Drug Addiction Resources and Help

Support Groups:
Alcoholics Anonymous World Services.
A worldwide fellowship of sober alcholics whose recovery is based on Twelve Steps. No dues or fees; self-supporting through small voluntary member contributions. Accepts no outside funds; not affiliated with any other organization. 475 Riverside Dr., New York, NY 10115; (212) 870-3400 nationwide,
(212) 647-1680 in Manhattan. Website: www.aa.org

Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters.
A free, nonprofit, worldwide organization that supports and provides literature to family members and friends of alcoholics. 1600 Corporate Landing Pkwy., Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5617; (800) 344-2666 or (800) 356-9996. Website: www.al-anon.alateen.org

Families Anonymous, Inc.
A worldwide organization that offers a 12-step, self-help program for families and friends of former, current, or suspected abusers of drugs or alcohol who have related behavioral problems. P.O. Box 3475, Culver City, CA 90231-3475; (800) 736-9805 or (310) 313-5800. Website:home.earthlink.net/~famanon/index.html/

Nar-Anon Family Group Headquarters.
An organization that supports people who have friends or family members with drug problems. P.O. Box 2562, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274-8562;
(310) 547-5800.

Narcotics Anonymous.
A 12-step fellowship of recovering addicts. Meetings are free. P.O. Box 9999, Van Nuys, CA 91409-9099; (818) 773-9999. Website: www.wsoinc.com

Toughlove International.
A national self-help group for parents, children, and communities that emphasize cooperation, personal initiative, and action. It publishes newsletters, brochures, and books and holds workshops. P.O. Box 1069, Doylestown, PA 18901; (800) 333-1069. Website: www.toughlove.org

Information on drug prevention and treatment

Safe and Drug-Free Schools.
The federal government's primary vehicle for preventing drug use and violence among youth. Provides funding and technical support for school-based education and prevention activities. U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-6123. (202) 260-3954. Publications: (877) 433-7827. Website: www.ed.gov/offices/OESE/SDFS

African American Family Services (AAFS).
A comprehensive resource center with a specific focus on substance abuse within the African-American community. Through AAFS, individuals and organizations may purchase culturally sensitive on-site training packages, books, pamphlets, videos, and pre-assembled journal article packets related
to chemical dependency and African-American client populations. Adult and adolescent outpatient treatment services. 2616 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, MN
55408; (612) 871-7878 or (800) 557-2180. Website: www.aafs-mn.org

American Cancer Society.
Offers literature on smoking and referrals to local chapters. 1599 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30329; (800) 227-2345. Website: www.cancer.org

American Council for Drug Education.
Provides information on the effects of drug usage and offers treatment referrals through its hotline. 164 W. 74th St., New York, NY 10023.
Information: (800) 488-DRUG and www.acde.org. Referrals: (800) DRUG-HEL(P) and www.drughelp.org. For immediate specific assistance or referral: (800) COC-AINE; (888) MAR-IJUA(NA); (800) HEL-P111; (800) 9HE-ROIN; (800) REL-APSE; (800) CRI-SIS9.

CDC National AIDS Clearinghouse (CDC National Prevention Information Network).
Treatment referrals. P.O. Box 6003, Rockville, MD 20849-6003; (800) 458-5231. Website: www.cdcnac.org

Hazelden Foundation.
A foundation that distributes educational materials and self-help literature on quitting alcohol, tobacco, and drugs.
P.O. Box 176, Center City, MN 55012-1076; (800) 257-7800. Website: www.hazelden.com

Join Together.
A national resource that provides publications, information, and linkages between groups and individuals working to prevent, reduce, and treat substance abuse and gun violence in their communities. 441 Stuart St., 7th Fl., Boston, MA 02116; (617) 437-1500. Website: www.jointogether.org

Los Ninos Bien Educados.
A program that works with Latino parents to assist with the challenges of child rearing in the U.S. 1131 Ventura Blvd., Suite 103, Studio City, CA 91604; (800) 325-CICC.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
An organization that provides information, including literature and referrals on how to overcome alcohol and drug addiction. 12 W. 21st St., 7th Fl., New York, NY 10010; (212) 206-6770 or (800) NCA-CALL. Website: www.ncadd.org

National Crime Prevention Council.
An organization that works to prevent crime and drug use by providing parents and children with audio-visual materials, reproducible brochures, and other publications. P.O. Box 1, 100 Church St., Amsterdam, NY 12010; (800) 627-2911. Website: www.ncpc.org

