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Programs, Services and Treatment for Children and Teens

Al-Anon/Alateen

Whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not, Al-Anon offers hope and recovery to all people affected by the alcoholism of a loved one or friend. support for friends and families.

The Caron Foundation

Nonprofit treatment facility in Wernersville, PA which provides an enlightened, caring treatment community in which all those affected by the disease of addiction may begin a new life.

Hazelden Foundation

A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people recover from alcoholism and other drug addiction. Provides residential and outpatient treatment for adults and young people, programs for families affected by chemical dependency, and training for a variety of professionals. Also premier publisher of information on this subject and related areas.

Intervention Resource Center

A site for friends and family of those who abuse alcohol and other drugs.

 

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator

This searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs, sponosred by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, shows the location of facilities around the country that treat alcoholism, alcohol abuse and drug abuse problems.

Programs, Services and Treatment for Adults

Adult Children of Alcoholics

A Twelve Step program for women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes who meet to find freedom from the past and ways to improve today.

Alcohólicos Anónimos

Alcoholics Anonymous' outreach and support for speakers of Spanish. An international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem; it is nonprofessional, self-supporting, nondenominational, multiracial, apolitical, self-help group open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.

Alcoholics Anonymous

An international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem; it is nonprofessional, self-supporting, nondenominational, multiracial, apolitical, self-help group open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.

Alina Lodge

A long term, residential rehabilitation center for chemically addicted men and women, 18 years of age or older. Located on 34 rural acres in Hardwick Township, Warren County, NJ.

The Caron Foundation

Nonprofit treatment facility in Wernersville, PA which provides an enlightened, caring treatment community in which all those affected by the disease of addiction may begin a new life.

Cocaine Anonymous

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction; the primary purpose is to stay free from cocaine and all other mind-altering substances, and to help others achieve the same freedom.

Dual Recovery Anonymous

An independent, twelve-step, self-help organization for people with a dual diagnosis of chemically dependence and an emotional or psychiatric illness. Addresses how both illnesses affect all areas of life.

Betty Ford Center

A nonprofit, licensed treatment center that helps women, men and families begin the process of recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Founded in 1982 by former First Lady Betty Ford and Ambassador Leonard Firestone.

 

Dispose My Meds

Dispose My Meds is an online resource to help you to find medication disposal programs at the local independent community pharmacy near you.

Hanley Center

A non profit center, founded by Mary Jane and Jack Hanley in 1986, the mission of Hanley Center is to give hope to individuals, families and communities affected by alcoholism and drug addiction through high quality treatment, family support and community prevention programs.

Hazelden Foundation

A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people recover from alcoholism and other drug addiction. Provides residential and outpatient treatment for adults and young people, programs for families affected by chemical dependency, and training for a variety of professionals. Also premier publisher of information on this subject and related areas.

Intervention Resource Center

A site for friends and family of those who abuse alcohol and other drugs.

Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others

A voluntary mutual-help group for Jews in recovery from Alcohol and other chemical abuse. Through JACS, recovering Jews and their families connect with one another, explore their Jewish roots, and discover resources within Judaism to enhance their recovery.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

An international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts.

Nar-Anon Family Groups

Nar-Anon is a twelve-step program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of living with an addicted relative or friend.

National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA)

A national, nonprofit membership organization working on behalf of children of alcohol and drug dependent parents. Advocates for all children and families affected by alcoholism and other drug dependencies.

National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)

Dedicated to promoting, assisting and enhancing the delivery of ethical, effective, research-based treatment for alcoholism and other drug addictions.

National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors

Global organization of addiction focused professionals who enhance the health and recovery of individuals, families and communities and empowers addiction focused professionals to achieve excellence through education, advocacy, knowledge, standards of practice, ethics, professional development and research.

National Association of Lesbian and Gay Addiction Professionals

A membership organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of alcoholism, substance abuse, and other addictions in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

Oxford House

Nonprofit organization which connects all Oxford Houses and allocates resources to duplicate the Oxford House concept where need arises.  The concept describes a democratically run, self-supporting and drug free group home.

Phoenix House

Nonprofit organization devoted to the treatment and prevention of substance abuse; treats nearly 5,400 adults and adolescents each day at more than 80 programs in eight states.

Recovery Connection

Recovery Connection (RCx) is a website dedicated to helping people, or their loved ones, find detox and addiction treatment.  Recovery Connection provides a free 24/7 national helpline.

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator

This searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, shows the location of facilities around the country that treat alcoholism, alcohol abuse and drug abuse problems.

Information and Education

 

Above the Influence

Above the Influence is an advertising campaign of the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign conducted by the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the United States that includes broad messaging to focus on substances most abused by teens, and delivers both broad prevention messaging at the national level and more targeted efforts at the local community level.

