If you're looking for information about managing addiction, including treatment options and support, the following resources may be helpful.
Note: These links are provided for reference and informational purposes only and do not constitute any form of endorsement by Avella.
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry is made up of psychiatrists, faculty, medical students, residents and fellows, non-psychiatrists and related health professionals helping those with substance use disorders and mental disorders. Educating, influencing and encouraging excellence in practice, policy and prevention for the field of Addiction Psychiatry and beyond.
American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence
The American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence works with federal and state agency officials concerning opioid treatment policy throughout the United States. It also works with partner, the World Federation for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence, with regard to international initiatives and working with designated agencies within the United Nations.
American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine
The American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine provides osteopathic education, leadership and expertise in the field of addiction medicine. It educates the profession and the public with the highest level of prevention, early identification, treatment and recovery for individuals and families living with the disease of addiction.
American Society of Addiction Medicine
ASAM is a professional society representing over 4,000 physicians, clinicians and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine. ASAM is dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.
Narcotics Anonymous offers recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. Narcotics Anonymous is not meant to imply a focus on any particular drug; NA’s approach makes no distinction between drugs including alcohol. Membership is free, and NA has no affiliation with any organizations outside of NA including governments, religions, law enforcement groups, or medical and psychiatric associations.
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
NCADD is the leading advocacy organization in the world addressing alcoholism and drug dependence. Since its founding in 1944, NCADD has raised public awareness about addiction throughout the United States and increasingly across the global community.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.