Alcohol & Drugs
“I’m addicted to heroin and I really want to get into a detox program”
- 19 year old
When used in large amounts, over a long period of time, or in the wrong combination, alcohol or drugs can kill. Effects depend on the user’s body size and personality. Drugs are VERY unpredictable and their effects on the body differ from person to person.
Some of the dangers of experimenting with drugs and/or alcohol are:
- Physical illness
- Use of impure or unknown drugs
- Problems with family, work, school, etc.
- Trouble with the law
- AIDS (if needles are shared)
ALCOHOL is a liquid drug. It is the most abused drug in the United States in all age groups. Alcohol is a depressant that slows a person’s heart rate and breathing and affects the part of the brain which controls mood and emotion.
- Games such as “chugging” (drinking large amount of alcohol in a short time) can kill you.
- Mixing alcohol with downers or other drugs is extremely dangerous. Wrong combinations can kill you.
- Drinking or using any drugs during pregnancy is extremely dangerous to the unborn baby.
- Drinking and driving can kill you and/or others.
CHECKLIST FOR ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
This list of questions can help you determine if your use or someone else’s use of alcohol and/or drugs is a problem.
ANSWER “YES” OR “NO”.
DO YOU OR DOES SOMEONE YOU KNOW:
- Drink/do drugs because of problems?
- Drink/do drugs when mad at others?
- Find grades or work habits are starting to slip?
- Try to drink/do drugs less and fail?
- Drink/do drugs even when not meaning to?
- Drink/do drugs in the morning? Before school/work?
- Have blackouts (can’t remember periods of time)?
- Lie about drinking/drug use?
- Ever get in trouble because of drinking/drug use?
- Think it’s cool to get drunk or high?
If you answered “yes” to ANY of these questions, ASK FOR HELP!
Drugs & Alcohol Resources
323-933-9022 AADAP- Olympic Academy
24 hours/7days a week
Youth residential treatment for substance abuse ages 14-17 1/2.
951-682-2531Advanced Professional Counseling Services
Counseling for children and teens, adults and families, alcohol and drug counseling for families. Children of ADD/ADHD, anger management, self-esteem, and children of divorce.
888-684-6444Al-Anon Family Groups
M-F 9am-5pm (Meeting times vary)
Additional Phone: (818) 760-7122
12-step program for teen relatives and friends of alcoholics.
888-425-2666Al-Anon/Alateen Family Group Headquarters, Inc.
M-F 8am-6pm (Eastern time)
Mutual support group for family and friends of alcoholics.
Meeting information line.
24 hr. recorded- listing with all phone numbers and information
L.A. (English) (213) 387-3158
M-F 9am-5pm call (818) 760-7122
L.A. (Spanish) (562) 948-2190
Meeting info only: (Toll free, English) (888) 684-6444
12-step programs for teen relatives and friends of alcoholics.
323-750-2039 Alcoholicos Anonimos (Spanish)
M-F 10am-6pm; Sat. 10am-3pm; Open Holidays, Closed on Sun.
800-923-8722 Alcoholics Anonymous (Los Angeles)
M-F 8am-7:30pm; S-Sun Holidays 9am-4:30pm
Meeting information and literature.
800-548-8252American Lung Association
Provides information & referrals to quit smoking on a national level.
661-948-5046 Antelope Valley Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency
Individual, group and family counseling; drug and alcohol treatment, prevention and intervention. Sliding scale, low cost and free for those who qualify.
323-232-4391 Avalon-Carver Community Center
M-F 9am-4pm; Sat 8am-2pm
Individual and group substance abuse counseling. Parenting classes, GED Prep, ESL classes, and Afterschool Academy. Outpatient care is available as well.
909-590-3700 Canyon Ridge Hospital, Chino (RIVERSIDE)
Inpatient and outpatient substance abuse services for 5-17 and adults. Voluntary and involuntary placements. FREE crisis intervention and initial evaluation.
951-683-5193 Carolyn E. Whylie Center for Children, Youth, & Families
M-Th 8am-9am; F 8am-5pm
Substance abuse and family counseling, individual counseling, crisis intervention including assessments for suicdie and child abuse; parenting; occupation physical therapy; speech therapy; and integration therapy.
530-219-2950 Club Live and Friday Night Live (RIVERSIDE)
Peer program to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.
