Resources - Families & Individuals

Alcoholics Anonymous

AA is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

Al-Anon Family Groups

AL-ANON (and ALATEEN for younger members) is a worldwide organization that offers a program of help and mutual

support for families and friends of someone with a drinking problem whether or not the person with a drinking problem seeks help or even recognizes the existence of a drinking problem.

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous, founded in 1953, describes itself as a "nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem". Narcotics Anonymous uses a 12-step model developed for people with varied substance use disorders and is the second-largest 12-step organization.

Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit

This includes information for prescribers, patients and family members, first responders and community members.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA offers a range of resources related to substance use issues and recovery.

  • National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
  • Behavioral Health Treatment Services (search by address, city, or ZIP Code):

Federal Drug Administration (FDA) Patient Medication

A Guide to Safe Use of Pain Medication and How to Dispose of Unused Medications

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC has information including Helpful Materials for Patients regarding the CDC Guidelines for prescribing opioids.

For a fast reference on the use of Narcan go to: Narcan Quick Start Guide

For information on Naloxone usage go to: NIH Naloxone

We recommend those struggling with opioid addiction and their loved ones become familiar with NARCAN® and how to administer it. Be sure to research your state's laws regarding pharmacy access or get help from a coach, pharmacist or other provider.


Family/Parent Support

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Adult Children of Alcoholics is a recovery program for adults whose lives were affected as a result of being raised in an alcoholic or other dysfunctional family.

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101

Hear all the important questions related to living with and around addicts and loving them. Denise and her expert guests offer information, possibilities, relief, and hope


Friends and families of problem drinkers find understanding and support at Al-Anon and Alateen meetings.

Nar-Anon Family Groups

The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind.

Sober Nation

Latest addiction recovery news

GRASP (Parent Support Group)

Provide sources of help, compassion and most of all, understanding, for families or individuals who have had a loved one die as a result of substance abuse or addiction

At, our mission is to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

For teens and parents to learn FACTS about drug abuse, what to do, and signs of abuse

Addiction Center

Addiction Center goal is to provide the most up-to-date information on addiction as well as reviews of top treatment centers across the country

Partnership for a Drug-Free America

Dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and helping families impacted by addiction.


Recovery/Prevention Support

Association of Recovery Schools

Recovery high schools are secondary schools designed specifically for students in recovery from substance use disorder or dependency. Although each school operates differently depending on available community resources and state standards,

SMART Recovery

 Smart Recovery is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Our participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups.

National Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Information Center

The NASAIC helps those suffering from addiction take their lives back by providing quality addiction help, such as access to some of the nation’s leading detox and rehabilitation facilities.

Students Against Destructive Decisions

SADD’s mission is to provide students with the best prevention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, and other destructive decisions.

At, you can access our library of educational articles on recovering from alcohol and drug abuse and many treatment and support options. You can customize searches for rehab centers and treatment and contact one of our professional counselors who can answer all your questions and get you started on your new drug-free life.      


School/Community Support

Paces Connection

Supporting communities to accelerate the use of PACEs science… to solve our most intractable problems- Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs

We are the human and digital catalyst that unites the people, organizations, systems and communities in the worldwide PACEs movement. We are its main information exchange and resource. And we are a support for hundreds of local, state and national ACEs initiatives. 

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

The mission of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction

NIDA for Teens

Welcome to the NIDA for Teens website, a project of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Created for middle and high school students and their teachers, this website provides accurate and timely information for use in and out of the classroom

Pathway to Prevention

We make it easy for parents to obtain accurate, evidence-based information about teen drug and alcohol use and abuse.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

To end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

KidsHealth: What You Need To Know about Drugs

TeensHealth safe, private place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life. TeensHealth is accessible 24 hours a day so you can get the doctor-approved information you need to make educated decisions — or help a friend who needs advice.

Drug Rehab Connections

The Drug Rehab Connections community is made up of those who want to help and give back. We are here to share our stories of recovery and hope as we begin the steps together towards rehab and recovery.

Mental Health at Colleges

A Guide to Identifying Disorders and Promoting Wellness
Mental health is a growing concern on today’s college campuses. Learn about the various mental health challenges facing college students, the support and counseling resources available to them, and practical measures and coping strategies to help students overcome behavioral, emotional, and psychological obstacles.


Addiction Organization Directory

Nicotine Anonymous

A program offering support to people trying to quit smoking

Cocaine Anonymous

A program to help people recover from cocaine addiction.

Crystal Meth Anonymous

A program to help people recover from crystal meth addiction.

Marijuana Anonymous

A program to help people recover from marijuana addiction

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

The world’s leading 12-step fellowship, designed to help people overcome drinking problems.

Co-Dependents Anonymous

A program that helps people with codependency problems to learn to form healthier relationships.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

An international association of recovering drug addicts

Shopaholics Anonymous

A program helping people with compulsive shopping addictions.

Dual Recovery Anonymous

An organization for people with a dual diagnosis of chemical dependence and an emotional or psychiatric illness.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

A program for people who suffer from overeating, under eating, bulimia, or obsession with food or body size.

Gamblers Anonymous

A program to help people recover from addiction to gambling.

Overeaters Anonymous

A program helping people to overcome the problem of compulsive overeating.

Sexaholics Anonymous

A program helping people to achieve sexual sobriety.

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

A program helping people with sex and love addictions.



If you or someone you know needs help dealing with drug problem, drinking, suicide and treatment, seek help by calling the following resources:

National Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Information Center

Call 1-800-784-6776

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence hotline

Call 1-800-622-2255

The SAMHSA National Clearinghouse for Drug Information

Call 1-800-729-6686

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Call 1-800-662-4357

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 1-800-273-8255

Treatment Referral Helpline

Call 1-800-662-4357

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Call 1-855-DRUGRFREE