The organizations listed below generate reams of data and its interpretation, with research reports, policy statements, white papers, fact sheets, blogs, and other information which help present a clearer picture of the scope and nature of alcohol and other drug addiction in the U.S.
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
ASAM is the premier association for addiction professionals in the U.S. With a focus on furthering access to treatment, developing standards for care, and educating its members, ASAM holds annual conferences, creates policy papers and provides information for clinicians and the public. ASAM has approximately 3500 members, with chapters in all 50 states.
California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM)
CSAM is California’s addiction medicine home. CSAM’s goal is to provide education and develop public policy, while advocating for access to treatment.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
This federally-funded agency focuses on the science of drug abuse and addiction reports on research finding and provides useful fact sheets.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
A division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NIAAA is the primary agency in the U.S. for research on alcohol abuse, alcoholism, and other health effects of alcohol, and provides useful information and research results.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, leads public health efforts to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
ONDCP, a component of the Executive Office of the President, advises the President on drug-control issues, coordinates drug-control activities and related funding across the Federal government, and produced the National Drug Control Strategy. The Office emphasizes community-based prevention programs, early intervention programs in healthcare settings, aligning criminal justice policies and public health systems to divert non-violent drug offenders into treatment instead of jail, funding scientific research on drug use, and, through the Affordable Care Act, expanding access to substance abuse treatment.