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Narcotics Anonymous
World Service Office, Inc. 
P.O. Box 9999 
Van Nuys, CA 91409 
Phone: 1-818-773-9999
Fax: 1-818-700-0700
Website: www.na.org 
       "An international, community-based non-profit association of recovering drug addicts with more than 31,000 weekly meetings in over 100 countries worldwide. The NA program started as a small US movement in the late 1940's. It has grown into one of the world's oldest and largest organizations of its type. Membership is open to all drug addicts. As a member, you will share your successes and challenges in overcoming active addiction and living drug free, productive lives."
       Narcotics Anonymous is one of the most thorough websites in its field. It provides information from all over the world and ways of how to help and get involved. The site also provides literature and news. -PT
      This site has more information on it than any other site I've been to. There are links to sites that will take you to a local affiliate of NA, where you can find meetings to attend and ways to get help. On the site, you can find an online magazine that has some good information. There is also a clean-time calculator, which is a neat tool. -TAL
       If you are seeking help or information on overcoming a drug problem with an experienced association, NA is the place to contact. Unlike some of the other websites we list here, this website is a bit confusing; it can be difficult to find out who to contact for your local group, but the information is there. -MF

Partnership for a Drug Free America
405 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1601 
New York, NY  10174 
Phone: 1-212-922-1560
Fax: 1-212-922-1570
Email: [email protected]
       "A private, non-profit, non-partisan coalition of professionals from the communications industry. Best known for our national, anti-drug advertising campaign, our mission is to reduce demand for illicit drugs in America through media communication. To date, more than $3 billion in media exposure and some 600 ads have been donated to the Partnership's national campaign, making our effort the single, largest, public service ad campaign in history. We accept no money from manufacturers of alcohol and/or tobacco products. Our work focuses on preventing drug use among kids and teens.
       "Comprised of a small staff and hundreds of volunteers from the communications industry, the largest public service campaign in the history of advertising has played a contributing role in reducing overall drug use in America."
       The website is very informative, providing information about every drug. It describes the side effects of each drug, the slang terms and the long-term effects. The most helpful drug website. -PT
      This site has more than a hundred great stories, most that are meant to be inspirational. It's easier to relate to something when it's being told as a story from a person who's experienced it, as opposed to some clinical "expert." There is a memorial wall, where people can pay respect to their friends or family that died because of drugs. There are also commercials in the campaign against drugs. This site has the basics, as well. -TAL
       This is a very cool website, containing a lot of helpful information and it is easy to navigate. You'll find it useful to look at what it has to offer. -MF
        This site also has information created specifically for the teen-age group. The site contains stories from many teen-agers, mostly ones of inspiration along with tragedy. The site also has 6 teenagers writing about their experience and rehabilitations during their time at a treatment center. -OCC

Cocaine Anonymous
3740 Overland Ave. Suite C
Los Angeles, CA 90034 
Phone: 1-310-559-5833
E-Mail: [email protected] 
Website: www.ca.org 
       "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. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances. There are no dues or fees for membership; we are fully self supporting through our own contributions. We are not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution. We do not wish to engage in any controversy and we neither endorse nor oppose any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay free from cocaine and all other mind-altering substances, and to help others achieve the same freedom."
       The website is well displayed and is an excellent source of information about cocaine. It has group meetings and self-tests along with other events. -PT
       The website is very comprehensive. The site is also available in French, and has a great deal of information on the topic. -TAL
       This is an easy website to search and the information is straight to the point. You can take a self -test for cocaine addition. -MF

Marijuana Anonymous
P.O. Box 2912
Van Nuys, CA 91404
Phone: 1-800-766-6779
[email protected]
Website: www.marijuana-anonymous.org
   "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.  The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using marijuana.  Our primary focus is to stay free of marijuana and to help the marijuana addict who still suffers achieve the same freedom.  We can do this by practicing our suggested twelve steps of recovery and by being guided as a group by our twelve traditions."
       If you feel you have a problem with marijuana and you want to stop, get in contact with Marijuana Anonymous. The website is easy to navigate and contains frequently asked questions that just might answer yours. -MF
       MA also contains basic information about marijuana abuse and links to magazines, personal stories, stories by teens, and how to join a meeting to help yourself or someone close to you. This site can also be translated into Spanish. -OCC

Drug Help
        "Drug Help is a private, non-profit information and referral network providing information on specific drugs and treatment options, and referrals to public and private treatment programs, self-help groups, family support groups and crisis centers throughout the United States."
This is an informative site giving helpful information for drug abusers, parents, and/or friends. It contains a step-by-step guide on how to confront the individual. The site also gives information about signs and symptoms of drug abuse. Drug Help gives information about drugs in general as well as a referral database to treatment centers, support groups, and rehabilitations facilities around the US. -OCC

SMART Recovery
7537 Mentor Ave.
Suite 306
Mentor, OH 44060
Email: [email protected]
       "SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) helps people recover from all types of addictive behaviors, including: alcoholism, drug abuse, substance abuse, drug addiction, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, and addiction to other substances and activities."
This website contains helpful information about drug abuse, as well as other types of abuse. It shows information about face-to-face support groups around the US. The site has an online bookstore where one can purchase some suggested reading on these issues. The site also contains links to similar organizations. -OCC

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