Substance Abuse Prevention
Treatment Resources for Alcohol and Drug Abuse
If you or a loved one needs help with alcohol or drug addiction, you can call a confidential Addiction Help Line 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).
Provides information about alcohol and drug addiction to children whose parents or friends' parents might have substance abuse problems. Advises kids to take care of themselves by communicating about the problem and joining support groups.
Assures teens with parents who abuse alcohol or drugs that, "It's not your fault!" and that they are not alone. Encourages teens to seek emotional support from other adults, school counselors, and youth support groups and provides a resource list.
Explores the role of family therapy in recovery from mental illness or substance abuse. Explains how family therapy sessions are run and who conducts them, describes a typical session, and provides information on its effectiveness in recovery.
Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism is the annual public outreach magazine of Al-Anon Family Groups. Al-Anon members distribute it widely throughout their local communities, where people in need of the program can find it and learn how Al-Anon could help them. Therapists, addiction counselors, and other professionals share it with their patients and clients to encourage them to go to an Al-Anon meeting.