materials on these topics free of charge.

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 Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – For help and information on drinking and pregnancy

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration  – SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention – For information on various health topics

Hazeldon Foundation – Helps individuals, families, and communities struggling with alcohol abuse, substance abuse, and addiction transform their lives.  Locations across the United States help people at all stages of the treatment and recovery process, supporting them with a 12 step-based model that is the modern standard for addiction treatment and recovery services.

American Council on Alcohol Problems – ACAP is a federation of 37 state affiliates promoting the reduction of alcohol advertising, availability and consumption throughout the United States.

National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence, Inc. – For information on confronting the disease of alcoholism and drug dependence.

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