Alcohol Cost Calculator for Kids

A simple, online tool that does the number crunching necessary to make data from the National Household Survey on Drug Use and Health more meaningful at the local level. Allows child, health and safety advocates estimate how many young people living within their own communities need treatment for serious alcohol problems.

 

Alcohol-Free Pregnancy New Jersey

Alcohol-Free Pregnancy New Jersey was designed as a resource site to educate the public about the dangers of drinking alcohol during pregnancy. You can find information about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and tips on how to have a healthy alcohol-free pregnancy.

American Council for Drug Education

Substance abuse prevention and education agency that develops programs and materials based on the most current scientific research on drug use and its impact on society.

American Society of Addiction Medicine

The nation's medical specialty society dedicated to educating physicians and improving the treatment of individuals suffering from alcoholism and other addictions.

TheAntiDrug.com

TheAntiDrug.com was created by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign to equip parents and other adult caregivers with the tools they need to raise drug-free kids. Working with the nation's leading experts in the fields of parenting and substance abuse prevention, TheAntiDrug.com serves as a drug prevention information center, and a supportive community for parents to interact and learn from each other.

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

Non-profit organization working to minimize the harm associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in Canada.

Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University

Promotes the identification, prevention, and effective treatment of alcohol and other drug use problems in our society through research, education, training and policy advocacy.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people; promotes health through strong partnerships; serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities.

Center for Science in the Public Interest

Nonprofit education and advocacy organization that focuses on improving the safety and nutritional quality of our food supply and on reducing the carnage caused by alcoholic beverages.

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

CSAP, under the auspices of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in the US Department of Health and Human Services, provides national leadership in the development of policies, programs, and services to prevent the onset of illegal drug use, to prevent underage alcohol and tobacco use and to reduce the negative consequences of using substances.

Center for Substance Abuse Research

A University of Maryland research center which collects, analyzes and disseminates information on the nature and extent of substance abuse and related problems in Maryland and nationally. Conducts policy-relevant research on specific initiatives to prevent, treat, and control substance abuse.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

CSAT, under the auspices of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in the US Department of Health and Human Services, is Congressionally mandated to expand the availability of effective treatment and recovery services for alcohol and drug problems.

College Drinking Prevention

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism provides strategies and solutions to prevent the harmful consequences of college drinking, based on research.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

Premier membership organization of over 5,000 anti-drug coalitions, each working to make their community safe, healthy and drug-free -- one community at a time.

Do It Now Foundation

Nonprofit publisher of literature on alcohol, substance abuse, and health. Target audiences include middle school, high school and college students and their families.

Drug Strategies

Promotes more effective approaches to the nation's drug problems and supports private and public efforts to reduce the demand for drugs through prevention, education, treatment, law enforcement and community initiatives.

Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems (Ensuring Solutions)

At the George Washington University Medical Center, works with policymakers, employers and concerned citizens, to provide research-based information and tools to help curb the avoidable health care and other costs associated with alcohol use and improve access to treatment for Americans with alcohol problems.

Facing Alcohol Concerns through Education

A national non-profit organization that focuses specifically on alcohol issues; conducts work in media development, training, and national advocacy.

Join Together

A national resource for communities fighting substance abuse and gun violence. A project of the Boston University School of Public Health.

Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free

National campaign to prevent alcohol use by children 9-15, spearheaded by 32 Governors’ spouses and three emeritus spouses; provides current research, statistics and breaking news pertaining to alcohol use by children, as well as State-specific information; offers a wide array of resources to parents, community leaders, researchers, extensive links to underage drinking prevention resources.  Available in English and Spanish.

The Marin Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems

Creates an environment that helps individuals make healthy choices and requires responsible action from government and business; collaborating with the World Health Organization and other groups to build the world's only database on alcohol use, problems, and policies worldwide.

Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home

Reporting on the science of understanding and treating addiction, animated scientific illustrations, and real-life stories of people who talk about their struggles with the disease of addiction and their lives in recovery.

National Association for Children Of Alcoholics (NACoA)

A national, nonprofit membership organization working on behalf of children of alcohol and drug dependent parents. Advocates for all children and families affected by alcoholism and other drug dependencies.

National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors

A private, nonprofit, educational, scientific, and informational organization that fosters and supports the development of effective alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and treatment programs throughout every state.

National Association on Alcohol, Drugs and Disability, Inc.

Promotes awareness and education about substance abuse among people with co-existing disabilities and provides a peer approach to enhance access to services, information, education and prevention through the collaborative efforts of interested individuals and organizations nationwide

National Center on Addiction & Substance Abuse at Columbia University

A unique think and action tank that engages all disciplines to study every form of substance abuse as it affects our society.

National Families in Action

A national drug education, prevention, and policy center that helps families and communities prevent drug abuse among children by promoting policies based on science.

National Family Partnership

A network of parents who care about their kids and want to keep them safe from drugs.

National Inhalant Prevention Coalition

A public-private effort to promote awareness and recognition of the under publicized problem of inhalant use. Serves as an inhalant referral and information clearinghouse.

