Important Links

Alanon of Suffolk County

  • The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. Al-Anon believes that alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery. Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization or institution; does not engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any cause. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions. Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics.

Alcoholics Anonymous

  • A. A. PREAMBLE Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope which each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and to help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. "Reprinted with permission from the A.A. Grapevine Inc."

Debtor’s Anonymous of Long Island

  • Debtors Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from compulsive debt. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop incurring unsecured debt. There are no dues or fees for D.A. membership; Debtors Anonymous is self-supporting through their own contributions. D.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stop debt one day at a time and to help other compulsive debtors to stop incurring unsecured debt.


  • The self-help organization of Gam-Anon is a life saving instrument for the spouse, family or close friends of compulsive gamblers. Gam-Anon’s purposes are three-fold: To learn acceptance and understanding of the gambling illness; to use the program and its problem solving suggestions as aids in rebuilding lives and, upon the member’s own recovery, to give assistance to others who suffer.
  • GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling. There are no dues or fees for Gamblers Anonymous membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. Gamblers Anonymous is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any cause. Our primary purpose is to stop gambling and to help other compulsive gamblers do the same.
Health Education Standards Modernization Supplemental Guidance Document: Instructional Resource Packet for Heroin and Opioids

  • This document was created in partnership with the New York State Education Department (NYSED), the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) Bureau of Prevention Services, and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids 

  • The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids translates the science of teen drug use and addiction into actionable information and guidance. We help families understand the ever-changing drug landscape, learn how to effectively communicate with teens, and provide direct support to parents dealing with a child’s drug use.

Legal Action Center

  • The Legal Action Center is the only non-profit law and policy organization in the United States whose sole mission is to fight discrimination against people with histories of addiction, HIV/AIDS, or criminal records, and to advocate for sound public policies in these areas. For three decades, LAC has worked to combat the stigma and prejudice that keep these individuals out of the mainstream of society. The Legal Action Center is committed to helping people reclaim their lives, maintain their dignity, and participate fully in society as productive, responsible citizens.

 Long Island Young Peoples Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

  • A committee of young people on Long Island that have joined together for one common purpose; to stay sober, and help others achieve sobriety

Nar-Anon of Suffolk County

  • Nar-Anon members are relatives and friends who are concerned about the addiction or drug problem of another. Nar-Anon’s program of recovery is adapted from Narcotics Anonymous and uses Nar-Anon’s Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts. What is a Nar-Anon Family Group? The Nar-Anon Family Group is for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation due to the addiction problem of someone close to them. Nar-Anon members share their experiences, strength, and hope at weekly meetings. The meetings are usually held at locations such as treatment centers, hospitals, churches, community centers, or local twelve-step clubs

Narcotics Anonymous (N.A.) of Suffolk County

  • N.A. is a nonprofit Fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. N.A. are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using. N.A. suggest that you keep an open mind and give yourself a break. Our program is a set of principles written so simply that N.A. can follow them in our daily lives. The most important thing about them is that they work. There are no strings attached to N.A. N.A. are not affiliated with any other organizations, N.A. have no initiation fees or dues, no pledges to sign, no promises to make to anyone. N.A. are not connected with any political, religious or law enforcement groups, and are under no surveillance at any time. Anyone may join us, regardless of age, race, sexual identity, creed, religion or lack of religion. N.A. are not interested in what or how much you used or who your connections, what you have done in the past, how much or how little you have, but only in what you want to do about your problem and how N.A. can help. The newcomer is the most important person at any meeting, because N.A. members can only keep what they have by giving it away. N.A. have learned from our group experience that those who keep coming to our meetings regularly stay clean."

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

  • NIDA’s mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction Recent scientific advances have revolutionized the understanding of drug abuse and addiction. The majority of these advances, which have dramatic implications for how to best prevent and treat addiction, have been supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). NIDA supports over 85 percent of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. NIDA supported science addresses the most fundamental and essential questions about drug abuse, ranging from the molecule to managed care, and from DNA to community outreach research. NIDA is not only seizing upon unprecedented opportunities and technologies to further the understanding of how drugs of abuse affect the brain and behavior, but also working to ensure the rapid and effective transfer of scientific data to policy makers, drug abuse practitioners, other health care practitioners, and the general public. The NIDA web site is an important part of this effort. The scientific knowledge that is generated through NIDA research is a critical element to improving the overall health of the Nation. Our goal is to ensure that science, not ideology or anecdote, forms the foundation for all of our Nation’s drug abuse reduction efforts. NIDA was established in 1974, and in October 1992 it became part of the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services. The Institute is organized into divisions and offices, each of which plays an important role in programs of drug abuse research.

