A few essential phone numbers and websites. Feel free to contact me if you don’t see what you’re looking for.

Crisis Hotlines

Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-SAFE

Child Abuse Hotline: (800) 4-A-CHILD

Elder Abuse: (800) 992-1660

Suicide Prevention Center: (877) 727-4747

Twelve-Step Meetings (Los Angeles)

Alcoholics Anonymous: (323) 936-4343

Cocaine Anonymous: (310) 216-4444

Narcotics Anonymous: (818) 773-9999

Al-Anon: (818) 760-7122

Chronic Pain Anonymous

Co-Dependents Anonymous (323) 969-4995

Crystal Meth Anonymous (213) 488-4455

Debtors Anonymous (310) 822-7250

Emotions Anonymous (323) 589-3768

Gamblers Anonymous (213) 386-8789

Overeaters Anonymous (323) 653-7652

Marijuana Anonymous (323) 964-2370

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (323) 957-4881

Workaholics Anonymous (510) 273-9253

General 12-Step Info:

Stress Illness/TMS

Before seeking psychotherapy for chronic pain or other possibly stress-related illness, please talk to a mind-body oriented medical doctor.  In Los Angeles, try MindBody Workbook author, Dr. David Schechter.  A list of  MDs with a stress illness orientation in other cities and states is here.


Mindfulness meditation has been shown to be a powerful way to help decrease anxiety and depression and boost your overall sense of well-being.  Try the mindfulness page on this site for more about mindfulness–including links to free guided meditation mp3s.

Other Useful Numbers

L.A. County Mental Health Access: (800) 854-7771

Legal Aid: (800) 399-4529


For more L.A. resources–especially for people in crisis–try the Didi Hirsch Adult Resource Guide, which I helped put together.

My series of posts from Psychology Today about getting through tough times is indexed here:  Crisis Coping from A to Z.

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