My Family Member or Friend Needs Help

Family members or friends seeking help for loved ones with a substance use disorder can often face an uphill battle when deciding where to turn to get help.  In an effort to ease this process, the Missouri Recovery Network has compiled a list of resources that may be helpful.  Please contact us for more information, or to have your organization’s information added to our list.

  • Partnership for a Drug-Free Youth provides help for parents and caregivers whose loved ones suffer from alcohol and drug problems.  Contact them via phone at 1-855-378-4373, or visit their website.
  • This brief, 20-question quiz will help you decide if Al-Anon is right for you.
  • Click here to view the brochure “Alcohol and Drug Addiction Happens in the Best of Families,” a SAMHSA publication.
  • To learn more about helping someone with alcoholism or drug dependence, visit the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence’s website.
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) 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 health and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.  Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit the online treatment locator.
  • Click here to read an excellent article that appeared on The Fix: “Family Survival Skills in Early Recovery”
  • What Can You Do About Someone Else’s Drinking?
    A helpful guide for anyone involved in a relationship with someone who may be an alcoholic.
  • The Life Cycle and Mechanics of Addiction: A comprehensive publication designed to open your eyes to the many faces of addiction.


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