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Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
CSAP works with States and communities to develop comprehensive prevention systems that create healthy communities in which people enjoy a quality life. This includes supportive work and school environments, drug- and crime-free neighborhoods, and positive connections with friends and family.

The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the Higher Education Center provides support to all institutions of higher education in their efforts to address alcohol and other drug problems.

Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace
Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace is a U.S. Department of Labor initiative that raises awareness about the impact drugs and alcohol have on the workplace and provides information on how to establish drug-free workplace programs that protect worker safety and health.

SAMHSA's Prevention Online Platform
SAMHSA provides a set of online tools to assist professionals and volunteers in executing their prevention programs. Tools help with assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation.

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) directs the Drug-Free Communities Support Program in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This anti-drug program provides grants of up to $100,000 to community coalitions that mobilize their communities to prevent youth alcohol, tobacco, illicit drug, and inhalant abuse. 

National Anti-Drug Media Campaign
The Campaign is a strategically integrated communications effort that combines advertising with public communications outreach to deliver anti-drug messages and skills to America's youth, their parents and other influential adults. Its websites include educational sites for teens (Freevibe.com) and for parents (TheAntiDrug.com).


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Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
The SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) assists individuals and families affected by alcohol and drug abuse by ensuring access to clinically sound, cost-effective addiction treatment that reduces the health and social costs to our communities and the nation.

CSAT's initiatives and programs are based on research findings and the general consensus of experts in the addiction field that, for most individuals, treatment and recovery work best in a community-based, coordinated system of comprehensive services. Because no single treatment approach is effective for all persons, CSAT supports the nation's effort to provide multiple treatment modalities, evaluate treatment effectiveness, and use evaluation results to enhance treatment and recovery approaches.

SAMHSA's Partners for Recovery
The PFR initiative supports and provides technical resources to those who deliver services for the prevention and treatment of substance use and mental health disorders and seeks to improve services and systems of care.


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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. NIDA supports over 85 percent of the world's research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. NIDA supported science addresses the most fundamental and essential questions about drug abuse, ranging from the molecule to managed care, and from DNA to community outreach research.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
NIAAA provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems by conducting and supporting research, coordinating and collaborating with other research organizations, and disseminating research findings to health care providers, researchers, policymakers, and the public. Supported research covers a wide range of scientific areas including genetics, neuroscience, epidemiology, health risks and benefits of alcohol consumption, prevention, and treatment.


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Office of National Drug Control Policy
The principal purpose of ONDCP is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation's drug control program. The goals of the program are to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking, drug-related crime and violence, and drug-related health consequences.

Drug Enforcement Administration
The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States ... those ... involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to [reduce] the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Juveniles in crisis—from serious, violent, and chronic offenders to victims of abuse and neglect—pose a challenge to the nation. Charged by Congress to meet this challenge, OJJDP collaborates with professionals from diverse disciplines to improve juvenile justice policies and practices.

OJJDP, a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, accomplishes its mission by supporting states, local communities, and tribal jurisdictions in their efforts to develop and implement effective programs for juveniles.

Community Capacity Development Office, Dept of Justice
The mission of the Community Capacity Development Office (CCDO) is to promote comprehensive strategies to reduce crime and revitalize communities. CCDO helps communities help themselves, enabling them to reduce violent and drug crime, strengthen community capacity to increase the quality of life, and promote long-term community health and resilience.

National Guard Bureau Counterdrug Office
The National Guard Counterdrug Program, with members in most major communities, provides highly skilled personnel, specialized equipment, and facilities to support law enforcement agencies and community-based organizations in response to the changing drug threat

State Department's International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Demand Reduction Program
The Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) advises the President, Secretary of State, other bureaus in the Department of State, and other departments and agencies within the U.S. Government on the development of policies and programs to combat international narcotics and crime. INL programs support two of the Department's strategic goals: (1) to reduce the entry of illegal drugs into the United States; and (2) to minimize the impact of international crime on the United States and its citizens.



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