Recovering From Addiction III - 25 Selected Resources
Adult Children of Alcoholics -- World Services Organization
PO Box 3216
Torrance, CA 90510
Adult Children of Alcoholics -- World Services Organization maintains services for those seeking, through Adult Children of Alcoholics, the means for arresting the emotional disease of family alcoholism. This is done by sharing information and experiences with one another and by applying to their own lives, in whole or in part, the 12 Steps that constitute the recovery program upon which Alcoholics Anonymous is founded.
Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters
1600 Corporate Landing Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5617
Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters will make referrals to local Al-Anon groups, which are support groups for spouses and other significant adults in an alcoholic person's life. It also makes referrals to Alateen groups, which offer support to children of alcoholics.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) World Services
475 Riverside Drive, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10115
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) World Services will make referrals to local AA groups and provide information on the AA program. Many cities and towns also have a local AA office listed in the telephone book.
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
7301 Mission Road, Suite 252
Prairie Village, KS 66208
The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry is a professional membership organization founded in 1985 with approximately 1000 members in the United States and around the world. The membership consists of psychiatrists who work with addiction in their practices, faculty at various academic institutions, non-psychiatrist professionals who are making a contribution to the field of addiction psychiatry, residents and medical students.
American Society of Addiction Medicine
4601 North Park Ave, Arcade Suite 101
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
American Society of Addiction Medicine is: "The nation's medical specialty society dedicated to educating physicians and improving the treatment of individuals suffering from alcoholism and other addictions."
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids
1707 L Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is fighting to free America's youth from tobacco and to create a healthier environment. The Campaign is the nation's largest non-governmental initiative ever launched to protect children from tobacco addiction and exposure to secondhand smoke.
Center for Chronic Disease Prevention (National)
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
The Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) is a division within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, which is one of the centers within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. OSH is responsible for leading and coordinating strategic efforts aimed at preventing tobacco use among youth, promoting smoking cessation, and protecting nonsmokers from environmental tobacco smoke (ETS).
CoDependents Anonymous (CoDA)
PO Box 33577
Phoenix, AZ 85067-3577
CoDependents Anonymous (CoDA) is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to help people develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and fulfilling relationships. CoDA relies on the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions for knowledge and wisdom. These are the principles of the program and guides to developing honest and fulfilling relationships.
General Service Office
PO Box 920888
Needham, MA 02492-0009
http://www.debtorsanonymous.org/contact.html#Debtors Anonymous GSO
Debtors Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from compulsive debting. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop incurring unsecured debt.
Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention
Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention, Inc.
603 Stewart Street, Suite 803
Seattle, WA 98101
Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention (EDAP)is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the elimination of eating disorders and body dissatisfaction through prevention efforts, education, referral and support services, advocacy, training, and research.
Food Addicts Anonymous -- World Service Organization
4623 Forest Hill Blvd., Suite #109-4
West Palm Beach, FL 33415-9120
Food Addicts Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who are willing to recover from the disease of food addiction. "Sharing our experience, strength and hope with others allows us to recover from this disease, ONE DAY AT A TIME. The FAA program is based on the belief that food addiction is a biochemical disease. By following a food plan devoid of all addictive substances, we can recover."
Gam-Anon International Service Office
PO Box 157
Whitestone, NY 11357
Gam-Anon International Service Office groups are composed of men and women who are husbands, wives, relatives or close friends of compulsive gamblers. They are seeking a solution for living with this problem by changing their own lives.
International Service Office
PO Box 17173
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling.
Moderation Management Network, Inc.
PO Box 3055
Point Pleasant, NJ 08742
Moderation Management (MM) is a behavioral change program and national support group network for people who have made the decision to reduce their drinking and make other positive lifestyle changes. MM empowers individuals to accept personal responsibility for choosing and maintaining their own path, whether moderation or abstinence.
Narcotics Anonymous World Services
PO Box 9999
Van Nuys, CA 91409
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is an international community-based association of recovering drug addicts. Started in 1947, the NA movement is one of the world's oldest and largest of its type, with nearly 20,000 weekly meetings in 70 countries.
National Association for Children of Alcoholics -- NaCOA
11426 Rockville Pike, Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20852
At NaCOA: "Our mission is to advocate for all children and families affected by alcoholism and other drug dependencies. This mission drives all of our programs and materials to help children of alcoholics. In a word, we help kids hurt by parental alcohol and drug use."
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)
12 West 21 Street
New York, NY 10010
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) provides phone numbers of local NCADD affiliates (who can provide information on local treatment resources) and educational materials on alcoholism.
National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity
1090 Northchase Parkway, Ste. 200
South Marietta, GA 30067
National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (NCSAC) is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of public and professional recognition, awareness and understanding of sexual addiction, sexual compulsivity, and sexual offending. NCSAC provides access to education, information and referral resources, encouraging wellness for all.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Scientific Communications Branch
6000 Executive Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892-7003
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism makes available free informational materials on all aspects of alcoholism, including the effects of drinking during pregnancy, alcohol use and the elderly, and help for cutting down drinking.
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
216 'G' Street North East
Washington, DC 20002
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1990 dedicated to eliminating birth defects caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy and improving the quality of life for those individuals and families affected. It piloted many of its programs in Native American communities and continues to take a multicultural approach to prevention and healing in communities nationwide.
Nicotine Anonymous World Services
PO Box 126338
Harrisburg, PA 17112-6338
Nicotine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women helping each other to live our lives free of nicotine. We share our experience, strength and hope with each other so that we may be free from this powerful addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using nicotine.
PO Box 44020
Rio Rancho, NM 87174-4020
Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively.
Lotus, CA 95651
Rational Recovery (RR) was founded in 1986 in response to the lack of choice in the field of addictions. At the time there was no choice other than the 12-Step spiritual healing program of Alcoholics Anonymous. RR has become well-known as a viable and widely available alternative.
Sex Addicts Anonymous
PO Box 70949
Houston, TX 77270
Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so they may overcome their sexual addiction and help others recover from sexual addiction or dependency.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Room 12-105 Parklawn Building
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.
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Twenty-Four Hours a Day
by Richmond Walker
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