Resources & Links

Alcoholics Anonymous®

Is a 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.
Website: http://www.aa.org/

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 31,000 weekly meetings in over 100 countries worldwide.
Website: http://www.na.org/

RecoveryNowTV

A 30 minute, recovery-themed talk show aimed at bringing experience, strength and hope to those suffering from the disease of alcohol and drug addiction. Unlike typical television programs that selfishly highlight the grit, desperation and horror of addiction, our purpose is to share real-life stories of hope to individuals and families who are struggling with alcoholism or addiction, as well as provide useful information, resources and recovery- related services with simplicity.
Website:  http://www.recoverynowtv.com/

Al-Anon/Alateen

“For over 55 years, Al-Anon (which includes Alateen for younger members) has been offering strength and hope for friends and families of problem drinkers. It is estimated that each alcoholic affects the lives of at least four other people... alcoholism is truly a family disease.”
http://scws-al-anon.org/index.php

NAMI

NAMI is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses.
Website: http://www.nami.org/

Los Angeles Department of Mental Health

The Department serves the people of Los Angeles County through a network of clinics, field services, and hospitals and other facilities operated by the County and contract agencies. The Department provides quality, cost-effective care in the least restrictive settings in local communities.
Website: http://www.dmh.co.la.ca.us/

Los Angeles County Substance Abuse Prevention and Control (SAPC)

The mission of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Control, a division of the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, is to reduce community and individual problems related to alcohol and drug abuse through evidence-based programs and policy advocacy.
Website: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/sapc/

California Department of Health Care Services

The mission of the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is to provide Californians with access to affordable, high-quality health care, including medical, dental, mental health, substance use disorder services, and long-term services and supports. Our vision is to preserve and improve the physical and mental health of all Californians. Our departmental mission is to provide Californians with access to affordable, high-quality health care, including medical, dental, mental health, substance use disorder treatment services and long-term care.  http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/Pages/default.aspx
 

Orange County Health Care Agency

The Department performs a variety of public health, medical, behavioral, and regulatory functions that promote and protect the health of the general public, serve special needs populations, assist business and industry, and facilitate the work of community based providers.
Website: http://ochealthinfo.com/

SAMHSA

SAMHSA is the Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.
Website: http://www.samhsa.gov/