IntNSA is one of the leading global nursing organizations specializing in addictions and we are extremely proud to be one of few ICN specialist affiliates. We  collaborate with several organizations in order to raise awareness of addictions issues, influence policy and make positive changes across the globe.


Find out more about our partner organizations below:

International Council of Nurses (ICN)

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations (NNAs), representing the more than 27 million nurses worldwide. Founded in 1899, ICN is the world’s first and widest reaching international organisation for health professionals. Operated by nurses and leading nurses internationally, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all, sound health policies globally, the advancement of nursing knowledge, and the presence worldwide of a respected nursing profession and a competent and satisfied nursing workforce.

International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP)

The International Society of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Professionals (ISSUP) is a global, not-for-profit, non-government organisation that supports the development of a professional substance use prevention, treatment and recovery network. It serves as a focal point for information, research, events and training for substance use prevention and drug demand reduction professionals.

Drug and Alcohol Nurses Australasia (DANA)

DANA aims for excellence, and the ongoing improvement of quality care, in nursing in all practice contexts. DANA also welcomes others who share the aims of DANA, to promote collaborative partnerships that aim to achieve similar goals. DANA actively promotes a role for nurses, midwives and their professional non-nursing peers to respond to ATOD related issues. In doing so, DANA promotes practice based on the best available evidence, and promotes active involvement in research into ATOD related interventions, and other issues relevant to this field.

Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)

The Bureau of International Narcotics Matters (INM) was created in 1978 to reduce drug trafficking into the United States from Latin America.  INM’s mission soon expanded beyond combating drugs to supporting stabilization efforts in the Balkans, and to fighting corruption and transnational crime around the world.  To reflect its expanded mission, INM was re-established as the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) in 1995.

International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM)

The International Society of Addiction Medicine, ISAM, is an international fellowship of physicians  founded in 1998 and committed to the advancement of knowledge about Addiction Medicine through the:

  • Recognition of physicians worldwide who have a major role to play in its management
  • Enhancement of the credibility of the physician’s role
  • Emphasis of the importance of educational activities