Fall seven times, stand up eight. Japanese proverb

International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA)

An international professional specialty organization founded in 1975 for nurses committed to the prevention, intervention, treatment, and management of addictive disorders including alcohol and other drug dependencies, nicotine dependencies, eating disorders, dual and multiple diagnosis, and process addictions.

  • The Bridge Between Practice and Research in Addiction Nursing

  • Board Members: Kristin Waite-Labott, Lynn Harrigan, Vicki Olson, Jenell Valenzuela and Elizabeth Gilbert

  • Quarterly meetings to share knowledge, to learn from each other, to discover ways to enhance our nursing practice and to provide networking opportunities.

About Us

Value of GLOBAL Partnerships/Collaboration:

Global Partnerships are rooted in the belief that a worldwide view opens our eyes and minds to see things from various perspectives with hopes of collaborating to provide better support for all.


On September 11, 1956, the People-to-People Program was established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to enhance international understanding and friendship through educational, cultural and humanitarian activities involving the exchange of ideas and experiencers directly among peoples of different countries and diverse cultures.  There is great value in global collaboration.


Drug abuse

Office of Science Policy & Communications. National Institute on Drug Abuse National Institutes of Health

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Bercerra announced the release of the new (10-31-21) HHS Overdose Prevention Strategy, designed to increase access the the full range of care and services for individuals who use substances that cause overdose and their families.  This new strategy focuses on the multiple substances involved in overdose and the diverse treatment approaches for substance use disorder and it prioritizes four key target areas:

  • Primary prevention
  • Harm reduction
  • Recovery Support
  • Evidence-based treatment