Alcohol Abuse & Seniors 2019-2020

National and local programs to help older adults and their loved ones get help for substance abuse

Though it may come as a surprise to some, senior citizens are the age group with the highest rate of alcoholism in the United States. 

In the last 10 years, alcohol consumption among people over age 65 has increased faster than any other age group.

Widowers over the age of 75, specifically, have the highest rate of alcoholism in the U.S.1

What causes senior adults to abuse alcohol? What additional health risks are involved with alcohol as adults get older?

And most importantly, where can older adults and their loved ones turn for help?

This guide attempts to answer these questions and provides a list of national alcoholism treatment resources and a state by-state resource guide for seniors who are struggling with alcohol abuse. 

The Prevalence of Alcohol Abuse Among Seniors

While alcohol consumption is often associated with younger adults — and while younger people remain far more likely to consume alcohol — “alcohol use disorders” are in fact most prevalent in older adults.

Consider the following statistics:

  • Up to 11% of inpatient hospital admissions among the elderly are drug- or alcohol-related.2

  • Each year, nearly 21,000 people age 65 and older die as a result of heavy alcohol consumption or binge drinking.3

  • The rate of “high-risk drinking” among seniors has shot up 65% in the past decade and now accounts for almost 4% of the entire senior population.1

  • 10-15% of people do not drink heavily until they are in older age.2

  • Nearly 50% of seniors living in nursing homes or assisted living facilities have alcohol-related health problems.2

While men in general are five times more likely to develop a problem with alcoholism than women, women are more likely to develop an alcohol abuse problem during a later stage of life.4

With the Baby Boomer generation aging into retirement, the prevalence of alcohol abuse among senior adults will likely continue to remain a prominent health issue.

What Causes Older Adults to Abuse Alcohol?

There are a number of reasons why a person may begin abusing alcohol later in life.

Two of the common root causes for alcoholism and substance abuse include loneliness or depression, which can be caused by: 

  • Empty nest syndrome once children have grown and moved out of the house
  • Losing a spouse or close friends
  • Retiring and feeling of bored, useless or lacking self-worth
  • Relocating into a downsized home or nursing home, especially if the person lived in their home for many years
  • Declining mental or physical health

Seniors may also turn to alcohol during times of financial stress, or perhaps when they find it increasingly difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep.  

The Risks That Alcohol Abuse Poses to Baby Boomers

Alcohol abuse carries health risks for people of any age. But seniors can face some additional risks because of their body composition. 

  • Older adults typically have less muscle to help absorb alcohol, which makes alcohol hit the bloodstream quicker and more intensely, which enhances inebriation and the associated effects on health.

  • An older body typically takes longer to digest alcohol, which means certain damaging toxins remain in organs for a longer period of time. 

  • Senior adults may live alone or have fewer friends or family nearby to check in and monitor their wellbeing. This can increase the dangers associated with becoming intoxicated in isolation. 

Experts define risky drinking for those age 65 and over as more than seven drinks in a week or more than three drinks in a day. These thresholds are lower than they are for younger adults because of the increased risks involved.

Here are some of the added risks that seniors face with excessive alcohol consumption.   

Dehydration

The body of an older adult is made up of less water than that of a younger person.

Alcohol contributes to dehydration, and having less water in the body to curb that effect leads seniors to become more easily dehydrated when they consume excessive amounts of alcohol. 

Falls

Older adults typically face deteriorating balance, so they are at an increased risk of falls when intoxicated.

To make matters worse, an older body is more fragile and has weaker and thinner bones, which can make the consequences of a fall even more dangerous. 

Memory loss or impairment

Brain activity tends to slow as adults get older, which can lead to natural memory issues.

When the effects of alcohol are added, seniors can more easily reach the point of memory loss or confusion, which can impair decision-making and lead to dangerous situations. 

Mood disorders

Some seniors may increasingly suffer from loneliness, depression and anxiety and can become frustrated as daily life becomes more difficult to navigate.

Alcohol has a way of intensifying a person’s emotions and can worsen mood disorders among older adults. 

Interactions with medicine

Older adults typically take more prescription medication than other age groups, and these medications can have dangerous side effects when mixed with alcohol.

