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The staff and professionals of the Drug Abuse Alternatives Center can provide a wealth of information about addiction, available treatment and support services, and linkages to additional help. The sites represent other resources of information which may be helpful.

211 Sonoma County
211 of Sonoma County, run by the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, maintains an extensive list of local resources for a wide variety of needs, including alcohol and other drug addiction resources.

Sonoma County, Department of Health Services, Addiction Treatment Services List
Sonoma-County.org has an extensive list of service providers in the Sonoma County area to assist with recovery from substance abuse and addiction.

Adult Children of Alcoholics
A Twelve Step program of women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes who meet to find freedom from the past and ways to improve today. www.adultchildren.org

Al-Anon
Whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not, Al-Anon offers hope and recovery to all people affected by the alcoholism of a loved one or friend. www.al-anon.org .

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
An international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem; it is a nonprofessional, self-supporting, nondenominational, multiracial, apolitical, self-help group open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem. www.aa.org  and the Sonoma County Fellowship and meeting schedule at www.sonomacountyaa.org.

Phoenix House
Substance abuse prevention and education agency that develops programs and materials based on the most current scientific research on drug use and its impact on society. www.phoenixhouse.org

American Society of Addiction Medicine
The nation's medical specialty society dedicated to educating physicians and improving the treatment of individuals suffering from alcoholism and other addictions. www.asam.org

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
CSAP provides national leadership in the development of policies, programs and services to prevent the onset of illegal drug use, to prevent underage alcohol and tobacco use and to reduce the negative consequences of using substances. http://www.samhsa.gov/prevention

Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
A University of Maryland research center which collects, analyzes and disseminates information on the nature and extent of substance abuse and related problems. www.cesar.umd.edu

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
CSAT is mandated by Congress to expand the availability of effective treatment and recovery services for alcohol and drug problems. http://www.samhsa.gov/about-us/who-we-are/offices-centers/csat

Cocaine Anonymous
A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction. www.ca.org

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
A membership organization of over 5,000 anti-drug coalitions, each working to make their community safe, healthy and drug-free -- one community at a time. www.cadca.org

Dual Recovery Anonymous
An independent, twelve-step, self-help organization for people with a dual diagnosis of chemical dependence and an emotional or psychiatric illness. www.draonline.org

International Council on Alcohol and Addiction
A nonprofit organization which brings together many national bodies and a wide range of professionals in different disciplines who exchange knowledge, ideas, advice, guidance, expertise and research. www.icaa.ch

Marijuana Anonymous
A fellowship of men and women who share our experience, strength, and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction. www.marijuana-anonymous.or

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
An international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts at www.na.org and for Sonoma County information and meeting schedule at www.sonomacountyna.org.

National Alliance for Hispanic Health
The oldest and largest network of health and human service providers servicing over 10 million Hispanic consumers throughout the U.S. www.hispanichealth.org

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
An organization that provides information, including literature and referrals on how to overcome alcohol and drug addiction. www.ncadd.org

National Families in Action
A national drug education, prevention, and policy center that helps families and communities prevent drug abuse among children by promoting policies based on science. www.nationalfamilies.org

National Family Partnership
A network of parents who care about their kids and want to keep them safe from drugs. www.nfp.org

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Part of the National Institutes of Health, supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. www.niaaa.nih.gov

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Part of the National Institutes of Health, leads the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. NIDA supports more than 85% of the world's research on health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. www.drugabuse.gov

Parenting IS Prevention Project
Provides accurate information, support, and resources to assist parents and others in raising children to be healthy, drug-free, productive adults. www.parentingisprevention.org

The listings of web sites and treatment methods mentioned on this page do not represent endorsement by the Center Point DAAC (Drug Abuse Alternatives Center). Sites are included that might be of general interest to our visitors.

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It is BIOGENETIC

  • You don't choose to acquire it.
  • A family history of drug/alcohol problems puts you at greater risk.
It is a PRIMARY Illness
  • If you have chemical dependency, it's not a symptom of some other problem.
  • If you have chemical dependency and other problems, your chemical dependency will interfere with treatment for other problems unless the chemical dependency is also treated.
It is a CHRONIC Illness
  • It won't go away because you ignore it, don't like it or don't want to believe you have it.
  • It's not "just a phase".
It is a PROGRESSIVE Illness
  • Without treatment it will eventually get worse.
  • It usually gets worse more quickly for women and young people.
If left Untreated, Addiction can be FATAL
  • Drinking and driving
  • Overdose/alcohol poisoning
  • Disease
  • Organ Failure
  • Violence
  • Suicide

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