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Here are a few of our favorite links to web sites. You will find links to a wealth of information pertaining to Alcohol Abuse, Substance Abuse, and mental health issues. These links can connect you to organizations dedicated to mental health advocacy, governmental agencies and much more.

Joint Comm. on Accreditation
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations welcomes you to our web site. The purpose of our site is to inform the public; the health community; and purshasers, employers, and unions about the Joint Commission, its services, and its products.

NYS Office of Mental Health
The Office of Mental Health is the New York State government agency which creates opportunities for children and adults who have psychiatric disabilities to safely and effectively work toward recovery.

NYS Off. of Alcohol & Sub Abuse
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) administers the nation's most comprehensive system of services for substance abusing populations. Each day, about 120,000 New Yorkers receive treatment for alcohol and/or drug addiction from OASAS-licensed programs. Services are delivered through a network of over 1,200 community-based providers.

American Psychiatric Assn.
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is a medical specialty society recognized world-wide. Its 40,500 U.S. and international physicians specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional illness and substance use disorders.

American Psychological Assn.
The American Psychological Association (APA), in Washington, DC, is the largest scientific and professoional organization representing psychology in the United States and is the world's largest association of psychologists. APA's membership includes more than 159,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students.

Anxiety Disorders Assn. of Amer
The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) promotes the prevention and cure of anxiety disorders and works to improve the lives of all people who suffer from them. The association is made up of professionals whoconduct research and treat anxiety disorders and individuals who have a personal or general interest in learning more about such disorders.

Nat'l Alliance for mentally Ill
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) knows that people with mental illnesses are people who have all the same rights and needs as all people, but many more obstacles. People with mental illnesses must manage their disorders whether or not they are in the doctor's office. A whole person, with the same concerns and needs as anyone else.

Nat'l Assn of Psych Health Sys.
The National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) represents behavioralhealthcare systems that are committed to the delivery of responsive, accountable, and clinically effective treatment and prevention programs for children, adolescents, and adults with mental and substance abuse disorders.

Nat'l Cnsl for Comm. Behav Hlth
The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (NCCBH) government relations team maintains a high profile before Congress, the White House, and federal agencies to ensure that members interests are represented in key decisions affecting the delivery of behavioral healthcare.

Nat'l Depressive Association
The mission of the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Associon is to educate patients, families, professionals, and the public concerning the nature of depressive and manic-depressive illnesses as treatable medical diseases; to foster self-help for patients and families; to eliminate discrimination and stigma; to improve access to care; and to advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses.

Nat'l Mental Health Assn.
The National Mental Health Association, through its national office and more than 340 affiliates nationwide, is dedicated to improving the mental health of all individuals and achieving victory over mental illnesses.

Mental Health Links (by topic)
Online Psych is the single largest online community where people gather for mental health information and support. We are visited more than 700,000 times every month by people like you looking for answers to questions, community, and fun on every kind of psych topic. We offer comprehensive resources on websites, treatment providers (more than 85,000), books, interactive tests, and more! Be a part of our community today.

Geared to doctors and consumers, the site pools information from medical journals, carries clinical articles, and features news stories and a medical dictionary.

Healthfinder is a gateway consumer health and human services information web site from the United States government. Healthfinder can lead you to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as the government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public. Launched in April 1997, Healthfinder served Internet users over 1.7 million times in its first year online.

Along with information on Medicare, CMS's site has begun posting nursing homes' quality survey reports. "Nursing Home Compare" lets consumers get information by entering a home's name or by searching within a geographic region. The database also identifies violations, and compares the number of violations for each home with the average number of violations per nursing home in the state. The site, launched in September, is still a work in progress. It also lists Medicare HMO's that are not renewing contracts.

Nat'l Center for Health Stats
This site provides access to the National Center for Health Statistics. Here you will find links to scientific data, statistics, standards, laboratory information, surveillance, and a search engine to search for data.

Nat'l Clearinghouse for Info.
The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information provides access to a wide variety of resources. Here you will find electronic newsletters, survey publication information, online forums, databases, and more. An excerpt from this organization's mission statement reads as follows. "The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol And Drug Information (NCADI) is the information service of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminidtration in the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. NCADI is the world's largest resource for current information and materials concerning substance abuse."

Nat'l Inst. of Mental Health
Ther National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) conducts and supports research nationwide on mental illness and mental health, including studies of the brain, behavior, and mental health services. NIMH is a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the principal biomedical and behavioral research agency of the United States Government. NIH is a component of the U>S> Department of Health and Human Services. NIMH is dedicated to: improving the mental health of the American people; fostering better understanding of effective disgnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of mental and brain disorders; and supporting research on intervention to prevent mental illness or to reduce the frequency of recurrent eposodes of mental illnesses and their disabling consequences.

Nat'l Inst. of Alcohol Abuse
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.
NIAAA is one of 18 institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the principal biomedical research agency of the Federal Government. NIH is a component of the Public Health Service within the Department of Health and Human Services.

Nat'l Inst. of Drug Abuse
Recent scientific advances have revolutionized our understanding of drug abuse and addiction. The majority of these advances, which have dramatic implications fir how to best prevent and treat addiction, have been supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). NIDA supports over 85 percent of the world's research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. NIDA supported science addresses the most fundamental and essential questions about drug abuse, ranging from the molecule to managed care, and from DNA to community outreach research.

Sub Abuse & Mental Hlth Service
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) works to improve the quality and availability of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation services. On this site you will find a wide range of information regarding mental health issues that will prove beneficial to both the patient and provider.

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