Substance Abuse/Addictions/Alcoholism/Drug Abuse



Alcoholics Anonymous:  Information and Support for Alcoholics 202-966-9115. Support group following 12-step program with emphasis in Higher Power.

Al-Anon:  Information and Support for Loved Ones

Alateen: Information and Support for Teens

Secular Organization for Sobriety:  301-384-5043. Support group without a religious emphasis.

Narcotics Anonymous:  Information for Narcotics Addictions 301-731-7221. Support group.


Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters (1996).  Courage to Be Me: Living With Alcoholism

Hastings, Jill & Typpo, Marion (1994) An Elephant in the Living Room:  The Children’s Book. Hazelton Publishing, MN.

Hornick-Beer, Edith (2001).  For Teenagers Living With a Parent Who Abuses Alcohol/Drugs, iUniverse; Authors Guild ed edition.

Korb, Alex (2015).  The Upward Spiral:  Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time.  Oakland, CA:  New Harbringer Publications.  A fabulous book for those struggling with Depression, Anxiety, or Addiction.  Sets realistic expectations for change in a holistic framework.