Contact the following organizations if you or someone you know needs help or more information.
Maine Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHS)
Phone: (207) 287-2595
Internet Address: www.maine.gov/dhhs/samhs/osa/
Whether you are someone seeking services for yourself or a loved one, an employer looking for workplace solutions, a school system looking at your community’s latest student data, or a student doing research for a paper, we hope you will find this web site useful and informative.
Al–Anon Family Group Headquarters
Internet address: www.al-anon.alateen.org/
Makes referrals to local Al–Anon groups, which are support groups for spouses and other significant adults in an alcoholic person’s life. Also makes referrals to Alateen groups, which offer support to children of alcoholics.
- Locations of Al–Anon or Alateen meetings worldwide can be obtained by calling (888) 4AL–ANON (425–2666) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. (e.s.t.)
- Free informational materials can be obtained by calling (757) 563–1600, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) World Services
Phone: (212) 870–3400
Internet address: www.aa.org
Makes referrals to local AA groups and provides informational materials on the AA program. Many cities and towns also have a local AA office listed in the telephone book.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Phone: 818.773.9999 x771
Internet address: http://www.na.org/
NA’s approach makes no distinction between drugs including alcohol. Membership is free, and they have no affiliation with any organizations outside of NA.
National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA)
Phone: (888) 55–4COAS or (301) 468–0985
Internet address: www.nacoa.net
Works on behalf of children of alcohol– and drug–dependent parents.
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)
Phone: (800) 622–2255
Internet address: www.ncadd.org
Provides telephone numbers of local NCADD affiliates (who can provide information on local treatment resources) and educational materials on alcoholism via the above toll–free number.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Phone: (301) 443–3860
Internet address: www.niaaa.nih.gov/
Makes available free publications on all aspects of alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Many are available in Spanish. Call, write, or search the NIAAA Web site for a list of publications and ordering information.