Addiction is a chronic brain disease. It causes a person to use drugs or alcohol or destructive behavior repeatedly, despite the harm they cause. Continued addictive behaviors or use of alcohol or drugs can change the brain and lead to addiction. The brain changes from addiction can be lasting, so addiction is considered a “relapsing” disease. This means that people in recovery are at risk for taking drugs again, even after years of not taking them.


Alcoholics Anonymous  is the official Alcoholics Anonymous site. It details the 12-step method, lists meeting locations nationwide and provides information on the disease of alcoholism.

Alcohol Screening/Self-Assessment

Families of Alcoholics

Al-Anon is designed to help individuals who have been affected by, or are currently suffering from someone else’s drinking or drug use. The site provides information on the 12-step program along with a listing of support groups that are available to adults, children and teens

Compulsive Spending/Shopping:

Debtors 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 compulsive debting.”

Stopping Overshopping  Shopping addiction is finally coming out of the closet! This long smiled-upon addiction is at last recognized as a genuine, destructive, and treatable illness. Shopaholics and the people who love them can begin the journey to wellness right here. If you think you have a shopping addiction or want to help someone who does, you are on the right page.

Drug Addiction:

For more information on addictions: http://see UAMS Health website – Addictions

Methamphetamine Complete Information about Methamphetamine Addiction, Treatment and Rehabilitation at Narconon Arrowhead.

Partnership for a Drug-Free America The Partnership for a Drug-Free America is a nonprofit coalition of communication, health, medical and educational professionals working to reduce illicit drug use and help people live healthy, drug-free lives.

Cocaine 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 their addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances.

Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 33,500 weekly meetings in over 116 countries worldwide.


National Council on Problem Gambling  has information about problem gambling and treatment programs/counseling resources for individuals who want help regarding a gambling problem. This site offers a questionnaire to help individuals evaluate their own gambling behavior.

Gamblers Anonymous  provides information about 12 step recovery groups for individuals struggling with a gambling problem as well as information about support groups for friends and family members.

Internet Addiction:

Center for On-line Addiction  is the only organization dedicated specifically to helping those who suffer from out of control online behavior. Our goals are to promote public and professional access to information and resources about the disorders of Internet addiction and compulsivity, support research in the field, and promote appropriate training and education conducive to prevention, intervention, and treatment of Internet addiction.

Sex Addiction:

Sex Addicts Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so they may overcome their sexual addiction and help others recover from sexual addiction or dependency.

Compulsive Sex Addiction Support COSA is a 12-step recovery program for men and women whose lives have been affected by another person’s compulsive sexual behavior.


Arkansas Quitline Stamp Out Smoking Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) When tobacco users call, they will receive:

  • Free, confidential, non-judgmental expert support from a Quit Coach® to help make a plan to quit tobacco.
  • Ongoing Quit Coach® support via phone or online, tailored to the specific needs of all tobacco users, including smokeless tobacco users. Women who are pregnant are eligible for a specialized cessation program with additional benefits.
  • Unlimited access to Web Coach™, an interactive, online community that offers tools to quit, social support and information about quitting.
  • Customized, motivational e-mails sent throughout the quitting process.
  • Help with identifying the best cessation aid, as well as dose and duration. Some aids can be mailed directly to the tobacco user’s home, including free patches and lozenges (while supplies last).
  • Referral to local community resources and/or benefits offered through employers or health plans.
  • Printed Quit Guides – a series of workbooks that offer guidance and support throughout the quitting process.

The Arkansas Tobacco Quitline is available seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Services are available in English, Spanish and additional languages as needed, including Marshallese.

American Lung Association Freedom from Smoking Program designed for adults who want to quit smoking.  FFS online program takes you through modules that you access through their protected website.

UAMS Smoking Cessation Program – UAMS offers programs to help you stop using tobacco and many locations around the state.