Tobacco, Alcohol, and Substance Use in Children and Adolescents

Professional Resource Brief

Care, Services, and Support

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.). Information about this program to help fellow members solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. Includes an online directory of local A.A. meetings.

  • Talk to an Expert. Contact information to speak with a smoking-cessation counselor in English and Spanish by telephone: (877) 44U-QUIT (448-7848). Also links to a text messaging service and state quitlines.

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator. Contact information for drug- and alcohol-abuse-treatment and mental-health-treatment programs. SAMHSA also offers a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing substance abuse issues. Call for referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Telephone: (800) 662-HELP (662-4357).


Related NCEMCH Resources

Tobacco, Alcohol, and Substance Use in Children and Adolescents: Resource Brief, 2nd ed. (November 2011). (Updated: December 2014).

Author: Susan Brune Lorenzo, M.L.S., NCEMCH.
Reviewers: Olivia Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., NCEMCH.
Editor: Ruth Barzel, M.A., NCEMCH.