Prevention Services & Programs
ACDE - American Council for Drug Education
The American Council for Drug Education is a substance abuse prevention and education agency that develops programs and materials based on the most current scientific research on drug use and its impact on society.
CADCA - Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America
CADCA provides information and training on building successful community coalitions.
CDC - Center for Disease Control And Prevention
Part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Goals are to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats.
CDC, National Center for Health Statistics
Nation's principal health statistics agency.
DEA - U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Mission of the DEA is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States
DHR - Georgia Department of Public Health
State Agency responsible for the delivery of health and social services in Georgia.
MHDDAD - Substance Abuse Prevention
GADEC - Georgia Alliance for Drug Endangered Children
Rescue, defend, shelter and support children who suffer physical and psychological harm caused by illegal drugs and alcohol.
The self-help organization for the spouses, family members or close friends of compulsive gamblers. This site contains problem gambling information and literature as well as a meetings directory.
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 a gambling problem. Gamblers Anonymous has information regarding problem gambling and a directory of group meetings.
GCG - GEORGIA COUNTY GUIDE
24th Edition, January 2006. The Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, The University of Georgia. Demographic resources for Georgia Counties. A BOOK filled with detailed county-level and state data related to agriculture, crime, economics, education, government, health, housing, labor, natural resources, occupations, population, public assistance, transportation, and vital statistics. See also: www.caed.uga.edu and www.georgiastats.uga.edu
HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL DIVISION OF ADDICTIONS
This web site contains current news and research regarding addictions.
HS - Health and Human Services
Principal agency in the US government responsible for protecting the health and safety of all Americans and for providing essential human services.
HELPING AMERICA'S YOUTH
The Community Guide to Helping America's Youth helps communities build partnerships, assess their needs and resources, and
select from program designs that could be replicated in their community. It walks community
groups through the steps necessary for building strong supports for youth.
MHDDAD - Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Addictive Diseases
Division of DHR that provides treatment and support services to people with mental illnesses and addictive diseases, and support to people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities.
MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving
A grassroots organization that has grown into one of the largest crime victims organizations in the world. Its mission is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.
http://think.madd.org/ - Web site designed to offer schools great materials, provide advice, tips, information and most importantly, REWARD teens who are willing to make a pledge to leave alcohol out of their high school celebrations.
National Council on Problem Gambling
The National Council administers several national programs, including a 24-hour confidential helpline and a gambling-specific certification program for treatment professionals. It also sponsors conferences, supports research, distributes literature and works with other organizations involved in problem gambling issues.
National Drug Intelligence Center
National Drug Threat Assessment 2007 report presents strategic analyisis of key trends and development for cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, and heroin, as well as pharmaceutical drugs and other dangerous drugs such as MDMA (ecstasy) and LSD.
National Gambling Impact Study Commission Final Report
1999 report on the impact of gambling in the United States.
National Council on Problem Gambling
The National Council administers several national programs, including a 24-hour confidential helpline and a gambling-specific certification program for treatment professionals.
It also sponsors conferences, supports research, distributes literature and works with other organizations involved in problem gambling issues.
National Center for Responsible Gambling
This organization funds research to identify risk factors for gambling disorders and to determine methods for treating and preventing the disorder. The site contains links to a number of resources.
National Drug Anti-media Campaign
http://www.theantidrug.com - Drug prevention information center designed to equip parents and other adult caregivers with the tools they need to raise drug-free kids.
http://www.drugabuse.gov - A NIDA site with Education resources and materials parents, teachers, youth, and professionals on drugs of abuse.
NCJRS - National Juvenile Justice Reference Services
NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.
NIDA - National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIAAA - National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse
Provides publications, research information, and resources on alcoholism. Supports efforts to reduce alcohol-related problems
North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries
Provides links and resources to information regarding problem gambling.
OFFICE of APPLIED STUDIES
ONDCP - Office of National Drug Control Policy
PATHOLOGICAL GAMBLING: A Critical Review
1999 report commissioned by the National Research Council and published by the National Academies Press.
SAMHSA - Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration.
Center committed to helping states reduce illegal drug use, alcohol and tobacco use. Support research, education, and policy issues.
http://prevention.samhsa.gov/ - Supports Substance Abuse prevention efforts.
www.nationaloutcomemeasures.samhsa.gov - Supports Performance measurement and management. Development of a state-level reporting system to create an accurate and current national picture of substance abuse and mental health services.
www.theantidrug.com - Drug information for parents and teens. A drug prevention information center.
www.health.org - US Dept of Health and Human Services and SAMHSA National Clearing House for Alcohol and Drug Information.
(Students Taking Action Not Drugs), a division of the Drug Free America Foundation was originally created to educate an international network of university students about the dangers of addictive drugs and to mobilize them to reduce drug abuse on their campuses. It evolved into STAND public relations campaign and website to address university student concerns about the drug and alcohol problem at college campuses. STAND is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Information for Students, teachers, parents, law enforcement professionals on street drug use. Drug use Publication store.
Stop Alcohol Abuse
A comprehensive portal of Federal resources for information on underage drinking and ideas for combating this issue. For parents, educators, community-based organizations, and youth.
The CSAT ATTC is a nationwide, multidisciplinary resource for the treatment field that draws upon the knowledge, experience, and latest work of recognized experts in the addictions field. Launched in 1993 by CSAT, the network is comprised of 13 independent regional centers and a national office. Although the sizes and areas of emphasis of the individual centers may vary, each is charged, as is the Network, with three key objectives:
- Increase the knowledge and skills of addiction treatment practitioners from multiple disciplines by facilitating access to state-of-the-art research and education.
- Heighten the awareness, knowledge, and skills of all professionals who have the opportunity to intervene in the lives of people with substance use disorders.
- Foster regional and national alliances among practitioners, researchers, policymakers, funders, and consumers to support and implement best treatment practices.
In addition, 5 Centers of Excellence are housed within 3 of the 13 regional ATTCs. Web links and full contact information for all of these, as well as additional information regarding the ATTC program, is available from the National OfficeWeb site at http://www.nattc.org.
As part of a mandate from the Report to Congress, SAMHSA created the Co-Occurring Center for Excellence (COCE) as a vital link between the agency and States, communities, and providers. COCE provides the technical, informational, and training resources needed for the dissemination of knowledge and the adoption of evidence-based practices in systems and programs that serve persons with co-occurring disorders. CSAT and the CMHS are SAMHSA's lead agencies for this initiative.
The SAMHSA/CSAP's FASD Center for Excellence was launched in 2001. Congress authorized the Center in Section 519D of the Children's Health Act of 2000, which included six mandates (Section b of 42 USC 290bb-25d or Public Law 106-310). The mandates focus on exploring innovative service delivery strategies; developing comprehensive systems of care for FASD prevention and treatment; training service system staff, families, and individuals with an FASD; and preventing alcohol use among women of childbearing age.
The mission of the FASD Center for Excellence is to facilitate the development and improvement of prevention, treatment, and care systems in the United States by providing national leadership and facilitating collaboration in the field.
The following is from the homepage of the National CSAP CAPT Web site:
"The primary mission of SAMHSA/CSAP's National Centers for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) is to bring research to practice by assisting States/Jurisdictions and community-based organizations in the application of the latest evidence-based knowledge to their substance abuse prevention programs, practices, and policies.
"The CAPTs form one of the cornerstones of SAMHSA/CSAP's efforts to bring effective substance abuse prevention to every community by moving science into services. Under the guidance of SAMHSA/CSAP, the CAPTs work to expand the capacity of the substance abuse prevention field by providing state-of-the-science technical assistance and training to States and communities in planning, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive prevention systems.
"The overall CAPT program goals are to:
- Expand capacity, increase effectiveness, and strengthen the performance and accountability of substance abuse prevention services at both the State and community levels.
- Provide training and technical assistance to support effective, evidence-based substance abuse prevention programs, practices, and policies so that they can be applied successfully within the diverse contexts of life within communities, States, tribes, and other U.S. Jurisdictions.
- Monitor the delivery and quality of services so that the impact of these services can be assessed in relation to States and communities reaching their goals."
The National CSAP CAPT Web site provides links to each of the individual Centers that make up the system: Northeast, Central, Western, Southeast, and Southwest.
This map illustrates the CSAP CAPT system.
SAMHSA's NCADI provides the Nation with a one-stop resource for substance abuse prevention and treatment information. The NCADI information services department responds to alcohol and substance abuse information requests via telephone, e-mail, voice mail, postal mail, TDD, and fax.
SAMHSA's NCADI offers a wide variety of services. Requesters may:
- Place Publication Orders. NCADI distributes a wide range of free or low-cost materials, including fact sheets, brochures, pamphlets, monographs, posters, and videotapes. One of many recent publications of particular interest is Focus on Prevention (2005, DHHS Publication No. [SMA] 06-4120). This is a practical guide any community can use to begin applying successful prevention strategies to meet their substance abuse prevention needs. The content is user-friendly, easy-to-ready, and provides 2-page summaries of 11 substance abuse prevention topics. A detailed model of a start-to-finish timeline for a prevention activity is included. Focus on Prevention is available in PDF format at http://download.ncadi.samhsa.gov/prevline/pdfs/
FocusOn_Layout_OPT.pdf. Printed copies may be ordered from SAMHSA's NCADI.
- Speak to an Information Specialist. Information specialists are trained to answer questions about alcohol and substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment. NCADI information specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. TDD and Spanish-language services are also available.
- Obtain Referrals. NCADI can refer inquirers to other alcohol- and substance abuse-concerned organizations and centers that can provide them with additional information.
To contact NCADI:
The mission of the Older Americans Substance Abuse and Mental Health Technical Assistance Center is to enhance the quality of life and promote the physical and mental well-being of older Americans through the provision of technical assistance by reducing the risk for and incidence of substance abuse and mental health issues late in life. Through partnerships with State and Federal agencies and community health care providers, the Center serves as a national repository to disseminate information, training, and direct assistance in the prevention and early intervention of substance abuse and mental health problems. Priorities for the Center include prevention and early intervention of:
- Substance abuse
- Medication misuse and abuse
- Mental health disorders
- Co-occurring disorders.
Other SAMHSA Online Resources
Many of SAMHSA's growing lists of publications and online resources developed to assist the States and their communities in the design, implementation, and evaluation of substance abuse prevention are referenced throughout this handbook. All of them can be located through the SAMHSA Web site homepage and many are available on the CSAP Web site at www.prevention.samhsa.gov. The following is a partial listing of contents available through www.samhsa.gov that prevention planners and practitioners are likely to use on a regular basis:
The following online course available at the Prevention Platform site deserves a special note:
Foundations of Prevention Online
Foundations of Prevention: An Online Course in the Core Knowledge of Substance Abuse Prevention consists of eight instructional units broken up into separate learning modules. The units are:
- Prevention and the Public Health Model
- Risk and Protective Factors
- Prevention Strategies
- Individual and Social Change
- Health Communication and Social Marketing
- Needs and Resource Assessment
- Planning for Successful Outcomes
- Resources for Prevention Planning.
The course is self-paced and available 24 hours a day. Tests are scored immediately so users know how well they are doing and when they need to review.