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  • Addiction Treatment ForumLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    Includes articles from Issues Forum, news, events and information, and links.
  • Al-Anon/AlateenLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    Following the steps, traditions, and concepts of Alcoholics Anonymous, Alateen is an alcohol recovery program for young people, while Al-Anon's purpose is to help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Site in English, French, and Spanish.
  • Alcoholics AnonymousLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    (AA) An informal society of more than 2 million recovered alcoholics in the United States, Canada, and other countries. Site in English, French, and Spanish.
  • Center for Alcohol and Addictions StudiesLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    At Brown University. Information on training, research, plus links and medical resources.
  • Harm Reduction CoalitionLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    (HRC) Committed to reducing drug-related harm among individuals and communities by initiating and promoting local, regional, and national harm reduction education, interventions, and community organizing.
  • Narcotics AnonymousLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    (NA) Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 28,000 weekly meetings in 113 countries. Sites also exist for Cocaine AnonymousLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site., Crystal Meth AnonymousLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site., and Marijuana AnonymousLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and AlcoholismLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    (NIAAA) One of the National Institutes of Health, with information on publications, research programs, and alcohol-related FAQs.
  • National Institute on Drug AbuseLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    (NIDA) One of the National Institutes of Health, features information on drugs of abuse, drug-related legislation, and more.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services AdministrationLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    (SAMHSA) An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is focused on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders. SAMHSA is one of the federal funders of AIDS service organizations in the U.S.