SALIS (Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists) is an international association of individuals and organizations with special interests in the exchange and dissemination of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) information. Be sure to check out the Top 10 Reasons To Join.SALIS was created in 1978 with assistance from the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). In 1986, Librarians and Information Specialists in Addictions (LISA), the Canadian counterpart, merged with SALIS. SALIS is a non-profit organization with an Executive Director and a member-elected Board.
In 1989, SALIS became an affiliate member of the International Council on Alcohol and Addictions (ICAA). SALIS continues in an active role of collaboration with the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) RADAR Network and NIAAA-CSAP Alcohol and Other Drug Thesaurus project.