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Alcohol Addiction Treatment Resources
Alcoholics Anonymous – A free to join fellowship of men and women who work together to support one another in the recovery from alcohol addiction.
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator – Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services directory of treatment facilities.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (NIAAA) – Details and information on the causes, diagnosis, effects and treatment of alcohol addiction.
Mayo Clinic on Alcoholism – Mayo Clinic guide to alcoholism including the definition of alcoholism, details on causes and symptoms and treatment options.
CDC on Alcohol – Frequently asked questions and details on the effects that alcohol has on public health from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
Alcohol Screening – Find out how much drinking is too much with this confidential screening assessment.
The Problems with Problem Drinking – Alcohol addiction information and treatment for Military members and Veterans.
Stop Underage Drinking – Details and informative guides pertaining to alcohol abuse prevention in teens.
Drug Addiction Treatment Resources
Finding Effective Drug Addiction Treatment – Comprehensive guide to finding treatment.
Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What to Ask – National Institute on Drug Abuse provides a list of questions to assist in finding effective drug addiction treatment.
Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction – National Institute on Drug Abuse guide to methods of addiction treatment.
Treatment & Drugs – Mayo Clinic guide to drug abuse treatment and the types of medications that are used in effective addiction treatment programs.
Medication Assisted Treatment for Substance Use Disorders – SAMHSA guide to medication-assisted treatment of drug addiction.
Persons Who Use Drugs – CDC guide to help reduce or stop substance abuse.
Substance Abuse Treatment Fact Sheet – HIV prevention issues related to substance abuse treatment.
National Support Groups
Narcotics Anonymous – A free to join support group helping people recover from drug addiction.
Cocaine Anonymous – A twelve step support group for those in recovery from cocaine addiction.
Crystal Meth Anonymous – A fellowship of men and women in recovery from methamphetamine addiction.
Marijuana Anonymous – A support group for those in recovery from marijuana addiction.
Narconon – Support for those suffering from drug addiction and for the family members of addicts.
Secular Organizations for Sobriety – A support group similar to AA without the religious affiliation or higher power.
Women for Sobriety – A fellowship of women dedicated to overcoming alcoholism and addictions.
Smart Recovery – Non-twelve step recovery through self-empowerment and self-directed change.
Addiction Treatment Outside the US
UK Alcohol Addiction Treatment – Support and local help from the NHS for those suffering from alcohol addiction in the UK.
Alcohol Treatment in Australia – From the Department of Health & Ageing find help and treatment programs in each state or territory.
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse – Help for members of Canada in search of addiction treatment.
Australian Government National Drugs Campaign – Help for those suffering from drug addiction and substance abuse in Australia.
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