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Support Groups and Resources for Family and Friends

Adult Children of Alcoholics

A 12-step program for women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes.http://www.thefix.com/node/592/edit

www.adultchildren.org

Children of Alcoholics Foundation

A nonprofit organization that provides educational materials and services to help professionals, children, and adults dealing with parental addiction.

www.coaf.org

Nar-Anon Family Groups

A 12-step program to help relatives and friends recover from the effects of living with an addict.

http://www.nar-anon.org/

National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA)

An organization advocating for children and families affected by alcoholism and other drug dependencies.

www.nacoa.org

The Partnership at Drugfree.org

Helping parents prevent, intervene and find treatment for their children using science and communications based resources.

www.drugfree.org

Youth Resources

Children of Alcoholics Foundation

A nonprofit organization that provides educational materials and services to help professionals, children, and adults dealing with parental addiction.

www.coaf.org

Do It Now Foundation

A non-profit publisher of alcohol, substance abuse, and health information, targeting audiences including middle school, high school and college students.

www.doitnow.org

Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free

A foundation led by current and former Governors spouses that campaigns to curtail alcohol use by children aged 9-15 and provides alcohol-related information and resources for parents, community leaders, and researchers.

www.alcoholfreechildren.org

Association of Recovery Schools

A national group of recovery high schools and college dorms designed to help addicted students to achieve success in both education and recovery.

www.recoveryschools.org

National Family Partnership

An organization that provides information and materials for communities to promote youth alcohol and drug prevention efforts.

www.nfp.org

National Youth Recovery Foundation (NYRF)

A foundation that raises funds, assists teens in recovery and supports recovery schools.

www.nationalyouthrecovery.com

Students Against Destructive Decisions

An organization that seeks to provide students with resources to help prevent underage drinking, drunk driving, and drug abuse.

www.sadd.org

Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities (TASC)

An organization providing treatment programs, research on alternative alcohol and drug treatments, and services for people and professionals in the child welfare, juvenile justice, and criminal justice systems.

www.tasc-il.org