National Resources

Al-Anon

Al‑Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. By sharing common experiences and applying the Al-Anon principles, families and friends of alcoholics can bring positive changes to their individual situations, whether or not the alcoholic admits the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help.


Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics 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 alcoholism.


A Safe Haven

2750 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608 • 773.435.8300

A Safe Haven helps homeless people that are in sudden or chronic social and financial crisis address the root causes of their problems and we help them achieve sustainable self-sufficiency.  For over 20 years they have provided individualized services. Their unique comprehensive and integrated model and specialized programs help thousands of people every year from the following populations in need: Military Veterans, Women with Children, Families, Youth (18-24 year olds), Non-violent Criminal Justice Impacted Populations including: Court Mandated Diversion, Pre-Trial and Ex-Offenders, Single Adults.


Alcohol answers

PO Box 333, Farmington, CT 06034 • info@AlcoholAnswers.org
AlcoholAnswers.org is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We strive to provide evidence-based material for those seeking information on Alcohol Dependence (Alcoholism) and a sense of community through our Discussion Forums.


Alcohol Issues

Issues relating to alcohol seem to hit the headlines almost daily. Alcohol Issues provides vital information to those wishing to know more about the short and long-term effects of alcohol.


Brain injury association of america

1608 Spring Hill Road, Suite 110, Vienna, VA 22182 • info@biausa.org703.761.0750
To advance awareness, research, treatment, and education and to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury.


brainline

2775 South Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22206 • info@BrainLine.org703.998.2454
BrainLine is a national multimedia project offering information and resources about preventing, treating, and living with TBI. BrainLine includes a series of webcasts, an electronic newsletter, and an extensive outreach campaign in partnership with national organizations concerned about traumatic brain injury.

Jan Brown Talks about Family Support
Hear how children can be affected by their parents’ addiction.


Jan Brown Talks about TBI and Stigma
Social stigmas associated with TBI and substance abuse.


Jan Brown on the SpiritWorks Program and the Seven Cs
Learn about the emotional power of the seven Cs.


Jan's Story: Recovery from Brain Injury and Substance Abuse
Until she finally realized what her life was truly missing after two TBIs and substance abuse, Jan Brown was able to get the help she needed for recovery.

Brain Injury and Substance Abuse: One Woman's Story
Jan Brown talks about her experience with substance abuse following traumatic brain injury.


Charlotte kasl

808 Whitaker Dr., Missoula, Montana U.S. 59803 • CharlotteSKasl@yahoo.com406.273.6080
Author of the “If the Budda™…” series and more. If you’re looking for empowerment, you’ve come to the right place.


Connecticut COmmunity for addiction recovery

75 Charter Oak Ave., Building 1- Suite 305, Hartford, CT 06106 • 866.205.9770
The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) envisions a world where the power, hope and healing of recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction is thoroughly understood and embraced. CCAR is a centralized resource in CT for all things recovery. Whether you are contemplating a life in recovery, are new to recovery or are in long term recovery, CCAR is here to help you to navigate the recovery community, by connecting you with others in recovery and providing access to area support services. Living in recovery from alcohol and other drugs is a never ending journey, and wherever you are in that journey, CCAR is here to help you meet your recovery goals.


crossroads recovery coaching

tinamaureen67@gmail.com • (206) 715-4143
Our philosophy begins with our belief in the value of life and business coaching for improving the lives of those facing addictions in filling the gap not met by other approaches. We provide training that combines best practices in coaching with best practices in recovery.  Life coaches leave our program with a deep understanding of how to move clients forward in recovery, in practical terms and through an increase of self-awareness, mindfulness skills and communication skills (among others). We find that this approach supports clients in finding their own paths to ongoing recovery while creating healthy, stable, joyful and satisfying lives.


the daily pledge

The Daily Pledge is a free, online social community, made possible by the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy, that provides a source of support and fellowship to those touched by or concerned about the disease of addiction. The Daily Pledge provides healthy daily activities on the home page, which are viewable to all who might benefit from seeing others "recover out loud." To participate in the home page activities (i.e. add your own publicly visible comments), become a member by completing our quick, free signup. After logging in as a member, you will also get access to safe and private discussions, online meetings, live chat and more.


faces and voices of recovery

840 1st St. NE, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20002 • info@facesandvoicesofrecovery.org 202.737.0690
Faces & Voices of Recovery is dedicated to organizing and mobilizing the over 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, our families, friends and allies into recovery community organizations and networks, to promote the right and resources to recover through advocacy, education and demonstrating the power and proof of long-term recovery.


