Lancaster County (PA) Links:

COBYS Family Services: Provides a variety of counseling and educational services from a Christian perspective, including parenting classes and child-care training.

DUI Council of Lancaster County: Committed to reducing the incidences of impaired driving, preventing underage drinking, and eliminating youth access to alcohol.

The Factory Ministries: Offers a teen center, social services and community trainings in eastern Lancaster County.

Lancaster County Recovery Alliance: A grassroots coalition promoting addiction recovery for everyone through Awareness, Advocacy and Access.

Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 (IU 13):  A regional educational agency whose mission is to assist Lancaster and Lebanon’s 22 local school districts, nonpublic schools, education agencies, parents, preschools, adult learners, businesses, and municipalities to support their  core mission of improving student learning.

Mental Health America of Lancaster County: Promotes optimal mental health through awareness, advocacy and education, including peer services, adult & child advocacy and free support groups.

Nuestra Clinica STI Treatment & Prevention: SACA’s free clinic treats all sexually-transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS and offers prevention programming for youth and adults.

PA 2-1-1 East: A free, confidential, non-emergency, comprehensive information and referral service that connects Berks, Lancaster, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill county residents with the health and human services they need.

Regional/State (PA) Links:

Campaign to Stop Opiate Abuse: Designed to educate Pennsylvanians about the risks of prescription painkiller and heroin use and how to access help.

Center for Substance Abuse Research (Temple University):  Dedicated to research on the biological basis for addiction, its underlying causes, and modalities for treatment interventions. CSAR is part of the Temple University School of Medicine and is primarily focused on advanced medical research on substance abuse related topics.

Commonwealth Prevention Alliance (CPA):  CPA is an organization dedicated to the professionals working to prevent the abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in Pennsylvania.

Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center:  Examines how communities can work together with families, schools, community groups, and industry to promote healthy lifestyles for children, youth, and families, and develops clinical trials of innovative models to promote prevention.

Northeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center:  Located in Pittsburgh, the NE ATTC is designed to enhance the quality of addiction treatment and recovery services within the region by providing policymakers, providers, consumers and other stakeholders with state-of-the art information through technology translation and transfer activities. Serves PA, NJ, NY.

PA Network for Student Assistance Services: Assisting school personnel in identifying issues such as alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and mental health issues that pose a barrier to a student’s success.

Pennsylvania Alliance to Control Tobacco:  A statewide alliance focused on grassroots public policy and advocacy. PACT provides Pennsylvania’s local tobacco control coalitions with education, training, and support in local public policy initiatives.

Pennsylvania Certification Board:  A private, non-profit corporation that offers voluntary state-level credentialing to substance abuse and other behavioral health professionals.

PA Public Health Information Clearinghouse:   Free and low-cost publications, brochures, posters and other items.

Pennsylvania Driving Under the Influence Association:  A professional organization which is working to address the DUI problem in all of its many stages — from prevention to enforcement up to, and including, adjudication and rehabilitation.

PA Liquor Control Board- Bureau of Alcohol Education:  Works with other agencies and groups to reduce underage drinking and the misuse of beverage alcohol by legal consumers, with a special emphasis on preventing high-risk drinking by college students. Training, technical assistance, and other resources.

Pennsylvania Mothers Against Drunk Driving:  MADD’s website includes information about local chapters, legislation and advocacy, victim services, and education.

Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development:
Promotes the well-being of children and youth and to reduce the prevalence of high-risk behaviors and poor outcomes in children, families and communities. At Penn State University- includes resources, publications, and events related to a broad range of prevention topics.

PRO-ACT: A grassroots advocacy initiative founded to promote the rights of – and ensure opportunities for – those still suffering from the disease of addiction, members of the recovery community, and their family members who wish to advocate in southeastern Pennsylvania.

National Links

CoalitionsWork: Training and education on building and sustaining community coalitions.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of American (CADCA): A national organization for community anti-drug coalitions, made up of over 5,000 local coalitions nationwide. Lots of tools and information for coalition-building and community substance abuse prevention.

Community Tool Box: A free, online resource for those working to build healthier communities and bring about social change. It offers thousands of pages of tips and tools for taking action in communities.

Mentor Foundation USA: Working to prevent drug abuse among youth through mentoring and peer-to-peer programs.

National Clearinghouse for Drug and Alcohol Information: Tons of information on the treatment and prevention of substance abuse-downloads, brochures, fact sheets, reports, and videos. Almost all of it is free and available in quantity.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism:  The NIAAA is a part of the National Institutes of Health, and offers a catalog of publications (most are free), databases, research news, along with other online services.

National Institute on Drug Abuse:  NIDA is part of the National Institutes of Health, and offers a catalog of publications (most are free), databases, research news, along with other online services.

National Social Norms Center: Linking best evidence with practice to promote effective social norms marketing campaigns to improve health on college campuses and beyond.

Office of National Drug Control Policy: The ONDCP reports to the President and is responsible for setting national policies on drug abuse treatment and prevention, as well as law enforcement.

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: Find a wealth of information, tools and opportunities to connect with other parents and caregivers who may have a child struggling with addiction.

Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness: A nice overview from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Search Institute: Learn about the 40 Developmental Assets approach to prevention, including books and videos for parents, educators, youth leaders, and faith-based organizations.

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator: This searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs shows the location of facilities around the country that treat alcoholism, alcohol abuse and drug abuse problems.