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Organizations that Focus on Drug Prevention and Recovery
CADCA: Building Drug Free Communities
CADCA is the premier membership organization representing those working to make their communities safe, healthy and drug-free. Since 1992, CADCA has demonstrated that when all sectors of a community come together —social change happens.
Join Together—Partnership for Drug Free Kids
Join Together is a news aggregation service from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids that provides daily or breaking news on the top substance abuse and addiction news that impacts your work, life and community.
Website for Join Together
Many Faces 1 Voice
The Many Faces 1 Voice campaign and their documentary film, The Anonymous People is a grassroots social justice movement dedicated to helping reduce the stigma of addiction and address issues of discrimination.
Many Faces 1 Voice Website
National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University
CASAColumbia is a national nonprofit research and policy organization focused on improving the understanding, prevention and treatment of substance use and addiction.
CASA Columbia’s Website
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.
An organization dedicated to relating diverse pieces of information on addiction and recovery into a coherent understanding that expands the radius of honest dialogue, creating an opening for healing.
Recovery NC Website
Sober Nation is a recovery resource database on the internet. Our goal is to help the struggling alcoholic and addict while giving guidance to the affected family member. We strive to offer a home for everyone that’s life has been impacted by this deadly disease.
Sober Nation Website
Through the lenses of several highly accomplished documentary filmmakers, the current state of addiction in America is explored in nine segments, punctuated by the latest thinking on treatment and recovery by leading experts on drug and alcohol addiction.
The Anonymous People
The Anonymous People is a feature documentary film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.
The Anonymous People Website
The most important question about addiction is: “Is it really a “disease?” In this video essay, filmed in high-definition, Kevin McCauley explores the arguments for and against this vital debate, reviewing the latest neuroscientific research about addiction along the way.
Pleasure Unwoven Website
The powerful story of basketball player Chris Herren and his journey through addiction and recovery.
The Science of Addiction
- The Addicted Brain by Harvard Health Publications, 2009
- The Addicted Brain by Eric Nestler and Roberta Malenka, 2000
Addiction and Spirituality
- Spirituality in Recovery: A Lagged Mediational Analysis of Alcoholics Anonymous’ Principal Theoretical Mechanism of Behavior Change by John Kelly, Robert Stout, Molly Magill, J. Scott Tonigan, and Maria Pagano, 2010
- The Role of Social Supports, Spirituality, Religiousness, Life Meaning and Affiliation with 12-Step Fellowships in Quality of Life Satisfaction among Individuals in Recovery from Alcohol and Drug Problems by Alexandre Laudet, Keith Morgen, and William White, 2006
- The Soul of Recovery: Uncovering the Spiritual Dimension in the Treatment of Addictions by Christopher Ringwald, 2002
- The Alkali Lake Community Story by Four Worlds Institute
- Fighting Back: Community Initiatives to Reduce the Demand for Illegal Drugs and Alcohol by The Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, 2007
- Power of Parents: Parent Handbook for Talking with Teens about Alcohol by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 2010
- Preventing Teen Marijuana Use – Separating Fact from Fiction
- Marijuana Talk Kit –What you need to know to talk to your teen about marijuana
- Alcoholics Anonymous (The Big Book), 4th Edition, 2001
- A Woman’s Way through the Twelve Steps by Stephanie Covington, 1994
- Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption by William Cope Moyers and Katherine Ketcham, 2006
- Narcotics Anonymous (The Basic Text), 6th Edition, 2008
- The New Paradigm of Recovery: Making Recovery—and Not Relapse—the Expected Outcome of Addiction Treatment by John P. McGovern, 2013
- Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy by David Sheff, 2014