Local community support groups can be found through Stanislaus County’s Friends Are Good Medicine program. Friends Are Good Medicine is a county-wide directory that publicizes all available support groups.
- Stanislaus State’s policy regarding The Sale, Consumption, Distribution, and Possession of Alcoholic Beverages
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
- Rethink Drinking
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Alcoholics Anonymous (A. A.) is an international fellowship of men and women who follow a 12-step program that addresses alcohol consumption. Anyone can attend A.A. meetings; there are no requirements to participate. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking. Additional information on meetings in your area is available.
- Secular Organization for Sobriety (SOS) is dedicated solely to helping individuals achieve and maintain sobriety/abstinence from alcohol and drug addiction through anonymous support groups. Find a meeting: https://www.sossobriety.org/#find-a-meeting-section
- SMART Recovery uses a 4-point self-empowering addiction recovery program and through support groups. Additional information on meetings in your area is available.
- Policy on Systemwide Smoke and Tobacco Free Environment
- California Smokers’ Helpline: 1-800-NO-BUTTS (1-800-662-8887)
The California Smoker’s Helpline is a telephone program that can help you quit smoking. Helping services are free. Services include self-help, counseling over the phone, and a referral list of other programs.
- American Lung Association’s smoking cessation resource
- CDC’s TIPS: Tobacco Information & Prevention Source
Updated: August 09, 2023