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Substance Abuse

A person with a substance abuse problem misuses prescription and over the counter drugs, alcohol, or tobacco. Substance abuse is a disease that affects a person’s brain and behavior, and can complicate personal and professional relationships. Treatment options include therapy, medication or both.

Support Groups & Forums

These sites allow patients to discuss their experiences with illnesses, treatments, and other health matters. Any information or opinions posted are those of the forum users themselves and are not a substitute for professional medical advice.

Mobile Apps & Tools

Mobile apps and tools can provide you with easy-to-use information and resources that can serve as one part of your overall strategy to become and stay healthy.

This guide lists many mobile apps useful for recovering from addiction. Tools include tracking progress, locating meetings, communicating with sponsors, and other features.

Resources selected by Terri Ottosen, NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region.

Last reviewed: August 5, 2016.

October 18, 2016 - 10:40am