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Where to find help: A substance abuse resource list

These organizations offer tools, support and more for those struggling with mental health and substance abuse.
where to find substance abuse help
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The organizations below offer tools, support and more for those struggling with mental health and substance abuse.

Ben’s Friends

A peer support group for food and beverage professionals struggling with substance abuse or addiction.


The Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers promotes mental wellness in the industry through webinars, conferences and publications.

Mental Health First Aid

A skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues. Training follows the ALGEE guidelines (Assess for risk; Listen nonjudgmentally; Give reassurance and information; Encourage professional help; Encourage self-help and other support strategies).

Restaurant After Hours

Resource center for mental health and addiction recovery services founded by Chef Zia Sheikh, a hospitality veteran with first-hand experience.

Organizational Wellness and Learning Systems (OWLS)

Tools, programs and resources for hospitality trainers to create a healthy work culture, led by Dr. Joel Bennett.

Serving Those Serving

A nonprofit dedicated to supporting hospitality workers and promoting their mental wellness; offers employee assistance resources for addiction.


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