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Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous is a group of men and women who join together to share their experiences in order to get through their alcoholism. The only requirement to join is the desire to quit drinking; there are no fees to be a part of this group.  Alcoholics Anonymous provides hope, support, and help for those who are struggling with alcohol problems. Its purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety. The website offers information about Alcoholics Anonymous, how you can find an AA meeting, information to help you decide if AA is right for you, the history of the organization, how media is used to promote Alcoholics Anonymous, and information for the group members. The website can also be translated into Spanish or French.

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society aims to save lives and create a world with less cancer by helping people stay healthy and to get well, finding cures, and fighting back. It is a nationwide organization that is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem in today’s society. The website offers information about cancer, how to stay healthy, the newest cancer research, volunteer opportunities, links to other websites that provide more information and resources, and how to get involved. It also provides resources for treatment and support. The website can also be translated into Spanish, and has information available for download in Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.

The Cool Spot
This website provides information for young teenagers about alcohol and how to resist peer pressure. It was created by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the lead U.S. agency that supports research in the causes, prevention, and treatment of alcohol problems. The goal of this website is to educate young teens about the dangers of alcohol through quizzes, information, and online activities.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
This hotline offers 24/7 support for all those who are affected by domestic abuse through advocacy, safety planning, resources, and hope. It was established in 1996 as part of the Violence Against Women Act passed by Congress, and is available in over 170 different languages. The hotline provides crisis intervention, information and referral to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends, and families, and is a resource for domestic abuse advocates government officials, law enforcement agencies, and the general public. The website provides facts and information about abuse, how to help someone who is being abused, how to support the hotline, and the organization itself. It also offers resources of support and help and how you can get involved in taking a stance against domestic violence.

The Kristin Brooks Hope Center
The Kristin Brooks Hope Center was founded by Reese Butler after his wife committed suicide in April of 1998. The organization’s mission is to offer hope for those who are depressed and help them get through the hard times and live a rich life. Its primary program is the National Hopeline Network (1-800-SUICIDE), which connects depressed and/or suicidal individuals to a certified crisis intervention professional. The website provides information about the organization’s programs, facts about issues like depression, self-injury, suicide, and more, the latest news on mental health, and resources for support and help.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Mothers Against Drunk Driving is an organization that is against the crime of drunk driving. It also aims to prevent underage drinking and provide support for those who have been affected by drunk driving. The organization was created in 1980 by Candy Lightner after her 13-year-old daughter was hit and killed by a drunk driver. Mothers Against Drunk Driving has been around for approximately 30 years and has grown significantly; there is even a MADD Canada now. The website offers information and facts about drunk driving, underage drinking, the services MADD offers to victims of drunk driving, the organization itself, MADD’s partners, and how the media has promoted the organization. It also has information on how to get involved and what you can do to stop drunk driving. Last but not least, the website provides advice for parents on how to teach their kids about underage drinking and the dangers of drunk driving.

Natural High
Natural High is a drug abuse prevention organization focused on helping people find their natural high instead of turning to alcohol and/or drugs. It produces and distributes drug prevention DVDs to thousands of schools throughout the United States through the Sundt Memorial Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to influencing the hearts and minds of people by inspiring them to choose a natural high and reject drugs and alcohol. The website provides opportunities to get involved, information for parents, and a link to their store. It also features those who have appeared in the DVDs and videos; some of these people include the band Switchfoot, Lauren Conrad of the MTV reality series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, Cassadee Pope of the band Hey Monday, and professional surfer Dillon Perillo.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
PETA is an animal rights organization that has more than 2 million members and supporters worldwide. The organization mainly focuses on helping animals that are being abused and killed in factory farms, the clothing trade, laboratories, and the entertainment industry. PETA spreads its message through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns. The website provides the latest news on animal cruelty, how you can get involved, an online store, PETA’s blog, and videos of investigations in slaughterhouses, the entertainment industry, and the clothing industry, celebrities, public service announcements, and more.

To Write Love on Her Arms
TWLOHA strives to present hope and find help for those who are struggling with depression, self-injury, and the thoughts of suicide by directly investing into treatment and  recovery. The website tells the story of how the organization was started, how far it has come, and the people who have made this project a reality. It also provides the latest news on the organization, upcoming events, and how to get involved. There is an online store and links to To Write Love on Her Arm’s blog and resources that provide help, support, and treatment. The website also offers facts on depression, addiction, self-injury, suicide.

Truth
The Truth Campaign is a campaign against the tobacco industry because of how it has been manipulating society and aims to expose that manipulation. It also aims to tell the truth about tobacco and smoking, and help people know the true facts. Truth exists to save lives and help our generation overcome the lies that the tobacco industry has been feeding us. The website has information on the latest tobacco news and facts, and even has actual documents containing statements from the tobacco industry. It also provides information for the Vans Warped Tour 2011, as Truth will be on tour this whole summer.

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