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Every day across Western New York State, people just like you are looking for help. This website provides information on health and human service programs available in WNY. 


For over 55 years, Al-Anon (which includes Alateen for younger members) has been offering strength and hope for friends and families of problem drinkers. Call 716.856.2520 for a listing of meetings.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics 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 to recover from alcoholism.  Call 716.853.0388 or visit

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Your online source for credible health information.

Cocaine Anonymous

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 to recover from their addiction.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, or CADCA, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions in their effort to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities.

Drug-Free Action Alliance

Drug-Free Action Alliance is a statewide, private non-profit prevention agency founded in 1987. We educate key leaders on the problems facing their communities and provide the resources needed to take action.

Erie County Prevention Providers

Sovling Problems Everybody Should Care About. Violence. Depression. Academic Failure. Crime. Disease. Poor work performance. Unwanted pregnancy. Highway fatality. Divorce. Overdose. Domestic Abuse. Suicide. Eleven different agencies dedicated to substance abuse prevention and mental health promotion in Erie County came together . . to stop these problems before they start. Together, the group is called Px21. Through collaboration, limited resources are maximized to do the most good.  It's prevention for the 21st century . .  and it works.

Erie County Sheriff's Office Underage Drinking Hotline

Sheriff Howard urges anyone with any information regarding underage drinking to call the underage drinking tipline at 1-800-851-1932.  It is anonymous and manned 24 hours a day.


Alcoholism and drug addiction is taking a toll on the American family.

Gamblers Anonymous & Gam-Anon

GAMBLERS 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 to recover from a gambling problem.

Hazelden Foundation

Hazelden is a national leader in the prevention, identification, and treatment of teen alcohol and drug abuse.

Join Together

Join Together is now a project of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.

Monitoring the Future Study: A Continuing Study of American Youth

Monitoring the Future is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Every addict in the world has the chance to experience our message in his or her own language and culture and find the opportunity for a new way of life.

National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA)

NACoA is the national nonprofit 501 (c) 3 membership and affiliate organization working on behalf of children of alcohol and drug dependent parents.

National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (NCADD)

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence fights the stigma and the disease of alcoholism and other drug addictions.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) is committed to developing and implementing innovative ideas in prevention, education, intervention, and advocacy in communities both nationally and internationally.

Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)

Mission: To improve the lives of New Yorkers by leading a premier system of addiction services through prevention, treatment, recovery. Call 877.846.7369 or visit the website @

Prescription drug overdoses killed nearly 15,000 people in the U.S. in 2008.  Click on the link below for more information on how you can protect your children from this public health threat.

Partnership for a Drug-Free America

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America is a nonprofit organization that unites parents, renowned scientists and communications professionals to help families raise healthy children.

Save Our Selves

SOS is a non-religious support for twelve-step recovery.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.