Addiction Zone – Resources
Helpful Support Hotlines and Resources
It’s understandable that you might find yourself in situations where you feel like you need more immediate help. In such cases, you can make use of some of these hotlines.
- DrugAbuse.com hotline: 1-877-556-5485 – Here you will find addiction navigators on call 24/7 to help answer any questions related to drug abuse and support.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: 1-800-662-4357 – Both English and Spanish speaking counselors available, providing referrals to treatment facilities, support groups, and other community-based services.
- Al-Anon and Ala-teen hotline: 800-356-9996 – Here, counselors provide support to teens and adults who are negatively impacted by alcohol addiction, as well as resources to group therapy support groups.
- Drugfree.org: call 855-378-4373 or text 55753 – Counselors provide support and educational resources to help guide you to the best course of action.
- National Suicide Prevention: 1-800-273-8255 – Provides support to help those in crisis process their emotional distress and possible suicidal impulses.
Boys Town: 1-800-448-3000 – Over 140 languages can be translated in this hotline. Additionally, they also provide telecommunications devices for the deaf and hard of hearing. The line for the speech and hearing impaired is 1-800-448-1833.
Helpful Resources for Youth and Families
When it comes to dealing with substance abuse, it’s important to remember that it affects young people differently. There are plenty of evidence-based prevention programs out there for children, young adults, and their parents to help educate youth on life skills, conflict resolution, substance abuse prevention, and effective communication techniques.
- The Botvin Life Skills Training program is a comprehensive evidence-based addiction prevention program for middle school students.
- The University of Georgia’s Strong African American Families has a program that focuses on fostering strong parental relations between parents and teenagers with the goal of preventing alcohol and drug use.
- The Iowa State University Strengthening Families Program focuses on education about the risk factors of substance abuse disorder, as well as information in managing family conflict and encouraging positive child involvement in family activities.
- Blueprint’s Guiding Good Choices is a parent-focused intervention program that helps set expectations, monitor children, cope with peer pressure, resolve conflicts, and improve family relationships.
- The Narconon Truth About Drugs is another evidence-based drug education program that targets both middle and high school students.
Find Addiction Recovery Centers Near You
We understand that online resources can only get you so far in your journey to addiction recovery. So, in the interest of helping you get further in your path to recovery, we’ve also gathered a useful directory of rehabilitation facilities across the country. Check out the list here on our website and find a center near you. Finding the right help is just a few clicks away.