Behavioral, physical, and emotional health

Addiction support and resources

Drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse can affect families and individuals of all ages. Fortunately, there are a number of resources and tools available to help.

Opioid addiction is an epidemic across our nation. Learn how Independence and the Blues are responding to the growing crisis.

Use Shatterproof’s Treatment Atlas tool to find an addiction treatment facility for you or a loved one.*

Immediate assistance

National Youth Crisis Hotline | 1‑800‑442‑4673
Parent Help Line | 1‑855‑DRUG‑FREE (1-855-378‑4373)
Poison Control | 1‑800‑222‑1222
Veterans Crisis Line | 1‑800‑273‑8255
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline | 1‑800‑273‑TALK (1-800-273‑8255)

Need help quitting?

Tobacco provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking. In addition, Independence members can take advantage of the Healthy Lifestyles Solutions $150 reimbursement for the cost of a tobacco cessation program.

Young people have taken an interest in vaping in recent years. Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is a highly addictive substance. Recent reports indicate that vaping is unsafe and can do serious damage to the lungs. Learn the facts about e-cigarettes and the effects they can have on your child’s health by checking out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Quick Facts on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults. If you’re concerned that your child or teen is becoming addicted to vaping, help is available. provides tools, resources, and information to help support young people who want to become smoke-free.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is open to anyone affected by an alcohol-related disorder. There are no age or education requirements.

Al-Anon is a mutual support group of peers who share their experiences in applying the Al-Anon principles to problems related to the effects of alcoholism on people in their lives. | 1‑888‑425‑2666

Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association that provides a recovery process and support network for those affected by substance abuse disorders.

Nar-Anon is a support group primarily for those who are affected by the addiction of someone in their lives. | 1‑800‑477‑6291

Additional resources

* Shatterproof, a national non-profit dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis in the U.S., is leading the implementation of Shatterproof’s Treatment Atlas tool, a quality measurement system for addiction treatment facilities. Shatterproof is an independent company that provides behavioral health services for Independence Blue Cross.