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  RECOVERY RESEARCH INSTITUTE:
 
The [Recovery Research Institute] is a nonprofit affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School and is dedicated to the advancement of addiction treatment and recovery.

Their website includes resources like the Addictionary, which provides unified, non-stigmatizing language for talking about substance use and addiction.

 
  ADDICTION POLICY FORUM:
 
The [Addiction Policy Forum] is a partnership of organizations, policymakers, and stakeholders working to translate discoveries about substance use disorder into practical solutions.

Their website includes resources like the Addiction Resource Center Portal, which is designed to assist people concerned about their own or a loved one's substance use. People can go through a self-assessment, develop an action plan, and discover local resources to address substance use disorder.

 
  FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER:
 
The [Family Resource Center] is a directory of resources about adolescent substance use that are backed by scientific support. It provides information about how to prevent drug or alcohol use in children, intervene early, find treatment, and support adolescents in addiction recovery.

The website allows resources to be filtered by intended user, type, and level of supportive evidence.

 
  SHATTERPROOF:
 
[Shatterproof] is an organization that aims to reduce the stigma and secrecy associated with addiction.

They are involved in both state and federal initiatives for prescription drug monitoring programs, Good Samaritan laws, naloxone access, prescriber education, and mental health and substance use disorder parity.

 
  PARTNERSHIP FOR DRUG-FREE KIDS:
 
The [Partnership for Drug-Free Kids] recently published an eBook that offers knowledge and skills for parents whose teenage or young adult children are struggling with opioid use. It provides tips, support, and resources that can be helpful in navigating these difficult circumstances.
 
  PRESCRIBE TO PREVENT:
 
[Prescribe to Prevent] provides information regarding how to start prescribing and dispensing naloxone rescue kits. These resources are meant to assist health care providers in educating their patients to reduce overdose risk and providing naloxone rescue kits to patients.

The site also provides answers to many of the most frequently asked questions regarding naloxone and opioid overdose.

 
  HARM REDUCTION COALITION:
 
[Harm Reduction Coalition] is a national advocacy and capacity-building organization that works to promote the health and dignity of those impacted by drug use.

The site lays out a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use and provides information on training and capacity-building services, syringe exchange, overdose prevention, and other related resources.

 
  NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE:
 
The [National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)] is a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is a research institution of the US federal government. The NIDA website provides a wide range of information on substance use for researchers, medical and health professionals, patients, families, and educators.

They offer resources for talking to children and teens about substance use and also provide general overviews of many topics related to addiction, from brain chemistry to types of substances to options for treatment.

 
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