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SAMHSA's National Helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357), is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service for individuals and family members facing mental health and/or substance use disorders. The helpline, available in English and Spanish, provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.
Alcoholism Prevention, Intervention, and Aftercare
The IHS Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) highlights navite-population addiction issues with information for patients and proviers.
The CDC Alcohol and Public Health site offers fact sheets, tools, guidelines, online media and other resources for preventing excessive alcohol consumption.
Al-Anon Family Groups is an organization that provides meetings and support to alcoholics, their families, and friends.
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international organization that founded and continues to offer the 12-step program to support the recovery of alcoholics.
Drug Prevention, Intervention, and Aftercare
We are Native, operated by the Northwest Area Indian Health Board, aims to promote holistic health and positive growth in both locally and nationwide, and is a comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content on topics that matter to them most.
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) works on a national and a community level to reach people struggling with addiction.
From the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) website, Alcohol & Your Health offers facts and statistics, information on alcohol use disorders and on alcohol's effects on the body.
NIAAA's "Rethinking Drinking" site offers calculators, quizzes, worksheets and other interactive tools to determine if one's drinking is becoming a problem and if so, what to do to make a change. "Rethinking Drinking," is available for download in booklet format, as well. The booklet "Rethinking Drinking," is available to order or for download.
From NIH's National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Drugs of Abuse, provides overviews, clinical and street names, facts on effects, usage trends and other information on the most commonly abused drugs. Prescription Drug Abuse focuses on the nonmedical use and abuse of prescription drugs.
"NIDA for Teens" is the institute's youth-focused site, with information, interactive quizzes, videos, and other tools for middle schoolers, high school students and educators about drug facts and effects.
Signs and symptoms of drug abuse and addiction and information on commonly abused drugs
From the Do It Now Foundation, Streettalk Pamphlets are a series of articles on commonly abused drugs, such as ecstasy, heroin, and crystal meth.
The Substance Abuse Symptoms Checklist from The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCCAD) of the San Fernando Valley, Inc., is a 12 point list of signs to look for in someone who may be abusing drugs or alcohol.
The Parent Toolkit, from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, provides articles, tips, and resources for raising drug-free kids.