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Substance Use Resources

Below key organizations and information about substance use disorders are linked for you. We encourage you to explore these and to connect with your state or local National Federation of Families affiliate if you need support, information or resources or are concerned that your child/youth may be struggling with a substance use problem.


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The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a division of the National Institutes of Health. NIDA’s mission is to lead the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. 

The Partnership to End Addiction partners with families, professionals and other organizations to end addiction using a public health approach, rooted in science and compassion. They provide personalized support and resources for families impacted by addiction, while mobilizing policymakers, researchers and health care professionals to more effectively address addiction systemically on a national scale.

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.

Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) provides hope, through education and support, to parents of addicted loved ones. What makes PAL unique is the evidence-based practices and the peer-to-peer support, where participants are encouraged to share their experiences with each other.

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