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NASADAD staff members can be reached via e-mail and phone:

Telephone number: (202) 293-0090

Office of the Executive Director

Robert Morrison

Executive Director and Director Legislative Affairs

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Robert Morrison first came to the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) in 1998 when he worked on legislative and regulatory affairs as Public Policy Associate. Robert then broadened his health care portfolio by serving as Associate Director of Government Relations at Smith, Bucklin and Associates from 1999 to 2001 where he directed government affairs programs for a variety of organizations, including the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Robert returned to NASADAD in 2001 as Director of Public Policy and went on to become Deputy Executive Director; Interim Executive Director; and, in 2009, Executive Director. Robert began his career working for the late U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (NJ) for approximately four years, spending his last two years as a Legislative Aide. In 2013, Robert re-assumed the lead for the Association’s legislative and regulatory affairs program – returning to the type of work that originally brought him to NASADAD. Robert graduated from Drew University in New Jersey with a B.A. in Political Science and completed graduate work in American Government at the Johns Hopkins University.

Fachon James-Simpson

Member Services Coordinator/Meeting Planner

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Fachon Simpson is currently a Membership Services Coordinator/Meeting Planner at NASADAD. She has performed a wide-range of executive/administrative duties for the Executive Director/Director of Legislative Affairs, Deputy Executive Director/ Research and Program Applications, and Director of Finance for over 10 years. Fachon provides services for planning and staging the membership’s Annual/Board Meetings and all other NASADAD meetings. She is responsible for hotel contracts, meeting rooms set-up, meeting logistics, arranging exhibitors, travel, lodging, audio/visual equipment set-up, registration and development and distribution of meeting materials.  Ms. Simpson is also responsible for scheduling conference calls and meetings, responding to membership requests for technical assistance, disseminating information via e-mail and fax, and the staging of meetings.

Ms. Simpson also performs various tasks within NASADAD’s Department of Finance. Her duties include preparing invoices and purchase orders; collecting membership dues; developing spreadsheets and inputting data; and tracking membership funds.

Emily Diehl

Policy Analyst

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Emily Diehl is a current student at American University Washington College of Law and is a graduate of Georgetown University with a B.S. in Healthcare Management and Policy. She came to the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors as an intern in January of 2019 and now serves as a Policy Analyst with the organization. Before arriving at NASADAD, Emily spent four years as a Patient Care Coordinator in a residential treatment facility in California and is a certified alcohol and drug counselor. Her knowledge of the substance use field and passion for helping others led her to Washington D.C., in order to promote effective addiction-related policies.

Financial and Management Information Systems

Hollis McMullen

Director of Finance

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Yong Liu

Accounting Manager

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Research and Program Applications

Melanie Whitter

Deputy Executive Director

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Melanie Whitter is the Deputy Executive Director for the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD). In this role, she facilitates the translation of research and knowledge into state practice, sharing state evidence-based and best practices across the nation, and identifying state problems and issues that merit further study and research; provides technical assistance to the NASADAD membership; and coordinates and facilitates timely information exchange to the States concerning policies, programs and practices in the substance use disorder field. Prior to her role at NASADAD, she held the position of Principal Associate and led Abt Associate’s Behavioral Health Practice. She has also held the position of Single State Authority for alcohol and other drug services for the State of Illinois and served on the NASADAD Board of Directors, as the Vice-President for Treatment, and as a Regional Director.  She is a member and served on the Board of the College for Behavioral Health Leadership.  Over her career, she has been recognized for her commitment to advancing system change by building workforce and infrastructure capacity, creating and sustaining partnerships, and emphasizing research and evaluation.


