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Help and Recovery

Some essential resources for understanding alcohol and drug problems, getting help, and finding support for long-term recovery.

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Assessment and Treatment Referral can help you assess your own alcohol consumption patterns to determine if your drinking is likely to be harmful to your health. From the Boston University School of Public Health.
A sibling site of Find out your likely risk for harms associated with the use of many different kinds of substances.

SAMHSA Treatment Facility Locator
Search this federally-maintained database of over 11,000 alcohol and drug treatment programs to find the facilities nearest you. Or, call the toll free number above.

National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment (NAABT)
Search the Patient/Doctor connection to find physicians who prescribe.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)
NCADD's hotline offers information on alcoholism and drug abuse. Callers may also be connected to their local NCADD affiliate for referrals to treatment services in their area. Operates 24 hours daily.

Frequently Asked Questions About Addiction Treatment
Answers about treatment options, finding quality treatment, pathways to recovery including medications, and other questions.

Alcohol and Drug Information

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.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. The website features a rich collection of information resources on drug abuse and treatment for many audiences, including youth, parents, and educators.

Support Groups and Organizations

888-4AL-ANON / 757-563-1600
Al-Anon and Alateen Family Groups offer support and fellowship to relatives and friends of individuals with alcohol problems. Mutual support groups meet worldwide.

Alcoholics Anonymous
(Check your phone book for local listings)
Alcoholics Anonymous offers support and fellowship to individuals with an alcohol problems through its Twelve Steps program. A.A. meetings are completely anonymous and open to anyone of any age who wants to achieve and maintain sobriety.

Narcotics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts.

Secular Organizations for Sobriety
SOS is a non-spiritually-based recovery fellowship that credits the individual for achieving and maintaining his or her own sobriety.

Women for Sobriety
Women for Sobriety is an organization and self-help program for alcoholic women.

Guide to Mutual Support 
This resource guide to mutual aid or support resources is updated monthly and includes information about Group-Based Mutual Support Resources and Internet-Based Mutual Support Resources. Many of these groups offer both face-to-face meetings and some form of online participation.

SMART Recovery®
866-951-5357 / 440-951-5357
SMART Recovery (Self-Management And Recovery Training) offers free face-to-face and online groups to help individuals recover from all types of addictive behaviors.