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It Takes a Village 

Resources for addicts and their families

There is no easy “fix” for heroin addiction. What works for one person, may not work for another. The efforts to help maintain sobriety are multi-faceted. It may take medication, therapy, a sober living environment, worship, or a combination of all of the above. Each person and each family has its own needs.


At JCF, we don’t have a designated protocol or specific recommendation for an addict seeking help. We simply want to be a resource for various options to you continue on your path of sobriety. With that in mind, here is a list of resources to help you on your way and assist in your path to freedom. We will be updating this list as we discover new resources. 

If you or someone you know needs help, there is someone who will listen and help you.

  • Reach out to a family member, friend, neighbor, church, school counselor, favorite teacher, coach, or anyone you feel comfortable with. The moment you reach out, share, and begin talking with someone -- you are that much closer to the solution to your problem and finding the help and guidance that you need.

If you or a friend are in crisis and need to speak with someone now, call:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK (they don't just talk about suicide, they cover a lot of issues and will help put you in touch with someone close by)

  • Dial 2-1-1 Helpline - Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • Crisis Text Line - Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust.

Support for family members and friends of a loved one

  • Nar-Anon - Relatives and friends who are concerned about the addiction or drug problem of another. Learn more

  • PAL Group (Parents of Addicted Loved Ones). Learn more

  • Lifeline for Loss – For those who have lost a loved one to overdose. Learn more

Support for those facing drug addiction/substance use disorder

Information on treatment and where you can find it:

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) - Treatment Facility Locator at 1-800-662-HELP,

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) - National Institute on Drug Abuse has developed step-by-step guides for people with loved ones who might have an addiction problem, or for people seeking to help themselves.

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