Alcoholism: Resources for Family and Friends
Are you affected by a loved one’s drinking? This sheet tells you about resources to help you cope with this problem.
Al-anon and alateen
Al-Anon is a self-help program. It is for adult family and friends of people with alcoholism. Alateen has the same support for teenagers. These are no-cost support groups. The program is based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). To find a meeting, you can contact them online or by phone at:
Adult children of alcoholics (ACA)
This group helps people who grew up in a home with a parent or primary caregiver with alcoholism. It can help you get past harmful thoughts and behaviors that are the result of this. To find a meeting, you can contact them online or by phone at:
There are many resources to help you cope. These include:
To find these and other sources of help, try the websites below.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Addiction
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD)
Alanon and Alateen
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