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The Resources section is an ongoing collaborative effort at The Actors Fund to provide a one-stop database of services and organizations that meet the unique and essential needs of the arts and entertainment professional. You can use the Category and/or State filter OR use the map above to find all resources by State.

Alternatives, Inc.

This treatment center serves people with dual-diagnoses, specifically for low-income lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender communities. They offer locations in Los Angeles and Palm Springs. 1(800)DIAL-GAY.

Betty Ford Center

Offers a 12-step based, inpatient program and counseling for individuals, families and the children of substance-abusing families. Patient stays are generally 30-90 days depending on the needs of the client and their ability to pay.

Chicago, Illinois Area Alcoholics Anonymous

This site has a meeting directory, contact information to obtain organizational literature, and resources for people who think they may have an alcohol addiction.

Friends La Brea

This program offers Crystal Meth addiction treatment for gay and bisexual men in Los Angeles. There is no charge for treatment. (323)463-7001.

Gay Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting in Chicago

This page lists the times and locations for gay AA meetings in Chicago.

How Do I Help Someone Else?

This site encourages those concerned about a friend's or family member's substance abuse to be active, get involved, and to not be afraid to talk about the problem honestly and openly.

New York State HOPEline 1-877-8-HOPENY

Offers help and hope 24-hours a day, 365 days a year for alcoholism, drug abuse and problem gambling. All calls are toll-free, anonymous and confidential.

Rethinking Drinking

Offers valuable, research-based information to help anyone who drinks reflect on their drinking habits and how their health may be affected. Produced by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a part of the National Institutes of Health.

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator

An online resource for locating drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs, listing private and public facilities that are licensed, certified, or otherwise approved for inclusion by their State substance abuse agency, and treatment facilities administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Indian Health Service and the Department of Defense.

Alcohol and Drug Self-Tests

Gives personalized results as to whether your drinking patterns are safe, risky or harmful.

Blood Alcohol Content Counter

A calculator that roughly estimates an individual's level of impairment based on the quantity and type of drinks, weight and span of time.

Facts and Information about Drugs and Alcohol

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

Provides objective information about drug and alcohol use, including statistics and recommendations. Topics include health, medical and scientific information, and material geared specifically to parents and young people.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Provides a list of frequently asked questions and answers about alcohol abuse and alcoholism for the general public.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Provides a source of information about drug and alcohol abuse for parents, teachers and young adults. Topics include the long- and short-term effects of drugs and alcohol, prevention guides, and statistics and trends in abuse.

New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)

Oversees New York's chemical dependence treatment, prevention and recovery system. This website is the agency's primary source of communication to New Yorkers, and has information about their programs and specialized services.