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Formerly the
Rural Assistance Center


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 (MRHC)
One of the Rural Health Research Centers currently funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Works to inform healthcare policymaking and the delivery of rural health services, focusing on rural healthcare financing and system reform, rural long term care, and rural mental health.
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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 Frontier & Rural Addiction Technology Transfer Center (NFAR-ATTC)
Promotes awareness, creates policy recommendations, sponsors training, and provides technical assistance in the use of telehealth and the implementation of addiction practices for the behavioral health workforce in rural and frontier areas.
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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 to address alcohol and substance abuse issues, including DOI's (Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education), DOJ's (Office of Justice Programs, Office of Tribal Justice), HHS and other agencies in charge of assisting Indian Country to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's tribal 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 to deliver an effective mental health and substance misuse response to disasters.
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Works to improve the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses. 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: 5/15/2015