Drugs & Alcohol Support
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Assists its Member States in their efforts to bring international illegal drug trade, crime and terrorism. Although this website is not directly substance abuse specific, it does provide numerous resources that demonstrate the efforts and hard work of the United Nations and its Member State, and that they are making a difference in combating the international illegal drug trade, which is essential for ensuring safe and healthy persons and communities around the world.
Offers a comprehensive listing under the Programmes and projects tab on Management of Substance Abuse. This includes terminology and classification such as the WHO lexicon of alcohol and drug terms, facts and figures, publications by topic such as prevention and treatment, and publications by source, such as articles or relevant resources from other WHO departments.
This nonprofit organization works to prevent pregnant women from consuming alcohol and provide education and resources for those who have friends or family members struggling with the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) or other fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). NOFAS also advocates for ending prenatal exposure to other Drugs & Alcohol and raises awareness of harm that could be caused to the baby if the mother struggles with addiction.
Founded by Candace Lightner in California in 1980 after her teenage daughter died from being struck by a drunk driver, MADD spread across the US and Canada. Currently, this nonprofit advocacy organization is so popular that there is at least one MADD office in every state in the US and about one in every Canadian province.
This organization focuses on the families and friends of people struggling with alcohol use disorder because AUD not only negatively impacts individuals, but also their loved ones. By providing emotional support through talk-based groups, family and friends are better able to encourage loved ones suffering from addiction to get help, stay in treatment, and maintain abstinence during the long-term recovery process.
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