While there are countless resources for drug and alcohol substance abuse, mental health, and behavioral addictions, we have listed some of the most respected resources below. Knowledge is key for both the user/addict and the family.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and there are no age or education requirements.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Narcotics Anonymous provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle.
Al-Anon and Alateen (for teens)
Find understanding, support and hope for friends and family of problem drinking.
Learn To Cope
Learn to Cope is a non-profit support network that offers education, resources, peer support and hope for parents and family members coping with a loved one addicted to opiates or other drugs.
Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
Overeaters Anonymous helps men and women find solutions to their food related problems such as compulsive overeating, under-eating, food addiction, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, or over exercising.
Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA is the Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services for drug, alcohol, and behavioral services. Use the link below and watch the tutorial on finding resources near you.
www.samhsa.gov Or the tutorial www.samhsa.gov/locator
Ecstasy Data is an independant laboratory pill testing program that collects, reviews, manages and presents pill results. They identify and post photos of pill samples collected and tested and related data on designer street pills.
Pill Identification Tool
WebMD offers a free pill identification tool finder that is easy to use. Let’s say you find a pill in your teenage son or daughter’s backpack or dresser draw. It may just be an over the counter aspirin or something else to be concerned about. Just enter the imprint marked on the pill, the shape, and the color. Photos and descriptions of possible pills will appear. Note: These are for common prescription and over the counter (OVC) medications and may not include designer street drugs, such as ecstasy, or supplements.