Participant Resources

PRI has gathered the following links to organizations providing both alcohol and drug information and support resources.

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While PRI is not responsible for the accuracy of the content on these sites, they are official and/or very popular resources that we have found to be helpful to others and in our own research. We do not actively endorse these organizations.

Al-Anon

About

A 12-step recovery support group that serves family and friends of individuals with alcohol addiction. Membership is anonymous.

Audience

Family and friends of individuals with alcohol addiction.

Alateen

About

An extension of Al-Anon Family Groups, Alateen is a fellowship of Al-Anon young adults and teens whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. Membership is anonymous.

Audience

Teens and young adults with a family member who has alcohol addiction.

Alcohol Research Group

About

Alcohol Research Group (ARG) conducts and disseminates high-quality research in epidemiology of alcohol consumption and problems including alcohol use disorders, alcohol-related health services research, and analyses of alcohol policy and its impacts. ARG's mission focuses on better understanding the public health implications of alcohol use patterns and associated problems.  In addition, it trains future generations of researchers interested in the field of alcohol studies.

Audience

Those wishing to access current information on rates of alcohol consumption and problems in the United States. 

Alcoholics Anonymous

About

A worldwide 12-step fellowship for anyone who wants to achieve and maintain sobriety. Membership is anonymous and self-supported through members' voluntary contributions. Anyone with a desire to stop drinking. Men and women share their experiences, strength and emotional support to recover from alcohol addiction.

Audience

Anyone with a desire to stop drinking. Men and women share their experiences, strength and emotional support to recover from alcohol addiction.

Celebrate Recovery

About

Celebrate Recovery is a Christian recovery program based on Biblical principles. It incorporates the 12 Steps of AA with Scriptural references and adds 8 principles based on the Beatitudes.

Audience

Those who want a specifically Christian environment for their recovery process; offered in churches in the United States and abroad.

Cocaine Anonymous (CA)

About

A support group to help people recover from cocaine or crack addiction. Membership is anonymous.

Audience

Anyone with a desire to overcome his or her addiction to cocaine or crack.

Crystal Meth Anonymous

About

A 12-step fellowship program to help people recover from crystal meth addiction.

Audience

Men and women who have a desire to overcome crystal meth addiction.

Marijuana Anonymous

About

A support program to help people recover from marijuana addiction.

Audience

Anyone who has the desire to overcome marijuana addiction. Membership is anonymous.

NAADAC – The National Association of Addiction Professionals

About

A professional association of counselors specializing in addictions.  The link below provides an opportunity to locate NAADAC associated counselors in your area. (Please note: Prevention Research Institute provides this link as a service and neither recommends nor endorses any particular counselor or the processes they may use in treatment.)

Audience

Those seeking local substance abuse counselors.

Nar-Anon

About

A worldwide 12-step recovery support that is similar to Al-Anon, but is for friends or family of persons with drug addiction. Membership is anonymous.

Audience

Family and friends of individuals with drug addiction.

Narateen

About

An extension of Nar-Anon, Narateen is designed for Nar-Anon members in their teens. Membership is anonymous.

Audience

Teens and young adults with a family member who has drug addiction.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

About

Modeled after Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous is a 12-step program geared specifically toward overcoming an addiction to drugs. Membership is anonymous.

Audience

Anyone with a desire to overcome drug addiction.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

About

NIAAA is one of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being. It is the largest funder of alcohol research in the world.

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Native American Indian General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous (NAIGSO-AA)

About

A 12-step fellowship for Native American Indians. The service offers an inmate correspondence program that connects with Native Americans who have alcoholism and are incarcerated. Membership is anonymous.

Audience

Native Americans who have the desire to stop alcohol addiction.

Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS)

About

SOS is an alternative recovery method for people with alcoholism or drug addiction who are uncomfortable with the spiritual content of widely available 12-Step programs. It is not opposed to or in competition with any other recovery programs. SOS encourages the use of the scientific method to understand alcoholism.

Audience

Anyone who would like to take a non-spiritually based approach to recovery.

SMART Recovery

About

SMART Recovery is a self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide comunity that includes free, science-based mutual help groups.

Audience

Those seeking recovery and an alternative to 12-Step self-help groups; offered in either face-to-face or online settings.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Mental Health/Substance Abuse

About

A service of the VA, this website provides information on substance abuse for veterans and their families with an anonymous screening questionnaire and links to services for those who feel they need help and support. The "Programs and Services" tab also provides a "Service Locator" link.

Audience

Those qualifying for Veterans benefits and their families.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - National Center for PTSD

About

A service of the VA, this website provides information on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and PTSD with Substance Use Disorder (SUD). In addition to general information on PTSD this webpage provides links to help locate both PTSD and SUD programs for Veterans.

Audience

Those qualifying for Veterans benefits and their families.

Women for Sobriety

About

Women for Sobriety is the first national self-help program for women with alcoholism.  It is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions.

Audience

Women seeking a self-help group that is designed by and for women to address the unique perspective and needs of women seeking recovery.