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For more than 55 years, Al-Anon (which includes Alateen for younger members) has been offering strength and hope for friends and families of problem drinkers. Call Al-Anon Gainesville at (800) 851-1795 or find a list of daily meetings here. Also, visit their homepage.

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. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. Contact AA Gainesville at (352) 372-8091 or visit their site.

American Association of Suicidology

AAS is a membership organization for all those involved in suicide prevention and intervention, or touched by suicide. AAS is a leader in the advancement of scientific and programmatic efforts in suicide prevention through research, education and training, the development of standards and resources, and survivor support services. The goal of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) is to understand and prevent suicide. Visit their site to learn more.

American Association for Technology in Psychiatry

The American Association for Technology in Psychiatry (formerly, the Psychiatric Society for Informatics), a nonprofit membership organization of physicians and mental health professionals, is dedicated to the development and use of information technology to improve the quality and availability of psychiatric and mental health care. Learn more about the program here.


CARF (The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities)- accredited programs ensure the highest industry standards possible, providing risk reduction and accountability. Visit the CARF homepage to learn more.

Faces and Voices of Recovery

Faces & Voices of Recovery is committed to organizing and mobilizing the millions of Americans in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction, our families, friends, and allies to speak with one voice. Visit their site to learn more.

Florida Alcohol & Drug Abuse Association (FADAA)

The mission of FADAA is to represent its members in advancing addiction treatment, prevention and research through public policy leadership, communications, professional development and quality member services. Learn more about FADAA here.

Florida Council for Community Mental Health

The Florida Council for Community Mental Health (FCCMH) is a statewide association of 70 community-based mental health and substance abuse agencies. The association’s membership includes a number of agencies that specialize in substance abuse services and children’s services, as well as hospital-based programs. Visit the FCCMH site here.

Florida Partners in Crisis

Florida Partners in Crisis promotes state and community collaboration across the mental health, substance abuse and criminal justice systems to reduce contact of people with mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders with the justice system an support their recovery. Visit their site for more information.


Everybody Works. Growing business and jobs through a skilled workforce. The FloridaWorks’ vision is that our community will have a world-class workforce that meets the needs of business and provides opportunities for job seekers today and in the future. FloridaWorks’ vision is externally focused, market-oriented, and describes how we want to impact the world. This vision serves to clarify our direction and to assist our team and partners to understand how everyday actions can help us work toward achieving our ultimate goals. Search job opportunities here.

Genoa Healthcare

Genoa Healthcare is an integrated provider of specialized and essential pharmacy and laboratory services to individuals with mental illness and addictions and those involved in their care. Visit their site to learn more.

My Florida: Official Portal of the State of Florida

Access the portal here.

LifeStream Behavioral Center

LifeStream is a behavioral health and social services organization that provides high-quality treatment, education, care management and rehabilitation services to children, adolescents and adults. Located in Central Florida, LifeStream primarily serves the residents of Lake and Sumter Counties. Check out their site here.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves. Visit MHFA to find out more.


The National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need. Learn more about NAMI here.

NAMI of Gainesville

Gainesville’s Chapter of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illnesses and their families. Get involved with Gainesville’s chapter.

National Council for Behavioral Health

The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) is the unifying voice of America’s community mental health and addictions treatment organizations. Together with our 2,000 member organizations, we serve our nation’s most vulnerable citizens — more than eight million adults and children living with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. We are committed to ensuring all Americans have access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery and full participation in community life. Find out more here.

Narcotics Anonymous

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. Gainesville (352) 376-8008. Find support here.

NIDA – National Institute on Drug Abuse

NIDA’s mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention and treatment and to inform policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction. Find options for relief here.

NIMH – National Institutes of Mental Health

NIMH envisions a world in which mental illnesses are prevented and cured. The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. For the Institute to continue fulfilling this vital public health mission, it must foster innovative thinking and ensure that a full array of novel scientific perspectives are used to further discovery in the evolving science of brain, behavior, and experience. In this way, breakthroughs in science can become breakthroughs for all people with mental illnesses. Learn more about NIMH’s mission.

Partnership for Strong Families

Partnership for Strong Families provides child welfare services designed to protect local children from abuse, neglect and abandonment and assists in establishing safe and permanent homes with their own families, partner families or adoptive parents. Using training programs, family & child counseling and community resources, PSF works to build a safe, nurturing environment for children and to create a blueprint for child & family service providers across the state. Find out more.

Rethinking Drinking – NIAAA

For anyone who drinks, this site offers valuable, research-based information. What do you think about taking a look at your drinking habits and how they may affect your health? Rethinking Drinking can help you get started. Visit their site and gain a new perspective.

SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. Learn more here.

The Centers

The Centers provides children and adults from every walk of life with inpatient, residential, and outpatient mental health and substance abuse care. Licensed by the State of Florida and accredited by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the Centers is a private, non-profit organization serving Citrus and Marion Counties since 1972. Learn more about the Centers.

Get Involved

24/7 Crisis Line

Local (North Central Florida):
(352) 374-5600
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Toll Free:
1 (800) 330-5615