Substance Abuse Prevention Important Resources

Substance Abuse Prevention Important Resources

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Important Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international fellowship whose primary purpose is to
help alcoholics achieve sobriety. It is available almost everywhere, and membership
is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.


Al-Anon is an independent fellowship that helps relatives and friends of alcoholics.
Al-Anon holds the view that alcoholism is a family illness. Groups share their
experience, strength, and hope in order to aid recovery.


Substance Abuse Treatment Referral Locator
This site helps people find alcohol and drug abuse treatment or mental health
treatment facilities and programs around the country. It is sponsored by SAMHSA,
the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an agency within
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that aims to reduce the impact
of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.


National Drug Treatment Referral Routing Service
1-800-662-HELP (4357)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) tollfree
telephone number for alcohol and drug information and local treatment referral
assistance. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Adult Children of Alcoholics World Service Organization, Inc.
Adult Children of Alcoholics is an anonymous program of women and men who grew
up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional home. The program gathers and
disseminates meeting information for members; creates and distributes literature for
use in groups, and provides information to the general public.


The Center on Addiction and the Family
The Center on Addiction and the Family (COAF, formerly known as the Children of
Alcoholics Foundation) is a unit of Phoenix House, the nation’s leading provider of
alcohol and drug abuse treatment and prevention services. Its mission is to ensure
that individuals, families, and professionals receive information and services that
support the healing process – for everyone.

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