Addiction and Alcoholism Recovery Resources

If you are looking for further information about addiction and recovery, or you need help right now, please take advantage of these resources.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous – Alcoholics Anonymous offers support and fellowship to individuals with alcohol problems through group therapy and Twelve Steps programs. AA meetings are completely anonymous and open to anyone of any age who want to achieve and maintain sobriety. https://www.aa.org
  • AA Meetings – Find an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in your area https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/find-local-aa
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) – A free, 24/7 helpline that provides referrals to local treatment facilities support groups, and community-based organizations. The helpline is confidential information and can be in English or Spanish. Callers are also given the option to order free publications and other information. The helpline also has resources available to those who cannot afford treatment and will help you locate local resources. https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator (SAMHSA)– The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a special feature to help people locate substance abuse treatment facilities near you and begin a journey to a healthier, addiction-free life. https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov
  • SMART Recovery®– 4-Point Program® helps people recover from all types of addictive behaviors by teaching how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions, & actions. https://www.smartrecovery.org/
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)– NIDA’s mission is to bring the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. NIDA supports most of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. The NIDA website includes a vast array of educational materials about specific drugs as well as the consequences, prevention and treatment of drug abuse. The site includes resources for young people, parents, teachers, researchers, physicians and other health professionals. https://www.drugabuse.gov/
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)– NIMH wants to transform the understanding of addiction and to treat mental illnesses through basic and clinical research is their goal.  Paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml
  • Al-Anon Family Groups– Al-Anon and Alateen Family Groups offer support and fellowship to relatives and friends of individuals with alcohol problems worldwide. https://al-anon.org
  • org – This network of writers and bloggers are industry leaders interested in the field of addiction treatment. The site embraces new ideas and alternative approaches for the treatment of all types of addiction and aims to stimulate intelligent communication about the trends and discoveries in the treatment of addictions. AddictionBlog.org
  • Alcohol Help Guide– Offers the latest developments in the psychological, social, and medical sciences.  They accomplish this by their own means of research in combined with their collaboration with Harvard Health Publications. HelpGuide has become a globally accredited online resource by serving more than 80 million people annually. https://www.helpguide.org/articles/addictions/overcoming-alcohol-addiction.htm
  • Cocaine Anonymous– A fellowship and membership of men and women that are addicted to cocaine.  With no money down and no hidden fees, this program’s only requirement is to have the desire to quit the use of cocaine along with other mind-altering substances.  Share your experience, strengthen one another, and hope together by help others and yourself to recover from the same addiction. https://ca.org
  • Crystal Meth Anonymous– Crystal Meth Anonymous is a 12-Step fellowship whose primary purpose is to lead a sober life and to carry the message of recovery to the crystal meth addict who still suffers. Membership is open to anyone with a desire to stop using drugs. CMA is a relatively young program, with growing activity. https://www.crystalmeth.org
  • Heroin Anonymous– HA is a 12-Step program adapted from AA’s 12 steps and is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of heroin addicts. There are no dues or fees for membership. HA will assist new groups that seek to begin meetings in new locations. https://heroinanonymous.org
  • Marijuana Anonymous– Recovery from marijuana addiction through a 12-step program including regular attendance at group meetings. https://marijuana-anonymous.org
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)– NIAAA provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems. The website has extensive resources including fact sheets about a wide range of alcohol-related topics, as well as a variety of publications for researchers and health professionals. https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/