There are many different paths to sobriety and they all start with you. It's up to you to take that first step and choose to reach out for support from others who are experiencing the same challenges in life as well as those who have already achieved sobriety. Call the Drug Free hotline, go to an AA meeting, or contact a local addiction recovery facility using the tools on this page.
Have a child struggling with addiction?
Partnership for Drug Free Kids has trained and caring master’s-level counselors ready to help any parent struggling with a child’s drug or alcohol use. They are there to listen, help you find answers and make an action plan. Call the Helpline, connect via live chat or email Partnership for drug Free Kids to get help. All communications are free and confidential. All services are made possible thanks to the generous support of donors.
Call 1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373)
Trained counselors will listen to your story — the challenges, setbacks, obstacles and myriad emotions that often go along with a child’s substance use. Given that there is no one-size-fits-all approach and each family is unique, they’ll propose a personalized course of action, offering the best tools and resources to help you help your child, yourself and your family.
- Available Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm ET
- Closed weekends and holidays
- English and Spanish
- Calls are free and confidential
NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem: recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. NA is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using. Keep an open mind and give yourself a break. NA is a set of principles written so simply that everyone can follow them in our daily lives.
- What Is Substance Abuse Treatment? A Booklet for Families
Created for family members of people with alcohol abuse or drug abuse problems. Answers questions about substance abuse, its symptoms, different types of treatment, and recovery. Addresses concerns of children of parents with substance use/abuse problems.
- Alcohol and Drug Addiction Happens in the Best of Families
Describes how alcohol and drug addiction affect the whole family. Explains how substance abuse treatment works, how family interventions can be a first step to recovery, and how to help children in families affected by alcohol abuse and drug abuse.
- It’s Not Your Fault (NACoA)
Assures teens with parents who abuse alcohol or drugs that, “It’s not your fault!” and that they are not alone. Encourages teens to seek emotional support from other adults, school counselors, and youth support groups such as Alateen, and provides a resource list.
- It Feels So Bad: It Doesn’t Have To
Provides information about alcohol and drug addiction to children whose parents or friends’ parents might have substance abuse problems. Advises kids to take care of themselves by communicating about the problem and joining support groups such as Alateen.
- After an Attempt: A Guide for Taking Care of Your Family Member After Treatment in the Emergency Department
Aids family members in coping with the aftermath of a relative’s suicide attempt. Describes the emergency department treatment process, lists questions to ask about follow-up treatment, and describes how to reduce risk and ensure safety at home.
- Family Therapy Can Help: For People in Recovery From Mental Illness or Addiction
Explores the role of family therapy in recovery from mental illness or substance abuse. Explains how family therapy sessions are run and who conducts them, describes a typical session, and provides information on its effectiveness in recovery.
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. Attend a meeting today!
EMERGENCY APPLICATION DEMO
Check out this demo of an emergency app that we are developing. All feedback is appreciated!