We have gathered up a collection of some of the most useful links to groups that will be of use to anyone doing research in this area.  Please feel free to explore these and let us know if there are others that you would like to share....

Prescription Addiction Radio and other public groups:

AWARxE is a public awareness campaign.
Our mission is to provide individuals with the information they need to enable them to make the right decisions about prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications

Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence

The primary objective of the Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence (CLAAD) is to coordinate a comprehensive national effort to prevent the diversion, misuse, and abuse of prescription medications while ensuring adequate medical care for patients in need. CLAAD supports a balanced approach to prescription drug policy: Efforts to prevent abuse must never impede proper medical practice and patient care.

Welcome to PAPDA.

This is a Florida based support, resources and advocacy group for individuals, parents and families dealing with prescription drug addiction/abuse.

Stop the Drug War (DRCNet) is an international organization working for an end to drug prohibition worldwide and for interim policy reform in US drug laws and criminal justice system

HARMD® (Helping America Reduce Methadone Deaths), is a non-profit organization founded by surviving family members of loved ones lost to methadone. Our objective is to decrease opiate-related addiction, injury, and death.

Marketing Overdose is a campaign organised by Consumers International. Our aim is to expose examples of irresponsible drug marketing and campaign for effective rules and regulations to ensure doctors the public and patients have access to independent, accurate and up-to-date information.

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), based in suburban Philadelphia, is the nation’s only 501c (3) nonprofit organization devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication use.

Learn to Cope is a support group for parents and family members dealing with a loved one addicted to heroin, Oxycontin and other drugs.

Mothers Against Medical Abuse

Help Stop the misuse, abuse and deaths of Rx, Methadone drugs and treatments.

Oxycontin Abuse

The purpose of this site is to bring awareness on how easy it is to overdose on Oxycontin (Oxy's) its other dangers and the dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse

The Prescription Addiction Radio Show is a challenge to America to discuss the culture in our country that has evolved into accepting the silent epidemic that has created a growing number of people who cannot get through their day without an addictive or psychologically mind altering drug. The show also addresses the increasing number of drugs children are being given and has developed into a unique radio show for all ages.

Stop Rx Drug Abuse

This website is a consolidation of information about prescription drugs, addiction and recovery.  The purpose is to give addicts and their families hope, to educate everyone involved, and to help put a recovery plan together.  

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America is a nonprofit organization that unites parents, renowned scientists and communications professionals to help families raise healthy children.

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that empowers youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free.

PADA (Parents Against Drug Abuse). We are an award winning organisation that delivers support and services to the families of substance users across the country.

The Partnership Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse wishes to organize the Lincoln County area to raise awareness about alcohol and drug abuse in order to educate the youth, parents and employers and empower them to make healthy decisions regarding the use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.

StopMedicineAbuse.org was created by the leading makers of OTC cough medicines and their trade association, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA).

The Zero Unintentional Deaths campaign was founded in April of 2006 with one goal: to eliminate the harm and unintended deaths associated with prescription pain relievers. No other goal is acceptable.

Drug Sense aims to inform the public of the existence of rational alternatives to the drug war, and to help organize citizens to bring about needed reforms.

National/International Government Programs: 

The World Health Organization

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Council

The National Institute on Drug Abuse and Addiction

The Office of National Drug Control Policy

The Food and Drug Administration and the REMS Program 

The National Council for Patient Information and Education

The Environmental Protection Agency

The Alliance of State Pain Initiatives

National/International Professional Societies:

Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

American Pharmacists Association

National Council for Prescription Drug Programs

National Community Pharmacists Association

National Association of Chain Drug Stores

National/International Professional Organizations:

The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

The National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities

American College of Clinical Pharmacology

American College of Clinical Pharmacy

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians

The American College of Rheumatology

The American Medical Directors Association

The American Academy of Pain Medicine

The American Pain Society

The American Society of Anesthesiologists

The International Association for Pain and Chemical Dependency 

International Spine Intervention Society

National Association of State Controlled Substance Authorities

The World Institute of Pain

American Society for Pain Management Nursing

The American Chronic Pain Association

Various educational and other e-commerce and e-education web sites:

Pharmacist e-Link

PainBalance - King Pharmaceuticals Educational Site

Partners Against Pain - Purdue Pharma Educational Site

Practioner's Edge

Pain Treatment Topics - Purdue and Endo Pharmaceuticals funded site

Pain Edu - Endo, King, Activis Pharmaceutical's Educational Site

Pain Knowledge - Endo and AR Scientific Educational Site  

Pain.Com - Purdue's Educational Site

Pain Management Info.com

Online Pain CME - PriCara and Ortho McNeil Jannsen Funded Site


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