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    Resource Directory for Teens and Families

    Suicide and Crisis Intervention

    Boys Town Crisis and Suicide Hotline


    TDD: 800-448-1833

    24/7 immediate phone assistance and short-term crisis intervention for family conflicts, domestic abuse, suicide prevention, pregnancy and runaways. The hotline can also provide local referrals for counseling throughout the U.S.


    Covenant House


    Covenant House provides crisis care to homeless youth between the ages of 17 to 21 years. Vital services are provided to youth who live on the streets or have been abandoned, abused, trafficked or otherwise exploited.

    For youth in need of immediate assistance, visit the following website to find a crisis care shelter near you:

    Crisis Call Center



    This call center is available 24/7 for suicide prevention and support for individuals having any type of crisis.


    National Mental Health Association (NAMI) Helpline

    800-950-NAMI (6264)

    Helpline staff and volunteers answer questions about mental health issues and transfer individuals in crisis to a national crisis line.


    National Runaway Safeline

    800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)

    Text 66008

    The safeline provides victim and family support services, including immediate crisis intervention for families who need help with missing, exploited or recovered children.


    National Suicide Hotline

    800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

    Free, confidential crisis hotline for individuals who are depressed and have thoughts of suicide. Help and guidance is also available for friends and family members who are concerned about a loved one.


    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    800-273-TALK (8255)

    TTY: 800-799-4889

    This service offers a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention service to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Calls are routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers.


    Youth Helplines

    National Teen Dating Helpline


    A 24/7 helpline available to teens who have been involved in an abusive dating relationship.


    Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline



    The National Youth Call Center for At-Risk Youth provides free assistance to assist both parents and children/teens with substance use disorders and other issues.


    Self-help Resources for Substance Abuse and Dependence

    12-Step Recovery

    12-step Recovery offers hope for almost any problem through the application of a generic 12-step program as applied to whatever the challenge may be. Addiction-specific meetings are held nationwide and internationally, and include countless mutual support groups that can be found in the 12-Step Recovery website directory. A few of these include:

    • Codependents Anonymous
    • Debtors Anonymous
    • Spenders Anonymous
    • Liars Anonymous
    • Overeaters Anonymous
    • Sexaholics Anonymous
    • Much more


    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)


    Monday through Friday

    8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

    Based on the 12-step program of recovery, these meetings are available to anyone who has a drinking problem and has the desire to achieve sobriety. Regular attendance results in the development of a supportive social network that has been shown to be strongly related to long-term sobriety.


    Cocaine Anonymous (CA)


    CA is like AA in that it offers free 12-step meetings for those who want to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances.


    Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA)

    Hotline: 213-488-4455

    CMA is a 12-step fellowship of men and women whose primary purpose is to stop using drugs and to carry the message to those addicted to crystal meth.


    Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

    DBSA offers information on mood and bipolar disorders and referrals to patient support groups across the U.S.


    Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA)

    877-883-2332 (toll free)


    DRA is a 12-step, self-help organization for people with addiction and co-occurring emotional or psychiatric conditions.


    Emotions Anonymous (EA)

    EA is a 12-step program for those seeking emotional health and a supportive social network.


    Mothers on Methadone

    Mothers on Methadone offers support, education and hope to pregnant and postpartum women who are in methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) for opioid use disorders.


    Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

    800-TODAYNA (863-2962)

    888-NAAHORA (622-4672)

    NA is a fellowship of men and women who have a problem with drugs and wish to live a life free of their addiction. Groups are based on the 12-step program of recovery.

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    This program provides addiction recovery for teens whose lives have become unmanageable due to their drinking or drug use; groups are based on the 12-step program of recovery.


    Self-help for Friends and Family

    This organization provides online and mobile peer support to individuals with substance use disorders or in recovery. It also supports their families and friends.


    The Addict’s Mom (TAM)

    The Addict’s Mom is an online organization that offers support for parents and families of those with drug or alcohol addiction. A members-only, confidential and nonjudgmental group, TAM provides a forum to “share without shame.” The group also provides news articles, education, advocacy and awareness events. TAM is also on Facebook.


    Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)


    ACOA is a recovery program for adults raised in an alcoholic or other dysfunctional family based on the 12-step program of recovery. Members recover from dysfunctional behavioral patterns from their childhoods and help each other maintain healthy boundaries and relationships.


    For a current listing of ACA Meetings, visit:

    Al-Anon Family Groups


    Al-Anon offers self-help groups available for family members, friends, co-workers and employers of individuals who abuse alcohol. Through the use of the 12-step recovery program, members help one another stay healthy while coping with the effects of their loved ones’ behavior.



    Al-Ateen offers peer support for teens of alcoholic parents. Teens are sometimes hesitant to try Al-Ateen meetings, but many find a new group of friends who help each other cope with the chaos at home.


    Because I Love You (BILY)


    BILY is a support group for parents whose children (of all ages) have behavioral problems, including problems with alcohol and drug use. Groups focus on providing structure, consequences and consistency. BILY Too is the Youth Group for peer support for siblings of teens aged 13 years and up.


    Co-Anon Family Groups

    800-898-9985 (toll free)


    Co-Anon is a 12-step fellowship of men and women who are spouses, parents, relatives or close friends of an individual who is dependent on cocaine.


    Codependents Anonymous


    888-444-2359 (toll free);

    888-444-2379 (Spanish toll free)

    Codependents Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women with the common purpose of developing healthy, loving relationships.


    Families Anonymous (FA)


    FA is a 12-step, self-help recovery program for family members, relatives and friends of those who have drug, alcohol or behavioral problems.


    Gam-Anon Family Groups


    12-step fellowship for men and women who are spouses, family members or close friends of compulsive gamblers who have been affected by their loved one’s gambling problem.


    Nar-Anon Family Groups

    800-477-6291 (toll free)


    Self-help groups are available for family members of addicts based on the 12-step program of recovery.


    Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL)


    PAL provides hope and support through addiction education for parents dealing with a loved one addicted to alcohol and/or drugs.


    Partnership for Drug-free Kids


    The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids provides families with information, support and guidance to get help for their loved ones’ substance use problems. This partnership also advocates for greater understanding and more effective programs to treat the disease of addiction.


    SMART Recovery — Help for Family & Friends

    866-951-5357 (toll free)


    SMART Recovery is an alternative to 12-step programs, offering a cognitive-based approach to recovery. SMART Recovery is available nationwide and popular with those who are uncomfortable with the concept of a Higher Power used in 12-step programs. SMART Recovery also provides resources and local peer support meetings for family and friends.


    Substance Use Disorder Treatment Resources

    Partnership for Drug-Free Kids — Alcohol

    To take an alcohol screening assessment or to find information about treatment programs, visit:


    SAMHSA’s National Helpline

    800-662-HELP (4357)

    TTY: 800-487-4889

    Also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service, SAMHSA’s National Helpline provides free 24/7, confidential treatment referrals and information in English and Spanish about mental health, substance use disorders, dual diagnosis, prevention, treatment and recovery.


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