International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA)


Taking us from 1975 to current day we offer a brief history of our Society from its humble beginnings as the National Nurses Society on Alcoholism (NNSA) to its present status as an International organisation with the ambition to be the global leader for addictions nursing.



To advance excellence in nursing care for the prevention and treatment of addictions for diverse populations across all practice settings through advocacy, collaboration, education, research and policy development.

Our goal is to help nurses provide high-quality, evidence-based addictions nursing care for patients, families, populations and communities. IntNSA has something to offer every nurse regardless of their area of nursing practice. With the prevalence of addiction-related health consequences, we believe that all nurses can and should acquire and maintain a basic level of knowledge and skills to address substance use and related disorders.



To be a global leader in addictions nursing.

Our strength comes from our members, including clinicians, educators, managers, and researchers who practice in a wide variety of settings, including treatment centers, hospitals, schools, private practices, primary care, and other community agencies. We firmly believe that all nurses, regardless of their specialty or practice setting, can play a role in the promotion of healthy lifestyles and the early identification of people at greater risk of developing problems associated with substance use and other potential addictions.


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