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Professional Associations

Published June 19, 2014

Professional Associations

American Medical Association (AMA)

This website contains facts about the AMA and its mission; policy and advocacy efforts; ethical, educational and scientific issues information for physicians; research and other other medical news; and consumer health information.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Based in Washington, DC, the APA is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. The APA’s site provides information to professionals such as psychologists, educators, scientists, practitioners and others; the public in general; and students of psychology.

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

ABCT is an interdisciplinary organization committed to the advancement of a scientific approach to the understanding and amelioration of problems of the human condition. These aims are achieved through the investigation and application of behavioral, cognitive and other evidence-based principles to assessment, prevention and treatment.

College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD)

CPDD serves as an interface among governmental, industrial and academic communities maintaining liaisons with regulatory and research agencies as well as educational, treatment and prevention facilities in the drug abuse field. It also functions as a collaborating center of the World Health Organization.

Public Agenda Online

This site offers a nonpartisan briefing on policy and polling—including "red flags" where poll results may be misleading; a digest of news, legislation and studies; research sources—and much more. Click here for information specific to illegal drugs.

Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA)

The RSA serves as a meeting ground for scientists in the broad areas of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. The Society promotes research and the acquisition and dissemination of scientific knowledge.

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT)

The mission of the society is to stimulate the generation of new knowledge concerning nicotine in all its manifesttions—from molecular to societal. SRNT sponsors scientific meetings and publications to foster exchange of information; encourges scientific research on public health efforts for prevention and treatment; and provides a means by which legislative, governmental, regulatory and other public agencies can obtain expert advice and consultation on nitcotine and tobacco.