September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. While any time of the year is the right time to get help for yourself or a loved one who is suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has put together a comprehensive website with a multitude of helpful resources. Read on to find out more about SAMHSA’s resources and other free and low-cost places and organizations that you or a loved one can turn to for support and help regarding recovery.
- The main SAMHSA National Recovery Month website
- If you need help regarding an addiction, check out this list of SAMHSA hotlines, a treatment center finder, a therapist locator, and more
- Peruse SAMHSA’s list of resources about addiction, treatment, and recovery
- Alcoholics Anonymous–For alcoholics and recovering alcoholics who are seeking support. Includes a meeting finder to locate AA meetings in your area.
- Al-Anon and Alateen–For those whose lives have been affected by a loved one’s alcoholism. Learn what to expect at your first meeting, and find meetings in your area.
- Narcotics Anonymous–For those who are addicted to narcotics. Includes a meeting finder as well as links to recovery literature.
Other helpful information:
- The National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence–includes resources for people in recovery, for parents, for youths, and news articles regarding addiction and recovery.
- The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism–includes articles about how alcohol affects your health, how alcohol affects teens, college drinking prevention, and more.
- The National Institute on Drug Abuse–features addiction and recovery resources for young adults, parents, teachers, and medical professionals. Also offers information on clinical trials.
For more free and low-cost health resources, visit www.HealthcareSurvivalGuide.com.