Awareness & Resources

STAGES believes recovery is not only a journey but also a partnership. We offer information about a number of resources that can help you and your loved ones.


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."

Narcotics Anonymous
"is a 12-step program where people with drug addictions can find support in recovery. It is a group where people recovering from drug addiction can help each other pursue healthy choices. The NA literature describes it as a program "for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle."There are local NA meetings available every day throughout the United States and hundreds of countries around the world. Members often find the support they need to recover from addiction. Many people say it is a safe place to turn to when you need help getting and staying sober."

Fists in Solidarity

The Al-Anon Family Groups "are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery. Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization or institution; does not engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any cause. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions. Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic."

Alateen "is for teenage relatives and friends of alcoholics. Alateen is part of Al-Anon. We believe alcoholism is a family disease that affects everyone in the family. Alateen meetings are attended by 12-17 year olds. They meet to share their experiences of having, or having had, a problem drinker in their lives. They help and support each other. By attending meetings, young people gain an understanding of the illness and feel the benefits of realising they are not alone. They learn that they did not cause this problem and that they are not responsible for their relative’s or friend’s drinking or behavior. By sharing their experiences, they find solutions to their problems and hope for the future."

Support Group

SAMHSA’s National Helpline "1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service), via text message: 435748 (HELP4U), or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Read more about the HELP4U text messaging service."


National Poison Control Center: "Available by phone at 1-800-222-1222, the National Poison Control Center provides assistance in cases of drug or alcohol poisoning."

Comforting Hands

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: "According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, mental illness and substance abuse often overlap. Sometimes, people with addiction have mental health conditions like depression, and they may require the services of a suicide prevention helpline at some point. The Lifeline provides confidential support to those experiencing crisis or mental distress. It is available at 1-800-273-8255, 24 hours a day, seven days a week."

Call Center Headset

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence: "available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, this organization offers a drug and alcohol hotline at 1-800-622-2255."

Support Group Session

National Intervention Referral: "This national drug hotline is available at 800-399-3612. It is designed for family members seeking to perform an intervention to address a loved one’s drug or alcohol abuse."

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) "is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI envisions a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares. NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives."


Partnership to End Addiction "Aiming to fight against addiction at the national level, the Partnership to End Addiction offers a confidential helpline service. It allows family members to receive support and guidance regarding how to help a child or loved one with an addiction. You can visit their website to email a specialist or schedule a phone call, and you can also text “connect” to 55753. Specialists answer emails and texts within 24 hours."