Federal Resources on Substance Abuse Prevention

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) focuses on drugs and crime data and covers law enforcement and crime rates.
U.S. Department of Justice
633 Indiana Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 29531
Phone: (202) 307-0765

BJS Automated Information System, a clearinghouse for BJS, offers drug and crime related information and materials. Fax-on-demand and Internet services also available.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Phone: (202) 307-6100
Web site:
Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), a center within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), focuses on efforts to demonstrate, evaluate and disseminate service delivery models to treat mental illness, promote mental health and prevent the development or worsening of mental illness when possible. It conducts information exchange and education programs, promotes effective programs and services, emphasizes comprehensive, integrated systems of care, including consumer and family self-help programs. Its programs are family oriented, with a strong element of parent and child advocacy.
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 15-99
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: (301) 443-0001
Fax: (301) 443-1563
Web site:
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), a center within SAMHSA, focuses attention and funding on the prevention of substance abuse. CSAP was formed in 1992 by Congressional mandate to provide national leadership in the Federal effort to prevent alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug problems. Its primary role is to bridge the gap between science and practice in the area of substance abuse prevention.
5600 Fishers Lane, Ste. 900
Rockwall II Building
Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 443-0365
(301) 443-5447 (fax)
Web site:
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), a center within SAMHSA, focuses attention and funding on the development and assessment of treatment techniques and models.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Rockwall II, 5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: (301) 443-5052
Web site:

CSAT's National Drug Information and Treatment Referral Hotline:
1-800-662-HELP (4357)
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI), a SAMHSA project, is a comprehensive resource available to the public. It offers the most current and comprehensive information about substance abuse prevention and distributes the latest studies and surveys, guides, videocassettes and other types of information. Staffed by both English and Spanish speaking information specialists, NCADI offers recommendations for appropriate publications, posters and videocassettes; conducts customized searches; provides grant and funding information and referral services. Most of the materials obtainable from NCADI are at no cost. Much of the inventory is downloadable from the internet.
PO Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20847-2345
(301) 468-6433 (fax)
Web site:
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) focuses attention and funding on research on alcohol abuse and alcoholism and their prevention and treatment.
Prevention Research Branch
National Institutes of Health
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: (301) 443-1677
Fax: (301) 443-8774
Web site:
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) focuses attention and funding on research on substance abuse and its treatment and on the dissemination and application of this research.
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 5274, MSC 9581
Bethesda, MD 20892-9581
Phone: (301) 443-9127
Fax: (301) 443-6480

Fax subscription request for NIDA Notes to:
Fax: (301) 294-5401
Web site:
National Technical Information Service (NTIS) makes available numerous publications on many topics, including substance abuse.
Office of Community Safety and Conservation
Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 7th St., SW, Rm. 4112
Washington, DC 20410
Phone: (202) 708-1197
Fax: (202) 401-7965
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is responsible for national drug control strategy; sets priorities for criminal justice, drug treatment, education, community action and research.
Executive Office of the President
Washington, DC 20503
Phone: (202) 395-6700
Web site:

ONDCP Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse
PO Box 6000
Rockville, MD 30849-6000
Phone: 1-800-666-3332
Fax: (301) 519-5212
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) seeks to improve the quality and availability of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation services in order to reduce illness, death, disability and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 14C-14
Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 443-5437
Web site:

