Professionals

Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Commission
As an agency under the Department of Public Safety, it is our overall objective to provide uniform control over the sale, purchase, transportation, manufacture, consumption and possession of alcoholic beverages in the state.

Alcohol Drug Council of North Carolina
Alcohol/Drug Council of NC provides information and referral to alcohol and drug treatment. We also provide educational programs and materials to businesses, community groups, families, and individuals.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world. Our vision: A future free of the death and disease caused by tobacco. We work to save lives by advocating for public policies that prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke.

Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT)
CAPT is a national training and technical assistance system committed to strengthening prevention systems and the nation’s behavioral health workforce.” Topics addressed include Strategic Prevention Framework, Practicing Effective Prevention, and more.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
Since 1992, CADCA has demonstrated that when all sectors of a community come together —social change happens. CADCA is the premier membership organization representing those working to make their communities safe, healthy and drug-free.

Governor’s Institute on Substance Abuse
The Governor’s Institute is dedicated to prevention, identification and treatment of substance abuse.

Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery
The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery provides colleges and universities the tools and resources to launch alcohol and drug misuse prevention and recovery programs on their campuses. The website offers resources for college students and their families, as college is an important time of transition for over 21 million young adults every year.

North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board
The credentialing body for addictions professionals in the state of North Carolina.

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.

National Center on Addiction and Substance AbuseThe National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse is a national nonprofit research and policy organization focused on improving the understanding, prevention and treatment of substance use and addiction. Founded in 1992 by former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, Joseph A. Califano, Jr,  interdisciplinary experts collaborate with others to promote effective policies and practices. They conduct and synthesize research, inform and guide the public, evaluate and improve healthcare, and analyze and recommend policies on substance use and addiction.

National Drug Early Warning System
NDEWS monitors emerging drug use trends to enable health experts, researchers, and concerned citizens across the country to respond quickly to potential outbreaks of illicit drugs such as heroin and to identify increased use of designer synthetic compounds.

National Prevention Network
The National Prevention Network (NPN) is an organization of State alcohol and other drug abuse prevention representatives that provides a national advocacy and communication system for prevention.

North Carolina Preventing Underage Drinking Initiative
NC-PUDI implements environmental management strategies to help enforce the nation’s underage drinking laws.

Office of National Drug Control Policy
The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) works to reduce drug use and its consequences by leading and coordinating the development, implementation, and assessment of U.S. drug policy.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Founded in 1987 as an anti-drug advertising campaign and formerly known as the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, we are a nonprofit organization working to reduce teen substance abuse and support families impacted by addiction.

Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM)
Smart Approaches to Marijuana envisions a society where marijuana policies are aligned with the scientific understanding of marijuana’s harms, and the commercialization and normalization of marijuana are no more. Our mission is to educate citizens on the science of marijuana and to promote health-first, smart policies and attitudes that decrease marijuana use and its consequences.

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.