Alcohol Abuse and Dependence - Other Places To Get Help
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence,
22 Cortlandt Street
New York, NY 10007-3128
1-800-NCA-CALL (1-800-622-2255) (212) 269-7797
NCADD provides facts and scientific information about alcohol and
drugs and related health issues, with specific resources for parents and youth.
The organization also has a national intervention network and provides
information about treatment programs and prevention.
Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters
1600 Corporate Landing Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5617
1-888-4AL-ANON (1-888-425-2666) for meeting information (757) 563-1600
Al-Anon is a support group and self-help program for family members
and friends of people with alcohol and drug use problems. The program is based
on the same principles as AA. Phone numbers for local offices are listed in
area telephone books.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) World Services,
P.O. Box 459
New York, NY 10163
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.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
SAMHSA provides information on substance abuse prevention and
treatment. Its Web site is the gateway to the Center for Substance Abuse
Prevention (http://prevention.samhsa.gov) and the Center for Substance Abuse
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
February 22, 2011
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