Even over-the-counter medicines such as Aspirin and cough syrup can be dangerous when mixed with excessive amounts of alcohol. 

How Alcohol Increases Risks of Health Problems for Seniors

Alcohol abuse doesn’t just cause new health problems for older adults.

It can also exacerbate existing issues or increase the odds of developing an age-related condition for which someone may already be at risk. 

  • Alcohol can make the body less sensitive to insulin, which can increase the chance of developing diabetes. Alcohol also affects the way the liver processes sugar.

  • Drinking alcohol can cause your blood pressure to rise in both the immediate and long-term. This raises the risk of a stroke or heart attack.

  • Alcohol can cause bones to wither and can accelerate the development of osteoporosis.

How to Detect Alcohol Abuse Issues in Older Adults

Alcoholism can be difficult to detect in older adults because they often have less interaction with people.

Some seniors may no longer work or go out socializing. They may live far away from family. And in some instances, their spouse and close friends may have passed away. 

Symptoms of alcohol abuse can also be masked or dismissed because of a person’s age. In fact, studies have shown that older people are less likely to receive an initial diagnosis of alcoholism than younger people.5

Some of the signs and symptoms of alcohol abuse among seniors include:

  • Drinking alone or in secret
  • Loss of interest in hobbies, activities and socializing 
  • Drinking despite specific warnings not to from doctors or medication labels
  • Changes in personal appearance that include sudden weight gain or loss or a lack of personal hygiene 
  • Untidiness around the home that is uncharacteristic for the person
  • Changes in mood and demeanor, particularly depression and hostility

You can also look for the usual signs of alcohol abuse such as slurred speech, an odor of alcohol on the breath and an abundance of empty cans or bottles around the house. 

A commonly used set of questions to determine if a senior may have an alcohol abuse problems is the “CAGE” test:

  1. Have you ever felt that you should Cut down on your drinking?
  2. Have you been Annoyed by people criticizing your drinking or asking you to cut back?
  3. Have you felt Guilty about your drinking?
  4. Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning (an “Eye opener”)?  

Answering “yes” to two or more of these questions could indicate a possible drinking problem.

Does Medicare Cover Alcoholism or Substance Abuse Treatment?

Tens of millions of seniors rely on Medicare for their health insurance. Medicare Part B (medical insurance) provides coverage for an alcohol misuse screening one time per year for seniors who use alcohol but do not meet the criteria for alcohol dependency. 

If a doctor determines that you are misusing alcohol, you can have up to four in-person counseling sessions per year covered by Medicare.

As long as the health care provider who administers your alcohol abuse counseling accepts Medicare assignment, you will pay nothing for the service.

What Can You Do to Help a Loved One Facing Alcohol Abuse?

If you suspect an older adult you know may be struggling with a drinking problem, it can be beneficial – though difficult ­­– to have a conversation with them about the issue.

An intervention staged with the help of a professional alcohol counselor can prove extremely effective at convincing a person to accept help. 

The recovery process is different for every individual, and the type and length of counseling program can depend on a number of variables.

The first step is to reach out. The national and state resources listed below can help your loved one regain the stability and happiness they deserve during their golden years. 

National Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

The most well-known resource for alcoholism treatment utilizes a 12-step program for recovery. AA has chapters located all over the U.S. and even internationally. 

Al-Anon

Al-Anon is a support group designed for the family members and close friends of alcoholics. Al-Anon can be a good resource for learning how to cope with a loved one’s drinking. 

SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery allows people suffering from alcohol addiction to access around-the-clock chat rooms, message boards and online meetings. There are also face-to-face meetings available all around the world. 

Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS)

Secular Organizations for Sobriety offers meetings similar to Alcoholics Anonymous in cities all over the U.S., along with online groups. The group takes a secular, or non-religious, approach to recovery. 

Centerstone

Centerstone provides educational resources about alcohol abuse and treatment that are backed by statistics and research studies. They provide toolkits, fact sheets and videos about recognizing drinking problems. 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA is a 24/7 national hotline for free and confidential treatment, referrals and information for individuals and families facing substance abuse disorders. 

