Substance Use Disorders

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

American Bar Association (ABA) Task Force on Substance use Disorders

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. 

American Dental Association (ADA)

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. 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."

APHA, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Section (ATOD)

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.


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