If you or someone you know is looking for help with a drug or alcohol addiction, check out these resources below:
New York Area
JACS – Jewish Alcoholics & Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others
Sharon Darack, Program Director
Support, guidance, contacts and comfort in times of crisis. Jewish events that promote recovery, Awareness and prevention services for the community.
Local & National Resources
Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members who help the group to stay on track.
If you’re a teen and someone important to you is an addict, you can find support in a Narateen group. Narateen is designed for teen Nar-Anon members
By Young Addicts for Young Addicts
A fact sheet developed by young members of Narcotics Anonymous who have stayed clean and found a new way of life to share the message that any addict, no matter how young, can stop using drugs and even lose the desire to use.
More Information About Different Types of Addictions
There are many other different kinds of addictions including Internet, gaming, shopping, food, gambling. Learn more about the one that seems relevant to you or someone in your life.
Guide to Different Types of Drugs
Thorough information on different types of addictive substances, including cigarettes and tobacco.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)
Details on the dangers of underage drinking and tips on how to address this threat to adolescent development and health.
This post is part of the Here.Now. series, which seeks to destigmatize mental health,
and is made possible by UJA-Federation of New York and The Jewish Board.
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