State Resources for Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment

Select your state

 

Alabama

Alabama Department of Mental Health Substance Abuse Treatment Services

Phone: (334) 242-3962

Alabama Department of Senior Services

Phone: (800) 243-5463

Alcoholics Anonymous in Central Alabama

Phone: (334) 264-4122

Birmingham Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (205) 290-0060

Alcoholics Anonymous, Southwest Alabama Central Office Inc.

Phone: (251) 479-9994

Alcoholics Anonymous, District 20 of North Alabama

Phone: (256) 885-0323

Alaska

Alaska Commission on Aging

Phone: (907) 465-4879

Anchorage Area Intergroup

Phone: (907) 272-2312

Welcome to AA Fairbanks, Alaska

Phone: (844) 751-4393 

Alcoholics Anonymous Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

Phone: (907) 283-5722

Alaska Mat-Su District 11 Central Office for Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (907) 376-4777

Arizona

Arizona Office on Aging

Phone: (602) 542-4710

Salt River Intergroup, Inc

Phone: (602) 264-1341

Tucson Area Intergroup

Phone: (520) 624-4183

Alcoholics Anonymous Group of Chandler

Phone: (480) 834-9033

North Scottsdale Fellowship Club

Phone: (602) 264-1341

The Agua Fria Intergroup

Phone: (623) 937-7836

River Cities Central Office

Phone: (928) 763-4499 or (800) 864-1606

The Central Mountain Intergroup

Phone: (928) 646-9428

Arkansas

Fort Smith Alcoholics Anonymous Intergroup

Phone: (479) 783-0123

Arkansas Central Office

Phone: (501) 664-6042

California

California Department of Aging

Phone: (800) 510-2020

California Mental Health Services Division

Phone: (​916) 322-7445 

Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care

Phone: (916) 319-3990

Victor Valley AA Central Office

Phone: (760) 242-9292

Ventura County Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (805) 389-1444

Central Intergroup Office of the Desert

Phone: (760) 324-4880

Alcoholics Anonymous Fellowship of Butte, Glenn and Southern Tehama Counties

Phone: (530) 342-5756

Inland Empire Central Office of Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (909) 825-4700

East County Intergroup

Phone: (877) 993-2422

Colorado

Colorado Commission on Aging

Phone: (303) 866-5700

Denver Area Central Committee of Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (303) 322-4440

Northern Colorado Intergroup

Phone: (970) 224-3552

The Central Service Office of Southern Colorado

Phone: (719) 546-1173

AA Boulder County Central Office

Phone: (303) 447-8201

Colorado Springs Intergroup

Phone: (719) 573-5020

Hispanic Intergroup in Colorado

Phone: (303) 433-2080

Connecticut

Connecticut Aging Committee

Phone: (860) 240‑0100

The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Phone: (860) 418-7000

Connecticut Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (866) 783-7712

Delaware

Central Delaware Intergroup

Phone: (302) 736-2836

Southern Delaware Intergroup

Phone: (302) 856-6452

Northern DE Intergroup

Phone: (302) 655-5113

District Of Columbia

Department of Behavioral Health Treatment Services

Phone: (202) 673-2200

Washington Area Intergroup Association

Phone: (202) 966-9115

Florida

Florida Department of Elder Affairs

Phone: (850) 414-2000

Central Florida Intergroup

Phone: (407) 260-5408

Nature Coast intergroup

Phone: (352) 621-0599

South Palm Beach County Intergroup

Phone: (561) 276-4581

The Lee County Area Intergroup

Phone: (239) 275-5111

Intergroup Fort Walton Beach

Phone: (850) 244-2421

North Central Florida Intergroup

Phone: (352) 372-8091

Northeast Florida Intergroup Services

Phone: (904) 399-8535

Georgia

Georgia Division of Aging Services

Phone: (866) 552-4464

Substance Abuse Prevention

Phone: (800) 715-4225

Atlanta's Central Office of Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (404) 525-3178