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

A nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating birth defects caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy and improving the quality of life for those individuals and families affected by Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effect.

National Women's Resource Center

Nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women make informed decisions about their health, encourages women to embrace healthy lifestyles to promote wellness and prevent disease. National clearinghouse for women’s health information.

OVERBOARD

Thirteen-issue soap opera comic book about young people dealing with substance abuse and addiction.

Partnership for Recovery

Betty Ford Center, Hazelden Foundation, Valley Hope Association and Caron Foundation formed this public information alliance to deliver a simple but vital message to the public as well as to health care policy makers at the state and national level: treatment works.

Remove Intoxicated Drivers

Deters impaired driving and teen binge drinking; advocates for victims and tough laws; acts as watchdogs for law enforcement and adjudication in the courts; educates the public about the impact of abusive alcohol use.

Safe & Drug Free Schools Program

The federal government's primary vehicle for reducing drug, alcohol and tobacco use, and violence, through education and prevention activities in our nation's schools.

SAMHSA Underage Drinking Prevention Campaign

SAMHSA's underage drinking prevention PSA campaign helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early—as early as nine years old—about the dangers of alcohol.

Christopher D. Smithers Foundation

Concentrates on educating the public that alcoholism is a respectable, treatable disease, from which people can and do recover; encourages prevention programs and activities, with an emphasis on high risk populations; and fights to reduce and eliminate the stigma is associated with the disease of alcoholism.

SOS Sobriety

A non-profit network of autonomous, non-professional local groups throughout dedicated helping individuals achieve and maintain sobriety through personal responsibility and self-reliance, SOS supports healthy skepticism and encourages the use of the scientific method to understand alcoholism.

 

Students Against Destructive Decisions

Provide students with the best prevention and intervention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, drunk driving, drug abuse and other destructive decisions.

Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists (SALIS)

An international association of individuals and organizations with special interests in the exchange and dissemination of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug information.

 

Talking With Kids About Tough Issues

A national initiative to support parent-child communication about "tough issues" like sex, violence, drugs and respect.

 

Time to Talk

TimeToTalk provides easy-to-use guides and tips to help you have ongoing conversations with your kids to keep them healthy and drug-free.

 

Too Smart to Start

A science- and theory-based underage drinking awareness initiative from SAMHSA that uses sound public health and health communications theory to develop and disseminate messages and material on underage drinking. A major component of the initiative involves reaching out to state agencies and constituent national organizations to further the overall awareness, reach and utilization of the initiative.

 

Women For Sobriety

A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions.

Government, Policy and Legal Resources

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

Agency that enforces the federal laws and regulations relating to alcohol and tobacco products.  Under U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study

The first study to assess the actual extent of alcohol diagnoses among college students; previous studies on college drinking have concentrated on the type, frequency and amount of alcohol consumed.

International Council on Alcohol and Addiction

A nonprofit organization which brings together many national bodies and a wide range of professionals in different disciplines who exchange knowledge, ideas, advice, guidance, expertise, and research, facilitated by its conferences and other activities in the field of dependencies.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Largest US foundation devoted to improving the health and health care of all Americans; concentrates grantmaking in three areas: assuring that all Americans have access to basic health care; improving care and support for people with chronic health conditions; and promoting health and disease prevention by reducing the harm caused by substance abuse.

Legal Action Center

The only law and policy organization in the US that fights discrimination against people with histories of addiction, AIDS, and criminal records and advocates for sound public policies in these areas. Provides legal services including impact litigation, policy advocacy and research, training, technical assistance and education.

Monitoring the Future Study: A Continuing Study of American Youth

An ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

National volunteer organization, with commuity chapters throughout the US, whose goal is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.

National Association on Drug Court Professionals

Seeks to reduce substance abuse, crime and recidivism by promoting and advocating for the establishment and funding of drug courts and providing for collection and dissemination of information, technical assistance, and mutual support to association members.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Federal agency, under the U.S. Department of Transportation, responsible for reducing deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes. Maintains statistics on DWI and DUI.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Part of the National Institues of Health, supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Part of the National Institues of Health, leads the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

Office of National Drug Control Policy

An office of the White House that establishes policies, priorities, and objectives for the nation's drug control programs through publication of the annual National Drug Control Strategy.

Partnership for a Drug-Free America

Nonprofit coalition of professionals from the communications industry whose mission is to reduce demand for illegal drugs in America through a national anti-drug advertising campaign and other forms of media communication.

Partnership for Prevention

A membership association of corporations, non-profits, and state health departments working to emphasize disease prevention and health promotion in national policy and practice.

 

 

US Department of Labor's Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace

Facts and figures about alcohol and drug abuse and information on how to establish an alcohol- and drug-free workplace, a kit of industry-specific materials designed to help small businesses understand how substance abuse impacts workplace safety and productivity. Searchable substance abuse information database.