Anonymous World Services.
A worldwide fellowship of sober alcholics whose recovery is based
on Twelve Steps. No dues or fees; self-supporting through small voluntary
member contributions. Accepts no outside funds; not affiliated with
any other organization. 475 Riverside Dr., New York, NY 10115; (212)
(212) 647-1680 in Manhattan. Website: www.aa.org
Family Group Headquarters.
A free, nonprofit, worldwide organization that supports and provides
literature to family members and friends of alcoholics. 1600 Corporate
Landing Pkwy., Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5617; (800) 344-2666 or
(800) 356-9996. Website: www.al-anon.alateen.org
A worldwide organization that offers a 12-step, self-help program
for families and friends of former, current, or suspected abusers
of drugs or alcohol who have related behavioral problems. P.O. Box
3475, Culver City, CA 90231-3475; (800) 736-9805 or (310) 313-5800.
Family Group Headquarters.
An organization that supports people who have friends or family
members with drug problems. P.O. Box 2562, Palos Verdes Peninsula,
A 12-step fellowship of recovering addicts. Meetings are free. P.O.
Box 9999, Van Nuys, CA 91409-9099; (818) 773-9999. Website: www.wsoinc.com
A national self-help group for parents, children, and communities
that emphasize cooperation, personal initiative, and action. It
publishes newsletters, brochures, and books and holds workshops.
P.O. Box 1069, Doylestown, PA 18901; (800) 333-1069. Website:
on drug prevention and treatment
and Drug-Free Schools.
The federal government's primary vehicle for preventing drug use
and violence among youth. Provides funding and technical support
for school-based education and prevention activities. U.S. Department
of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-6123.
(202) 260-3954. Publications: (877) 433-7827. Website: www.ed.gov/offices/OESE/SDFS
American Family Services (AAFS).
A comprehensive resource center with a specific focus on substance
abuse within the African-American community. Through AAFS, individuals
and organizations may purchase culturally sensitive on-site training
packages, books, pamphlets, videos, and pre-assembled journal article
to chemical dependency and African-American client populations.
Adult and adolescent outpatient treatment services. 2616 Nicollet
Ave., Minneapolis, MN
55408; (612) 871-7878 or (800) 557-2180. Website: www.aafs-mn.org
Offers literature on smoking and referrals to local chapters. 1599
Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30329; (800) 227-2345. Website: www.cancer.org
Council for Drug Education.
Provides information on the effects of drug usage and offers treatment
referrals through its hotline. 164 W. 74th St., New York, NY 10023.
Information: (800) 488-DRUG and www.acde.org. Referrals: (800) DRUG-HEL(P)
and www.drughelp.org. For immediate specific assistance or referral:
(800) COC-AINE; (888) MAR-IJUA(NA); (800) HEL-P111; (800) 9HE-ROIN;
(800) REL-APSE; (800) CRI-SIS9.
National AIDS Clearinghouse (CDC National Prevention Information
Treatment referrals. P.O. Box 6003, Rockville, MD 20849-6003; (800)
458-5231. Website: www.cdcnac.org
A foundation that distributes educational materials and self-help
literature on quitting alcohol, tobacco, and drugs.
P.O. Box 176, Center City, MN 55012-1076; (800) 257-7800. Website:
A national resource that provides publications, information, and
linkages between groups and individuals working to prevent, reduce,
and treat substance abuse and gun violence in their communities.
441 Stuart St., 7th Fl., Boston, MA 02116; (617) 437-1500. Website:
Ninos Bien Educados.
A program that works with Latino parents to assist with the challenges
of child rearing in the U.S. 1131 Ventura Blvd., Suite 103, Studio
City, CA 91604; (800) 325-CICC.
Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
An organization that provides information, including literature
and referrals on how to overcome alcohol and drug addiction. 12
W. 21st St., 7th Fl., New York, NY 10010; (212) 206-6770 or (800)
NCA-CALL. Website: www.ncadd.org
Crime Prevention Council.
An organization that works to prevent crime and drug use by providing
parents and children with audio-visual materials, reproducible brochures,
and other publications. P.O. Box 1, 100 Church St., Amsterdam, NY
12010; (800) 627-2911. Website: www.ncpc.org
Formerly "Just Say No" International, a program that now
emphisizes youth empoerment, self-esteem and a sense of community
through volunteering, turoring peers, cleaning up the environment,
and helping senior citizens. 2000 Frankling St., Suite 400, Oakland,
CA 94612; (510) 451-6666 or (800) 258-2766. Website: www.youthpower.org