National Organizations for Substance Abuse Prevention

African American Parents for Drug Prevention (AAPDP) is a national collective of African Americans who are assuming parenting, nurturing and/or socialization responsibilities for African American children and youth. It includes biological parents, grandparents, aunts and other blood relatives, as well as non-blood relatives within the African American culture.
311 Martin Luther King Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Phone: (513) 475-5359
Fax: (513) 281-1645
AVANCE, Inc., established in 1973, is a pioneer of parent education, family support and fatherhood education programs. By providing support and education services to low-income predominantly Hispanic families, AVANCE strives to strengthen the family unit and enhance parenting skills.
301 S. Frio, Suite 380
San Antonio, TX 78207
Phone: (210) 270-4630
Fax: (210) 270-4612
Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) is a think/action tank that studies substance abuse as it affects our society. Its mission is to inform Americans of the economic and social costs of substance abuse, to assess what works in prevention, treatment and law enforcement, to encourage every individual and institution to take responsibility to combat substance abuse and addiction, to provide tools to those on the "front lines" and to remove the stigma of abuse. Conducts the National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse.
152 W. 57th Street
New York, NY 10019-3310
Phone: (212) 841-5200
Fax: (212) 956-8020
Web site:
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) Although not strictly a parent coalition, CADCA's mission is to promote and facilitate comprehensive responses to the nation's problems of drugs and drug-related violence, so parenting and related issues are a major component of its programming strategies. It publishes reproducible technical assistance manuals for community coalitions entitled "CADCA Strategizers" to help streamline the planning process and cover such topics as long range planning, board and staff development, development of media strategies, marketing planning, fund raising for coalition operations and programs and more. Portions of the Strategizers are downloadable from the CADCA web site.
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
901 North Pitt Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 1-800-54-CADCA or (703) 706-0560
Fax: (703)706-0565
Web site:
National Families in Action (NFIA) operates a drug information center and emphasizes policy issues opposing decriminalization of marijuana, sale of drug paraphernalia and "responsible use" (rather than abstinence) messages in drug education. NFIA supports the revitalization of parental involvement in drug abuse prevention and publishes Drug Abuse Update, a quarterly journal containing abstracts of articles published in journals, academic articles and newspapers on drug abuse and other drug issues.
Century Plaza II
2959 Clairmont Rd., Ste. 150
Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: (404) 248-9676
Fax: (404) 248-1312
Web site:
Drug Watch International is a volunteer non-profit information and advocacy organization which promotes the creation of healthy drug-free cultures. The organization upholds a comprehensive approach to drug issues involving prevention, education, intervention/treatment and law enforcement/interdiction. The purpose of Drug Watch is to provide the public, policymakers and the media with current drug information, factual research and expert resources and to counter drug legalization measures.
Drug Watch International
P.O. Box 37218
Omaha, Nebraska 68137
Web site:
Join Together is a staff resource center created by a grant to the Boston University School of Public Health. Join Together's five program areas are: 1. Technical assistance in the development of comprehensive strategies; 2. Sponsoring public policy panels to address issues coalitions identify as barriers to their success; 3. Fellows Program recognizing community leaders who have made significant contributions toward reducing the harm from substance abuse; 4. Join Together Online brings community coalitions together to debate issues, share successes; 5. Getting substance abuse focused on the local and national agenda.
441 Stuart Street, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 437-1500
(617) 437-9394 (fax)
Web site:
MADD is a nonprofit organization founded in 1980, whose focus is to look for effective solutions to the drunk driving and underage drinking problems, while supporting those who have been victimized by drunk driving. MADD also sponsors parenting programs, youth training, a poster/essay contest and a national youth summit. It has made available to parents at no cost an interactive CD Rom, which teaches parenting skills.
511 East John Carpenter Frwy., #700
Irving, TX 75062
Phone: 1-800-GET-MADD or (214) 744-6233
Fax: (214) 869-2206
Web site:
Marin Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems develops, implements and disseminates approaches to prevention, focusing on environments that support and glamorize alcohol and illegal drug use.
24 Belvedere Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone: (415) 456-5692
(415) 456-0491 (fax)
Web site:
