If you or a loved one is struggling with a drug or alcohol problem, first, know you aren’t alone. Help is available. Below is a list of resources to help you or a loved one.
Drug and Alcohol Support for Individuals
- Alcoholics Anonymous: This 12-step group supports individuals through recovery from alcoholism. Visit the website to search for in-person and online meetings.
- Narcotics Anonymous: This 12-step group supports individuals battling narcotic drug addiction. Search the website for in-person and online meetings.
- National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCAAD): 1-800-622-2255. Call this confidential help line to receive referrals and treatment resources near you.
- SMART Recovery : This non-12-step recovery community teaches evidence-based relapse prevention techniques and offers meetings nationwide. Also visit the website to find in-person and online meetings, along with a wealth of recovery resources for individuals and loved ones.
- SAMHSA’s Treatment Finder: Search providers by ZIP code or address. Go to the home page, and enter an address or ZIP code. Then, in the box at the top right, search for facilities within a specified distance. Under “Service,” check all boxes that apply. For instance, check “Substance Use,” “Mental Health,” or “SU & MH” to search facilities that offer one or both types of services.
Resources for Loved Ones
- Al-Anon: This 12-step community supports friends and families through their loved ones’ alcohol use. Connect with the community and learn how to practice self-care. Also search the website to find in-person and online meetings.
- Nar-Anon Family Groups: This 12-step community supports friends and families through their loved one’s drug use. Meetings available in person or online.
- Alcohol Addiction Hotline by the American Addiction Centers: 1-855-208-7552
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 for free crisis counseling, available 24/7.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline: Call 1-800-950-6264 if you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health crisis. Also speak to staff to get referrals and explore your treatment options.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8355 for free, confidential suicide and crisis support.
- SAMHSA’s Helpline: Call 1-800-662-4357 for free, 24/7 confidential support and treatment referrals.
Please reach out if you have questions or need help finding other resources: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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