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This section will help you understand the diagnosis of substance use disorder, and self-help groups and also find treatment from a wide variety of professionals who help people with substance use problems.
The self-help movement is worldwide and enormous. Given the universality of human problems, there is probably a self-help organization willing to provide help for any difficulty. This is especially true for substance use disorders.
For many years the medical community ignored those with substance abuse problems and national and international self-help organizations were created to fill the void. If you or someone you know has a substance abuse problem, there is probably a self-help organization close by to provide assistance.
The offerings in this section include links for diagnosing particular problems, self-help group contact links and a (US) national treatment site locator.
- Self-Diagnosis A number of useful links to help you evaluate your or someone else’s drug, alcohol or other mental health issue.
- Self-Help Groups A list of links to find self-help organizations that provide services for people with alcohol and drug problems.
- Where to find treatment This section lists a number of online resources to help you find professional treatment.
tl;dr: There is a great deal of help and support out there, if you are interested.