Professional Resources

Strengthen your community; Build your coalition

Resources curated to helping those working towards ending overdose, addiction, and harm in their communities.


    CADCA represents over 5,000 community coalitions that involve individuals from key sectors including schools, law enforcement, youth, parents, healthcare, media, tribal communities and others. 

    SAMHSA’s mission is to lead public health and service delivery efforts that promote mental health, prevent substance misuse, and provide treatments and supports to foster recovery while ensuring equitable access and better outcomes. 

    Since its inception, NACCHO has sought to improve the public's health while adhering to a set of core values: equity, excellence, participation, respect, integrity, leadership, science & innovation. Today, NACCHO comprises over 3,300 local health departments across the United States. 
  • Brandeis Opioid Resource Connector

    This website provides a curated collection of community-based programs and resources to help stakeholders choose, design, and implement essential interventions. It is designed to help communities develop and launch programs that work across the continuum of care — prevention, treatment, recovery, and harm reduction. 
  • Opioid Policy Research Collaborative

    The Continuing Urgency of The Opioid Crisis Requires Systems to Work Together - Harm Reduction, Prevention, Treatment, Social Services, Criminal Justice, as well as Payers - to Ensure Access to High-Quality Care. The Opioid Policy Research Collaborative serves as a primary resource for state and federal health officials, policymakers, and private organizations and play prominent roles in four key areas. 
  • CDC

    CDC is the nation’s leading science-based, data-driven, service organization that protects the public’s health. For more than 70 years, we’ve put science into action to help children stay healthy so they can grow and learn; to help families, businesses, and communities fight disease and stay strong; and to protect the public’s health. Access their resource center here. 
  • Language matters

    Even professionals could use a check up. Take a moment to see if you're still current. 
  • Guidelines for Discussing Substance Abuse and Addiction at Community Forums

    When planning a forum, it’s important to first establish a list of objectives and then develop a
    program designed to achieve those objectives. This toolkit has been created to assist
    communities in planning a well-attended and informative event that will inspire attendees to
    take actions to reduce alcohol and drug abuse in their communities.

    New York OASAS 
  • Lock Your Meds

    Lock Your Meds® is a national campaign designed to reduce prescription drug abuse. Produced by National Family Partnership® (NFP), the campaign seeks to make adults aware of their potential to become “unwitting suppliers” to those who would abuse their prescription medications.