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Organizations

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) World Services
P.O. Box 459
New York, NY  10163
Phone: (212) 870-3400
Web Address: www.aa.org
 

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a support group and self-help program for recovery from alcohol use problems as well as other substance abuse problems. Meetings are available in most communities at various times. Meetings can be "open" (for the person and his or her family) or "closed" (for the person only). Special groups for women, teens, and gay/lesbian people may be available in some areas. AA provides written information on the program of recovery. Phone numbers for local offices are listed in local area phone books.


KidsHealth for Parents, Children, and Teens
Nemours Home Office
10140 Centurion Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone: (904) 697-4100
Web Address: www.kidshealth.org
 

This website is sponsored by the Nemours Foundation. It has a wide range of information about children's health—from allergies and diseases to normal growth and development (birth to adolescence). This website offers separate areas for kids, teens, and parents, each providing age-appropriate information that the child or parent can understand. You can sign up to get weekly emails about your area of interest.


National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: The Cool Spot
5635 Fishers Lane MSC 9304
Bethesda, MD  20892
Phone: (301) 443-3860
Web Address: www.thecoolspot.gov or www.niaaa.nih.gov
 

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism created thecoolspot for 11- to 13-year-olds. It's meant to give preteens and young teens a picture of alcohol use among their peers. Accurate information is given about how much teens their age drink. And thecoolspot has information not only to help teens learn skills to resist the pressure to drink but also to give them reasons not to drink.


National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 5213
Bethesda, MD  20892-9561
Phone: (301) 443-1124
Email: information@nida.nih.gov
Web Address: www.drugabuse.gov
 

This organization provides information for the public on drugs. It contains information about how certain drugs affect the brain.


NIDA for Teens: National Institute on Drug Abuse
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 5213
Bethesda, MD  20892 9561
Phone: (301) 443-1124
Email: information@nida.nih.gov
Web Address: www.teens.drugabuse.gov
 

This organization provides information on alcohol and different drugs. The Web site has personal stories and information on teen drug and alcohol use, including how drugs affect the brain and body.


Partnership for a Drug-Free America
405 Lexington Avenue
Suite 1601
New York, NY  10174
Phone: 1-866-281-9945 (toll-free helpline)
(212) 922-1560
Fax: (212) 922-1570
Web Address: www.drugfree.org
 

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to reduce illegal drug use in the United States. The organization provides a large range of materials on prevention and treatment targeted to parents and teens.


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Last Updated: July 20, 2012
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