National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1 (800) 273-(talk)8255
National Substance Abuse Helpline 1 800 662 HELP (4357) https://www.SAMHSA.gov
Slave to Nothing https://www.slave2nothing.org/
Narcotics Anonymous https://www.na.org/
Alcoholics Anonymous www.aa.org
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation and to improve the lives of individuals. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.https://www.samhsa.gov/
We are Faces & Voices of Recovery. We work to hard to support individuals in long-term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction and their family members, friends and allies in a variety of ways, including, capacity building in support of the national recovery movement, fighting the stigma of addiction, creating groundbreaking recovery messaging trainings and more. Our success is measured in the number of people we can help with the quality of programs and services we provide. These programs are fueled by our dedicated staff, board of directors, caring volunteers and generous donors like you.
As the nation’s leading grassroots recovery advocacy organization, Faces & Voices has become a model for numerous international recovery advocacy movements.https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/
The purpose of this site is to create a single location where such material may be located by those interested in the history of addiction treatment and recovery in the United States. Those papers selected for inclusion contain all of the articles and monographs authored by William White on the new recovery advocacy movement, recovery management and recovery-oriented systems of care. It is hoped that this resource library will serve present and future generations of addiction professionals, recovery coaches and recovery advocates.http://www.williamwhitepapers.com/
Nationwide Mutual Support Groups 12-Step Fellowships A twelve-step program is a set of guiding principles outlining a course of action for recovery from addiction, compulsion, or other behavioral problems. Originally proposed by Bill Wilson to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) as a method of recovery from alcoholism, the Twelve Steps were first published in the 1939 book Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism. The method was adapted and became the foundation of other twelve-step programs. Some of the largest and most widely used 12-Step fellowships include Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and Cocaine Anonymous.Contact/Outreach Information: aa.org; ca.org; na.org
Celebrate Recovery Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered program with foundations firmly established in Biblical truth. The 12 Steps with accompanying Scriptures and the 8 Principles based on the Beatitudes offer participants a clear path of salvation and discipleship; bringing hope, freedom, sobriety, healing, and the opportunity to give back one day at a time through our one and only true Higher Power, Jesus Christ.
Contact/Outreach Information: www.celebraterecovery.com
Phoenix Multisport Phoenix Multisport fosters a supportive, physically active community for individuals who are recovering from a Substance Use Disorder and those who choose to live in recovery. Through pursuits such as climbing, hiking, running, strength training, yoga, road/mountain biking, socials and other activities, we seek to help our members develop and maintain the emotional strength they need to stay in recovery.Contact/Outreach Information: www.phoenixmultisport.org
Available Support Groups for Families – There are many available support groups for families with members addicted to opiates to ensure all families have several options. Some family support groups for parents include 12-Step practices for healing families who are depressed.
Learn to Cope –Learn to Cope is a non-profit support network that offers education, resources, peer support and hope for parents and family members coping with a loved one addicted to opiates or other drugs. https://www.learn2cope.org/
Nar-Anon – Nar-Anon is a support group for families of addicts, because the family needs recovery as much as the addicted loved one does. It is a safe and confidential place where families can openly share their experience, strength, and hope, and know that they are not alone. Nar-Anon is a 12-step support group where each member is encouraged to obtain a sponsor, which is someone who has completed their 12-steps and is working on step twelve, which is carrying the message to others. 12-Step support groups for families of addicts are not affiliated with any religion but are spiritual in-nature. By attending support group meetings, family members will learn about the disease of addiction, as well as learn to implement an honest and consistent approach, as well as firm boundaries, toward their addicted loved one. https://www.nar-anon.org
Other Support Groups – Parents of Addicted Loved Ones is an active group dedicated to providing peer groups, and Adult Children of Alcoholics combines 12-Step themes for treating trauma children have faced. PAL, Parents of Addicted Loved Ones was founded in 2006 and offers hope to parents and address issues like co-dependency. Support groups solely for siblings exist, spotlighting the strained relationships and focusing on repairing them. There are also programs available online for support of family members of addicted loved ones.
Trees.com, an online authority for gardening advice, hydroponics, product reviews, DIY, and design ideas, recently did a survey which found that a plant-keeping hobby does not only help people pass the time, but it also has a profound impact on people’s mental and physical health during the pandemic. The majority of people surveyed said they expect to continue with their plant-keeping hobby even when the pandemic is over.
You can learn more about the key findings of their study here: https://www.trees.com/plants-improve-mental-health
Additionally, grief-centered support groups like GRASP (Grief Recovery after a Substance Passing) allow families to receive compassion if mourning a family member who has passed due to opioid overdose.
The National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) is a 501-c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the availability of well-operated, ethical and supportive recovery housing. We have developed the most widely referenced national standard for the operation of recovery residences. We work with and support 30 state affiliate organizations. NARR and these organizations collectively support over 25,000 persons in addiction recovery who are living in over 2,500 certified recovery residences throughout the United States.https://narronline.org/
Other Resources that have reached out to us. See below. Please let us know at [email protected] if you have concerns or issues regarding any links. We do not specifically endorse any particular Treatment Center but wish to provide the Resources.
Many of us know a family member, friend who’s suffering from a mental health ailment, co-occurring disorder or addiction. To make things worse COVID continues and more people have turned to alcohol to cope with the unprecedented uncertainty and stress. Even though less people are driving, more have been using alcohol. This has unfortunately lead to a 9% increase in alcohol related deaths on the road. The largest jump since 2007 according to MADD, Mother’s Against Drunk Driving. Granite Recovery Centers submitted these resources Alcohol Abuse and Binge Drinking guide at https://www.graniterecoverycenters.com/alcohol-abuse/binge-drinking and Drug Prevention for Parents https://www.greenmountaintreatmentcenter.com/resources/parents/
A research article comparing the dangers of drunk driving, drowsy driving, and distracted driving:
At AddictionGroup, we know that everyone’s journey with drug abuse is different, managing the emotional and physical challenges can be both frustrating and isolating. We created a guide to help anyone suffering from Meth Sores:
Given how common meth sores are for those that are struggling with drug abuse are, we made a point of including:
How using meth does not automatically cause sores to develop but can trigger itching
Signs of meth use, including rapid weight loss, pale or blotchy skin, and several other signs and symptoms
Treatment and how to get help for meth addiction
At AlcoholAwareness.org, our goal is to raise awareness for alcoholism. As recovering alcoholics ourselves we know how hard it is to find reliable, and free resources to help yourself or a loved one. This website does just that. If you want to talk, getting help for alcoholism is only a phone call away. Our free alcohol abuse hotline is available 24/7.
Pinnacle Peak Recovery has compiled a pretty extensive list of substance abuse support groups to help those struggling with addiction find the best one for them. https://www.
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