About Alcoholism/Substance Abuse
A comprehensive Web site that includes information about alcohol and drug abuse in teens, college students, and adults; community resources; and self-screening quizes
Alcoholics Anonymous World Service Office (AA)
The original 12-step self-help program, with free meetings in nearly every community
A recovery program for individuals who have chosen to abstain, or are considering abstinence from any type of addictive behaviour (substances or activities), by teaching how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions, and actions; and to work toward long-term satisfaction and quality of life.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
A self-help group based on the AA model. NA focuses on other drug problems.
(818) 425-2666. http://www.na.org
Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups
A 12-step program designed for those who have been affected by someone else's alcohol or drug problem; it is based on the AA model.
(888) 425-2666. http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/
Nar-Anon Family Groups
A 12-step program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of living with an addicted relative or friend.
(800) 477-6291. http://nar-anon.org/
Adult Children of Alcoholics
A self-help group for those who grew up in families with alcoholism.
(310) 534-1815. http://www.adultchildren.org/
A self-empowerment alternative to AA's spiritual 12-step support groups.
(530) 621-2667 or (530) 621-4374. http://www.rational.org
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Info
A federal government service operated by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention for additional information and free literature in English and Spanish.
(800) 662-4357. http://www.ncadi.samhsa.gov
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (SAMHSA)