Substance Use Links

The Association for Addiction Professionals – “NAADAC is the premier global organization of addiction focused professionals who enhance the health and recovery of individuals, families and communities.”

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – “SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.”

Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation – “The Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF) strives to continuously offer the most effective and credible certifications to all addiction specific counsellors in Canada.”

American Substance Abuse Professional – “ASAP provides comprehensive drug-free workplace services and SAP(Substance Abuse Professional) evaluations built upon the highest standards of quality assurance, regulatory compliance and customer care for both regulated and non-regulated employers.”<

American Society for Addiction Medicine – “ASAM is a professional society representing physicians and associated professionals dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment; educating physicians, other medical professionals and the public; supporting research and prevention; and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addictions.”

Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse – “AMERSA is a non-profit professional organization whose mission is to improve health and well-being through interdisciplinary leadership in substance use education, research, clinical care and policy.”

American Psychological Association – “American Psychological Association advances psychological science to promote health, education and human welfare.”

California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors – “CCAPP is the largest statewide consortium of community-based for profit and nonprofit substance use disorder treatment agencies, and addiction focused professionals, providing services to over 100,000 California residents annually in residential, outpatient, and private practice settings.”

Dual Diagnosis Information – Dual diagnosis is a term for when someone experiences a mental illness and a substance abuse problem simultaneously.

National Council for Behavioral Health – The National Council is the unifying voice of America’s behavioral health organizations. We are committed to providing comprehensive, quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery and inclusion in all aspects of community life.”

National Institute on Drug Abuse – “NIDA’s mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.”

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse – “The CCSA changes lives by bringing people and knowledge together to reduce the harm of alcohol and other drugs on society. We partner with public, private and non-governmental organizations to improve the health and safety of Canadians.”

Addiction Resource – Our goal is to provide resources to help patients and their loved ones so that they may stay on the road to recovery, and can successfully overcome addiction for life. We believe in our ability to help improve the lives of others, and belief is what motivates us to educate and support our readers every day.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence – “NCADD is the leading advocacy organization in the world addressing alcoholism and drug dependence.” 

Reaching for Recovery Academy  – “Professional training for addiction treatment providers and those who care for alcoholics and drug addicts. Interactive training webinars are provided by Dr. Don Osborne who developed the first known Addictions Counseling academic department for a university in the USA (1983). Consulting services are also available.” 

Recovery Links

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator – A confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.”

Canada Addictions Treatment Helplines – Contact your provincial or territorial helpline for information on available treatment services.

Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) – “Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere.”

Narcotics Anonymous (N.A.) – Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We … meet regularly to help each other stay clean. We are not interested in what or how much you used … but only in what you want to do about your problem and how we can help.”

Al-Anon – Al-Anon Family Groups are for the families & friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, & hope in order to solve their common problems.”

SMART Recovery – “To offer modern, no-fee, self-empowering, science-based, face-to-face and online support groups for abstaining from any substance or activity addiction.” – “ provides U.S. Government information and resources related to mental health.”

Recovery Connection – “Dedicated to helping those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction as well as family and friends seeking to understand the issues relating to addiction. “

In The Rooms – The world’s largest Online Recovery Social Network. Whether you’re sober, clean, or seeking help with your drug addiction or alcoholism, we welcome you, and will connect you with other people who share YOUR addiction, in YOUR local area, and all across the world!

Hip Sobriety – Modern words, resources, tips, tricks, and tools. For how to break addiction. For how to be brave. For how to be you.

Recovery 2.0 – a global movement that embraces an holistic approach to recovery from addiction of all kinds. The community honors all effective paths to recovery and emphasizes the importance of mind-body practices such as yoga and meditation, athletics, nutrition and community as part of an effective path to recovery and joy in life.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism – “The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being. It is the largest funder of alcohol research in the world.”

Disclaimer: The SASSI Institute is in no way responsible for the content or subject matter of these links. They are placed here as a courtesy for anyone seeking additional information on the SASSI and related topics.