Doug Fuller, PhD

Associate Director of Research and Program Applications

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Douglas Fuller, Ph.D., joined NASADAD in May 2020.  He currently works as the National Treatment Network Team Leader and the Opioid Treatment Network Team Leader, as well as leads other technical assistance and research projects.  His experience includes serving as a senior health researcher with over 18 years of experience focused on HIV/AIDS, substance use/disorders, criminal justice, and veteran wellness. Dr. Fuller brings expertise in strategic planning, contract management and acquisition, project budget monitoring, collaborative engagement, technical assistance, and diversity initiatives.  He provides deep subject matter expertise in primary and secondary data for patient reported outcomes, clinician reported outcomes, HIV and hepatitis testing, and access to care for historically vulnerable and underserved populations. He received his doctorate in sociology from Howard University in 2005.

Tracy Tlumac Flinn

AOD Senior Research Analyst

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Tracy Flinn, Ed.D., joined NASADAD in September 2013 as a Senior Research Analyst primarily working with the State and Territory Prevention Directors. In this role, Dr. Flinn provides and arranges for technical assistance to state and territorial substance use prevention directors; coordinates topic calls and webinars; develops fact sheets and other resources; coordinates the annual National Prevention Research Conference and Prevention Leadership Summits; and oversees and manages day-to-day project implementation.

Dr. Flinn has over 20 years of experience working in prevention at the national, state, and local levels, and is a senior expert in substance use prevention strategies, project management, training and technical assistance, and alcohol and drug research, trends, and policies. She was previously the Associate Director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention. Dr. Flinn also directed the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded “A Matter of Degree” coalition at the University of Delaware, where she implemented environmental prevention strategies to reduce alcohol and other drug problems among students and established a statewide prevention coalition of colleges and universities. She received her doctorate in higher education administration and educational leadership from the University of Delaware in 2007.

Jose Silva

Research Analyst

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Mr. Silva is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a dual master’s degree in public health and social work. Before arriving at NASADAD, Jose was an Education/Employment Specialist in the Behavioral Healthcare Division of the Arlington County Department of Human Services, and spent time as a Trauma Survivors Network Fellow with the Allegheny Health Network.

Claire Gray

Research Analyst

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Claire Gray supports various technical assistance and research projects at NASADAD. She previously supported the Prevention and Treatment Learning Communities as a Research Associate. Before coming to NASADAD she worked with a community coalition in Baltimore, supporting environmental strategies for substance use prevention. Claire received a B.A. in Public Health and Global Environmental Change & Sustainability from Johns Hopkins University.

Caroline Halsted

Research Analyst

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Caroline Halsted works with the Women's Services Coordinators and Youth Coordinators at NASADAD. She previously worked for the Illinois Governor’s Federal Affairs Office and participated in the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s summer research internship program. Caroline holds a B.S. in Community Health with a concentration in health planning and administration and a minor in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Kimberly Figone

Research Associate II

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Kimberly Figone is a recent Master in Public Health graduate from the University of Nevada, Reno. She joined NASADAD as a Research Associate II in September 2021 and currently supports the Youth Coordinators, Women's Services Coordinators, and the State Opioid Treatment Authorities. Before joining NASADAD, Kimberly spent two years as a Behavioral Health Coordinator at a non-profit mental health organization in California where she helped to develop, implement, and manage programs that promoted equal access to quality care. Her knowledge of public health, interest in substance use treatment and recovery services, and passion for health equity drew her to the Washington D.C area in July 2021.

Emma Neller

Research Associate I

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Emma Neller is a Research Associate who works with the National Prevention and Treatment Networks and supports the state Prevention and Treatment Coordinators. Before coming to NASADAD she held a fellowship position working with the Washington State Health Care Authority, where she supported substance use disorder prevention services throughout Washington State. Emma received a B.A. in Public Health-Global Health from the University of Washington.


About Us

The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc. (NASADAD) is a private, not-for-profit educational, scientific, and informational organization. The Association was originally incorporated in 1971 to serve State Drug Agency Directors, and then in 1978 the membership was expanded to include State Alcoholism Agency Directors.

