Find a Support Group or Local Program for Mental Health, Drugs, or Alcohol
In addition to health care professionals, there are many community programs that offer help.
Find a support group
Talking with people dealing with similar issues can help a lot. Since they’ve “been there” and are doing the work to heal and recover, they can be a great support system.
There are national and local groups. Here are some national support groups that offer local or virtual meetings:
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Cocaine Anonymous
- Crystal Meth Anonymous
- Heroin Anonymous
- Life Ring
- Marijuana Anonymous
- Narcotics Anonymous
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
- Secular Organizations for Sobriety
- SMART Recovery
You can also reach out to your state, county, or local mental health and substance use agency to find other local resources like peer recovery.
Family members or children who are coping with a loved one's mental health, drug, or alcohol issues, they can look into:
Find other recovery resources (PDF | 98 KB).
Note: These resources are listed to help you find support from nationally available programs. SAMHSA is not benefiting from or approving these programs.
Connect with a cultural, religious, or other social network
Many people seek help from people or groups that share similar cultural, religious, or other backgrounds.
- Search online to find support groups near you
- Ask loved ones if they know any support groups that align with your background
- Speak with a community, spiritual, or religious leader to ask if they can help
Some national support options for specific groups include:
- Black Mental Health
- Celebrate Recovery
- Center for the Pacific Asian Family
- The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline
- The National Sexual Assault Hotline
- The StrongHearts Native Helpline
- The Trans Lifeline
- The Trevor Project for LGBTQ+ Youth
- Women for Sobriety
- Youth Move
Find recovery support services
If you need more support in your recovery–like housing, peer support, or supportive employment–there are options out there. Speak with a health care professional, social worker, or trusted person to find recovery housing, a clubhouse, or Oxford house.
Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness can call the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at 1-877-424-3838. Calls are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org
If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org. You’ll be able to speak with a trained crisis counselor any time of day or night.