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The Resources section is an ongoing collaborative effort at The Actors Fund to provide a one-stop database of services and organizations that meet the unique and essential needs of the arts and entertainment professional. You can use the Category and/or State filter OR use the map above to find all resources by State.

Facts and Information about Drugs and Alcohol

Seniors and Substance Abuse

This link to the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse provides valuable information about what to look for and what to do if you suspect an elderly friend or relative has a substance abuse problem.

TeensHealth

Offers a safe, private source of doctor-approved information that teenagers need to understand the changes that they (or their friends) may be going through. Also offers information about how smoking, drinking and doing drugs can affect people's lives.

The Cool Spot

Created for kids 11-13 years old by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the lead U.S. agency supporting research into the causes, prevention and treatment of alcohol problems.

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America

Helps parents and caregivers effectively address drug and alcohol abuse with their children. Provides information specifically geared to parents and teenagers about assessment, treatment and intervention.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Store

Resource of information about drugs and alcohol, addiction, treatment, intervention and prevention. Provides fact sheets and research on all available addictive drugs.

Web4health.info

Discusses the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of alcohol, narcotics and other addictions.

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

Establishes policies, priorities and objectives for the U.S. drug control program. Provides information about types and principles of treatment, drug facts and links to related websites.

Self-Help Groups

Al-Anon/Alateen

Helps families of alcoholics by practicing the Twelve Steps. This site explains how to find meetings and what to expect at meetings.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Provides contact information to find the times and locations of local meetings and details on the twelve step program.

Alcoholics Anonymous Los Angeles Central Office

This site has a meeting directory, contact information to obtain organizational literature, and resources for people who think they may have an alcohol addiction.

Cocaine Anonymous

Provides a database of contact information and websites to locate meetings across the country.

Crystal Meth Anonymous

A 12-step program for those in recovery from addiction to crystal meth. Provides a national directory of meetings.

Intergroup Association of Alcoholics Anonymous of New York

This meeting finder has listings for New York City and surrounding counties, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Marijuana Anonymous

Utilizes the 12 Steps of Recovery founded by Alcoholics Anonymous. Provides a meeting finder for most states.

Nar-Anon

A 12-step program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of living with an addicted person. Provides information on finding local meetings.

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