NASADAD’s basic purpose is to foster and support the development of effective alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and treatment programs throughout every State. The Board of Directors is composed of a President, First Vice President, Vice President for Treatment, Vice President for Internal Affairs, Vice President for Prevention, Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer, as well as 10 regional representatives elected by the Association members in the region. The Washington, DC, office is headed by an Executive Director and includes divisions concerned with Research and Program Applications, Prevention Services, and Public Policy.

NASADAD Activities

NASADAD is authorized by the Board of Directors to engage in any or all of the following activities:

  • To represent member States on Association policies and issues before Congress, Executive Branch, governmental, and allied organizations as directed by the Board of Directors;
  • To promote, plan, develop, expand, and utilize educational materials and scientific activities within the fields;
  • To coordinate and facilitate timely information exchange to the States concerning policies of various constituencies with the alcohol, other drug abuse, and related field;
  • To respond to appropriate requests for contracts, grants and other funding opportunities that will facilitate the Association carrying out its goals of serving States; and
  • To establish and secure adequate resources to accomplish all goals and objectives outlined in the annual program of work or otherwise directed by the Board of Directors.

NASADAD Objectives

As stated in its bylaws, NASADAD’s objectives are:

  • To facilitate the translation of research and knowledge into practice and identifies problems and issues that merit further study and research;
  • To foster communication and collaboration with other organizations and national associations that interface with issues of substance abuse;
  • To promote training within the field of substance abuse prevention and treatment as well as cross-training in other systems;
  • To provide technical assistance to its membership;
  • To promote the establishment of national standards for quality assurance, outcomes, and performance;
  • To shape public policy positions that advance the provision of effective prevention and treatment services and increase funding for same; and
  • To maintain a stable base of funding to ensure continued long-term financial viability.

NASADAD Collaborations

NASADAD serves as a focal point for the examination of alcohol and other drug related issues of common interest to both other national organizations and federal agencies. Federal agencies and organizations with which NASADAD has worked include:

  • Army National Guard
  • Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
  • Center for Medicaid/Medicare Services (CMS)
  • Center for Prevention Methodology and Implementation
  • International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC)
  • National Association for State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD)
  • National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Technical Assistance Center
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  • Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
  • Social Security Administration (SSA)
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and its Centers on Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention (CSAT and CSAP), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • Society for Prevention Research (SPR)
  • U.S. Department of Education (ED)
  • U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)


NASADAD is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and does not engage in lobbying or electoral political activities.


NASADAD Strategic Framework



Annual Meeting

2021 SAMHSA & NASADAD Annual Meeting

2021 Annual Meeting, Virtual, June 7, 9-11, 2021

2020 SAMHSA & NASADAD Annual Meetings

2020 Annual Meeting, Virtual, July 13, 15, and 17, 2020

2019 CSAT/CSAP Annual Meeting & NASADAD Annual Meeting

2019 Annual Meeting, Bethesda, MD, June 4-6

2018 NASADAD/CSAT/CSAP Annual Meeting

2018 Annual Meeting, Bethesda, MD, May 21-24

2017 NASADAD/NPN/NTN/WSN Annual Meeting

2017 Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, May 23-26

2016 NASADAD/NPN/NTN/WSN Annual Meeting

2016 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, June 8-10

NASADAD/NPN/NTN Annual Meeting Archives

2015 Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC, June 1-3


2014 Annual Meeting, Omaha, NE


2013 Annual Meeting, Bethesda, MD


2012 Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA


2011 Annual Meeting: Indianapolis, IN, “Racing to the Future: Embracing Quality and Improving Performance”


2010 Annual Meeting: Norfolk, VA,Fostering Success in an Evolving Health Care Environment”


2009 Annual Meeting: Syracuse, NY, “Managing and Leading Through Challenging Fiscal Times: Opportunities for Innovation”


2008 Annual Meeting: Montgomery, AL, “Prevention and Treatment Services in Support of Recovery Oriented Systems of Care”

HIV Coordinators

The HIV Coordinators were organized under the SAMHSA/CSAT State Collaborative Activities Grant to NASADAD. HIV Coordinators are assigned by the NASADAD member to manage the SAPT Block Grant activities regarding the HIV set-aside. This funding requires that designated States utilize a portion of SAPT Block Grant funds for Early Intervention Counseling and Testing. NASADAD hosts quarterly conference calls with the HIV Coordinators in selected States and SAMHSA staff to give the HIV Coordinators a chance to exchange information with SAMHSA, receiving updates about Federal initiatives and guidance on issues and questions. The calls also allow participants to hear from national and State speakers on innovative practices and services that address special populations.

