Many groups provide a voice for the addiction workforce and for people experiencing addiction or their families and friends. These resources offer current opportunities to join others in existing efforts, and ways to find your own voice.
The American Psychiatric Association has created a new poster to help enforce the parity law and end discrimination. The poster clearly and simply explains the law and the steps to take when a violation is suspected. “Fair Insurance Coverage: It’s the Law.” Download the poster (JPG).
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.
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 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.
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 specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support and education.
The mission of Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) is to organize recovering individuals, families and friends into a collective voice to educate the public about the value of recovery from alcohol and other addictions.
The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to reducing the social, financial and emotional costs of problem gambling.
It advocates for services to help people with gambling disorders, their families, and the greater community. It works with businesses, corporations, organizations, and the industry to ensure responsible policies for state-supported gambling.
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 servcies, and increased access to these servcies for people with alcohol and other addictive disorders.
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.
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: Get Involved and Community Education