Augusta AA Central Office

Phone: (706) 860-8331

Southeast Georgia Intergroup

Phone: (912) 399-7962​

Savannah Area AA Intergroup

Phone: (912) 356-3688

Hawaii

Hawaii Office of Aging

Phone: (808) 961-8600

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division

Phone: (808) 692-7506

East Hawaii Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (808) 329-1212

Oahu Intergroup of Hawaii

Phone: (808) 946-1438

West Hawaii Central AA Office

Phone: (808) 329-1212

Alcoholics Anonymous on Kaua‘i

Phone: (808) 245-6677

Maui AA Central

Phone: (808) 244-9673     

Idaho

Idaho Commission on Aging

Phone: (208) 334-3833

District 14 AA Area 92 Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (208) 610-1016

Treasure Valley Intergroup

Phone: (208) 344-6611

Illinois

Illinois Department on Aging

Phone: (312) 814-8449

Chicago Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (312) 346-1475

Rockford Area Intergroup Association

Phone: (815) 968-0333

Southern Illinois Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (800) 307-6600

East Central Illinois District 12 Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (217) 373-4200

Southern Illinois Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (800) 307-6600

Indiana 

Indiana Areas on Aging​

Phone: (800) 457-8283

Indianapolis AA

Phone: (317) 632-7864

Fort Wayne Area AA Intergroup

Phone: (260) 471-6262

Southeastern Indiana Intergroup

Phone: (812) 342-2330

Calumet Area Intergroup

Phone: (219) 844-6695

Elkhart Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (574) 295-8188

Iowa

Iowa Department on Aging

Phone: (800) 532-3213

Bureau of Substance Abuse

Phone: (515) 281-7689

Iowa AA

Phone: (212) 870-3400

Ames Area Intergroup Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (515) 232-8642

Illowa Intergroup

Phone: (309) 764-1016

Des Moines AA Central Office

Phone: (515) 282–8550

Dubuque Area Intergroup

Phone: (563) 557-9196

AA Iowa City Intergroup

Phone: (319) 338-9111

Siouxland Intergroup

Phone: (712) 252-1333

Kansas

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Phone: (785) 296-4986

Kansas City Area Central Office AA

Phone: (816) 471-7229

Wichita AA Central Office

Phone: (316) 684-3661

AA Kansas District 23

Phone: (785) 842-0110

Kentucky 

Department for Aging and Independent Living

Phone: (502) 564-6930

Greater Louisville Intergroup

Phone: (502) 582-1849

Lexington KY Bluegrass Intergroup

Phone: (859) 225-1212

Louisiana 

Office of Aging & Adult Services

Phone: (866) 758-5035

Office of Behavioral Health – Mental Health Services

Phone: (225) 342-9500

Greater Baton Rouge AA Central Office

Phone: (225) 930-0026

Acadiana Area Central Office

Phone: (337) 991-0830

Greater New Orleans Area AA Central Office

Phone: (504) 838-3399

Maine

Office of Aging and Disability Services Initiatives

Phone: (207) 287-9200 or (800) 262-2232

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

Phone: (207) 287-2595

Central Service Office

Phone: (207) 774-4335

Down East Intergroup

Phone: (207) 479-1779

Maryland

Commissions on Aging in Maryland

Phone: (410) 767-1100

Baltimore Intergroup Council Of AA

Phone: (410) 663-1922

North Eastern Maryland Intergroup Of Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (410) 272-4150

West Central Intergoup

Phone: (301) 662-0544

Massachusetts

Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA)

Phone: (800) 922-2275

Boston AA Central Service

Phone: (617) 426-9444

Worcester Area Intergroup Inc.

