Heath and Aging

Older Adults and Alcohol: You Can Get Help

For more information

To learn more about drinking problems:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
5635 Fishers Lane, MSC 9304
Bethesda, MD 20892-9304
Phone: 1-301-443-3860
Website: www.niaaa.nih.gov

To find out how to get help:

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Look up Alcoholics Anonymous in your local phone book.

AA’s main office:
Grand Central Station
P.O. Box 459
New York, NY 10163
Phone: 1-212-870-3400
Website: www.aa.org

Look up Al-Anon in your local phone book or call 1-888-425-2666 (toll-free) to find a meeting near you.

Al-Anon’s main office:
1600 Corporate Landing Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Phone: 1-757-563-1600

Eldercare Locator
Contact this service to ask about resources near you.

Phone: 1-800-677-1116 (toll-free)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
When you call this toll-free number, a recorded message gives you the following choices: get a referral to local substance abuse treatment, speak with someone about substance abuse treatment, and ask for printed material on alcohol or drugs.

Phone: 1-800-662-4357 (toll-free)
Website: www.samhsa.gov

To learn more about health and aging:

National Institute on Aging Information Center
P.O. Box 8057
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8057
Phone: 1-800-222-2225 (toll-free)
TTY: 1-800-222-4225 (TTY/toll-free)
Website: www.nia.nih.gov/health

Visit NIHSeniorHealth.gov (www.nihseniorhealth.gov), a senior-friendly website from the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine. This website has health and wellness information for older adults. Special features make it simple to use. For example, you can click on a button to have the text read out loud or to make the type larger.

Publication Date: June 2011
Page Last Updated: April 27, 2017