RESOURCES 


Al-Anon/Alateen – http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/
Adult Children of Alcoholics – http://www.adultchildren.org/
Nar-Anon – http://nar-anon.org/
Families Anonymous – http://www.familiesanonymous.org/
Parents Anonymous – http://www.parentsanonymous.org/
Co-Anon Cocaine Anonymous – http://www.co-anon.org/
Co-Dependents Anonymous – http://www.codependents.org/

For those suffering with addiction, until your in a treatment program, below is many of the anonymous 12 step programs with most offering meetings on a daily basis.

Alcoholics Anonymous – http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org
Narcotics Anonymous – http://www.na.org/

Other Anonymous Fellowships:

Cocaine Anonymous – http://www.ca.org/
Gamblers Anonymous – http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/
Dual Recovery Anonymous – http://www.draonline.org/

Emotional Health Anonymous – Emotional Health Anonymous:

Debtors Anonymous – http://debtorsanonymous.org/
Nicotine Anonymous – http://www.nicotine-anonymous.org/
AllAddictions Anonymous – http://www.alladdictionsanonymous.com/
Chemically Dependent Anonymous – http://www.cdaweb.org/
Crystal Meth Anonymous – http://www.crystalmeth.org/
Dual Diagnosis Anonymous – http://www.ddaworldwide.org/
Heroin Anonymous – http://www.heroin-anonymous.org/
Marijuana Anonymous – http://www.marijuana-anonymous.org/
Methadone Anonymous – http://www.methadonesupport.org/
Pills Anonymous – http://groups.msn.com/PillsAnonymous
Prescription Anonymous – http://www.prescriptionanonymous.org/
Recoveries Anonymous – http://www.r-a.org/

FAMILY SUPPORT:

Continuing Care
A Parent’s Guide to Your Teen’s Recovery from Substance Abuse.

Hope for Addiction
Unites parents and family members whose children fought and lost their battle to the disease of addiction.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Research reports, facts and alcohol related educational materials for parents.

National Institute on Drug Abuse
Research reports, facts and drug related educational materials for parents.

Online Drug Guide
A comprehensive and up-to-date source of drug information.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Information and resources for parents to help prevent and address drug use among adolescents.

Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide
Provides information about treatment for a variety of drugs including illicit and prescription drugs, alcohol, and tobacco; presents settings and evidence-based approaches unique to treating adolescents.

Questions to Ask Treatment Providers
A list of questions to help guide your conversation with treatment program staff in helping you decide which program is the best fit for your child and family.

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment System Locator
An on-line source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.

Six Components of Effective Parenting
Research supported parenting practices to help reduce the chances your child will develop a drug or alcohol problem.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
Agency within the Department of Health and Human services dedicated to reducing the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities; website provides resources on a range of topics including prevention, treatment and recovery.

Treatment Research Institute
TRI is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to translating research into improved policies and programs to address the devastating effects of substance abuse on families, schools, businesses, criminal justice and healthcare.

Underage Drinking in the Home
Learn about the social hosting laws in your state.


Assessment Tools

  • Jellinek Chart  Chart of the progression of the Disease of Alcoholism
  • DAST 10 - This quiz is intended for adults 18 and older concerned about their own drug use 
  • Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment (SBIRT) SBIRT is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons with substance use disorders, as well as those who are at risk of developing these disorders. Primary care centers, hospital emergency rooms, trauma centers, and other community settings provide opportunities for early intervention with at-risk substance users before more severe consequences occur
  • Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN) is a family of evidence-based instruments used to assist clinicians with diagnosis, placement, and treatment planning. The GAIN is used with both adolescents and adults in all kinds of treatment programs, including outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, methadone, short-term residential, long-term residential, therapeutic community, and correctional programs
  • Brief Jail Mental Health Screen  (BJMHS) The BJMHS assesses incoming detainees for the possibility of having a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression. The process takes less than three minutes and is easily incorporated by corrections officers into the booking process. The entire screen consists of only 8 yes/no questions
  • Preventing Domestic Violence: Clinical Guidelines on Routine Screening  Screening for domestic violence provides a critical opportunity for disclosure of domestic violence and provides a woman and her health care provider the chance to develop a plan to protect her safety and improve her health

Helpful Links for Family and Friends of Addicts:

Support groups such as Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are available for the friends and family of people suffering from addiction (alcohol and drugs, respectively). While these support services are important for making connections with others who may be trying to navigate day-to-day life with addiction in the family, so is seeking professional therapy. Individual therapy for each family member, not just the addict, is important for the mental health of both the addict's spouse or partner and children, and meeting with a therapist as a family can help improve communication among family members, rebalance the family dynamic and give family members a safe environment to express their anger, fear and other concerns. Family therapy may also be helpful in preventing the children of addicts from succumbing to the disease themselves.

  • Al-Anon.org (al-anon.org) For family members of alcoholics.
  • Nar-anon (nar-anon.org) For family members of addicts.
  • Gam-anon (gam-anon.org) For family members of gamblers.
  • Coda.org (coda.org) For co-dependent individuals.
  • Adultchildren.org (adultchildren.org) For adult children of alcoholics and addicts.