Getting Help with Substance Abuse Issues
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Do you think someone close to you has an substance abuse problem? Do you have a problem with substance abuse? Either way, there's no need to go it alone. You need support right now and the organizations below can lend a hand. Don't worry; they're there to help you. You won't get in trouble or blamed for anything.
Self-help groups can complement and extend the effects of professional treatment.

The most prominent self-help groups are those affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), and Cocaine Anonymous (CA), all of which are based on the 12-step model, and Smart Recovery® which is based on a cognitive-behavioral (thinking/doing) model.  Most drug addiction treatment programs encourage patients to participate in a self-help group during and after formal treatment.

Addiction Help Line
Submit a request for a referral on this site, and it will help direct you to the nearest and most appropriate treatment centers.

Al-Anon/Alateen
This is a support group for family members and friends of alcoholics.
Call: (888) 4AL-ANON

Alcohol and Drug Problems Association of North America
The ADPANA addresses the prevention and recovery of alcohol and substance abuse.
Call: (314) 589-6702.

Alcohol and Other Drug Information for Teens
This informational page by the National Children's Coalition offers facts about drugs and alcohol, teen recovery groups, and a drug and alcohol resource center.

American Council for Drug Education
The ACDE is a prevention and education agency against substance abuse. This website includes a helpful list of symptoms associated with specific drugs.

Chemically Dependent Anonymous
12-step fellowship that does not make distinctions in the recovery process based on any particular substance, believing that the addictive-compulsive usage of chemicals is the core of addictive disease and the use of any mood-changing chemical will result in relapse.

Cocaine Anonymous 
12-step recovery to individuals who are suffering from cocaine addiction.
Call: 310-559-5833

Chrystal Meth Anonymous
12-Step fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, so they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from addiction to crystal meth.

Family First Aid
Parents and other adults should know the signs of teen drug abuse so they can get help for teens who have a problem with drug use and abuse.

Marijuana Anonymous
12-step recovery fellowship.
Call: 1-800-766-6779

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
NA is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts.
Call: (818) 773-9999

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
This organization provides resources and referrals related to drug and alcohol abuse.
Call: (800) 729-6686

National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (NCADD)
This organization provides education, information, and help in the fight against alcohol and other drug addictions.
Call: (800) NCA-CALL

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
This branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) leads efforts to reduce alcohol-related problems through research and education. The website includes related news, publications, clinical trials, and FAQs.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
NIDA offers a science-based drug abuse education program for students, news, information, and resources.

National Mental Health Association (NMHA)
NMHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans through advocacy, education, research, and service.

Nicotine Anonymous
12- step fellowship of men and women helping each other live nicotine-free lives.

Self-Help Sourcebook Online
Searchable database that includes information on over 800+ national, international and demonstrational model self-help support groups, ideas for starting groups, and opportunities to link with others to develop needed new national or international groups.
 
Smart Recovery®    
Face-to-face and online mutual help groups to help people recover from all types of addictive behaviors, including: alcoholism, substance abuse, gambling addiction, and addiction to other behaviors.
Call: 1-866-951-5357

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) 
SADD is a peer leadership organization dedicated to preventing underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving, and destructive decisions.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
This federal agency strives to improve the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.
Call: (800) 789-2647.

TobaccoFree.org 
This site includes links to online anti-smoking resources.

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