Opioid Treatment Network

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On September 8, 2002, the NASADAD Board of Directors considered a proposal that State Opioid Treatment Authorities (SOTA) be included in NASADAD’s organizational structure through participation in NASADAD’s National Treatment Network (NTN) as a sub-committee. The Board voted unanimously to endorse this proposal, and the Opioid Treatment Network (OTN) was formed.  The goal is to investigate the effects of dihydrocodeine ( in comparison to other pharmaceutical opioids and placebos in the detoxification of opiate‐dependent individuals, as well as in maintenance substitution therapy.

The OTN is made up of SOTAs, professionals designated by the Governor or another appropriate official to exercise the responsibility and authority within the State or Territory for approval and oversight of opioid treatment programs (OTPs).

The OTN is dedicated to working with its Federal partners to promote effective and efficient medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid dependency.


SAMHSA/CSAT Division of Pharmacologic Therapies (DPT)


Women’s Services Network

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As a component of National Association of State Alcohol/Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) and the National Treatment Network (NTN), The Women’s Services Network functions as a specialty network under the auspices of the NTN, and in collaboration with the National Prevention Network (NPN) having women’s treatment and prevention issues as the focus while remaining dedicated to the NTN’s overall goal of effective, socially responsive treatment delivery for all populations.

Click here to see the WSN Fact Sheet.

WSN Committees

There are currently two active WSN Subcommittees and one active Learning Collaborative.  These subcommittees are:


Please click on the names of the subcommittee above to learn more about each subcommittee.

National Treatment Network


A component of the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD), the National Treatment Network (NTN) is a group of State Alcohol and Other Drug Agency Treatment Representatives dedicated to promoting effective, socially responsive programs, and applying effective strategies to expand and improve the publicly funded substance use disorder service system throughout the United States of America including all States and territories.

The NTN partners with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and other national organizations pursuing activities designed to promote effective and efficient substance use disorder services that are cost-effective, of high quality, and uniquely designed to serve diverse populations. The NTN also provides a nationwide organized structure to assist CSAT and support the Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) initiative that supports person-centered and self-directed approaches to care that build on the strengths and resilience of individuals, families, and communities to sustain personal responsibility, health, wellness and recovery from substance use disorders.

Who are the members of NTN?
The NTN members are senior-level, executive leaders comprising the front line staff in the States and territories where all treatment practices get implemented and funded. The NTN supports, promotes and prepares the leadership of tomorrow in the substance use disorder service field around the country.

Promoting the Implementation and Expansion of Systems of Care
Through the ongoing discussions of the executive committee and general membership, the NTN has established priorities that have a national scope and impact. Workgroups address each of these issues and collaborate with Abbeycare addiction treatment & recovery and other recovery oriented systems of care to share and disseminate our collective knowledge in implementing effective services and systems of care. The NTN priorities are as follows:

  • System and Performance Management – Promote better health for the nation and credibility for the addiction field through strategic analysis and use of population health and service-level data.
  • Evidence Based and Best Practices (EBP) – Promote the adoption and implementation of EBP as a strategy to improve service delivery models for all populations with or at risk of developing substance use disorders who are matched to the practices and to improve outcomes in addiction services.
  • Medication Assisted Therapy – Promote continued use of traditional medication assisted therapies as well as new medications to support addiction treatment and recovery outcomes with the help of this therapy that you can get in a Wellness Retreat in Thailand.
  • Recovery Oriented Systems of Care Infrastructure – Provide access to state-of-the-art policy, financial, services and supports information to states and territories that aligns with the goals of building Recovery Oriented Systems of Care.
  • Successful State Strategies – Promote the nationwide exposure, adoption and implementation of the Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment model of rapid cycle change with big impact on existing resources.


