Addiction affects 1 in 10 people
It's an illness that, if left untreated, can be fatal
Denial is a frequent trait
Family members often play a key role
Can it be cured
Abstinence is the best way to control the disease

Addiction Online Resources




Collegiate Recovery Center
The Collegiate Recovery Center at the University of Oregon provides an affirming environment in which recovering students can successfully pursue academic, personal, and professional goals for the purpose of enriching their quality of life and becoming vibrant leaders of our community

Alcoholics Anonymous
An international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem

Addiction Resource is an informational content guide serving individuals and their families who struggle with addiction, substance use disorders, and mental health disorders.

Alcoholics Anonymous Oregon 
A.A. Information and Service for Oregon 

Al-Anon Family Groups, Inc. (Al-Anon/AlAteen)
A mutual support program that helps families and friends (adults and youths) of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend.

Addiction Guide
Addiction Guide is your reliable source on addiction and the dangers of illicit substances.

Addiction Center
Addiction Center is an online treatment finder for friends and family looking to help their loved ones struggling with a chemical dependency.

American Council on Alcoholism   
A nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate the public about alcoholism and the need for treatment, as well as providing referral assistance for recovery and treatment resources nationwide.

American Society of Addiction Medicine
A nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate physicians to prevent and treat dependence and addiction to alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs, and to prevent and treat related illnesses.

Caron Foundation  
A nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide an enlightened, caring community in which all those affected by the sickness of addiction may begin a new life. The foundation provides rehabilitation services to adults, adolescents, and their families suffering from chemical dependency and related addictions.

Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
CESAR at the University of Maryland, College Park, collects, analyzes, and disseminates information on the nature and extent of substance abuse and related problems in Maryland and nationally.

Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA)  
CASA is a unique think/action tank that brings together all of the professional disciplines needed to study and combat all forms of substance abuse as they affect society.

The National Database of Nonprofit Organizations. Connecting people with nonprofit information.

Hazelden is a nonprofit organization providing high-quality, affordable rehabilitation, education, prevention, professional services, and publications regarding chemical dependency and related disorders.

Indian Health Service (IHS) 
The IHS is an agency of the Public Health Service providing health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Inter-University Consortium for Political and  Social Research at the University of Michigan   
Provides access to the world’s largest archive of computerized social science data, including data on substance abuse and mental health.

This Guide contains over 1,000 charities in 19 categories.

National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA)  
NACoA is the education and advocacy group that works on behalf of the over 11 million children of alcohol and other drug-dependent parents under age 18 in the U.S. Research-based resources are available on the web site to help caring adults learn more about providing support and information for these vulnerable children.

National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)  
NAADAC is the largest national organization representing the interests of alcoholism and drug abuse professionals in the nation. The NAADAC web page contains information on current legislation, certification, and membership.

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare  
Keeps community behavioral healthcare organizations abreast of the rapid changes in behavioral healthcare and vigorously advocates for the issues most critical to their success.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)  
NCADD is an organization that fights the stigma and the disease of alcoholism and other drug addictions. It provides education, information, help, and hope to the public through offices in New York and Washington and a nationwide network of affiliates.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
NIH is one of the foremost biomedical research centers and the federal focal point for biomedical research in the United States.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)  
Conducts and supports research nationwide on mental illness and mental health, including studies of the brain, behavior, and mental health services.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) 
NIAAA supports and conducts biomedical research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)  
NIDA brings the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

National Library of Medicine (NLM)  
NLM is the world’s largest library dealing with a single scientific/professional topic, carrying over 4.5 million holdings.

Network for Good
Resources for Nonprofit Organizations 

Northwest Institute of Addictions Studies
Our mission is to encourage high standards of competence in the treatment of alcohol and other drug dependencies by sponsoring educational programs to improve the skills and knowledge of practitioners in the field. The Institute holds an annual Summer Institute in the Portland Metro area. This conference has been in existence since 1974 and started in Southern Oregon, originally known as the Southern Oregon Institute of Alcohol Studies. We are committed to offering the highest quality addictions treatment training, with the goal of continually advancing professionalism and best practices of our field.

Northwest Frontier Addiction Technology Transfer Center (NFATTC)
Located in Salem, Oregon, NFATTC is one of 14 National ATTCs that work to develop knowledge and application of addiction technology to build treatment and provider competencies among substance abuse professionals and allied health professionals throughout the United States & Puerto Rico.

OPERA: Oregon Prevention Education Recovery Association
OPERA is a statewide, nonprofit association of private sector and tribal entities who provide treatment, prevention and training services. OPERA IS dedicated to ending addiction by ensuring the development and maintenance of the highest quality statewide service systems. OPERA’s mission is to eliminate alcohol and drug problems and their social, health and behavioral consequences through use of evidence-based practices; partnerships with public and private, social and healthcare providers; and advocacy for effective budget and public policy.

Oregon Department of Human Services
Provides an abundance of information and resources on alcohol and drug addiction, treatment and prevention.

Recovery Resources Online
Links to Pages Related to Recovery, 12-Step, Spiritual and Self-improvement/Self Awareness.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted to health care.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)   
SAMHSA ensures that quality substance abuse and mental health services are available to the people who need them and that prevention and treatment knowledge is used more effectively in the general health care system. This site also provides access to the home pages of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, and Center for Mental Health Services.    
An informational site about addiction and recovery for teens and their parents

There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. It does this by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.