Provides information to clean and sober events.
310-559-5833 Cocaine Anonymous World Service Office, Inc
909-596-5921David & Margaret Youth and Family Services
24 hour number
Residential and outpatient treatment program for self-injury, eating disorders, internet addiction, and substance abuse.
480-736-0599 Do It Now Foundation
Provides information on drugs, alcohol, sexuality, and other behavioral health topics.
800-736-9805 Families Anonymous
M,W,F 10:00am-4:30pm; 24-hour recording
12 step program for family and friends of people with drug, alcohol, and behavior problems.
562-436-3358 Family Service – Downtown Long Beach
M-Th 9am-6pm, F 1pm-8pm, Sat. 9am-2pm
Website: www.familyservicecares.org www.familyservicelongbeach.org
Outpatient Chemical Dependency Treatment; Parenting Classes, Individual and Group Counseling.
*see “counseling-Long Beach” for update
626-299-4193 L.A. County Substance Abuse Prevention and Control
M-F 8am-5pm, no walk-ins.
To find alcohol and drug treatment in LA County, call 800-564-6600.
800-766-6779 Marijuana Anonymous
Valley (24 hours): (818) 759-9194
Orange County: (714): 999-9409
Recorded information. 12-step recovery program for those wanting to quit smoking marijuana.
*Not a treatment center; the website has information on local meetings.
310-715-2020 Masada Homes
Substance abuse counseling, co-occurring disorder services, and mental health services. FSP & wraparound.
800-923-5634 MFI Recovery Center
M-Sat hours vary
Outpatient substance abuse treatment and education programs & therapy (for teens and their families.) Program includes relapse prevention and anger management.
818-773-9999 Narcotics Anonymous (NA)/World Service Office
Offers recovery to drug addicts as well as peer support. Visit website for meetings in your area.
(800) 784-6776National Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Information Center
Free services. Hotline as well as online chat. Gives information about alcohol and drug dependency as well as treatment options.
800-662-4357 National Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSIA)
24 hour hotline
Treatment and referral line for drug abuse/mental illness. Gives local referrals to callers. Spanish & English.
877-879-6422 Nicotine Anonymous
24 hour recording
Referrals to 12-step meetings and support group information.
877-335-4673 Noble Heart Services
M-Th 9am-7pm; F 9am-4pm; Sat 8am-2pm by appt
Anger management, alcohol and drug abuse prevention, parenting, and domestic violence support.
800-378-3000 Phoenix House
Residential treatment program for substance abuse. line provides locations for local “‘Phoenix Houses”
Programs and counseling for eating disorders as well as drug and alcohol abuse.
877-249-1336 Saving Teens: In Crisis Collaborative
Services to assist troubled teens and their families struggling with substance abuse and other emotional issues.
323-753-1314 Seeking Peaceful Solutions
M-W 8:30-7pm; [Th, F by appt, Sat, Sun by appt] 8:30am-4:30pm
Services for youth, teens, adolescents, and adults in the areas of anger management, teen dating violence, substance abuse, and sexual abuse. Services all of Los Angeles County.
310-603-1030 Shields for Families
Individual, family, and group therapy; crisis intervention; substance abuse prevention; case management; substance abuse counseling.
323-361-2463 Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment – Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
Free services for youth 10-24 and families dealing with drug and alcohol problems. Youth can be seen alone and sessions are confidential. Group therapy is available as well.
800-996-1051 Tarzana Treatment Centers
24-hour Hotline (818) 996-1051
Chemical dependency treatment, counseling, mentoring program, vocational training. Check website for location near you.
*check “counseling S.F. Valley” for updates
310-257-5760 Thelma McMillen Center for Chemical Dependency Treatment
Serves teens ages 13-17 with substance abuse and related issues using therapy, drug testing, support groups and education.
818-842-9446 Victory Foundation
Alcohol/Drug Screening; Interventions; Individual and family substance abuse counseling and outpatient services for ages 12- Adults; On-Site Drug Testing; Domestic Violence Counseling; Relapse Prevention Education and Outreaches. Services in English and Spanish. Sliding fees.
909-596-5921 David & Margaret Youth and Family Services
24 hour number
Residential and outpatient treatment program for self-injury, eating disorders and internet addiction. Substance abuse.