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The following organizations are prepared to answer your questions about addiction
and refer you to sources of help in your area. All links are valid as of February 16,

Alcoholics Anonymous
AA is a fellowship that has self-supporting groups for and of alcoholics that meet
worldwide. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
Information on meeting times and locations can be obtained by calling the local
AA office listed in your local phone directory.

Narcotics Anonymous World Services Office, Inc.
(818) 773-9999 (Meeting Information)
Narcotics Anonymous is a 12-Step program for recovering addicts in which
members learn from one another how to live drug-free. To obtain information
on local meetings, call the Meeting Information number for referral to your
local helplines or check your local phone book. Local helpline numbers can
also be found on the Web site.

(757) 563-1600
Al-Anon offers support groups for relatives and friends of individuals with an
alcohol problem. Alateen is a program primarily for teenagers that may include
(depending on the local group's decision) pre-teens.

Substance Abuse Treatment
This service provides advice and referrals to individuals about the availability of
drug and alcohol treatment services, including referrals to programs in the caller's
local area. Operates 24 hours daily.

American Self-Help Group Clearinghouse
Callers can get assistance in finding or forming a mutual aid support group for any type
of illness, disability, addiction, loss of a loved one, parenting problem, abuse situation,
or other stressful life problem. Visitors to the Web site can access a national and
international database of self-help mutual support groups as well as a listing of local
self-help clearinghouses.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc.
NCADD offers information on alcoholism and drug abuse. Through the national number,
callers may also be connected to their local NCADD affiliate for referrals to treatment
services in their area. (Some local affiliates may not operate referral services 24 hours daily.)
Operates 24 hours daily for information.

Girls and Boys Town National Hotline
formerly Boys Town National Hotline
Kids and parents may call this hotline and speak directly to a counselor about issues
related to substance abuse, violence, depression, or any other problematic family
relationships. Counselors can make local referrals for services. Spanish-speaking
operators are available. Operates 24 hours daily.

CSAP Workplace Helpline
The Workplace Helpline is toll-free telephone consulting service which provides
technical assistance and guidance in developing and evaluating programs and policies
designed to address alcohol and drug problems at work. It is staffed by trained
Workplace specialists who can help design a program that meets your specific
Workplace needs. Consultation is provided on policy development, supervisor training,
employee education, employee assistance programs, and drug testing. This service is
provided free by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.  The Helpline staff can
begin helping you today to identify and address the problems caused by alcohol and
drug abuse in your Workplace. Workplace Specialists are ready to answer your
questions from 9 am to 5:30pm Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. Confidential
messages may be left at other times with the assurance that the Workplace Helpline
will return your call as soon as possible.

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