Phone: (508) 752-9000

Western Massachusetts Intergroup Office

Phone: (413) 532-2111

Michigan

Office of Services to the Aging (OSA) - State of Michigan

Phone: (517) 241-4100

Area 33 AA Southeast Michigan

Phone: (313) 831-5550

Kent County Central Office

Phone: (616) 913-9149

Minnesota

AA Minnesota

Phone: (952) 881-1856

Greater Minneapolis Intergroup

Phone: (952) 922-0880

St. Paul Intergroup Central Office

Phone: (651) 227-5502

AA District 1

Phone: (507) 281-1747

Mississippi

Mississippi Aging and Adult Services

Phone: (844) 437-6282

Mid-Mississippi Intergroup of AA

Phone: (601) 982-0081

Missouri

Area Agencies on Aging & Services

Phone: (800) 392-0210

MO Department of Mental Health - Alcohol and Drug Use

Phone: (573) 751-4942

AA Central Office of Southwest Missouri

Phone: (417) 823-7125

Tri-County Intergroup

Phone: (636) 970-0013

Montana

Montana Aging Services

Phone: (406) 444-2511

Montana Substance Use Disorder Services and Resources

Phone: (406) 444-3964

AA-Montana

Phone: (888) 607-2000

Nebraska

Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging

Phone: (402) 721-7770

AA Lincoln Central Office

Phone: (402) 438-5214

Alcoholics Anonymous in Nebraska

Phone: (877) 226-3632

Nevada 

Aging and Disability Services Division

Phone: (775) 687-4210

Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency (SAPTA)

Phone: (800) 273-8255

Northern Nevada Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (775) 355-1151

Las Vegas Central Office for Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (702) 598-1888

New Hampshire

Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

Phone: (603) 271-4292

Opioid Misuse Prevention, Treatment and Recovery

Phone: (603) 271-6738

NH Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (800) 593-3330

New Jersey

Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services Home

Phone: (877) 292-5588

Department of Aging Services

Phone: (800) 792-9745

Central Jersey Intergroup

Phone: (609) 586-6902

South Jersey Intergroup

Phone: (856) 486-4446

Cape Atlantic Intergroup

Phone: (609) 641-8855

Oficina Intergrupal Hispaña de New Jersey

Phone: (973) 824-0555

AA in Northern New Jersey

Phone: (908) 687-8566

New Mexico

Area Agency on Aging

Phone: (505) 476-4799

NM AA Hispanic Intergroup

Phone: (505) 266-3688 or (505) 203-2303

AA in Las Cruces

Phone: (575) 527-1803

New York

Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services - Regional Services

Phone: (877) 846-7369

Office for the Aging

Phone: (800) 342-9871

New York State Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (212) 870-3400

Buffalo Area Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (716) 853-0388

Alcoholics Anonymous, Syracuse

Phone: (315) 463-5011

Rochester Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (585) 232–6720

Inter-Group Association of A.A. of New York, Inc.

Phone: (212) 647-1680

North Carolina

Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services Assistance

Phone: (919) 733-7011

Aging and Adult Services Assistance

Phone: (919) 855-3400

Moore County Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (910) 420-0575

Metrolina Intergroup

Phone: (704) 377-0244

North Carolina Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (919) 286-9499     

Outer Banks Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (252) 256-0850

Tri-County Intergroup

Phone: (919) 783-6144

Northwest Piedmont Intergroup

Phone: (336) 725-6031

North Dakota

Behavioral Health Services

Phone: (701) 328-8920

Adults and Aging Services

Phone: (855) 462-5465

Alcoholics Anonymous of Grand Forks

Phone: (701) 330-4339

Ohio

Ohio Department of Aging

Phone: (800) 266-4346

Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Phone: (877) 275-6364

Youngstown Area Intergroup

Phone: (330) 270-3000

North Central Ohio AA Intergroup

Phone: (419) 625-5995

Alcoholics Anonymous Mansfield

Phone: (419) 522-4800

Dayton Intergroup

Phone: (937) 222-2211

Central Ohio Group Fellowship

Phone: (614) 253-8501

AA Cleveland District Office

Phone: (800) 835-1935

Cincinatti AA

Phone: (513) 351-0422

The Canton, Ohio Area Intergroup Council

Phone: (330) 491-1989

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Phone: (405) 248-9200

OKC Intergroup

Phone: (405) 524-1100

Northeast AA Central Service

Phone: (918) 627-2224

Oregon

Area Agency on Aging (AAA)

