American Society of Addiction Medicine
- Accreditation and Credentialing
- Advocacy and Government Relations
- Governmental Agencies and Public Policy
- Professional Organizations
- Treatment and Recovery Resources
- Public Education
- Other Addiction Medicine-Related Sites
- Accreditation and CredentialingABAM – American Board of Addiction Medicine
ABAM is an independent specialty board whose mission is to promote the improvement of the quality of care in the medical specialty of addiction medicine, and to establish and maintain standards and procedures for certification, re-certification and maintenance of certification for physicians.
ABPN – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
A not-for-profit corporation serving the public interest and fields of psychiatry and neurology.
CARF – Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
An international non-profit organization that provides accreditation standards for organizations working in the human services field worldwide.
IC&RC – International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium
The largest credentialing organization in the field of addiction professionals.
MROCC – Medical Review Officer Certification Council
A non-profit corporation offering certification by examination for physicians who wish to become licensed as Medical Review Officers.
An independent and not-for-profit association that provides information and assistance to national associations on the overall development and improvement of certification programs.
TJC – The Joint Commission
An independent and not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.
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- Advocacy and Government RelationsCSAT – Center for Substance Abuse and Treatment
A Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Advisory Committee (SAMHSA) that contributes to substance abuse needs and issues in the community and the media.
ONDCP – Office of National Drug Control Policy
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy advises the President on drug-control issues and coordinates drug-control activities and related funding across the Federal government.
U.S. House of Representatives
Elected to a two-year term, each representative serves the people of a specific congressional district by introducing bills and serving on committees, among other duties.
The official website of the Senate, the other half of our United States Congress.
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- Governmental Agencies and Public PolicyNIAAA – National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Under the National Institutes of Health, NIAAA conducts and supports research in the effort to reduce alcohol-related problems.
NIH – National Institutes of Health
A part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world.
CDC – Center for Disease Control and Prevention
A United States federal agency that monitors health, detects and investigates health issues, and conducts research to promote healthy behaviors and prevent diseases.
NREPP – National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
A searchable online registry of mental health and substance abuse interventions, provided by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
NIDA – National Institute of Drug Abuse
This United States federal-government research institute conducts research on drug abuse and addiction to improve prevention, treatment, and policy.
SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
A branch of the US Department of Health and Human services charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services to address substance abuse and mental illness.
DEA – Drug Enforcement Agency
Enforces the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States.
FDA – Food and Drug Administration
An agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation of food safety, tobacco and other products.
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- Professional OrganizationsAAAP - American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
An international professional membership organization for psychiatrists working with addiction as well as academic faculty and related health professionals.
AATOD - American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence
Founded to enhance the quality of patient care by promoting the growth of opioid treatment services throughout the nation.
AMA - American Medical Association
Founded in 1847, AMA promotes medicine and the improvement of public health by connecting physicians to highly important professional and health issues.
AOAAM - American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine
A professional membership organization committed to the access of quality services for those afflicted by substance abuse and addiction.
APA - American Psychiatric Association
The main professional organization of psychiatrists and trainee psychiatrists in the United States.
ASA - American Society of Anesthesiologists
An educational, research and scientific society organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA resources on pain management and anesthesia.
IntNSA - International Nurses Society on Addictions
A professional specialty organization founded for nurses working in the field of addiction disorders.
NAABT - National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment
A non-profit organization whose mission is to educate the public about opioid addiction and the buprenorphine treatment option.
NAATP - National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers
This professional membership organization represents nearly 275 non-profit and for-profit providers of drug and alcohol treatment centers throughout the U.S.
NAADAC - National Association of Addiction and Drug Abuse Counselors
A professional membership organization that represents thousands of addiction counselors, educators and other health care professionals in the field of substance abuse counselors.
NACOA - National Association for Children of Alcoholics
A national non-profit membership and affiliate organization working on behalf of children of alcohol and drug dependent parents.
NCRG - National Center for Responsible Gaming
The only national organization exclusively devoted to funding research that helps increase understanding of pathological and youth gambling and find effective methods of treatment for the disorder.
PROP - Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing
A membership organization whose mission is to reduce the damaging effects of opioids and to promote safer, more responsible methods of opioid treatment.
PCSS-O Training - Prescribers' Clinical System for Opioid Therapies
A consortium of major stakeholders and constituency groups with interests in safe and effective use of opioid medications. Featured online modules are available to support training in the treatment of opioid dependence treatment.
SAHM - Society for Adolescent Medicine
A non-profit professional organization that seeks to improve adolescent health research and to promote sensitive health care to adolescents.
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- Treatment and Recovery ResourcesThe Support Group Project
An online directory to help families across the country find the support they need in the face of a loved one's addiction.
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator: SAMHSA
Find the best alcohol and drug treatment programs with this large database of recovery centers.
Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: What to Ask: NIDA
Offers five important questions to ask when looking for an effective treatment program.
An international movement to provide treatment for alcoholics using a Twelve Step program and group meetings.
Helping Others Live Sober
Resources for professionals in the addiction medicine field as well as for those in recovery, provided by the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, and Division of Child Psychiatry.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
A program of recovery based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous for men and women struggling with food addiction.
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- Public EducationThe Anonymous People
A feature documentary film about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.
The Hungry Heart
An intimate look at the often hidden world of prescription drug addiction.
A new national organization committed to protecting our children from addiction to alcohol or other drugs and ending the stigma and suffering of those affected by this disease.
Easy-to-Read Drug Facts
Plain language drug facts, audio, and videos from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
WARNING: Take Only as Directed
A free short film musical and curriculum, based on a personal tragedy, that will serve to reduce teen prescription drug abuse. Available to download on the film's website.
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