American Council for Drug Education – ACDE
The American Council for Drug Education is a substance abuse prevention and education agency that develops programs and educational materials for parents, employers, educators, health professionals, policy makers and the media based on the most current scientific research on drug use and its impact on society. ACDE has programs and services specifically designed to engage teens, with authoritative information on tobacco, alcohol and drugs such as marijuana, cocaine and heroin.
American Society of Addiction Medicine – ASAM
The American Society of Addiction Medicine is dedicated to educating physicians, health care providers and the public on the specialty of addiction medicine and improving the treatment of individuals suffering from alcoholism and addictions.
California Narcotic Officers Association – CNOA
CNOA is the largest non-profit corporation dedicated to training law enforcement professionals in all areas of narcotic enforcement activities. The CNOA Legislative Committee tracks and lobbies for laws related to the fight against drug abuse. The CNOA also managed the Narcotic Educational Foundation of America (NEFA)
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments – CLIA
United States Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments
CLIA is a user-fee funded federal organization that establishes quality standards for all laboratory testing to ensure the accuracy, reliability and timeliness of patient test results.
The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) law specified that laboratory requirements be based on the complexity of the test performed and established provisions for categorizing a test as waived. Tests may be waived from regulatory oversight if they meet certain requirements established by the statute. The section of the statute specifying the criteria for categorizing a test as waived was excerpted without elaboration in the regulations at 42 CFR 493.15(b) and 493.15(c) contained a list of these waived tests as described in Regulations (42 CFR part 493).
Coast Guard – USCG
United States Coast Guard
The USCG is a military branch of the United States that is part of the Department of Homeland Security. It is primarily involved in maritime law, mariner assistance, and search and rescue, among other duties of coast guards elsewhere. One of the seven uniformed services of the United States, it is the smallest armed service of the United States, with 40,150 men and women on active duty. Its stated mission is to protect the public, the environment, and the United States economic and security interests in any maritime region at risk, including international waters and America’s coasts, ports, and inland waterways.
USCG has a broad and important role in homeland security, law enforcement, search and rescue, marine environmental pollution response, and the maintenance of river, intracoastal and offshore aids to navigation (ATON).
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Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America – CADCA
The CADCA is a non-profit organization that supports its members with technical assistance, public policy advocacy, media strategies, marketing programs, conferences and special events. Its purpose is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create safe, healthy and drug-free communities.
Department of Health and Human Services – HHS
United States Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Serves (HHS) is charged with protecting the health of Americans and providing essential services, especially those that affect low-income families. Its over 300 programs include:
- Health and social science research
- Preventing disease, including immunization services
- Assuring food and drug safety
- Medicare (health insurance for elderly and disabled Americans)
- Medicaid (health insurance for low-income people)
- Health information technology
- Financial assistance and services for low-income families
- Improving maternal and infant health
- Head Start (pre-school education and services)
- Faith-based and community initiatives
- Preventing child abuse and domestic violence
- Substance abuse treatment and prevention
- Services for older Americans, including home-delivered meals
- Comprehensive health services for Native Americans
- Medical preparedness for emergencies, including potential terrorism.
Department of Labor – DOL
United States Department of Labor
The DOL promotes the welfare of job seekers, wage earners, and retirees by improving working conditions, advancing opportunities for profitable employment, and protecting retirement and health care benefits. In addition, it helps employers find workers, strengthen free collective bargaining, and track changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements. In carrying out their mission, the Department administers a variety of Federal labor laws including those that guarantee workers’ rights to safe and healthful working conditions; a minimum hourly wage and overtime pay; freedom from employment discrimination; unemployment insurance; and other income support. It is a resource of regulations and statistical data on employment and drug abuse
Department of Transportation – DOT
United States Department of Transportation
The mission of the Department of Transportation is to: Serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future. It is also an operating administration of the U.S. administering regulations requiring alcohol and/or drug testing in accordance with 49CFR Part 40 of federal regulations.
