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Substance Use: Other Resources

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Substance Use

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Treatment for Alcohol Problems: Finding and Getting Help: The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) provides information on the latest research-based treatments and what to consider when choosing among them.

Rethinking Drinking: Offers valuable research-based information on drinking habits and how they may affect your health, along with support for making a change.

MedlinePlus: Helps answer health questions by bringing together information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, and other government agencies and health-related organizations.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Provides fact sheets, videos, brochures, and more in the publications section.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): Features information on drug abuse, drug-related legislation, and more.

National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month: Provides resources throughout the year to promote the societal benefits of treatment for alcohol and drug use disorders.

Recovery and the Military: Treating Veterans and Their Families: Examines treatment availability and alcohol and drug addiction treatment options available for Veterans and their families.

Mutual Help Organizations

Alcoholics Anonymous: This international fellowship supports men and women with alcohol use disorders.

Cocaine Anonymous Online: This 12-step program is modeled closely after alcoholics anonymous.

Crystal Meth Anonymous: This fellowship offers an opportunity for people who have used crystal meth to share their experiences — and their strength and support.

Marijuana Anonymous: This organization supports those seeking to stop using marijuana.

Narcotics Anonymous: This international, community-based association of recovering drug users sponsors more than 28,000 weekly meetings in 113 countries.

Smart Recovery: This international program aims to help people recover from all types of substance use and addictive behaviors including alcohol and drug problems and gambling. SMART Recovery sponsors face-to-face meetings around the world and daily online meetings.

Support for Family and Friends

Al-Anon/Alateen: Offers support and resources for friends and family members of problem drinkers.

Nar-Anon Family Groups: Offers support and resources for friends and family members of people with substance use problems.

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