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Substance Abuse in Rural Areas Organizations

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
Works to build and strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create safe, healthy and drug-free communities.
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Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.)
Teaches kids how to recognize and resist the direct and subtle pressures that influence them to experiment with alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and other drugs.
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Indian Health Service Division of Behavioral Health (IHS DBH)
Serves as the primary source of national advocacy, policy development, management and administration of behavioral health, alcohol and substance abuse, and family violence prevention programs for American Indian and Alaska Native people. Works in partnership with tribes and tribal organizations.
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Maine Rural Health Research Center
One of the Rural Health Research Centers currently funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Focuses on barriers to health access for rural residents and related topics, including health insurance coverage, Medicaid, behavioral health, long-term services and supports, and challenges faced by Rural Health Clinics and Critical Access Hospitals in delivering and sustaining services
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National Committee on Heroin, Opioids and Pain Efforts (HOPE)
Indian Health Service (IHS) committee that works with tribal stakeholders to promote appropriate and effective pain management, reduce overdose deaths from heroin and prescription opioid misuse, and improve access to culturally appropriate treatment.
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National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC)
Enables people to create safer and more caring communities by addressing the causes of crime and violence (such as drug abuse) and reducing the opportunities for crime to occur.
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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Provides leadership in the effort to reduce alcohol-related problems by conducting and supporting research, coordinating and collaborating with other research institutes, and disseminating research findings to health care providers, researchers, policymakers, and the public.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Provides education resources and materials on drugs of abuse, information and facts, curriculum guides, classroom tools, grants & funding, research, clinical trials, and meetings.
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National Rural Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NRI)
Institute provides rural alcohol and drug abuse information to rural alcohol and drug abuse professionals, federal agency representatives, and nationally known institute faculty and resource persons.
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Office of Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Coordinates across federal agencies responsible through the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) to provide tribes prevention and treatment resources to address substance misuse among Native communities.
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Office of Safe and Healthy Students
Administers, coordinates, and recommends policy for improving quality and excellence of programs and activities for drug and violence prevention that promote the health and well being of students in elementary and secondary schools, and institutions of higher education.
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SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC)
Helps prepare states, territories, tribes, and local entities plan and deliver behavioral health services after a disasters.
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SAMHSA Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Technical Assistance Center (SMVF TA)
Works to strengthen behavioral health services for veterans and their families. Features resources and tools for U.S. states and territories to support military families.
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. Works to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. Part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
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Truth Initiative
Public health organization focused on ending tobacco use through education, tobacco-control research and policy studies, and community activism and engagement.
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UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP)
Coordinates substance abuse research to develop, evaluate, and initiate treatment programs for substance abuse disorders.
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Last Reviewed: 2/20/2018