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Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association – DATIA
DATIA, founded in 1995, represents the entire spectrum of drug and alcohol service providers, including collection sites, laboratories, consortiums/TPAs
and testing equipment manufacturers. DATIA’s mission includes representing the drug and alcohol testing industry in Washington, DC
on key legislative and regulatory issues; expanding the workplace drug and alcohol testing market; providing members information, resources and benefits important to their operations; and promoting the highest possible standards for the industry. DATIA offers newsletters, publications, a Nationwide Product and Service Searchable Database, conferences, and accreditation programs that are crucial to keeping members informed, competitive, and cost effective in the drug and alcohol testing industry.
Drug Enforcement Administration – DEA
United States Drug Enforcement Administration
The DEA is the U.S. federal agency charged with enforcing all controlled substance laws and regulations in the U.S as well as serving as a liaison with organizations, such as the United Nations and Interpol, involved in international drug control programs. It manages a national drug intelligence program that investigates and aids in the prosecution all those involved in the growing, manufacture or distribution of controlled substances. It also supports non-enforcement programs such as crop eradication and training of foreign officials aimed at reducing the availability of illegal drugs on the domestic and international markets.
Drug Watch International
The purpose of Drug Watch International is to counter pro-drug propaganda by providing policymakers, the media and the public with information, research and expert resources. It is a volunteer, non-profit drug information and advocacy network opposing the legalization of drugs that promotes a comprehensive approach to drug issues including prevention, education, intervention and treatment, as well as law enforcement/interdiction.
Environmental Protection Agency – EPA
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Since 1970, the EPA’s mission is to protect human health and the environment by leading the nation’s environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts and working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.
Federal Aviation Administration – FAA
United States Federal Aviation Administration
As part of the Department of Transportation (DOT), the FAA regulates the safety of civil and commercial aviation; develops new aviation technology, develops and operates a system of air traffic control and navigation for both civil and military aircraft, researches and develops the National Airspace system and civil aeronautics and carries out programs involved in the environmental effects of civil aviation.
Food and Drug Administration – FDA
United States Food and Drug Administration
The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring that medical devices, biological products, human and veterinary drugs, cosmetics, products that emit radiation and the foods we eat are safe and secure. The FDA also provides the public with accurate, science-based information in order to improve their health.
The IDFW, a national non-profit corporation, is dedicated to preserving the rights of employers and employees in drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs. It offers resources on substance abuse detection
, prevention, policy implementation and employee education.
Join Together leads initiatives and provides free internet services supporting community-based efforts to advance effective alcohol and drug policy, prevention, and treatment.
Narcotic Educational Foundation of America – NEFA
The Narcotic Educational Foundation of America (NEFA) furnishes free anti-drug education and information to schools, organizations and the general public, reaching out to thousands of students and others through regional and state training seminars. The NEFA is managed by the California Narcotic Officers Association (CNOA)
National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse – CASA
CASA at Columbia University is a non-profit organization that brings together an interdisciplinary staff of over 60 professionals to study the abuse of alcohol and nicotine as well as illegal, prescription
and performance-enhancing drugs. Its mission includes educating the public about the economic and social costs of drug abuse.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – NHTSA
United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
The National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the Department of Transportation and is charged with achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety through education, research, safety standards and enforcement activity.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism – NIAAA
United States National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
The NIAA provides leadership, research and education in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems by conducting and supporting research in a wide range of scientific areas, such as: coordinating and collaborating with other research institutes and federal programs on alcohol-related issues; working together with international, national, state, and local institutions, organizations, agencies, and programs engaged in alcohol-related work; and translating and making public research findings to health care providers, researchers, policymakers, and the public.
National Institute on Drug Abuse – NIDA
United States National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIDA is responsible for establishing the “gold standard” of drug testing procedure and process for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
. Its mission is to provide leadership and support for strategic scientific research and to bring development of effective educational resources, classroom and curriculum materials, grants and funding together for the prevention of substance addiction and abuse.
