The American Asosciation for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) was founded in 1984 to enhance the quality of patient care in treatment programs by promoting the growth and development of comprehensive methadone treatment services throughout the United States.
Substance Use Disorders
These organizations emphasize prevention of mental and/or substance use disorders through educational programs, awareness campaigns, and other materials.
The American Bar Association Task Force on Substance Use Disorders is a committee that promotes justice system reform that addresses problems associated with the illegal use of drugs and alcohol in this country. To carry out this mission, the Standing Committee collaborates with other ABA entities; federal, state, and local public and private organizations; and state, local, and territorial bar associations.
The American Council on Alcohol Problems, a federation of 37 state affiliates, seeks long-range solutions to alcohol-related problems using educational and legislative approaches.
The American Council on Alcoholism is dedicated to educating the public about the effects of alcohol, alcohol misuse, and the need for prompt, effective, readily available, and affordable treatment.
The American Dental Association (ADA) is the world's oldest and largest national dental society, representing more than 157,000 dentists throughout the United States. The ADA is commited to helping its members better identify, understand, and accommodate the special health care needs of patients with substance use disorders and facilitating the journey of recovery for dentists and their office staff.
The American Legacy Foundation works with those interested in decreasing Americans' tobacco use. Among Legacy’s top priorities are to reduce tobacco use by young people and support programs that help people quit smoking. Legacy also works to limit people’s exposure to secondhand smoke.
The American Medical Association Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse is a collaboration of the AMA and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. It contains the latest information on talking to your patients about their alcohol use.
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is an association of 3,000 physicians nationwide dedicated to improving the treatment of alcohol and drug dependence, educating physicians and medical students, promoting research and prevention, and enlightening and informing the medical community and the public about these issues.
AnswersForTeens.com provides information for teenagers seeking help if they are living with a parent who may be misusing alcohol or drugs. It offers information, helps teenagers think through their problems with their parents, and outlines places where teenagers can go for help. It builds off of Edith Lynn Hornik-Beer’s book, "For Teenagers Living With a Parent Who Abuses Alcohol/Drugs."
The Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD) Section is a portion of the American Public Health Association (APHA) website that offers downloadable newsletters, each year’s program for the ATOD Section at the APHA Convention, and a leadership directory of email links to active members of the ATOD Section. ATOD works to develop, foster, and advocate for sound research, policy, and practice in the fields of ATOD epidemiology, prevention, and treatment.