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*The RecoveryPad Guide To Resources

So you’re in Recovery. You know what it takes to reach and maintain it. Discover the resources that can keep you on-target, and share them with those you educate.

Type of Treatment


What it Does


Online Tools


Association of Persons Affected by Addiction (APPA)

Peer support services to those suffering from addiction.


Addiction (Narcotics)


A community to share experiences related to substance use disorders.


Addiction (Narcotics)

Anonymous (NA)

Recovery from the effects of addiction through working a 12-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings.


Addiction (Opioid)

SAMHSA’s Buprenorphine Physician & Treatment Program Locator

Information on physicians and treatment programs authorized to treat opioid addiction with Buprenorphine (Suboxone® and Subutex®).



National Institute on Drug Abuse’s (NIDA) The National Intervention for Drugs and Alcohol

Information on licensed interventionists.



National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (NCADD)’s Get Help Page

Information about community resources through NCADD’s Affiliate program.



Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Information and resources on how to address and recover from alcoholism.



Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous

Locations of AA 12-step programs targeting young people.


Depression and Bipolar Disorders

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Referrals to in-person and online support groups and provides links to educational materials.


Depression and Bipolar Disorders

Facing Us Clubhouse

Inspiration and support for a life of health and well-being.


Depression and Bipolar Disorders

DBSA Wellness Tracker

Tools on monitoring mind and body actions and thoughts through daily and weekly reporting structures that can enhance treatment strategies.


Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association’s Information and Referral Helpline

Referrals to treatment providers and support groups.


Mental Disorders

SAMHSA’s Mental Health Services Locator

Information about mental health services and resources.




Live telephone and online support and contains resources on alcohol and drug treatment services that are searchable by state.



Recovery Chat

Online voice and video 12- step meetings, online chat rooms, and more.



Recovery Connection

Live chat, an 800 number, and other services. Site also posts information and guides.



National Recovery Month

Resources, contacts, and information on substance use and mental disorders, prevention, treatment, and recovery. A searchable database includes online resources and materials from the Recovery Month database. Filter by audience to view the resources by audience type.


SMART Recovery

Information on self- empowering, science- based mutual help groups, and handbooks and other products.


Teen Addiction Anonymous

Information on a 12-step program developed by and for teens.



Peer Recovery Support Services

Information about peer recovery support, designed and delivered by people in recovery.



The Fix – Addiction and Recovery Straight-Up

A daily mix of breaking news, exclusive interviews, investigative reports, and essays on sober living by some of the top writers in the U.S. Also offers a list of nationwide recovery services and reviews of treatment centers across the U.S., with input from 1,000s of alumni.

Substance Abuse

SAMHSA’s Abuse Treatment Locator

A searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs, and shows facility locations.


Substance Use Disorders and Suicide Prevention


Supportive, ad-free tools for making better choices.


Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s Crisis Center Locator

24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline services.

Veterans Services

Veterans Crisis Line’s Resource Locator

Contact information for suicide prevention coordinators and general in- and outpatient psychiatric services at medical centers and community-based outpatient clinics.

*The RecoveryPad Guide to Resources represents a partial list of available treatment and recovery resources as of October 2015. The Guide by no means should be considered an endorsement of any of the programs listed.


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