Occupational Health and Safety Administration – OSHA
United States Occupational Health and Safety Administration
OSHA is the federal agency charged with providing and promoting health and safety in the workplace. It is responsible for setting and enforcing standards, providing training, outreach and education and forging partnerships that forward workplace health and safety. OSHA utilizes over 2100 workplace inspectors as well as technical and support staff in more than 200 offices. It also provides technical assistance and consultation programs for employers, employees, occupational safety and health professionals, the academic and legal communities, journalists and other government personnel.
Office of National Drug Control Policy – ONDCP
United States Office of National Drug Control Policy
The ONDCP was established to create policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation’s drug control program. The National Drug Control Strategy oversees anti-drug programs, a budget and guidelines for cooperation between local, state and federal agencies. The goals of the program are to reduce illegal drug use, manufacture, and trafficking and to reduce drug-related crime and health consequences. ONDCP also evaluates, coordinates, and oversees the international and domestic anti-drug efforts of executive branch agencies. The Director advises the President regarding changes in the organization, management, budgeting, and personnel of federal agencies.
With a readership of 20,000, Osh.Net is one of the leading internet gateways for occupational health, safety resources and information and government compliance news, updated in a monthly hands-on screening process. It is operated and overseen by a team of licensed occupational health and safety experts, including certified industrial hygienists, safety specialists, registered nurses, occupational health physicians, and internet communications professionals.
Partnership for a Drug-Free America – PDFA
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America (PDFA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce the demand for illicit drugs in America by utilizing media communication. Their website provides a wealth of information on drug abuse and treatment geared at educating parents, scientists and communication professionals. The centerpiece of this effort is an online resource center at www.drugfree.org
, featuring interactive tools that translate the latest science and research on teen behavior, addiction and treatment into easy to understand tips and tools.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – SAMHSA
United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAMHSA is the federal agency that provides information on drug testing and drug abuse. It certifies laboratories that process DOT specimens (which are also available to test non-DOT samples). These laboratories provide Confirmation of all positive drug screen samples by GC/MS testing. The mission of SAMHSA is focused on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance abuse disorders.
Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association – SAPAA
The SAPAA is an organization comprised of drug testing companies and professionals. It certifies drug testing administrators and trains professionals through a multitude of education channels. Its mission “to establish, promote, and communicate the highest standards of quality, integrity, and professionalism in the administration of workplace substance abuse prevention programs . . .” is accomplished through education, training and the exchange of ideas. Its website contains in-depth, up-to-date developments.
The College on Problems of Drug Dependencies – CPDD
The CPDD, established in 1929, is an independent organization that serves as an interface among government, industrial, scientific, professional and academic communities concerned with the problems of drug abuse and dependence, as well as acting as a collaborating center of the World Health Organization.
United Nations Office of National Drug Control Policy – UNODC
The UNODC relies primarily on voluntary contributions and operates in all regions of the world, assisting member States in their struggle against illegal drugs, crime and international terrorism. Its goal is three-fold: 1. To initiate field-based technical cooperation projects to fight drugs, crime and terrorism; 2. To do research and analytical work on drug and crime issues to expand the evidence base for policy and operational decisions; 3. To assist States in the ratification and implementation of international treaties, in the development of legislation and the provision of services to treaty-based and governing bodies.
Help Lines for Employees
- (888) 4AL-ANON
- (888) 425-2666
The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who endeavor to lend encouragement and understanding to families of alcoholics through the practice of the Twelve Step Recovery Program. It is their belief that changed attitudes can aid recovery. Alateen is the organization’s program for young people whose lives have been affected by alcoholism in their family.
Alcoholics Anonymous – AA
Phone: (212) 870-3400Alcoholics Anonymous® is well known self-supporting fellowship of men and women who help each other recover from alcohol addiction and successfully achieve sobriety using the Twelve Step Recovery Program. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; nor is AA part of any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution. AA groups are located in communities throughout the country. Look up “Alcoholics Anonymous” in a local telephone directory for a contact in your area.
