Resources For Help

The National Addiction Awareness Complex is not a detox center, hospital, treatment facility or halfway house.

Below is information on Twelve-Step Programs, along with resources for help.

Twelve-Step Programs

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Twelve-step programs are mutual aid organizations for the purpose of recovery from substance addictions, behavioral addictions and compulsions. Developed in the 1930s, the first twelve-step program, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), aided its membership to overcome alcoholism. Since that time dozens of other organizations have been derived from AA’s approach to address problems as varied as drug addiction, compulsive gambling and overeating. All twelve-step programs utilize a version of AA’s suggested twelve steps first published in the 1939 book Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism.

As summarized by the American Psychological Association (APA), the process involves the following:

  • admitting that one cannot control one’s alcoholism, addiction, or compulsion.
  • coming to believe in a higher power that can give strength.
  • examining past errors with the help of a sponsor (experienced member)
  • making amends for these errors.
  • learning to live a new life with a new code of behavior.
  • helping others who suffer from the same alcoholism, addictions, or compulsions.

Some Twelve-Step Programs

Program Website
Alcoholics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous
Overeaters Anonymous
Workaholics Anonymous
Sex Addicts Anonymous
Gamblers Anonymous

A List of Resources — 800 Numbers


Resource Phone Number
National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
Stop it Now! 1-888-PREVENT (7738368)
United States Elder Abuse Hotline 1-866-363-4276
National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453)
Child Abuse Hotline / Dept of Social Services 1-800-342-3720
Child Abuse National Hotline 1-800-25ABUSE (252-2873)
Children in immediate danger 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678)
Exploitation of Children 1-800-843-5678
Missing Children Help Center 1-800-872-5437
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Resource Phone Number
Marijuana Anonymous 1-800-766-6779
Alcohol Treatment Referral Hotline (24 hours) 1-800-252-6465
Families Anonymous 1-800-736-9805
Cocaine Hotline (24 hours) 1-800-262-2463
Drug Abuse National Helpline 1-800-662-4357
National Association for Children of Alcoholics 1-888-554-2627
Ecstasy Addiction 1-800-468-6933
Alcoholics for Christ 1-800-441-7877
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Resource Phone Number
American Cancer Society 1-800-227-2345
National Cancer institute 1-800-422-6237
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Care Givers

Resource Phone Number
Elder Care Locator 1-800-677-1116
Well Spouse Foundation 1-800-838-0879
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Christian Counseling

Resource Phone Number
New Life Clinics 1-800-NEW-LIFE (639-5433)
National Prayer Line 1-800-4-PRAYER (477-2937)
Bethany Lifeline Pregnancy Hotline 1-800-BETHANY (237-4269)
Liberty Godparent Ministry 1-800-368-3336
Grace Help Line 24-Hour Christian service 1-800-982-8032
The 700 Club Hotline 1-800-759-0700
Want to know Jesus? 1-800-NEED-HIM (633-3446)
Biblical help for youth in crisis 1-800-HIT-HOME (447-4663)
Rapha National Network 1-800-383-HOPE (4673)
Emerge Ministries 1-330-867-5603
Meier Clinics 1-888-7-CLINIC or 1-888-725-4642
Association of Christian Counselors 1-800-526-8673
Minirth Clinic 1-888-MINIRTH (646-4784)
Pine Rest 1-800-678-5500
Timberline Knolls 1-877-257-9611
Focus on the Family 1-855-771-HELP (4357)
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Chronic Illness/Pain

Resource Phone Number
Rest Ministries 1-888-751-REST (7378)
Watchman Fellowship 1-817-277-0023
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Crisis #s (Teens Under 18)

Resource Phone Number
Girls and Boys Town 1-800-448-3000
Hearing Impaired 1-800-448-1833
Youth Crisis Hotline 1-800-448-4663
Teen Hope Line 1-800-394-HOPE (4673)
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Crisis #s (Any Age)

Resource Phone Number
United Way Crisis Helpline 1-800-233-HELP (4357)
Christian Oriented Hotline 1-877-949-HELP (4357)
Social Security Administration 1-800-772-1213
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Crisis Pregnancy Helpline

Resource Phone Number
Crisis Pregnancy Hotline Number 1-800-67-BABY-6 (672-2296)
Liberty Godparent Ministry 1-800-368-3336
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Domestic Violence

Resource Phone Number
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
National Domestic Violence Hotline Spanish 1-800-942-6908
Battered Women and their Children 1-800-603-HELP (4357)
Elder Abuse Hotline 1-800-252-8966
RAINN 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
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Eating Disorders

Resource Phone Number
Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention 1-800-931-2237
Eating Disorders Center 1-888-236-1188
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders 1-847-831-3438
Remuda Ranch 1-800-445-1900
RAINN 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
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Family Violence

Resource Phone Number
Family Violence Prevention Center 1-800-313-1310
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Resource Phone Number
Compulsive Gambling Hotline 1-410-332-0402
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Resource Phone Number
GriefShare 1-800-395-5755
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Resource Phone Number
Homeless 1-800-231-6946
American Family Housing 1-888-600-4357
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Resource Phone Number
Helpline 1-800-398-GAYS (4297)
Gay and Lesbian National Hotline 1-888-843-4564
Trevor Hotline (Suicide) 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (448-7386)
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Resource Phone Number
Hotline for parents considering abducting their children 1-800-A-WAY-OUT (292-9688)
United States Missing Children Hotline 1-800-235-3535
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Resource Phone Number
Poison Control 1-800-942-5969
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Resource Phone Number
Boystown National Hotline 1-800-448-3000
National Runaway Safeline 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)
Laurel House 1-714-832-0207
National Runaway Switchboard 1-800-621-4000
Teenline 1-888-747-TEEN (8336)
Youth Crisis Hotline 1-800-448-4663
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Resource Phone Number
Grace Help Line 24-Hour Christian Service 1-800-982-8032
Want to know Jesus? 1-800-NEED-HIM (6333-446)
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Resource Phone Number
S.A.F.E. (Self Abuse Finally Ends) 1-800-DONT-CUT (3668-288)
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Sexual Addiction

Resource Phone Number
Project Know 1-888-892-1840
Sex Addicts Anonymous 1-800-477-8191
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Resource Phone Number
Suicide Hotline 1-888-892-1840
1-800-273-TALK (8255) 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-827-7571
Deaf Hotline 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)
Holy Spirit Teenline (717) 763-2345 or 1-800-722-5385
Crisis Intervention (Harrisburg) (717) 232-7511 or 1-888-596-4447
Carlisle Helpline (717) 249-6226
Crisis Intervention (York) (717) 851-5320 or 1-800-673-2496
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