The Washington Recovery Help Line is an anonymous and confidential help line that provides crisis intervention and referral services for Washington State residents. Professionally trained volunteers and staﬀ are available to provide emotional support 24 hours a day, and oﬀer local treatment resources for substance abuse, problem gambling and mental health as well as to other community services.
The 24-Hour Crisis Line - from Crisis Connections (866-427-4747)
The 24-Hour Crisis Line provides immediate help to individuals, families, and friends of people in emotional crisis. We can help you determine if you or your loved one needs professional consultation and we can link you to the appropriate services. We are a primary source for linking Seattle-King County residents to emergency mental health services.
WA Warm Line - from Crisis Connections
WA Warm Line is a peer support help line for people living with emotional and mental health challenges. Calls are answered by specially-trained volunteers who have lived experience with mental health challenges. They have a deep understanding of what you are going through and are here to provide emotional support, comfort, and information. All calls are confidential.
WA State DSHS Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery - a program of Crisis Connections (1-866-789-1511)
The Washington Recovery Help Line is a program of Crisis Connections. We offer an anonymous, confidential 24-hour help line for Washington State residents. This help line is for those experiencing substance use disorder, problem gambling, and/or a mental health challenge. Our professionally-trained volunteers and staff provide emotional support. They can also connect callers with local treatment resources or more community services. Hope is out there. Let us help.
The Washington Problem Gambling Helpline: 1-800-547-6133
Adult Children of Alcoholics World Service Organization
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)/Dysfunctional Families is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition program of men and women who grew up in dysfunctional homes. We meet to share our experience of growing up in an environment where abuse, neglect and trauma infected us. This affects us today and influences how we deal with all aspects of our lives. ACA provides a safe, nonjudgmental environment that allows us to grieve our childhoods and conduct an honest inventory of ourselves and our family—so we may (i) identify and heal core trauma, (ii) experience freedom from shame and abandonment, and (iii) become our own loving parents.
Cocaine 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 recover from their addiction. The best way to reach someone is to speak to them on a common level. The members of C.A. are all recovering addicts who maintain their individual sobriety by working with others. We come from various social, ethnic, economic and religious backgrounds, but what we have in common is addiction.
COSA is a 12-step recovery program for anyone whose life has been affected by compulsive sexual behavior. Adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon, COSA is a program for our spiritual development, no matter what our religious beliefs. As we meet to share our experience, strength, and hope while working the Twelve Steps, we grow stronger in spirit. We begin to lead our lives more serenely and in deeper fulfillment, little by little, one day at a time.
Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share our experience, strength, and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction.
MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multilingual and multicultural membership. NA was founded in 1953, and members hold nearly 67,000 meetings weekly in 139 countries today.
S-Anon is a Twelve-Step program for recovery from sexual addiction, based on the Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.The S-Anon International Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship of the relatives and friends of sexually addicted people.
Working through a 12-step recovery program based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous, SAA is an international fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other so they may overcome their sexual addiction and help others who suffer from the same problem. Recovery is available to all regardless of religious affiliation or identity on the gender or sexuality spectrums. Meetings are available in all 50 US states, in countries around the world, and over the phone.
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction addresses issues of substance use in Canada by providing national leadership and harnessing the power of evidence to generate coordinated action. Evidence. Engagement. Impact.
Helping Others Live Sober - Case Western Reserve University
The mission of the “Helping Others” Research Project at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child Psychiatry is to improve the quality of life for youth, families, and communities by providing a continuum of scientific information, education, and personal experiences on the role of service in addiction recovery. If you are in recovery you will find resources here that support how to live clean. Shared experiences of helping others are inspiring to us all. Our website is a tribute to the ways in which service is meaningful to helpers in recovery. By helping others, you will be helping yourself too.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being. It is the largest funder of alcohol research in the world.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Our mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.
Social Development Research Group
For over 30 years the Social Development Research Group (SDRG) has sought to investigate and promote healthy behaviors and positive social development in youth and adults. SDRG is a recognized leader in the field of prevention research. Our efforts to understand how risk and protective factors influence development have resulted in hundreds of articles in peer-reviewed journals and led to the development of tested and effective interventions. SDRG interventions are designed to strengthen bonds between families, schools, and communities with the goal of improving youth outcomes and preventing problem behavior. SDRG’s work has enriched lives, influenced policy, and strengthened communities across the world.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
UW Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute (206-543-0937)
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute is a multidisciplinary research center at the University of Washington. Its mission is to advance research, policy, and practice in order to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities affected by alcohol and drug use and abuse.