Phone: (503) 945-5600

Services for Seniors & People with Disabilities

Phone: (503) 945-5600

Alcoholics Anonymous Josephine County Intergroup

Phone: (541) 474-0782

Klamath and Lake County intergroup

Phone: (541) 883-4970

Jackson County Central Office AA

Phone: (541) 732-1850

Westside Central Office

Phone: (503) 684-0415

Willamette Valley Intergroup

Phone: (503) 399-0599

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Aging

Phone: (717) 783-1550

Substance Abuse Services

Phone: (717) 787-2500

Mental Health Services

Phone: (800) 692-7462

Hanover Intergroup

Phone: (717) 451-3991

AA Harrisburg

Phone: (717) 234-5390

Lancaster AA

Phone: (717) 394-3238

Pittsburgh Area AA Central Office

Phone: (412­) 471-7472

York Area Intergroup

Phone: (717) 854-4617

Rhode Island

Office of Healthy Aging

Phone: (401) 462-4444

Newport Bridge Alcoholics Anonymous in Rhode Island

Phone: (800) 439–8860

South Carolina 

South Carolina Department on Aging

Phone: (800) 868-9095

Lowcountry Intergroup

Phone: (888) 534-0192

Greater Columbia Intergroup

Phone: (803) 254-5301

Grand Strand Intergroup

Phone: (843) 655-7674

Tricounty Intergroup Office

Phone: (843) 723-9633

South Dakota 

Substance Use Disorder Services

Phone: (605) 773-3165

South Dakota Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (605) 692-6070

Tennessee

Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability

Phone: (615) 741-2056

Substance Abuse Services

Phone: (855) 274-7471

Tennessee Department of Health - Mental Health Services

Phone: (615) 532-6500

Chattanooga Intergroup

Phone: (423) 499-6003

Central West Tennessee Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (877) 426-8330

East Tennessee Intergroup Of Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (865) 522-9667

Memphis Area Intergroup Association

Phone: (901) 454-1414

Texas 

Aging and Disability Resource Center

Phone: (855) 937-2372

Texas Health & Human Services - Mental Health & Substance Use

Phone: (800) 273-8255

Oficina Integrupal Hispaña de Austin

Phone: (512) 619-2458

Hill County Intergroup

Phone: (512) 444-0071

Brazos Valley Intergroup

Phone: (979) 361-7976

Dallas AA Central Office

Phone (214) 887-6699

Alcoholics Anonymous Houston

Phone: (713) 686-6300

Utah

Aging & Adult Services

Phone: (801) 538-4171

Central Office of Salt Lake

Phone: (801) 484-7871

Northern Utah Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (801) 393-4728

Vermont

Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

Phone: (802) 241-2401

Department of Mental Health

Phone: (802) 241-0090

Adult Mental Health Services

Phone: (802) 241-0090

Alcoholics Anonymous Area 70 VT

Phone: (802) 447-1285

VT Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Programs (ADAP)

Phone: (800) 464-4343

Virginia

Office for Aging Services, Division for Community Living

Phone: (804) 662-9333

Mental Health Services

Phone: (804) 786-3921

Jefferson District Friends of Bill AA

Phone: (434) 293-6565

Northern Virginia Intergroup

Phone: (703) 293-9753

Virginia Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (804) 452-1959          

The North Piedmont Central Office

Phone: (434) 847-4733

Virginia Peninsula Service Center

Phone: (757) 595-1212

Washington

Washington Health Care Authority Substance Use Treatment

Phone: (800) 799-4889

Eastside Intergroup

Phone: (425) 454-9192

Sno-King Intergroup

Phone: (425) 672-0987

Greater Seattle Intergroup

Phone: (206) 587-2838

Spokane AA Central Office/Intergroup

Phone: (509) 624-1442

Puget Sound AA

Phone: (253) 474-8897

Vancouver Intergroup Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (360) 694-3870

West Virginia 

West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services

Phone: (304) 558-3317

West Virginia Office of Adult Services

Phone: (304) 356-4811

Alcoholics Anonymous Area 73

Phone: (800) 333-5051

AA District 1

Phone: (302) 321-5867

Wisconsin

Programs and Services for Older Adults in Wisconsin

Phone: (608) 266-1865

Racine Area Central Office

Phone: (262) 554-7788

Door County AA

Phone: (855) 746-0901

Milwaukee Central Office

Phone: (414) 771-9119

Fox Valley Central Office

Phone: (920) 997-0221

Wyoming

Wyoming Department of Health - Aging Division

Phone: (307) 777-7995

Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Services

Phone: (800) 535-4006

Genesee Wyoming Intergroup

Phone: (888) 854-8322