Alcohol Abuse Resources
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® 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.
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.
Substance Use Disorder Resources
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.
Mental Health Resources
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.
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.
Partnership for Strong Families
Partnership for Strong Families provides child welfare services is 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.
Gainesville Opportunity Center
The Gainesville Opportunity Center, Inc. (GOC) is a non-for-profit agency that helps adults living with severe and persistent mental illness and disorders re-integrate into the community. Based on an innovative and proven program called the “International Clubhouse Model,” GOC does this by working side by side in an office environment in order to increase meaningful activity. Much more than simply a program or a social service, the Clubhouse is most importantly a community of people of people who are working together to achieve a common goal: the opportunities to (re)join the worlds of friendships, family, employment and education. Find out more.
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.