Addiction Resources Center
Founded in 1992 by former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, Joseph A. Califano, Jr., our interdisciplinary experts collaborate with others to promote effective policies and practices. What does the Center do? Conducts & Synthesizes Research We conduct research to contribute to the knowledge base about substance use, addictive behaviors, and addictions and to inform science-based policy and practice recommendations. Informs & Guides the Public We serve as an expert source of information, translating and disseminating comprehensible messages about substance use and addiction. We educate families about the link between early use and addiction and encourage parents to raise substance-free children. Evaluates & Improves Healthcare We work with various stakeholders to promote the health and access to services for those at risk for or suffering from addiction. We facilitate local and national change in healthcare practice and emphasize the implementation of evidence-based practices. Analyzes & Recommends Policy We inform stakeholders of the cost of substance use and addiction and the savings and effectiveness of prevention and treatment. We make recommendations on health, justice, education and regulatory policies in the hopes of reducing substance use and addiction. General Information You can follow The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/CASAaddiction
We are a national nonprofit research and policy organization focused on improving the understanding, prevention and treatment of substance use and addiction.