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American Council for Drug Education
50 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 1-800-488-DRUG (1-800-488-3784)
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The American Council for Drug Education provides current scientific research, prevention materials, and programs on tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drugs and their effects. It offers programs and services for teens and provides information to parents, employers, educators, health professionals, policy makers, and the media.

1440 Broadway
Suite 312
Oakland, CA  94612-2023
Phone: 1-800-811-4142
Fax: 510-763-1513
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LifeRing is a network of support groups for people with alcohol or drug problems. Support groups meet about an hour each week. LifeRing is abstinence-based, like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA), but does not rely on a "higher power" concept for recovery.

Nar-Anon World Services
22527 Crenshaw Boulevard
Suite 200 B
Torrance, CA  90505
Phone: 1-800-477-6291
(310) 534-8188
Fax: (310) 534-8688
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Nar-Anon is an organization dedicated to helping family and friends of people suffering from drug addiction to cope with addiction. Support group meetings are available in most communities at various times. Contact Nar-Anon or check your local phone book for meeting dates and times.

Narcotics Anonymous World Services
P.O. Box 9999
Van Nuys, CA  91409
Phone: (818) 773-9999
Fax: (818) 700-0700
Web Address:

Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based support group that serves people recovering from drug addiction with more than 31,000 weekly meetings in over 100 countries worldwide. NA provides an environment in which people recovering from drug addiction can help one another stop using drugs and find a new way to live. Meetings are available in most communities at various times. Contact NA or check your local phone book for meeting dates and times.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 5213
Bethesda, MD  20892-9561
Phone: (301) 443-1124
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This organization provides information for the public on drugs. It contains information about how certain drugs affect the brain.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
P.O. Box 2345
Rockville, MD  20847-2345
Phone: (240) 276-2420 substance abuse prevention
(240) 276-1660 substance abuse treatment
1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357) toll-free referral help line
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SAMHSA provides information on substance abuse prevention and treatment. Its website is the gateway to the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention ( and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (


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Last Updated: January 05, 2012
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