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How to Find Help to Recover From Addiction

Addiction alters the brain in insidious ways, but people who misuse alcohol and drugs can and do recover. Resources across the country offer treatment and support, although the current opioid epidemic is straining the nation’s treatment centers. The federal agency charged with combating substance abuse, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is a good place for addicts to consult for help.

Treatment Services

To find treatment centers that are accredited by state or federal authorities and have specially trained staff, go to this locator.

Buprenorphine Treatment

You can find physicians authorized to treat opioid dependency with buprenorphine at this locator.

Methadone Treatment

Programs that treat drug dependency with methadone are listed here by state.

Self-Help Groups

You can reach support groups at these sites for help in battling addiction:

Alcoholics Anonymous
12-step program for recovery from alcohol addiction

Cocaine Anonymous
12-step program for recovery from cocaine addiction

Crystal Meth Anonymous
12-step program for recovery from crystal meth addiction

Dual Recovery Anonymous
12-step program for recovery from chemical dependence combined with emotional/psychiatric illness

Marijuana Anonymous
12-step program for recovery from marijuana addiction

Narcotics Anonymous
12-step program for recovery from drug addiction

SMART Recovery®
4-Point Program® for recovery from all types of addictive behaviors, focusing on changing self-defeating thinking, emotions, and actions

Al-Anon Family Groups
12-step program to help family and friends recover from the effects of someone else’s alcohol addiction

Nar-Anon
12-step program to help family and friends recover from the effects of someone else’s drug addiction

For More Information

Visit SAMHSA’s website, or call the National Helpline at 800-662-HELP (4357). Free, confidential advice is available 24 hours a day from trained specialists who can provide referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also request free publications.



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