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Advocacy skills can be easily learned, and many people find their voice is stronger than they ever thought. Advocacy can even be as simple as being present at an event, showing how many people care about the topic.
These resources provide a voice for the addiction workforce, people in all stages of recovery, their families, and their friends.
The National Association of Social Workers Massachusetts Chapter (NASW-MA) is the major professional social work organization in the state. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest organization of professional social workers in the world.
The mission of the NASW-MA is to advance social work practice...read more
The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) represents not-for-profit and for-profit providers (free standing and hospital based programs, which offer a full continuum of care from outpatient, partial hospitalization and inpatient rehabilitation regimes). It has acted as the voice of private alcoholism and drug...read more
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is a professional society representing physicians and associated professionals dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment; educating physicians, other medical professionals and the public; supporting research and prevention; and promoting the...read more
Faces & Voices of Recovery is dedicated to organizing and mobilizing the over 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, our families, friends and allies into recovery community organizations and networks, to promote the right and resources to recover through advocacy, education and...read more
Founded as an anti-drug advertising campaign and formerly known as the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is a nonprofit organization working to reduce teen substance abuse and support families impacted by addiction. There are two activity areas related to advocacy: ...read more
MA Association of Community Health Workers (MACHW) is a statewide professional organization for community health workers (CHWs) from all disciplines, and was founded to enable CHWs to lead the movement to organize, define and strengthen the profession of community health work.
The Massachusetts Coalition for Addiction Services (PDF) is a group of advocacy organizations that have come together to speak with one voice to strengthen support for the expansion of funding for addiction prevention, treatment and recovery support...read more
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad. NAADAC’s members are addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who...read more
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.
The Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc. is a statewide association of health and human service agencies. The Providers' Council is the state's largest human service trade association and a voice of the private provider industry.
The aim of the Recovery Research Institute is to present the evidence about addiction recovery and how you can achieve it on your own, by engaging with communities that support recovery, or by seeking treatment.