Substance Use Disorders

These organizations emphasize prevention of mental and/or substance use disorders through educational programs, awareness campaigns, and other materials.

International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA)

The International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) is a a professional specialty organization offering education and certification for nurses interested in the advancement of excellence in nursing care for the prevention and treatment of drug and alcohol dependency for diverse populations across all practice settings through advocacy, collaboration, education, research, and policy development.

Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others (JACS)

This program's mission is to help both individuals and the Jewish community at large effectively treat and prevent alcohol and drug dependency. JACS/JBFCS provides a suppoortive network of those in recovery as well as the communal professionals, clergy, and educators who help them. The organization is a resource center where individuals, families, groups, and community institutions can turn for helpful, comforting guidance.


LifeRing, an international nonprofit organization, offers sober, secular self-help. Members rely on the strength of each individual and the influence of sober conversation to sbstain from alcohol and drugs. This organization brings people together via face-to-face and online support groups, and provides sobriety tools through original books, publications, and interactive online resources.

Mental Health First Aid Program

The Mental Health First Aid Program helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Those who take the eight-hour course to certify as Mental Health First Aiders learn a five-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources, and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) (serving IA, KS, MO, NE)

To advance public health and wellness, the ATTC Network accelerates lasting change in behavioral health care systems by translating, disseminating, and promoting the adoption and implementation of effective and culturally sensitive clinical practices. A list of ATTC Regional Centers, the states they serve, and contact information can be found on the ATTC Network website.


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