Life can be stressful and overwhelming at times and makes it hard to think about quitting. Sometimes using tobacco seems like the only way to deal with stress, unpleasant feelings or problems.

All tobacco products are harmful to your health. There is no safe level of tobacco use.

All tobacco products contain nicotine. Nicotine is highly addictive and stimulates endorphin, dopamine, and adrenaline release.

Endorphins to your brain make you feel a slight, brief euphoria.

Dopamine controls the part in your brain driving motivation to take in more and more nicotine containing tobacco products.

Adrenaline stimulates the brain, increases blood pressure, breathing, and heart rate.

Smoking tobacco products, vaping, or using any products that contain nicotine can make you feel happy, energetic, and relaxed. It also makes you want to use more and more tobacco products.

In fact, the nicotine in tobacco is so highly addictive that many people struggle to quit tobacco use. After a while, tobacco products no longer help to deal with stressors or problems.

Using tobacco products will not solve your problems.

When problems are getting out of our control, reaching out for help is the only way to solve them.

Common Things That Cause Stress

World Harvest Food Bank

Low-Cost Groceries

3100 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
213.746.2227
http://worldharvestla.org/


Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Food Pantries

1734 East 41st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90058
Phone: 323-234-3030
Fax: 323-234-0943

https://www.lafoodbank.org/find-food/pantry-locator/


CalFRESH

CalFresh benefits help families obtain food and purchase healthy choices like vegetables and fruits.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services
213-974-1311

Apply online:
https://www.dpssbenefits.lacounty.gov/ybn/SignInPage.html

Locate an office near you:
http://dpss.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpss/main/home/office-locations?program=calfresh&title=CalFresh%20Offices


211 LA County

Free and confidential referral service.

Call 211 from any land line or mobile phone

http://www.211.org/


One Degree

Online free service to help find local resources for families

https://www.1degree.org/

Los Angeles County Housing Resources Center

Online listing of affordable, special-needs, accessible emergency housing.

877-428-8844

http://housing.lacounty.gov/index.html

Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department

Provides listing of resources on how to find affordable housing and special programs such as Handyworker program and Family Source Centers.

866-557-7368;  TTY 213-473-3231

http://hcidla.lacity.org/low-income-populations


Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles

Provides affordable housing.

2600 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057
213-252-2514

http://www.hacla.org/contactus


Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles

Provides affordable housing.

700 West Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801
626-262-4510

https://www.hacola.org/home


Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles (Palmdale Office)

2323 Palmdale Blvd, Suite B
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 575-1511

https://www.hacola.org/home


Affordable Living for the Aging

Provides affordable housing, supportive services, and alternative housing options for low-income and formerly homeless seniors.

2029 Century Part East, Suite 4393
Los Angeles, CA 90067
323-650-7988

http://www.alaseniorliving.org/


211 LA County

Free and confidential referral service.

Call 211 from any land line or mobile phone

http://www.211.org/


One Degree

Online free service to help find local housing resources for families.

https://www.1degree.org/

California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKS)

CalWORKS provides financial help to families with (or expecting) children to help pay for housing, food, utilities, health care, and for assistance with other services for refugees, trafficking victims, and disaster victims.

California Department of Social Services
800-952-5253

http://www.cdss.ca.gov/Benefits-Services


General Relief

Provides financial assistance to adults in need who are ineligible for federal or state programs.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services
866-613-3777

Apply Online:
https://dpssbenefits.lacounty.gov/ybn/GRDownloads.html


211 LA County

Free and confidential referral service.

Call 211 from any land line or mobile phone

http://www.211.org/


One Degree

Online free service to help find local resources for families.

https://www.1degree.org/

Workforce Development: Aging and Community Services

Los Angeles County America’s Job Centers of California

Offers assistance in finding a job.

342 N. San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA 90031
323-539-2000
888-226-6300

https://wdacs.lacounty.gov/programs/workforce-development/


211 LA County

Free and confidential referral service.

Call 211 from any land line or mobile phone

http://www.211.org/


One Degree

Online free service to help find local resources.

https://www.1degree.org/

Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

Provides general health care and specialty care for adults, seniors, and children. Other services provided include specialty care, rehabilitation care, emergency services, inpatient services, and pharmacy services.

Contact information listed online are based upon where you live.

http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/dhs/1029827_HS000026_9-17_ProoffromPrinterFINAL.2017.pdf

Apply Online:
http://dhs.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dhs/contactus/
http://dhs.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dhs/newpatients/


Los Angeles Health Line

Offers a health risk assessment over the phone with referral to health improvement workshops or classes.

800-793-8090

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/owh/


Maternal and Child Health Access

Provides referrals for mothers and their children.

1111 West 6th Street, Fourth Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
213-749-4261

http://www.mchaccess.org/index.php


Dental Care, Young Adults and Children

Provides dental care to young adults and children.

Los Angeles County and University of Southern California

2051 Marengo Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
323-409-1000


Los Angeles LGBT Center

Provides physical, mental, addiction health care, pharmacy services, and social services (domestic violence, housing, legal, support groups and education).

1625 N. Schrader Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028-6213
323-993-7400

https://lalgbtcenter.org/about-the-center


Substance Abuse Treatment

Los Angeles County Substance Abuse Prevention and Control

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/sapc/

Sustance Abuse and Service Helpline: 844-804-7500

For online treatment services locator:
http://sapccis.ph.lacounty.gov/sbat/


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Suicide Prevention: 800-273-TALK (8255)

24/7 Treatment Referral Line: 800-662-HELP (4357)

SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 800-662-HELP (4357)

Online Treatment Services Locator:
https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help
https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/


Department of Mental Health

24/7 Mental Health Helpline: 800-854-7771

For online treatment services locator:
http://dmh.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dmh/our_services


211 LA County

Free and confidential referral service.

Call 211 from any land line or mobile phone

http://www.211.org/


One Degree

Online free service to help find local resources

https://www.1degree.org/

Los Angeles County Hotline (24 Hours)

800-978-3600


National Dometic Violence Hotline (24 Hours)

800-799-7233


LA County Child Abuse Hotline (24 Hours)

800-540-4000


Elder Abuse Reporting Hotline (24 Hours)

877-477-3646 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

800-273-8255 


Trevor Lifeline (24 Hours): LGBT/LGBTQIA

866-488-7386


Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Services 24 hour Crisis Line/Suicide Prevention:

877-727-4747

877-7-CRISIS


211 LA County

Free and confidential referral service.

Call 211 from any land line or mobile phone

http://www.211.org/


One Degree

Online free service to help find local resources.

https://www.1degree.org/