Resources for Addiction Recovery

Resources to Help You With Addiction to Drugs or Alcohol

If you aren’t sure whether someone you know suffers from addiction, or want help getting into recovery, you’re in the right place.

These resources will help you identify your situation, and reach out to someone who can assist you. If you are in the San Jose area, please call us. Our addiction treatment programs include everything needed for recovery: detoxification, residential treatment, day treatment, and outpatient treatment programs.

Choose your preferred resource from the list below. You’ll be taken down the page to the correct section.

Addiction Resources
Health and Medical Resources
Legal Advocacy
Signs of Substance Abuse
Signs of Relapse

Resources for Addiction Recovery

Addiction Resources​

We want to help you in person of course. But if you’re outside of California, these resources can still help you.

Alanon and Alateen: https://al-anon.org/

Alcoholics Anonymous World Services: https://www.aa.org/

CenterOnAddiction.org: What is Addiction?

Co-Anon: http://www.co-anon.org/
​Information for families/friends of cocaine addicts.

Cocaine Anonymous: https://ca.org/
Support, links to meetings, phone lines and information.

Crystal Meth Anonymous: https://crystalmeth.org/
Support, links to meetings, phone lines and information.

Greater San Jose Area of Narcotics Anonymous: http://www.sjna.org/

Heroin Anonymous: http://heroinanonymous.org/

Marijuana Anonymous: https://www.marijuana-anonymous.org/
Support, links to meetings, phone lines and information.

Marijuana Anonymous – Loved Ones of Addicts: https://www.marijuana-anonymous.org/literature/pamphlets/for-the-loved-ones-of-marijuana-addicts
Information for families/friends of addicts.

National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers: Addiction Industry Directory

Nar-Anon: http://www.nar-anon.org/
Support, links to meetings, phone lines and information for families/friends of addicts.

Narcotics Anonymous: http://www.na.org/

Narcotics Anonymous World Services: https://www.na.org/

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: https://drugfree.org/

Pills Anonymous: http://www.pillsanonymous.org/
Drug treatment support, links to meetings, phone lines and information.

SAMHSA.gov: Programs for Treatment, Connections, and Assistance

SAMHSA.gov: Resources & Advice on Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, and More

Santa Clara County Alcoholics Anonymous: http://www.aasanjose.org
(408) 374-8511

Health and Medical Resources

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: https://www.samhsa.gov/
Information, educational materials, treatment facility locator, and statistics regarding addiction.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA): https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/
Free informational materials on all aspects of alcoholism, including the effects of drinking during pregnancy, alcohol use and the elderly, and help for cutting down on drinking.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): https://www.nami.org/

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): https://www.drugabuse.gov/

Legal Advocacy

Support Systems Homes advocates within the legal system on behalf of its clients. We work very closely with the criminal justice system—attorneys, judges, probation officers, and parole officers—to coordinate treatment for individuals with legal issues.

Have you been court-ordered to attend a treatment program? Come to Support Systems Homes – you can expect the following services from our legal assistance.

If you’re in one of our programs and have legal issues, we can help with the following:

  • Coordination with referring entities
  • Generation of acceptance letters, progress reports, and termination or completion letters.
  • Court accompaniment
  • Information and referrals

We at Support Systems Homes believe treatment and supportive living are vital stepping-stones to successful recovery.  We believe in treating clients with dignity and respect.

For additional information, please contact our main office at 408-370-9688 or 800-811-1800.

Signs of Substance Abuse

The following signs and symptoms have been compiled from various sources including the CDC and National Council on Substance Abuse.

Please remember: If a person shows any of the following symptoms, it does NOT automatically mean that they’re on drugs. It could be stress, symptoms of depression, an illness or something else.

Whatever the cause, they may warrant attention, especially if the signs persist.

Physical Signs

  • Loss of/increase in appetite, any changes in eating habits, unexplained weight loss or gain
  • Slowed or staggering walk; poor physical coordination
  • Inability to sleep, awake at unusual times, unusual laziness
  • Red, watery eyes; pupils larger or smaller than usual; blank stare
  • Cold, sweaty palms; shaking hands
  • Puffy face, blushing or paleness
  • Smell of substance on breath, body or clothes
  • Extreme hyperactivity; excessive talkativeness
  • Runny nose; hacking cough
  • Needle marks on lower arm, leg or bottom of feet
  • Nausea, vomiting or excessive sweating
  • Tremors or shakes of hands, feet or head
  • Irregular heartbeat

Behavioral Signs

  • Change in overall attitude/personality with no other identifiable cause
  • Changes in friends; new hang-outs; sudden avoidance of old crowd; doesn’t want to talk about new friends; friends are known drug users
  • Change in activities or hobbies
  • Constant reference to the drug in conversation (especially in the case of psychedelics like LSD)
  • Drop in grades at school or performance at work; skips school or is late for school
  • Change in habits at home; loss of interest in family and family activities
  • Difficulty in paying attention, forgetfulness
  • General lack of motivation, energy, self-esteem, “I don’t care" attitude
  • Sudden oversensitivity, temper tantrums, or resentful behavior
  • Moodiness, irritability, or nervousness
  • Silliness or giddiness
  • Paranoia
  • Excessive need for privacy; unreachable
  • Secretive or suspicious behavior
  • Car accidents
  • Chronic dishonesty
  • Unexplained need for money, stealing money or items
  • Change in personal grooming habits
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

If you or someone you know is showing more than one of these signs, then complete our confidential addiction assessment.

Signs of Relapse

The Gorski-CENAPS model identifies phases and warning signs for relapse. If you see warning signs like these, you or someone you know may be at risk of relapse:

  1. Return to denying there’s a problem
  2. Avoidance and defensive behavior
  3. Sudden, extreme mood swings
  4. Sudden need for money
  5. Crisis building
  6. Immobilization (inability to take any action)
  7. Confusion and overreaction
  8. Depression
  9. Behavioral loss of control
  10. Recognition of loss of control
  11. Option reduction (feeling trapped and that there are only 3 ways out – insanity, suicide or drug use)
  12. Acute relapse episode

The following are “warning phases” from the Gorski-CENAPS model—changes in behavior which signal the onset of a relapse.

  • Stopping or decreasing recovery-related activities
  • Isolating from friends, family and peers in recovery
  • Becoming defensive in response to questions about your well-being
  • The inability to stop thinking about alcohol and other drugs
  • Becoming confused, irritable or angry
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Excessive worrying about others instead of self

Important Note: Intervention during any of these phases CAN re-engage you in recovery!

Are you struggling with your addiction recovery? Experiencing any of the warning signs above?

Call us now at 408-370-9688 or 800-811-1800, before things get worse. We CAN help!

10 Common Relapse Dangers

If you are experiencing the following situations, you may be in danger of relapse. Please ask for help!

  • Being in the presence of alcohol and/or other drugs, those who are drinking or using
  • Feelings we perceive as negative, particularly anger, but also sadness, loneliness, guilt, fear, and anxiety
  • Positive feelings that make you want to “celebrate"
  • Boredom
  • Getting high on any drug
  • Physical pain
  • Listening to war stories and dwelling on getting high
  • Suddenly having a lot of cash
  • Not informing your doctor about your recovery program. (Prescriptions medications can lead to improper use and new dependencies; this is a frequent road to relapse.)
  • Becoming complacent—the recovering person can convince himself and sometimes others that he or she doesn’t have a problem—and relapses.

Are you or someone you care about in danger of relapsing?

If you feel you're at risk, or you think a loved one is, please call Support Systems Homes at 408-370-9688 or 800-811-1800
before the situation gets worse.