SO...YOU HIT THE WALL?????
DOES THIS HAVE TO BE THE END?????
TIME........DON'T RUN OUT OF IT!
"O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal
away their brains! That we should with joy, pleasance, revel,
and applause, transform ourselves into beasts!"
Many students have questions and concerns regarding drugs and alcohol, but where can they turn in moments of crisis. They KEY to success is SURVIVAL. The way to survive is to get help. The way to get help is to admit to the problem. If you can't find a parent, friend, teacher, counselor to listen....GET HELP. Your life is truly a unique blessing that you must take control of and survive. The demons and temptations of these destructive tools can be overcome. Get Help...PLEASE!
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"Alcoholism is a primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. The disease is often progressive and fatal. It is characterized by continuous or periodic: impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the drug alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortions in thinking, most notably denial."
Alcohol/Drug Addiction - Self Diagnosis
Ask yourself the following questions:
A Yes to three or more questions indicate abuse or addiction is present and corrective steps need to be taken
Questions are courtesy of Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
WHERE TO GET HELP!!
- Caron Foundation
A nationally recognized, non-profit addictions treatment organization established in 1957 as Chit Chat Farms in Wernersville, PA. Also known for its excellent family work
- Colonial House
"Taking the Time to Get it Right" - 30 and 90 day inpatient treatment services in southern Pennsylvania. Noted for its high quality and extremely reasonable cost.
- Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery
Hospital based programs at Proctor Hospital in Peoria, Illinois, offering addiction services including chemical dependency and gambling
A new and relatively inexpensive not-for-profit treatment center in Connecticut
A small but growing residential program with an average length of stay of 28 days located in Rayville, Louisiana
Individualized treatment for drug addiction and alcoholism nestled in the Santa Monica mountain range and overlooking the Pacific Ocean
- Renaissance Institute of Palm Beach
A freestanding treatment center providing a comprehensive continuum of care for chemical dependency; employs a clinically driven variable length of stay through an integrated, step-down system of treatment
- Schick Shadel Hospital
A treatment center in Seattle, Washington, that employs counter conditioning, aversion therapy and relaxing sleep therapy-- combined with counseling and education-- in their program.
- Wilderness Treatment Center
A 60 day program for males ages 14 through 24 in the Rocky Mountains of Montana
- Delancey Street is considered the nation's leading self-help residential education center for former substance abusers and ex-convicts. We currently have about 1000 residents located in five facilities throughout the country: New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Los Angeles and headquartered in San Francisco.
Visit the Addiction Resource Guide for a detailed description of many treatment facilities.
A home drug test service which detects Marijuana, Cocaine, Opiates (including Heroin, Morphine and Codeine), Methamphetamine and PCP
- Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention
From the U.S. Department of Education
- Indiana Prevention Resource Center
Consistently fine work
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) - Prevention On-Line - funded by CSAP
- Prevention Primer
An encyclopedia of prevention
Self Help / Support Organizations
- AA - Alcoholics Anonymous
- Al-ANON and ALATEEN
- CA - Cocaine Anonymous
- CIR - Christians in Recovery
- GA - Gamblers Anonymous
- Jewish Recovery Resources
- NA - Narcotics Anonymous
- NACOA - National Association for Children of Alcoholics
- Nicotine Anonymous
- Rational Recovery
- SOS - Secular Organizations for Sobriety
- Self-Help Source book
- Smart Recovery
- WFS - Women for Sobriety
News, Research, Special Topics, Policy
- Addiction Research Foundation
- American Medical Association's Diagnostic and Treatment Guidelines on Mental Health Effects of Family Violence
- ASAM - American Society of Addiction Medicine
The nation's medical specialty society dedicated to educating physicians and improving the treatment of individuals suffering from alcoholism or other addictions
- Baxley Media Group
Baxley Media Group is a small, woman-owned business which distributes films and videos on psychological and ethical issues in health care
- Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA)
- CASA - National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University
Informs the American people of the cost of abuse of all substances to determine what works for whom in prevention and treatment
- CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- CDC - National AIDS Clearinghouse
- CESAR - Center For Substance Abuse Research (University of Maryland College Park)
Collect, analyze, and disseminate information on the nature and extent of substance abuse and related problems
- CSAP - Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
Federal efforts to prevent alcohol and other drug abuse among the Nation's citizens
- CSAT - Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Expands the availability of effective treatment and recovery services for alcohol and drug problems
- Day by Day
Shelly Marshall's page of recovery related information. Look for the 'Ask Shelly' column and receive information on your recovery questions.
