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
Adult Children of Alcoholics
A self-help group for those who grew up in families with alcoholism.
(310) 534-1815. http://www.adultchildren.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/
Alcoholics Anonymous World Service Office (AA)
The original 12-step self-help program, with free meetings in nearly every community
(212) 870-3400. http://www.aa.org
Asperger/Autism Network New England
Good Samaritans/Crisis Line
International OCD Foundation
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
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/
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.
A self-empowerment alternative to AA’s spiritual 12-step support groups.
(530) 621-2667 or (530) 621-4374.
Resolve: Infertility Support, Education, and Advocacy
A recovery program for individuals who have chosen to abstain, or are considering abstinence from any type of addictive behavior (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.
(866-951-5357 or http://www.smartrecovery.org)
Start Your Recovery
Through this resource, people with mental health challenges can hear stories from people with similar experiences, discover the answers they need for recognizing and dealing with substance misuse, and locate support.