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Addiction Resources

Organizations and Websites

Addiction Center – A “comprehensive addiction information hub” with information about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse as well as reviews of treatment centers to help you or your loved one in the journey of recovery.

Addiction Treatment Forum

Al-Anon Phone Meetings.

Alcoholic Anonymous.  Online and Telephone Meetings.

American Society of Addiction Medicine

Canadian Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

DrugRehab.com – An excellent website with a thorough coverage of a wide range of drug addictions and treatment options with a mission “to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery.”

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) – Offers education, information, help, and hope in the fight against alcohol and drug addictions. Filled with substance abuse related definitions, facts, overviews, parent information, resources, news releases, etc.

Web of Addiction

Bibliography

Addiction Prevention Lesson Plans – Intended for K-12 educators, check out this online guide with 34 Essential Lesson Plans on addiction prevention or these integrated Addiction Prevention Lesson Plans and Classroom Resources, offered by EducatorLabs.org.

Addiction Treatment and Your Health Coverage.”  Insurance Quotes.

Alternative Treatments for Addiction.” HealthyPlace.com.

Craig Nakken (1996). The Addictive Personality: Understanding the Addictive Process and Compulsive Behavior. Hazelden, pp 144.

David Sheff (2013). Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy. Boston/New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 374pp.   This book, relying on the best available information from experts and programs that succeed, directs its attention to the the addict and family. The author provides his own Clean Paradigm in Twelve Steps. The book is even more compelling for its systemic strategy: how to cope with our national addiction crisis. This author would dismantle what he and many consider the failing and counterproductive War on Drugs, copy the work of the American Cancer Society, and move from negative responses to positive approaches that work. It begins with declaring addiction a number one public health issue and then creates an American Addiction Society following the pattern of the more successful ACS.

Abraham Twerski (2000). The Spiritual Self: Reflections on Recovery and God. Hazelden, pp 160.

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