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During 2005, approximately 7.9% of the drug/alcohol admissions to treatment facilities in the U.S. involved individuals ages 17 and younger.


Al-Anon/AlateenMany who come to Al-Anon/Alateen are in despair, feeling hopeless, unable to believe that things can ever change. We want our lives to be different, but nothing we have done has brought about change. We all come to Al-Anon because we want and need help. In Al-Anon and Alateen, members share their own experience, strength, and hope with each other. You will meet others who share your feelings and frustrations, if not your exact situation. We come together to learn a better way of life, to find happiness whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics AnonymousA.A. is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual alcoholics who turn to the Fellowship for help. Alcoholics Anonymous does not engage in the fields of alcoholism research, medical or psychiatric treatment, education, or propaganda in any form, although members may participate in such activities as individuals.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)

CADCAWhen it comes to preventing drug and alcohol abuse, there is no one-fits-all approach. It takes local, targeted solutions to address a community’s problems. That’s why, since 1992 Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) has been training local grassroots groups, known as community anti-drug coalitions, in effective community problem-solving strategies, teaching them how to assess their local substance abuse-related problems and develop a comprehensive plan to address them. Today, CADCA is the nation’s leading national drug abuse prevention organization, representing the interests of more than 5,000 community anti-drug coalitions in the country.

Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP)

Kentucky Office of Drug Control PolicySince the establishment of this office in July, 2004, ODCP has been responsible for all matters relating to the research, coordination and execution of drug control policy for the Commonwealth, while directing state and federal grants management that focus on prevention/education, enforcement and treatment efforts.

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics AnonymousNarcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 43,900 weekly meetings in over 127 countries worldwide. Read more about Narcotics Anonymous on

Office of National Control Policy (ONDCP)

ONDCPThe principal purpose of ONDCP is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation's drug control program. The goals of the program are to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking, drug-related crime and violence, and drug-related health consequences. To achieve these goals, the Director of ONDCP is charged with producing the National Drug Control Strategy. The Strategy directs the Nation's anti-drug efforts and establishes a program, a budget, and guidelines for cooperation among Federal, State, and local entities.

RiverValley Behavioral Health

RiverValley Behavioral HealthSince 1966, RiverValley Behavioral Health has been a stabilizing, nurturing force for the communities it serves. They currently host over 21 Kentucky based programs that include in-patient and out-patient services for those with mental health, mental retardation/developmental disabilities (MR/DD), alcohol and drug addications, prevention, recovery, and treatment.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSASAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. The Agency was established in 1992 and directed by Congress to target effectively substance abuse and mental health services to the people most in need and to translate research in these areas more effectively and more rapidly into the general health care system. Over the years SAMHSA has demonstrated that - prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover from mental and substance use disorders. Behavioral health services improve health status and reduce health care and other costs to society. Continued improvement in the delivery and financing of prevention, treatment and recovery support services provides a cost effective opportunity to advance and protect the Nation’s health.