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Substance Abuse: Government resources: Library Guide: America


Pan-American Health Organization: Regional Office of the World Health Organization. Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Inter-American Drug Abuse Commission (CICAD)

"The Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) is the Western Hemisphere's policy forum for dealing with the drug problem.... CICAD was established by the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) in 1986."

Inter-American Observatory on Drugs (OID)

"CICAD’s statistical, information and scientific research branch."

United States. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

"NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being. It is the largest funder of alcohol research in the world."

United States. Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

A component of the Executive Office of the President.

United States. National Institute on Drug Abuse

"The mission of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction."

SAMSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

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.


Policies, plans and strategies

Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission. Hemispheric Plan of Action on Drugs, 2016-2020

Organization of American States. Hemispheric drug strategy ; Plan of action, 2011-2015

Pan-American Health Organization: Regional Office of the World Health Organization. Plan of Action to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol. 2011.

United States. Department of Justice. Drug Enforcement Administration. 2017 National drug threat assessment.

United States National drug control strategy. 2010-2016. 2019.