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DRUG AND ALCOHOL ADDICTION AND MISUSE RESOURCES


SAMHSA National Helpline

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) operates a 24/7/365 hotline that refers callers to mental health and substance abuse resources in their area. All programs recommended by SAMHSA meet federal guidelines for assisting people with mental health and addiction disorders, and all inquiries are kept strictly confidential. Spanish services are available, as are English services, by calling 1-800-662-HELP (4357), or 1-800-487-4889 for TTY users. SAMHSA also operates an online treatment locator tool people can use to find addiction and mental health assistance nearby.


NATIONAL COUNCIL ON ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG DEPENDENCE (NCADD) OF THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) and its Affiliate Network is a voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting the Nation’s #1 health problem – alcoholism, drug addiction and the devastating consequences of alcohol and other drugs on individuals, families and communities.

NCADD Affiliates provide professional guidance and support to individuals and families faced with alcohol and other drug problems, ensuring that those in need have access to appropriate treatment or recovery support services regardless of age, sex, race, religion, creed or socio-economic status. NCADD’s Information and Referral services provide confidential, one-on-one assessment, on the phone or in-person, by a trained professional who will match clients’ needs with appropriate services in the community.

For outpatient appointments in Santa Clarita, call (661) 253-9400. Hours: M-Th 9:30-7:30; Fri and Sat 9am-5:30pm


ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (A.A.)

Alcoholics anonymous is a fellowship of people who come together to solve their drinking problem. It doesn’t cost anything to attend A.A. meetings. There are no age or education requirements to participate. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem. A.A.’s primary purpose it to help alcoholics achieve sobriety.

Find more information about this worldwide organization, visit their website which includes a self-assessment tool, program description, and resources, and more.


SANTA CLARITA VALLEY CENTRAL OFFICE OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. online tools to assess whether you or a friend are an alcoholic, Help for family members living with an alcoholic. 661-250-9922 8am-10pm


AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS

Al Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. By sharing common experiences and applying the Al-Anon principles, families and friends of alcoholics can bring positive changes to their individual situations, whether or not the alcoholic admits the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help.

Alateen, a part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is a fellowship of young people (mostly teenagers) whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking whether they are in your life drinking or not. By attending Alateen, teenagers meet other teenagers with similar situations. Alateen is not a religious program and there are no fees or dues to belong to it.


NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship or society of men and women for whom Drugs had become a major problem. We are not interested in what or how much you used or who your connections were, what you have done in the past, how much or how little you have, but only in what you want to do about your problem and how we can help. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.



Santa Clarita Valley Narcotics Anonymous You are never alone. In the Santa Clarita Valley Area there are currently 14 groups holding 18 meetings per week. The SCVNA is made up of the following communities: Agua Dulce, Canyon Country, Castaic, Filmore, Fort Tejon, Frazier Park, Gorman, Hungry Valley, Lake of the Woods, Lake Piru, Lebec, Lockwood Valley, Neenach, Newhall, Pine Mountain Club, Pyramid Lake, Sandberg, Saugus, Stevenson Ranch, Valencia, and Val Verde. Find the one that fits you on the website or call the helpline at 800-338-2155.


SALVATION ARMY

The Salvation Army offers no-fee, faith-based rehabilitation programs that provided emotional, spiritual and social assistance to those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. For more information, call the toll-free number: 1-800-725-2769.

An Adult Rehabilitation Center is located at 21375 Roscoe Boulevard, Canoga Park, CA, 91304. See the website for hours of operation. For more information, please call: (818) 883-6321


CHILD AND FAMILY CENTER

Our Alcohol & Drug Treatment program provides individualized services to meet the needs of people in various stages of recovery from alcohol or drug use. We provide various levels of outpatient services, intensive outpatient, and recovery support services. An assessment is completed upon intake, followed by collaborating on realistic treatment goals and recovery plans. We offer personal care and treatment that fit your busy day-to-day schedule, with services during the day, evening and weekend. If you or someone you know needs help, please call (661) 259-9439.


ADDICTION CENTER

A free web guide that connects individuals struggling with addiction to treatment options, as well as provides valuable information about substance dependence.


ASPIRE COUNSELING SERVICES

Formerly known as The Way Out Recovery SCV, Aspire’s mission is to provide high-quality, effective treatment to those suffering from substance use disorder and related issues. Their goal is to assist adolescents, adults, and their loved ones in becoming happily and usefully whole. Aspire accepts most insurance. Call 24/7 (888) 585-7373 or visit Aspire’s Santa Clarita page at the link below.


DrugFreeYouth Santa Clarita

Parent and teen resources, links to resources for help.


Drug Abuse Hotline California/National Drug Helpline

A drug and alcohol hotline to get free information about substance use or misuse This is a toll-free number available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All calls are completely confidential and private, and can be made without fear of getting into trouble with the law. We take calls from those suffering from substance abuse all over the state. Whether you live in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Sacramento, we can help. Call 1-844-289-0879


MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA of LOS ANGELES (MHALA)

Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA) works to ensure that people with mental health needs achieve meaningful, healthy lives in their communities. We serve adults and transition-age youth who are facing mental health needs and do not have financial resources, including Veterans and people who are or have been homeless.

MHALA’s comprehensive services include mental and medical health care, housing, wellness services, employment, educational and financial services, and more. Our services are provided by multi-disciplinary teams. We provide services at multiple sites in Los Angeles County, including Long Beach, the Antelope Valley, and the Santa Clarita Valley.

MHALA also has substance abuse specialists to assist members who are dealing with substance addiction. All programs staff have training to assist members to access appropriate substance addiction treatment and support services.


OLIVE VIEW-UCLA Medical Center

Addiction is not a moral issue or a personal weakness. It is a disease. There is no shame in having a disease. Addiction is treatable. Once you recognize the signs, you can start the conversation. It is never too late to ask for help. Please talk honestly with your health care provider about your use of alcohol, tobacco, opiates, methamphetamine, cocaine and other drugs. You can let them know if you have experienced any of the following in the last 3 months: • You have felt or been told that you should stop drinking or using drugs. • You have felt guilty about how much you drink alcohol or use drugs. • You have been waking up wanting to drink alcohol or use drugs. You can also get help by calling the Los Angeles County Substance Abuse Service Helpline (SASH) at 1-844-804-7500 or visit the website: http://sapccis.ph.lacounty.gov/sbat .


BEIT T’SHUVAH

A residential addiction treatment center where life is celebrated and every soul matters, A unique community that empowers individuals and families to live meaningful lives through spirituality, psychotherapy, the 12-Steps, and Jewish teachings. 8831 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034 310-504-5200