The Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) aims to work together to prevent alcohol and other drug problems in communities. ADF educates and motivates Australians to prevent alcohol and other drug-related harm, particularly aiming at those aged under 30 years.

The Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN) provides a central point of access to Internet-based alcohol and drug information provided by prominent organisations in Australia and internationally. ADIN brings alcohol and drug information to the user via a large collection of websites, and links the user to websites and databases. Through ADIN, interested organizations and individuals can search, receive, and share current relevant information on licit and illicit drug issues.

Al-Anon/Alateen helps families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with someone whose drinking is a problem. Similarly, Alateen is a recovery program for young people. Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members. Alateen provides support for teenagers affected by the problem drinking of a parent or other family member.

Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand
The Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC) was established in 1976 by Act of Parliament, following a report by the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Sale of Liquor. The Commission recommended establishing a permanent council whose aim was to encourage responsible use and minimise misuse.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Alcohol Policy Network
The Canadian Alcohol Policy Network mission is to facilitate the development of policies that prevent problems associated with alcohol use and enhance the health, safety and well-being of individuals and communities across Ontario.

American Council for Drug Education
The American Council for Drug Education is a substance abuse prevention and education agency that develops programs and materials based on the most current scientific research on drug use and its impact on society.

The Australian Centre for Addiction Research
The Australian Centre for Addiction Research (ACAR) is an interdisciplinary network of scientists, clinicians, academic professionals and officials engaged in promoting applied research aimed at prevention and clinical management of addictive behaviours.

Australian Institute of Criminology
The Australian Institute of Criminology aims to disseminate quality information on alcohol and illicit drug use in Australia. The Australian Institute of Criminology's role in this area includes undertaking research and providing information on the link between criminal activity and alcohol and illicit drugs.

Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD)
The Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD) was established as part of the Federal government's response to reduce the harm caused by drugs in our community. An important component of the ANCD's work is to ensure that policies, strategies and directions in the drug and alcohol field are consistent with the National Drug Strategic Framework.

Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs
The Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) is dedicated to raising awareness about the problems related to the use of alcohol and other drugs, and to promoting improved standards in clinical practice and in research into this and allied subjects.

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse provides national leadership and evidence-informed analysis and advice to reduce alcohol and other drug-related harm in Canada. The website provides useful information on substance abuse issues.

Chapter of Addiction Medicine (RACP)
The Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine (AChAM) is established within the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). The Chapter educates and supports medical practitioners who work with people who have problems arising from the use of drugs. Information is available regarding Addiction Medicine and the Fellowship training program.

Drug Policy Alliance
The Drug Policy Alliance was formally known as the Lindesmith Centre. This policy and research institute is an essential resource concerning drug policy and harm reduction. Includes a lot of full-text literature on topics such as substitution and maintenance approaches.

DrugScope is an independent centre of expertise on drugs in the United Kingdom. Their aim is to inform policy development and reduce drug-related risk. They provide quality drug information, promote effective responses to drug taking, undertake research at local, national and international levels, advice on policy-making, encourage informed debate and speak for member organisations working on the ground.

Family Drug Support
A website designed to assist families throughout Australia to deal with alcohol and drug issues in a way that strengthens relationships and achieves positive outcomes.

Foundation for Alcohol Research & Education (FARE)
The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), formerly the Alcohol Education & Rehabilitation Foundation (AERF), is an independent, not-for-profit, national health organisation based in Canberra, Australia.  Tthe Foundation was set up to distribute funding for programs and research that aimed to prevent the harms caused by alcohol and licit substance misuse.

Institute of Alcohol Studies
The core aim of the United Kingdom Institute of Alcohol Studies is to serve public interest on public policy issues linked to alcohol, by advocating for the use of scientific evidence in policy-making to reduce alcohol-related harm.

National Alcohol Strategy
The National Alcohol Strategy 2006-2011 was developed as a response to the patterns of high risk alcohol consumption that are prevalent in Australia. It is estimated that about 3200 people die as a result of excessive alcohol consumption and around 81,000 people are hospitalised annually. The cost to the Australian community of alcohol-related social problems was estimated to be $15.3 billion in 2004/05.

National Centre for Education and Training on Adiction (NCETA)
The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) is a collaborative venture between Flinders University and the South Australian Department of Health. NCETA. It is an internationally recognised research Centre that works as a catalyst for change in the alcohol and drugs field.

National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC)
The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) is a premier research institution in Australia and is recognised internationally as a Research Centre of Excellence. The Centre is multidisciplinary and collaborates with medicine, psychology, social science and other schools of the University of NSW, as well as with a range of other institutions and individuals in Australia and overseas.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund
The National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund exists to support the implementation of the National Drug Strategy for the purpose of preventing and reducing the harmful effects of licit and illicit drug use in Australian society.

National Drug Research Institute (NDRI)
The National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) conducts and disseminates high quality research that contributes to the primary prevention of harmful drug use and the reduction of drug related harm in Australia. NDRI is located at Curtin University's Health Research Campus and receives core funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

National Drug Strategy
The National Drug Strategy, a cooperative venture between Australian, state and territory governments and the non-government sector, is aimed at improving health, social and economic outcomes for Australians by preventing the uptake of harmful drug use and reducing the harmful effects of licit and illicit drugs in our society.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a component of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the lead government agency in America for research on alcohol abuse, alcoholism, and other health effects of alcohol.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is the American Federal focal point for research on drug abuse and addiction. NIDA addresses the most fundamental and essential questions about drug abuse - from detecting and responding to emerging drug abuse trends and understanding how drugs work in the brain and body to developing and testing new treatment and prevention approaches.

National Organisation for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
The National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Related Disorders Inc. (NOFASARD) was established in Adelaide in 1998. It is Australia's peak body representing parents, carers and others interested in or affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse
The National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse role is to improve the availability, accessibility and effectiveness of treatment for drug dependency in England and to maximise the benefits of that treatment for individuals, their families and communities.

Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (NADA)
The Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies (NADA) is the peak organisation for the non government drug and alcohol sector in NSW.

NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing (OLGR)
The NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing (OLGR) is accountable for the development, implementation and integrity of the overall regulatory framework across alcohol, licensed clubs, charitable fundraising and gambling activities in NSW.

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
The principal purpose of the American Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the America's drug control program. The goals of the program are to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing, trafficking, drug-related crime and violence, and drug-related health consequences.

Reach Out
Reach Out is a web-based service that aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people aged 14-25 years by providing them with information, support and skills development and by working with health professionals to strengthen the pathways between online and community based service delivery.

Register of Australian Drug and Alcohol Research
Register of Australian Drug and Alcohol Research (RADAR) is a project of the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia. RADAR aims to promote awareness of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs research in Australia. The register contains up-to-date records of current and recently completed research projects with details of published research.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre
Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre was established in 1994 to provide leadership to the drug and alcohol field in Victoria and is formally affiliated with Monash University.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. Established in 1997 through a merger between the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention, UNODC operates in all regions of the world through an extensive network of field offices.

Your Room
Your Room is a joint initiative by NSW Health and St Vincent's Alcohol and Drug Information Service and offers information about alcohol and a wide range of drugs, how they can affect people, side effects, withdrawal, and how to get help for yourself or for anyone else who needs it.

Youth Substance Abuse Service
The Youth Substance Abuse Services supports and strengthens vulnerable young people affected by drug and alcohol use, mental illness and social disconnection in order to improve their health, wellbeing and participation in the community.

Page Updated: Monday 11 January 2016