friends in recovery

Friends in Recovery truly feels that alcoholism and substance use disorder are family diseases, and that together, it is possible for the families to get well. Our goal is to offer clean and sober fun to the recovering family. We encourage family and friends to participate and support one another in our journey to a better life with serenity. We are a group of individuals and families that have discovered that having fun is essential to maintaining quality sobriety. To that end, we have a lot of fun by involving our families and friends in enjoyable activities during all seasons of the year. Our activities include: Snow Tubing, Banquets, Golf, Boat Cruises, Sporting Events with Sober Tailgate Parties, Bowling, Picnics with Bonfires and Hayrides, and a hospitality suite at Gopher State Roundup. Recovery is meant to be enjoyed and celebrated, not endured!


nar-anon family groups

23110 Crenshaw Blvd. Suite A, Torrance, CA 90505 • wso@nar-anon.org800.477.6291
We are a 12-step program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of living with an addicted relative or friend. Our program of recovery uses Nar-Anon's Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. The only requirement to be a member and attend Nar-Anon meetings is that there is a problem of drugs or addiction in a relative or friend. We are not affiliated with any other organization or outside entity.


Narconics anonymous

PO Box 9999, Van Nuys, California USA 91409 • 818.773.9999 
NA offers recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle. 


National Association of children alcoholics

10920 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 100, Kensington, MD 20895 • 888.55.4COASnacoa@nacoa.org
NACoA’s mission is to eliminate the adverse impact of alcohol and drug use on children and families.


national council on alcoholism and drug dependence

217 Broadway, Suite 712, New York, NY 10007 • 212.269.7797national@ncadd.org
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) and its Affiliate Network is a voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting the Nation’s #1 health problem – alcoholism, drug addiction and the devastating consequences of alcohol and other drugs on individuals, families and communities.


National inhalant prevention coalition

PO Box 4117, Chattanooga, TN 37405 • 855.704.4400nipc@prismnet.com
NIPC works with state agencies, schools, businesses, trade associations, media, civic organizations, law enforcement, Poison Control Centers and interfaith groups throughout the country to educate and devise multifaceted awareness and prevention campaigns designed to educate youth and adults about the debilitating effects of these dangerous gateway drugs. NIPC also provides inservice training for educators.


partnership for drug free kids

352 Park Avenue South, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10010 • 212.922.1560
Parents toll-free HOTLINE:
855378.4373
At the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, we are committed to helping families struggling with their son’s or daughter’s substance use. We empower families with information, support and guidance to get the help their loved one needs and deserves. And we advocate for greater understanding and more effective programs to treat the disease of addiction.


recovery coaches international

P O Box 2713, Port Angeles, WA 98362 • 786.709.0479
We exist to advance, promote, and provide evidence-based coaching to the addiction recovery community, to support, educate, & inspire the members of Recovery Coaches International, and to further the interests of recovery coaching clients worldwide.


Selected papers of william l. white

3329 Sunset Key Circle #203, Punta Gorda, FL 33955 • bwhite@chestnut.org
This site contains the full text of more than 300 articles, 8 monographs, 30+ recovery tools, 9 book chapters, 3 books, and links to an additional 17 books written by William White and co-authors over the past four decades as well as more than 100 interviews with addiction treatment and recovery leaders. The purpose of this site is to create a single location where such material may be located by those interested in the history of addiction treatment and recovery in the United States. Those papers selected for inclusion contain all of the articles and monographs authored by William White on the new recovery advocacy movement, recovery management and recovery-oriented systems of care. It is hoped that this resource library will serve present and future generations of addiction professionals, recovery coaches and recovery advocates.


smart recovery

7304 Mentor Avenue Suite F, Mentor, OH 44060 • 866-951-5357
SMART Recovery is an abstinence-based, not-for-profit organization with a sensible self-help program for people having problems with drinking and using. It includes many ideas and techniques to help you change your life from one that is self-destructive and unhappy to one that is constructive and satisfying. SMART Recovery is not a spin-off of Alcoholics Anonymous.  No one will label you an “alcoholic”, an “addict” or “diseased” nor “powerless”, and if you do not believe in a religion or spirituality, that’s fine, too. We teach common sense self-help procedures designed to empower you to abstain and to develop a more positive lifestyle.  When you succeed at following our approach, you may graduate from the program, or you may stay around to help others.


soulsalt

801-631-8572
SoulSalt’s founder, Lyn Christian, is a Master Certified Life and Business Coach based in Utah, with clients around the world. SoulSalt supports entrepreneurs, revolutionaries and anyone else who wants to be a Badass and needs support with their working identity and career reinvention.


spiritworks institute for recovery & resilience

5810 Mooretown Road • Unit C • Williamsburg, VA 23188 • 757.208.0817 • info@spiritworks.institute
Our mission is to create a knowledge base that will guide individuals, families, allies, communities, and others as they work to build or rebuild thriving communities that have been sickened by addiction.


substance abuse and mental health services administration

5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857 • 877-SAMHSA-7
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.