National Association for Native American Children of Alcoholics (NANACOA) strives to help individuals and communities break the cycle of addiction among Native Americans. Its objectives are: establishment of a national network for Native American Children of Alcoholics; development of information for Native American communities which include publications, videotapes and posters; and annual national conference for Native American children of alcoholics and others working in Native communities and informing local and national policymakers about the needs of this population. Publishes a newsletter Healing Our Hearts for Native people.
1402 Third Ave., Ste. 1110
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 467-7686
(206) 467-7689 (fax)
Web site:
National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse (NAPAFASA) is a private, nonprofit, national membership coalition dedicated to strengthening families and promoting culturally-competent substance abuse and related services to Asian and Pacific Islanders. NAPAFASA focuses on substance abuse and all its related problems including: health care; gang and domestic violence; mental health; and poverty. NAPAFASA holds national conferences on prevention and treatment issues.
300 W. Cesar Chavez Ave., Ste. B
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 625-5795
Fax: (213) 625-5796
Web site:
National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) is a private, non-profit organization established to foster the development of a comprehensive alcohol and illicit drug abuse program capability in each State, facilitate the evaluation, dissemination and interstate exchange of alcohol and illicit drug information among the State Agency Directors and others interested in the field and to encourage the Federal Government to engage with the States in cooperative and comprehensive planning and the use of government resources at all levels.
808 17th Street, NW, Ste. 410
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 293-0090
Fax: (202) 293-1250
Web site:
National Hispano/Latino Community Prevention Network (NHLCPN) is comprised of community members and leaders dedicated to raising the consciousness of society to the inherent strengths, capabilities and resources the Hispano/Latino community offers to the well-being of the nation. The mission of NHLCPN is to build a national Hispano/Latino agenda that will establish and maintain their participation in the policy-making process.
PO Box 2215
Espanola, NM 87532
(505) 747-1889
(505) 747-1623 (fax)
Web site:
National Inhalant Prevention Coalition (NIPC) is a non-profit organization begun in 1990 as the Texas Prevention Partnership. It began to focus on inhalant abuse and related issues. NIPC serves as an information and research clearinghouse for inhalant abuse; it produces a quarterly newsletter and offers a national crisis hotline for referral purposes. NIPC also conducts a community mobilization program every year called the National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week (NIPAW), which takes place the third week of March and has generated a no-cost, bilingual (English and Spanish) coordinators kit for use during NIPAW.
2904 Kerby Lane
Austin, TX 78703
Phone: (512)480-8953
Fax: (512)477-3932
Web site:
National Interfaith Alliance Against Substance Abuse (NIAASA), a consortium of faith communities, proposes leadership and community collaborative efforts at the local level. This group issued a Call To Action, which states that they wish to cooperate with all groups in making the spiritual institutions available to the strategies of prevention, treatment and training.
5885 Robert Oliver Place
Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: (410) 730-9132 or
(410) 740-2045
Fax: (410) 730-9132
National Prevention Network (NPN), an organization of State alcohol and other drug abuse prevention representatives and an affiliate of NASADAD, provides a national advocacy and communication system for prevention.
808 17th Street, NW, Ste. 410
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 293-0090
(202) 293-1250 (fax)
Web site:
Parents Resource Institute for Drug Education (PRIDE), a membership organization, focuses on alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention, especially in youth. Also conducts an annual substance use survey and provides drug prevention technical assistance services and materials.
3610 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Ste. 105
Atlanta, GA 30340
Phone: 1-800-853-7867 or
(770) 458-9900
Fax: (770) 458-5030
Web sites:
Safe Homes encourages parents to sign a contract stipulating that when parties are held in one another's homes, there will be a strict no-alcohol/no-drug-use policy.
Safe Homes
Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse
4255 Harlem Road
Amherst, NY 14226
Phone: (716) 839-1157
Youth Power (formerly "Just Say No"), is a community and school-based program dedicated to the well being of children and teenagers. It builds resiliency and teaches youth to discover and hone their assets to succeed in all areas of their lives. It offers tools for forming alliances with other organizations and generating community support.
Youth Power
200 Franklin Street, Suite 400
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 1-800-258-2766 or (510) 451-6666
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