The NTN has established committees on the following topics:

  • Adolescent Treatment
  • Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Implementation
  • Services Integration
  • Workforce Development
  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)- A joint committee with the Opioid Treatment Network (OTN)
  • Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC)


Benefits of the NTN

Professionally for your State

  • Benefit from learning experiences of other States
  • Reveal national context for State development
  • Be part of advancing recovery oriented systems of care that demonstrate “Treatment Works and Recovery is Real”.
  • Get a head start on emerging trends in the field
  • Opportunity for recognition, validation within the nation


Personally for you

  • Develop professionally and talk to people who understand your day-to-day business challenges.
  • Learn about new models of care and how they have worked in other parts of the country.
  • Be supported and learn from colleagues facing similar obstacles and systems change.
  • Gain deeper appreciation for human and service diversity around the nation.


National Prevention Resources

Below is information about organizations that maintain a strong focus on alcohol and other drug (AOD) abuse prevention. This list is not exhaustive and does not necessarily indicate an endorsement by NASADAD.

  • Administration for Children and Families (ACF) — The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a division of the Department of Health & Human Services. We promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities.
  • Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) The Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) provides detailed information on a wide variety of alcohol-related policies in the United States at both the State and Federal levels. Detailed, state-by-state, information is available for 33 policies. APIS also provides a variety of informational resources of interest to alcohol policy researchers and others involved with alcohol policy issues.
  • Brandeis University PDMP Center of Excellence — Funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Center of Excellence was founded in 2010 at the Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Brandeis University. The Center partners with the PDMP Training and Technical Assistance Center at Brandeis to combat the prescription drug abuse epidemic. The Center collaborates with a wide variety of PDMP stakeholders, including federal and state governments and agencies, universities, health departments, and medical and pharmacy boards.
  • Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) CADCA is the premier membership organization representing those working to make their communities safe, healthy and drug-free. CADCA has members in every U.S. state and territory and working in 18 countries around the world.
  • Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies  SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) is a national substance abuse prevention training and technical assistance (T/TA) system dedicated to strengthening prevention systems and the nation’s behavioral health workforce.
  • Centers for Disease Control Tobacco Information and Prevention Source Page The premiere source for tobacco information and prevention, featuring the Smoking and Health Database. The Database covers more than 30 years of information, and is a comprehensive online resource covering the scientific, technical, social science, policy, legal, and historical literature related to smoking and tobacco use.
  • Injury Prevention & Control: Prescription Drug Overdose – The CDC remains committed to advancing a public health approach to preventing drug overdose death and applies its scientific expertise to help curb the epidemic in three ways: 1) Improving data quality and surveillance to monitor and respond to the epidemic; 2) Strengthening state efforts by scaling up effective public health interventions; and 3) Equipping health care providers with the data and tools needed to improve the safety of their patients.
  • Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)  The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) works with federal, state, public, and private organizations to develop comprehensive prevention systems by:
    • Providing national leadership in the development of policies, programs, and services to prevent the onset of illegal drug use, prescription drug misuse and abuse, alcohol misuse and abuse, and underage alcohol and tobacco use;
    • Providing the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant funds and discretionary grants;
    • Promoting effective substance abuse prevention practices that enable states, communities, and other organizations to apply prevention knowledge effectively.
  • International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium, Inc. (IC&RC)  IC&RC is the global leader in the credentialing of prevention, addiction treatment, and recovery professionals. Organized in 1981, it provides standards and examinations to certification and licensing boards in 25 countries, 47 states and territories, five Native American regions, and all branches of the U.S. military.
  • National Governor’s Association –The abuse of prescription drugs is the fastest growing drug problem in the United States, and is the most common type of drug abuse after marijuana use among teens between the ages of 12 and 17. To combat the growing problem, the National Governors Association (NGA) is hosting a year-long project led by Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Impaired Driving –NHTSA was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 and is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. It works daily to help prevent crashes and their attendant costs, both human and financial.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse  NIDA’s mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.