National Institute on Drug Abuse-NIDA for teens

  • This website is a project of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This site is organized to help you find what you are looking for, whether you are a teen, middle or high school teacher, or parent.  The purpose of this site is to facilitate learning about the effects of drug use on the brain, body, and lives of teens

New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports

  • OASAS plans, develops and regulates the state’s system of chemical dependence and gambling treatment agencies. This includes the direct operation of 13 Addiction Treatment Centers, which provide inpatient rehabilitation services to 9,000 persons per year. In addition, the Office licenses, funds, and supervises some 1,300 local, community-based programs, chemical dependence treatment programs, which serve about 115,000 persons on any given day in a wide range of comprehensive services. The agency inspects and monitors these programs to guarantee quality of care and to ensure compliance with state and national standards. The Office also monitors gambling and substance use and abuse trends in the state; provides a comprehensive education and prevention program through some 1,500 programs based in schools and communities; promotes public awareness and citizen involvement through community action groups; pursues state, federal and private sources of funding for services; establishes linkages of services for clients in other human service agencies and criminal justice system; provides education and training for persons dealing with clients; and administers the credentialing of alcoholism and substance abuse counselors as well as prevention practitioners and prevention specialists. OASAS is the designated single state agency responsible for the coordination of state-federal relations in the area of addiction services.

 New York State Office of Mental Health

  • New York State has a large, multi-faceted mental health system that serves more than 500,000 individuals each year. The Office of Mental Health (OMH) operates psychiatric centers across the State, and also regulates, certifies and oversees more than 2,500 programs, which are operated by local governments and nonprofit agencies. These programs include various inpatient and outpatient programs, emergency, community support, residential and family care programs. For questions about mental health services, to find a mental health service provider or to make a complaint, call OMH Customer Relations toll-free at 1-800-597-848

Overeaters Anonymous (OA)

  • Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive overeating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Worldwide meetings and other tools provide a fellowship of experience, strength and hope where members respect one another’s anonymity. OA charges no dues or fees; it is self-supporting through member contributions. Unlike other organizations, OA is not just about weight loss, obesity or diets; it addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet. To address weight loss, OA encourages members to develop a food plan with a health care professional and a sponsor. If you want to stop your compulsive eating, welcome to Overeaters Anonymous.

Long Island Prevention Resource Center

  • Proving Prevention Works... Long Island Prevention Resource Center is dedicated to strengthening communities and empowering lives. As a non-profit resource center we are committed to building and supporting healthy drug-free communities through public education, professional training and the provision of effective tools for those working to prevent drug and alcohol abuse.

Quality Consortium of Suffolk County  

  • The Quality Consortium is a partnership of organizations dedicated to the delivery of comprehensive, affordable, and accessible chemical dependency prevention and treatment services. The Quality Consortium is committed to supporting our member organizations in their ability to meet the changing need of their communities. We maintain a leadership role in advocacy, dissemination of information, networking and training.
  • Focuses on conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better.  

Smart Recovery

  • SMART Recovery® is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Our participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups. The SMART Recovery 4-Point Program® helps people recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviors, including: drug abuse, drug addiction, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, prescription drug abuse, and problem addiction to other substances and activities. SMART Recovery sponsors face-to-face meetings around the world, and daily online meetings. In addition, our online message board and 24/7 chat room are excellent forums to learn about SMART Recovery and obtain addiction recovery support.

Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS)

  • Secular Organizations for Sobriety / "Save OurSelves" Save OurSelves-New York is a non-profit network of alternative recovery groups in New York State, which follow the guidelines and principles of SOS (Save OurSelves) International. Our groups are autonomous, non-professional local groups dedicated solely to helping individuals achieve and maintain sobriety. This site lists ongoing SOS meetings in & around New York State, as well links towards information pertaining to addictions (alcohol & other drugs), their associated problems, and approaching recovery from a rational, open-minded outlook.

Suffolk County Department of Health-Division of Community Mental Hygiene

  • The Division of Community Mental Hygiene Services is the local governmental unit responsible for the coordination and oversight of all community services to persons with alcohol and substance abuse problems, mental illness, mental retardation and/or developmental disabilities. Community Mental Hygiene Services is authorized under the New York State Mental Hygiene Law. It functions in concert with New York State’s Office of Mental Health; Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse and the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. The scope of the Division’s responsibilities include: Plan services for mental health, substance abuse and those with mental retardation or developmental disabilities in the Suffolk County; Work with the many community, consumer and other interested groups to improve services and to implement the goals created through the planning process; Establish procedures and implement programs either directly or through contracts to serve people suffering from mental illness, substance abuse problems, mental retardation or developmental disabilities. Evaluate those services to ensure they meet all pertinent regulations and otherwise appropriately serve their intended populations; and Provide education and training either directly or through contracts to increase awareness, improve the quality of service and, as possible, to prevent chemical dependency, mental illness and developmental disabilities.

Veterans Health Alliance of Long Island

  • The Veterans Health Alliance of Long Island, a project of the Mental Health Association of Nassau County, is comprised of over 80 mental health and substance abuse providers, representatives from county, state and federal government, the VA, VET Centers, veterans organizations, elected officials and other stakeholders. The mission of the Veterans Health Alliance of Long Island is to: Promote the health and well-being of Long Island veterans and their families through advocacy, and a broad array of services.