National Organization On Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS)
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) educates the public, practitioners, and policymakers about the risk of alcohol use during pregnancy and FASD , the leading known preventable cause of brain damage, developmental disabilities, and birth defects, and a leading known cause of learning disabilities and behavioral problems in children, adolescents, and adults.
National Institute On Drug Abuse
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has developed step-by-step
guides for people with loved ones who might have an addiction problem,
or for people seeking to help themselves. They are in simple, "Q and A"
format, and include easy-to-understand videos. These guides focus on the
steps needed to determine if a person needs treatment; how to find it;
what happens in treatment, how to find help paying for it; privacy
issues, and more.
Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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.
National Action Alliance For Suicide Prevention: Clinical Workforce Preparedness
In collaboration with The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), NASW supports the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s document Suicide Prevention and the Clinical Workforce: Guidelines for Training.
Developed as a part of a SAMHSA-funded grant project at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), the SBIRT App provides evidence-based questions to screen for alcohol, drugs and tobacco use. It also provides steps to complete a brief intervention and/or referral to treatment based on motivational interviewing.
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