Jumpstart Recovery with these Alcohol Addiction Resources

Kelsey Ferrara
Road to Recovery

Alcohol addiction is a complicated disease that affects millions of people in the United States. It can be difficult to overcome, but there are resources available that can help you or a loved one. Whether you are looking for information, treatment, counseling, or 12-step programs–there are so many options that can help on the journey to recovery. 

Below, we’ve listed some of the best resources for alcohol addiction. These resources include websites, hotlines, support groups, and much more. Trying to find the right resources can be overwhelming–especially if you are new to recovery–which is why we have compiled this list to help make your search a little easier. 

If you or someone you love is struggling with alcohol addiction, it is important to remember you are not alone. With the right resources and support, it is possible to overcome this disease and lead a healthy and fulfilling life. 


  • Crisis Text Line: In crisis and need to talk to someone? We’re here for you. Text HOME to 741741 to reach a volunteer Crisis Counselor.
  • SAMHSA Crisis Line: SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
  • SHATTERPROOF Crisis Textline: Text SHATTERPROOF to 741741 to speak with a compassionate, trained Crisis Counselor. Confidential support 24/7, for free.
  • The Trevor Project: National organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to all LGBTQ+ youth, with an emphasis on protecting the Black community. Text START to 678-678, or speak with a trained counselor over the phone by calling 10866-488-7386. 
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: If you or someone you know is in crisis—whether they are considering suicide or not—call the toll-free Lifeline at 800-273- 8255 to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.

Support Groups & Therapy 

  • The Daily Pledge is a free, online support group and social community created by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, for anyone affected by drug and alcohol addiction.
  • Families Anonymous supports family members of people with a drug or alcohol addiction or with related behavioral health conditions.
  • In the Rooms, a global recovery community offering a variety of virtual group meetings several times a day.
  • Tempest, an online recovery community offering free recovery and peer support, plus a great blog filled with interesting stories and advice.
  • NAATP Addiction Industry Directory: A comprehensive source of addiction service providers and supporters 
  • National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network: This organization is committed to transforming the mental health of queer and trans people of color. 


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Information for those who are new to recovery

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