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Drug, Alcohol, and Other Addictions or Misuse Resources
Dr. Stuppy has written about teens and alcohol,
but if you need more information or support, there are many resources available. If you or someone you know struggles with drug or alchohol use or other behavioral addictions, check out the following resources.
is a resource on addiction and the dangers of illicit substances. They cover how drugs and alcohol affect the body, how to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse, and where to seek effective treatment.
Al-Anon Family Groups
– Al-Anon and Alateen Family Groups offer support and fellowship to relatives and friends of individuals with alcohol problems. Mutual support groups meet worldwide.
– Alcoholics Anonymous offers support and fellowship to individuals with alcohol problems through group therapy and Twelve Steps programs. AA meetings are completely anonymous and open to anyone of any age who want to achieve and maintain sobriety.
provides information, resources, and treatment for people battling addiction and related conditions. There is also a site designed just for teens: DrugRehabTeens
– 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.
– Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization. Specializing in a 12-step program which includes regular attendance to group meetings.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
– Nation leader in scientific research on all aspects of health, drug abuse and addictions. It supports and conducts research all across the board. This range includes genetics, social neuroscience, medication, behavioral therapies, and health services.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
– Mission is to transform the understanding of addiction. To be able to treat mental illnesses through basic and clinical research is the #1 goal. Paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
– A nonprofit organization working to raise awareness to birth defects caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy and to improve quality of life for those affected.
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
– This nonprofit raises awareness, trains local professionals, and coordinates with community organizations to combat growing drug and alcohol addiction by teens in the United States.
Porn and Sex Addiction: The Support Group Project
– An online directory to help families across the country find the support they need in the face of a loved one’s addiction.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
is a governmental agency with the mission of reducing the impact of substance abuse and mental illness. Within their site there are resources to learn about related topics as well as how to find treatment centers. SAMHSA's free national helpline: 1-800-662-4357 (HELP)