Where To Get Information & Help


Teen Challenge

For Teen Challenge programs in the U.S. please visit http://www.teenchallengeusa.com/locations/.

For Teen Challenge programs outside the U.S. please visit http://www.globaltc.org/html/uk_wales.htm.

Teen Challenge Southern California does not endorse any of the following outside products or services. The sources of information listed are intended only as a partial listing of resources. You are encouraged to research and inform yourself of the many additional products and services relating to drug and alcohol abuse available to you.

Support groups

Alcoholics Anonymous World Services. A worldwide fellowship of sober alcoholics 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) 870-3400 nationwide, (212) 647-1680 in Manhattan. Website: http://www.aa.org/

Al-Anon 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: http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/

Families Anonymous, Inc. 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. Website: http://www.familiesanonymous.org

Nar-Anon Family Group Headquarters. An organization that supports people who have friends or family members with drug problems. P.O. Box 2562, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274-8562; (310) 547-5800.

Narcotics Anonymous. A 12-step fellowship of recovering addicts. Meetings are free. P.O. Box 9999, Van Nuys, CA 91409-9099; (818) 773-9999. Website: http://www.wsoinc.com/

Information on drug prevention and treatment

Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program. 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: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSDFS/

African 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 packets related 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.

American Cancer Society. Offers literature on smoking and referrals to local chapters. 1599 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30329; (800) 227-2345. Website: http://www.cancer.org/

American 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.

CDC National AIDS Clearinghouse (CDC National Prevention Information Network). Treatment referrals. P.O. Box 6003, Rockville, MD 20849-6003; (800) 458-5231. Website: http://www.cdcnac.org/

Hazelden Foundation. 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: http://www.hazelden.org/

Join Together. 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: http://www.jointogether.org/

Los 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.

National 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: http://www.ncadd.org/

National 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: http://www.ncpc.org/

National PTA Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Project. With the GTE Corporation, creators of "Common Sense: Strategies for Raising Alcohol and Drug-Free Children," a new area of the National PTA's Children First website (http://www.pta.org/). Focuses on learning the facts about alcohol and other drugs, setting clear limits for children, providing positive role models, and building strong bonds within the family and school. Program offers effective, easy-to-use ideas and materials, enjoyable games and activities. 330 North Wabash Ave., Suite 2100, Chicago, IL 60611-3690; (800) 307-4782 or (312) 670-6782. Website: http://www.pta.org/

National Institute on Drug Abuse. NIDA supports more than 85% of the world's research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857; (301) 443-1124. Website: http://www.nida.nih.gov/

Parents and Adolescents Recovering Together Successfully (PARTS). A self-help group that supports families in recovery. 12815 Stebick Court, San Diego, CA 92310-2705; (619) 698-3449.

Parent to Parent. An organization that empowers parents to counter influences of drug culture in their children's lives. 1240 Johnson Ferry Place, Suite F10, Marietta, GA 30068; (800) 487-7743.

Partnership for a Drug-Free America. An organization that works with the advertising industry to develop anti-drug public service messages and operates a comprehensive website for parents. 405 Lexington Ave., Suite 1601, New York, NY 10174; (212) 922-1560. Website: http://www.drugfree.org/

SafeHomes. A national organization that encourages parents to sign a contract stipulating that when parties are held in one another's homes they will adhere to a strict no-alcohol/no-drug-use policy. c/o Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, 4255 Harlem Rd., Amherst, NY 14226; (716) 839-1157.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)/National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI). A resource that provides a wide variety of federal government agency publications dealing with alcohol and other drug abuse. P.O. Box 2345, Rockville, MD 20847-2345; (800)SAY-NOTO. Website: http://www.health.org/

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)/Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP). A division of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services that provides a wide variety of resources and information on science-based prevention strategies and programs. 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockwall II Building, Suite 900, Rockville, MD 20857; (301) 443-0365. http://www.samhsa.gov/prevention/

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)/Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). A division of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services whose hotline provides counseling referrals and treatment options in your state. NCADI, P.O. Box 2345, Rockville, MD 20847-2345; (800) 662-HELP. Website: http://www.samhsa.gov/treatment/

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