- DEA - Drug Enforcement Administration
- Dick B.'s materials on the Spiritual Roots of Early A.A
- DRCNet Online Drug Policy Library
- DrugText USA
- Drug Watch International
- Dual Diagnosis
The Dual Diagnosis Website contains information and resources for those concerned with co-occurring mental illness and substance disorders
- FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
A national, nonprofit network that promotes information sharing, cross-sector collaboration and advocacy among individuals and organizations working on a broad range of public interest issues
- Ibogaine Dossier
The Ibogaine Dossier contains key articles and over 60 full peer reviewed abstracts on Ibogaine, an experimental anti-addictive medication now under FDA review
- JAMA HIV/AIDS Information Center
- Join Together
Substance abuse resource center supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Justice Information Center
From the National Criminal Justice Reference Service.
- MADD: Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Billy McCrave's book on recovery and change.
- Methadone Advocates
- NAADAC - National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
- National Association of Drug Court Professionals gopher
Legislative updates, publications, documents, NADCP membership news, and other drug court related information
- National Health Information Center
A health information reference service
- NCADD - National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
- NEDS - National Evaluation Data Services
Provides the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment with a wide array of data management support for program and evaluation activities
- NFA - National Families in Action
- NIAAA - National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
- NIDA - National Institute on Drug Abuse
Brings the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.
- NTC - National Treatment Consortium
An organization designed to address the challenging issues and initiatives of the delivery, purchase, and payment of treatment for addictions and mental illness
- NWRC - National Women's Resource Center
- Peele - The Stanton Peele Addiction Web Site
A leading voice against the prevailing beliefs of addiction
- Recovery Network
Contains a weekly media sweep of prevention, treatment and recovery-related headlines
- SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Grief: A Recovery Process
The Courage to Change: Step Two
Continuing Care Plan
Relapse Warning Signs
What is Chemical Dependency?
First Step Questions
Feelings Word List
Alcohol is a Sedative Drug
Some statistics which were reported in the 1999 World Almanac:
30 percent of 4th graders report that they are pressured to drink alcohol
46.8 percent of 8th graders have had alcohol
21.0 percent of 8th graders have had marijuana
80.7 percent of 12th graders have had alcohol
41.7 percent of 12th graders have had marijuana
50 percent of adolescent death is alcohol related
72 million Americans (34.2 percent) over the age of 12 reported using marijuana at least once in their life.
8.5 million used marijuana at least once within the previous year.
3.2 million children live with grandparents. Mostly due to alcohol or drug abuse of their parents.
At least one-half of all spouse-abuse cases and one-third of all child abuse cases are related to substance abuse.
- Of heavy cocaine users who go through drug treatment centers, more than 80 percent are back to heavy cocaine use within 6 months. (nicotine is equally hard to treat.)
- It is easier to stop cocaine or cigarette smoking the first year of use. Occasional use turns into heavy use with time.
- There is more mental illness in cocaine users than the rest of the population.
- According to the National Institutes of Health, there are 600,000 heroin addicts in the United States. 80 percent are not in treatment.
- Youth who use alcohol regularly, before their senior year in high school, are more likely to abuse other drugs, get into trouble, be truant, or, if they are girls, to become pregnant.
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