  • Edinburgh Rehab Centre  A highly experienced and proficient rehabilitation center than works arduously everyday to help people overcome the harmful effects of addiction that can prevent a person from reaching their goal of stopping consumption of alcohol or other substances they abuse.
  • National Organization of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome  NOFAS is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1990 dedicated to eliminating birth defects caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy and improving the quality of life for those individuals and families affected. NOFAS is the only national organization focusing solely on FAS, the leading known cause of mental retardation.
  • Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)  As part of the Executive Office of the President, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) places an emphasis on community-based prevention programs, early intervention programs in healthcare settings, aligning criminal justice policies and public health systems to divert non-violent drug offenders into treatment instead of jail, funding scientific research on drug use, and, through the Affordable Care Act, expanding access to substance abuse treatment.
  • Partnership for Drug-Free Kids  The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids translates the science of teen drug use and addiction for families, providing parents with direct support to prevent and cope with teen drug and alcohol abuse.
  • Society for Prevention Research (SPR)  The Society for Prevention Research is an organization dedicated to advancing scientific investigation on the etiology and prevention of social, physical and mental health, and academic problems and on the translation of that information to promote health and well being. The multi-disciplinary membership of SPR is international and includes scientists, practitioners, advocates, administrators, and policy makers who value the conduct and dissemination of prevention science worldwide.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) SAMHSA is the lead federal agency on substance abuse treatment and prevention. Includes the Centers for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Prevention (CSAP), and Mental Health Services (CMHS).
    • Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant  The Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant program provides funds to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, 6 Pacific jurisdictions, and 1 tribal entity to prevention and treat substance abuse.
    • Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)  The mission of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is to promote community-based substance abuse treatment and recovery services for individuals and families in every community. CSAT provides national leadership to improve access, reduce barriers, and promote high quality, effective treatment and recovery services.
    • Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) – The Center for Mental Health Services leads federal efforts to promote the prevention and treatment of mental disorders. Congress created CMHS to bring new hope to adults who have serious mental illness and children with emotional disorders.
    • National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)  The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) is a searchable online database of mental health and substance abuse interventions. All interventions in the registry have met NREPP’s minimum requirements for review and have been independently assessed and rated for Quality of Research and Readiness for Dissemination. The purpose of NREPP is to help the public learn more about available evidence-based programs and practices and determine which of these may best meet their needs. NREPP is one way that SAMHSA is working to improve access to information on evaluated interventions and reduce the lag time between the creation of scientific knowledge and its practical application in the field.
  • U.S. Department of Justice – The mission of the U.S. Department of Justice is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
    • Drug Enforcement Administration — The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic
    • Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center  The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) established the Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center (UDETC) in 1999 to support its Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws program. The UDETC provides a variety of science-based, practical, effective training and technical assistance services to support, enhance, and build leadership capacity and increase state and local community effectiveness in their efforts to enforce underage drinking laws, prevent underage drinking, and eliminate the devastating consequences associated with alcohol use by underage youth.
  • U.S. Department of Education  The Safe Students-Healthy Schools Initiative supports local educational agencies (LEAs) in the development of communitywide approaches to creating safe and drug-free schools and promoting healthy childhood development. Programs are intended to prevent violence and the illegal use of drugs and to promote safety and discipline. Coordination with other community-based organizations (CBOs) is required. This program is jointly funded and administered by the departments of Education, Justice, and Health and Human Services.
  • U.S Department of Labor, Working Partners for an Alcohol and Drug-Free Workplace  Working Partners provides businesses and communities with tools and information to effectively address drug and alcohol problems.  More specifically, the initiative raises awareness about the impact drugs and alcohol have on the workplace and helps employers and employees work together to ensure their workplaces are free of the hazards of alcohol and drug abuse.