American Council on Alcoholism – ACA-USA
: (800) 527-5344ACA
is dedicated to educating the public about the effects of alcohol, alcoholism and alcohol abuse. Referrals are given to alcoholism treatment programs throughout the country and educational materials on alcohol abuse are provided.
Cocaine Anonymous – CA
: (310) 559-5833Cocaine Anonymous is a self-supporting fellowship of men and women dedicated to helping others stay free of cocaine
and other drugs and alcohol using the Twelve Step Recovery Program. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances.
Cocaine Anonymous by Heritage Professional
: (800) 262-2463Cocaine
Anonymous by Heritage Professional is an interdisciplinary group of mental health professionals serving the Chicago metropolitan area with offices in Downtown Chicago, Hinsdale and Wheaton. They provide 24-hour referrals to cocaine users to the professional services of psychologist, social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, certified addictions counselors, or spiritual counselors.
Employee Assistance Program – EAP
Substance Abuse Professionals – SAP
website provides a range of programs, services and educational resources committed to eliminating illegal drug use. It provides assistance with recovery and educational resources for supervisors and employees on substance abuse issues
. In addition, it assists supervisors in confronting potential drug abusers and makes referrals to counseling and rehabilitation facilities as well as providing follow-up on individuals to encourage their successful completion of drug treatment programs. This site has good information for Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and Substance Abuse Professionals (SAP)
Employee Assistance Program Services – EAP
Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace – IDFW
Phone: (703) 391-7222The IDFW is a national non-profit corporation who strives to preserve the rights of employers and employees in drug- and alcohol-abuse-prevention programs. It also serves to positively influence national policy in this area as well as offer resources on substance abuse detection, prevention, policy implementation and employee education.
Marijuana Anonymous World Services – MA
: (800) 766-6779Marijuana Anonymous is a self-supporting fellowship of men and women who use the principles of the Twelve Step Recovery Program founded by Alcoholics Anonymous to help others overcome addiction to marijuana
. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using marijuana.
Phone: (800) 477-6291Nar-Anon is a worldwide program whose members are relatives and friends who are concerned about the addiction or drug problem of another family member. Nar-Anon’s program of recovery is adapted from Narcotics Anonymous.
Narcotics Anonymous – NA
Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 43,900 weekly meetings in over 127 countries worldwide.Resources
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National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence – NCADD
- (800) NCA-CALL
- (800) 622-2255
The NCADD is a planning and oversight agency for public substance abuse treatment programs dedicated to fighting the stigma and the disease of alcoholism and other drug addictions. It provides written educational and informational materials on alcohol and drug abuse as well as providing 24-hour referrals to treatment and counseling programs.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism – NIAAA
: (301) 443-3860NIAAA provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems and conducts and supports research in many scientific areas such as: genetics, neuroscience, epidemiology, health risks and benefits of alcohol consumption, and alcohol prevention, and treatment. It collaborates with institutions, organizations, agencies and related alcohol abuse programs. It is also charged with translating and disseminating research findings to researchers, health care providers, policy makers and the public.
National Intervention Network – NIN
- (800) 221-6333
- (800) 654-4673
- (800) 654-HOPE
NIN provides 24/7 phone services that include information and referral for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug problems and special services designed for women (ask for Woman to Woman); staffed by professional counselors.
Rosecrance Treatment Center
Phone: (815) 391-1000Rosecrance is a not-for-profit substance abuse treatment center that focuses on helping people and their families rebuild their lives. They provide quality, evidence-based addiction counseling as well as a full range of substance abuse prevention, intervention and treatment. They offer a 24-hour help and referral hotline for alcohol and drug problems.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline and Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator
This is a searchable directory of 11,000 drug and alcohol treatment programs around the country, includes residential treatment centers, outpatient treatment programs, and hospital inpatient programs for drug addiction and alcoholism. Listings include treatment programs for marijuana, cocaine, and heroin addiction, as well as drug and alcohol treatment programs for adolescents and adults. It also consults with and educates managers, owners and unions on workplace drug abuse programs.