The following organizations and resources provide free, confidential assistance to individuals who have, or know someone who has, a problem with alcohol or other drugs.
Substance Abuse Treatment Locator
This Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Web site
and toll-free phone line help individuals locate drug and alcohol abuse treatment
programs in their communities.
This free, confidential Web site lets individuals privately assess their own drinking habits and receive personalized feedback to help them determine if they need help to change those habits. Individuals can also find out about facilities in their communities that offer drug and alcohol abuse treatment and consultations with qualified health professionals regarding alcohol problems.
Phone: (888) 4AL-ANON
Al-Anon provides information on the effects of alcohol abuse and refers friends and families of alcohol abusers to nearby support groups. Al-Anon’s purpose is to help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with a relative or friend with a drinking problem. Alateen is the organization’s program for young people whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Phone: (212) 870-3400
AA offers a way to stop drinking to individuals who feel they have a problem with alcohol. AA groups are located in most cities and rural communities throughout the country. Look up "Alcoholics Anonymous” in a local telephone directory for a contact in your area.
American Council on Alcoholism
Phone: (800) 527-5344
This service provides referrals to alcoholism treatment programs nationwide and distributes written materials on alcohol abuse problems.
Phone: (800) 347-8998
Cocaine Anonymous provides support for people dependent on cocaine and other mind-altering substances. Callers are referred to local helplines.
Phone: (800) 477-6291
This worldwide program provides support for friends and families of individuals with substance abuse problems.
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Hopeline
Phone: (800) NCA-CALL
This organization, a planning and oversight agency for public substance abuse treatment programs, provides written information on alcohol and drug abuse and referrals to treatment and counseling services nationwide.