Youth Power.
Formerly "Just Say No" International, a program that now emphisizes youth empoerment, self-esteem and a sense of community through volunteering, turoring peers, cleaning up the environment, and helping senior citizens. 2000 Frankling St., Suite 400, Oakland, CA 94612; (510) 451-6666 or (800) 258-2766. Website: www.youthpower.org

Parent mobilization groups for drug prevention

The following organizations are resources for parents that porvide publications, advocacy, and , in some cases advice on what approaches are most effective:

African American Parents for Drug Prevention
4025 Red Bird Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 4225
(513) 475-5359

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
901 North Pitt St., Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703)706-0560 or (800) 54-CADCA

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
511 E. John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 700
Irving , TX 75062
(214) 7440-6233 or (800) GET-MADD
Website: www.madd.org

National Asian Pacific American Families
Against Substance Abuse
300 W. Cesar Chavez Ave., Suite B
Los Angeles, CA 90012-2818
(213) 625-5795

National Association for Native American
Children of Alcoholics

1402 Third Ave., Suite 1110
Seattle, WA 98101
(203) 467-7686

National Families in Action
Century Plaza H, 2957 Clairmont Road, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 248-9676; Website: www.emory.edu/NFIA/

National Hispanic/Latino Community
Prevention Network

P.O. Box 33800
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(916) 442-3760

Parents' Resource Institute for Drug Education,
Inc. (PRIDE)

3610 Dekaalb Technology Pkwy, Suite 105
Atlanta, GA 30340
(800) 853-7867; Website: www.prideusa.org

Red Ribbon Works
(a program of Greenville Family Partnership)
P.O. Box 10203
Greenville, SC 29603
(846) 467-4099; Websites: www.gfpdrugfree.org
and www.redribbonworks.org

Parenting websites

Adolescence Directory Online (ADOL):

Parents Place.com:

Partnership for a Drug-Free America:

White House Office of National Drug
Control Policy:


National FTA drug and Alcohol Abuse
Prevention Project. Withe the GTE Corportation, creators of "Common Sense: "Strategies for Raising Alcohol and Drug-Free Children," a newe area of the National PTA's Children Firest website (http://ww.pta.org). Focuses on learning the fadcts about alchohol and other drugs, setting clear limits for children, providing positive role models, and building strong bonds within the family and school. Program offers effective, easy-to-use ideas and materials, enjoyable games and activities. 330 North Wabash Ave., Suite 2100, Chicago, IL 60611-3690; (800) 307-4782 or (312) 670-6782. Website: www.pta.org

National Institute on Drug Abuse.
NIDA supports more than 85% of the world's research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857; (301) 443-1124. Website:www.nida.nih.gov

Parents and Adolescents Recoving Toghther Successfully (PARTS).
A self-help group that supports families in recovery. 12815 Stebick Court, San Diego, CA 92310-2705; (619) 698-3449.

Parents to Parent.
An organinztion that empowers parents to counter influences of drug in their children's lives. 1240 Johnson Ferry Place, Suite F10, Marietta, GA 30068; (800) 487-7743.

Partnership for a Drug-Free America.
An Organinzation that works with the advertising industry to develop anti-drug public service messages and operates a comprehensive website for parents. 405 Lexington Ave., Suite 1601, New York, NY 10174; (212) 922-1560. Website: www.drugfreeamerica.org

A national organization that encourages parents to sign a contract stipulating that when parties are held in one another's homes they will adhere to a strict no-alcohol/no-drug-use policy, c/o Erie County COuncil for the Prevention or Alcohol and Substance Abuse, 4255 Harlem Rd., Amherst, NY 14226; (716) 839-1157.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administreation (SAMHSA)/National Clearinghouse
for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI). A resource that provides a wide variety of federal government agency publications dealing with alcohol and other drug abuse. P.O. Box 2345, Rockville, MD 20847-2345; (800) SAY-NOTO. Website: www.heath.org

Substance Abuse and Mental Heealth Services Adminstration (SAMHSA)/Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP).
A division of t hte U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services chat provides a wide variety of resources and information on science-based prevention strategies and programs. 5600 Fishers Lane Rockwall II Building, Suite 900, Rockville, MD 20857; (301) 443-0365.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)/Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT).
A division of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services whose hotline provides counseling rreferals and treatmetn options in your state.NCADI, P.O. Box 2345, Rockwille, MD 2084-2345; (800) 662-HELP. Website: www.drughelp.org.

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