National Prevention Resources

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC’s responsibilities include promoting healthy and safe behaviors, communities and environment and tackling the biggest health problems causing death and disability for Americans. Preventing substance misuse and promoting mental health is among this mission.

National Institute of Drug Abuse

NIDA is the lead federal agency supporting scientific research on drug use and its consequences. NIDA has produced resources on the science of addiction, how the adolescent brain is more vulnerable to addiction, and materials for educators and parents.

New England Prevention Technical Transfer Center (NE PTTC)

The NE PTTC provides training and technical assistance services to the professional and volunteer prevention workforce within the New England states and is developing a diverse program with multiple modes of training and information dissemination. Check the website calendar for upcoming trainings and new workforce development products.

The Partnership to End Addiction

The Partnership to End Addiction’s mission is to transform how our nation addresses addiction by empowering families, advancing effective care, shaping public policy and changing culture. The Partnership to End Addiction is a result of the cohesive joining of two pioneering and preeminent addiction-focused organizations — Center on Addiction and Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Prevention Technical Transfer Center (PTTC)

The purpose of the national Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network is to improve implementation and delivery of effective substance abuse prevention interventions, and provide training and technical assistance services to the substance abuse prevention field. Each of the regional PTTCs have different specific areas of focus.

Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance misuse and mental illness on America's communities and provides the state block grant funding for substance abuse treatment and prevention.