Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs

Things You Can Do

Think You Have a Problem?

  • You are not alone.
  • Admitting you have a problem is the first step. Getting help is the second.
  • You can go right now to a free, confidential support group like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. Call Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
  • For drug and alcohol treatment programs, call Drug and Alcohol Resource Center or visit
  • If you have a problem with inhalants, call Inhalants.


  • It’s best to avoid drugs from the start.
  • Feeling very stressed? See a counselor.
  • Fighting the urge to drink or use drugs? Spend time with nonusers.
  • Worried about addiction to medication? Talk to your doctor.
  • Never drink or use drugs before driving or operating machinery.
  • Mixing drugs and alcohol can be deadly.
  • Sharing drug needles can spread HIV and hepatitis. Get tested and treated. Call STD/HIV Hotline.
  • For more information, call Drug and Alcohol Resource Center or visit

Time to Quit Smoking

Quitting is hard, but not impossible. Commit to quit now! For help, call California Smokers’ Helpline. Visit

Secondhand Smoke

Secondhand smoke can kill. It affects children more than adults because their lungs are still developing. It can cause Sudden Infant Death (SIDS), colds, ear infections, asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia in children. If you can’t stop smoking right now, smoke outdoors and away from others. Keep your home and car smoke-free.