Addiction and Recovery Resources
By The Recovery Village Kansas City
Last Updated: August 9, 2023
2023/2024 Addiction and Recovery Resources Guide
While recovery is an ongoing process, many addiction resources are available to those working toward recovery, including support groups, online forums and helplines.
Recovering from addiction is an ongoing process. You may face obstacles along the way, but several resources can help, including support groups, helplines and online forums.
If you’re struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, The Recovery Village Kansas City can help you get your life back.
Local resources in the Kansas City area are available if you’re struggling with addiction to alcohol or drugs, including:
- The Kansas Crisis Hotline is available 24 hours a day by dialing 1-888-363-2287. The statewide hotline is connected with crisis programs across Kansas.
- The Kansas Substance Use Disorder Hotline is available 24 hours a day by calling 1-866-645-8216.
- The Kansas Information Line from the National Alliance on Mental Illness is available Monday through Friday at 1-800-950-NAMI.
- The Community Support Medication Program in Kansas is a program that supports people who live in Kansas and need certain mental health medications. You must demonstrate a clinical, at-risk and financial need to qualify.
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National organizations are available for people and their families who are dealing with addiction to alcohol and drugs.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): SAMHSA’s National Helpline is free, confidential and available to anyone by dialing 1-800-662 HELP (4357).
- NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse: NIDA is part of the National Institutes of Health and can be contacted by calling 301-443-6441 or visiting their website.
- SMART Recovery: SMART Recovery is available for people facing addiction and wanting a support group approach different from a 12-step program. Contact someone from SMART Recovery via the website or the addiction support group at 440-951-5357.
- To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA): TWLOHA is a nationwide nonprofit geared towards the needs of people dealing with depression, self-injury, thoughts of suicide or addiction. Immediate help is available by text at 741741.
- NIH National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH): NIMH is the nation’s top federal agency funding and managing research on mental health and psychiatric disorders. Contact NIMH via their website or by calling 1-866-615-6464.
- Veterans Crisis Line: The VA operates a Veterans Crisis Line for veterans struggling with addiction or a mental health concern. Connect with help by calling 800-273-8255 and pressing 1.
For people with specific types of substance use disorders, resources are available, including the following organizations and groups.
- Alcoholics Anonymous: AA creates a community for accountability and connection with others in recovery from alcohol use disorders.
- Al-Anon: Al-Anon is a collaborative support group for families and loved ones of people with alcohol addiction. You can learn more about meetings and the organization by visiting the Al-Anon site or calling 1-888-4AL-ANON.
- Narcotics Anonymous: NA is a support group program based on the 12 steps that help people with drug addictions. Visit the NA website to learn more and find information about local meetings in Kansas, throughout the country and worldwide.
- Nar-Anon: Nar-Anon is a family support program for people affected by another person’s drug addiction. Learn more on the Nar-Anon site.
- Cocaine Anonymous: Cocaine Anonymous provides a 12-step format for people with cocaine addiction. Visit the organization’s website for more information.
- Marijuana Anonymous: Marijuana Anonymous is a 12-step program for people recovering from marijuana use. Learn more by visiting their website.
- Heroin Anonymous: HA helps people who are recovering from heroin addiction. Visit the website to find meetings for this 12-step program.
- Crystal Meth Anonymous: CMA is also based on the 12-step framework. Learn more about Crystal Meth Anonymous by contacting the 24-hour helpline at 855-METH-FREE.
Specialized resources are geared toward specific populations and people with particular needs, including:
- Department of Veterans Affairs: Veterans and their spouses can receive screenings and connections with addiction treatment options and resources.
- LGBT National Help Center: A nonprofit, the LGBT National Help Center has hotlines for all ages, which you can reach at 888-843-4564. You can also contact the youth talk line at 800-246-7743 or the senior hotline at 888-234-7243.
- National Institute of Drug Abuse for Teens: The website includes information geared towards teens and their families who are impacted by drug and alcohol addiction, including resources for parents seeking treatment for their children.
- National Council on Seniors Drug and Alcohol Rehab: Operating as a nonprofit, this organization supports seniors affected by substance misuse.
- The Trevor Project: Operating nationally, this organization offers suicide prevention and mental health services for LGBTQ youth. Connect with The Trevor Project via their online chat or call 212-695-8650.
- Women for Sobriety: This nonprofit is for women struggling with a substance use disorder. There’s an online and in-person community.
If you’re in recovery currently or need support specifically related to recovery, resources include:
- First Call: A Kansas organization that helps reduce the impact of addiction and provides help for individuals, families and larger communities seeking recovery. Contact the free 24/7 Crisis Call Line at 816-361-5900.
- First Call Recovery Advocacy Program: A one-on-one support program for anyone considering recovery or already in recovery. Also operated by the First Call organization in Kansas, you can contact the Recovery Advocacy Program at 816-361-5900.
- The Peer Recovery Center of Excellence: A peer-led national organization located at the University of Missouri-Kansas City that provides recovery training and assistance related to recovery.
Other available nationwide helplines are:
- The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: Contact this helpline by texting 55753 or calling 1-855-4373.
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline: Text NAMI at 741741 or call the organization at 1-800-950-6264.
- The National Suicide Prevention Hotline: Dial 988 to connect with resources when experiencing a mental health crisis or emotional distress.
Forms & Communities
Along with in-person meetings and resources, online forums and communities create a safe space for people struggling with addiction or recovery. You can connect with other people, share stories and provide support through these online resources.
- E-AA Group: The Alcoholics Anonymous organization operates this forum and is very active and frequently updated with thousands of threads available.
- PsychForums: Various mental health topics are discussed in this online community of message boards.
- Talking Sober: Specific to recovery, the message boards in this forum have a wide-ranging focus.
- The Tribe Wellness Community: Participate in peer-to-peer support groups and join tribes, including the AddictionTribe.