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General information about drug treatment and recovery

Addiction: An Information Guide – Guide to the treatment and management of addiction, written for drug abusers and their families. (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)

What To Do If You Have a Problem With Drugs: For Adults – Tips for identifying a drug problem and the steps you can take to help yourself. (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

Treatment eBook (PDF) – How to find the right help for your child or teen with an alcohol or drug problem. (The Partnership for a Drug Free America)

Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide – In-depth guide to the effective treatment of substance abuse and addiction. (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

Self-help for drug abuse and drug addiction

3 Types of Craving: How to Cope with Each Type – Learn three mental self-help strategies for reducing the urgency of drug cravings. (Selfhelp Magazine)

Urge Surfing: Relapse Prevention – Guide to urge surfing, a powerful relapse prevention strategy for people recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. (Dr. Chris Walsh)

Recovery Strategies and Coping Skills – Self-help tips for avoiding high-risk situations, learning to relax, and changing your life. (Addictions and Recovery)

Finding drug treatment and help in the U.S.

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator – An online resource for finding private and public drug and alcohol treatment facilities by location. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What to Ask – Helpguide guide to the questions you should ask when searching for the right treatment for a drug problem. (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

Which Treatment Should I Pursue? – Tips for what types of drug treatments to pursue, based on the severity of your addiction and your readiness for change. (

Finding drug treatment help in other countries

In the UK, find local drug addiction support from the NHS, or call the 24-hour Frank helpline on 0800 776600 for more information about drugs and the different options available for help and support.

Treatment facility locator Facility Locator

In Australia, find drug and alcohol services in each State/Territory from the Department of Health & Aging.

In Canada, find treatment services from Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse.

12-step programs for drug abuse and addiction

Narcotics Anonymous

Cocaine Anonymous

Crystal Meth Anonymous

Marijuana Anonymous

Other Resources

Inpatient Rehab

Outpatient Rehab

Dual Diagnosis Treatment