Addiction and Disease Resources
Georgia Council on Substance Abuse
The mission of the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse (GCSA) is to reduce the impact of harmful substance use in Georgia’s communities through education, advocacy and training. GCSA is guided by the belief, value and principle that through many pathways of self-directed care, recovery is possible for everyone. We nurture hope by supporting others with empathy, compassion and integrity. As a result, we facilitate connections and conversations among people combatting the discrimination faced by people and families confronted with substance use challenges and disorders.
National Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC’s Mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury, and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being. It is the largest funder of alcohol research in the world. NIAAA leads the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems by:
- Conducting and supporting alcohol-related research in a wide range of scientific areas including genetics, neuroscience, epidemiology, prevention, and treatment.
- Coordinating and collaborating with other research institutes and federal programs on alcohol-related issues.
- Collaborating with international, national, state, and local institutions, organizations, agencies, and programs engaged in alcohol-related work.
- Translating and disseminating research findings to health care providers, researchers, policymakers, and the public.
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.
The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has established a clear vision for its work — a life in the community for everyone. Agency has sharply focused its mission on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders.