Drug Addiction and Recovery Resources

Get the resources you need to discuss addiction with your family.

Getting to Recovery

DrugFree.org

Call the drug-free helpline if you or someone you know needs help or visit this website to become aware, stay informed, and get involved in the anti-drug campaign to help drug abuse and addiction.


1-888-DRUGFREE 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This treatment provider search aims to give information to those looking for treatment for drug abuse, addiction, or mental health problems. You can also call the SAMHSA Treatment Referral Line 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

Recovery Language and Why it Matters 

Use this helpful infographic provided by The National Council for Behavioral Health to learn the correct language to approach the topic of addiction and recovery. 

Recovery Opens Doors

How to talk to friends, other students, and groups in the community about prevention and treatment.

The Center for Motivation and Change (CMC) 

Get your FAQs on addiction and treatment answered here. 

Intervention.com

The nation's leading help channel for families since 1987 for assessment, detox, treatment, and intervention. Helpline: 1-800-789-1605. 

Breathe Rehab 

Breathe Life Healing Centers offer the nation's leading treatment for substance use, eating disorders, mental health, and complex trauma. Accepts most private insurance. Admissions help: 1-800-929-5904.

Facts About Drugs 

Drug Guide

For a thorough explanation of different types of drugs and substances that can be abused, look at this comprehensive drug guide from DrugFree.org.

The Medicine Abuse Project 

Sign the pledge to prevent medicine abuse to the best of your ability by vowing to safely guard your medicines and educate your child on drug abuse and addiction. 

Talking About Drugs with Your Kids

Marijuana Talk Kit 

Download a free marijuana talk kit from DrugFree.org for everything you need to know for talking to your kids about marijuana. 

Family Checkup

Build the parenting skills important in preventing drug use among youth by looking at The National Institute on Drug Abuse's questionnaire. 

Parent Toolkit 

Get tips from DrugFree.org on how to raise and educate drug-free kids. 

Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know

The National Institute on Drug Abuse provides you with a comprehensive guide to educate you on how to talk to your children about substance abuse.

Understanding the Teen Brain

Learn more about the teen brain and how it can be influenced, in order to understand why risky behaviors can lead to bigger problems.

Talking to Your Kids About Prescription Drug Abuse: Not Worth the Risk

This free downloadable brochure from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) helps give you the information you need to start a conversation with your kids. 

Teen Influencer Workshop

Get materials from the Learn How to Help Prevent Teen Prescription Drug Abuse workshop in order to have a prominent role as a teen influencer for the teens in your life. 

Drugs Over Dinner

Answer questions about the conversation you want to have over dinner in order to receive a toolkit to help you plan, host, and moderate a conversation about drugs and addiction at the dinner table. 

Resources for Teens

NIDA For Teens

Created by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) as a resource for kids to learn about drugs and their effects on the brain. 

Above the Influence

Help your teens become more aware of the influences around them and how to successfully deal with the pressures. 

Prescription Drugs: They Can Help But Also Hurt: Not Worth the Risk

This free downloadable brochure from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) helps explain the dangers of substance abuse to teens. 

You're in Control: Using Prescription Medicine Responsibly: Not Worth the Risk

This free downloadable brochure from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) helps educate college students on the risks of using and abusing un-prescribed medication. 

7 Essential Items to Have for a Pandemic Date, According to a Relationship Expert

Celebrity divorce attorney and relationship expert Vikki Ziegler says you should treat COVID-19 like an STD.

Just when we thought relationships and dating could not get any more complicated, the pandemic took this matter to a whole new level. Celebrity divorce attorney and relationship expert, Vikki Ziegler receives an abundance of questions about this exact topic, every single day. Her fans and followers message her via her social media channels, in the hopes of finding the right way to safely date during these times. So, if this topic has crossed your mind, rest assured you are not alone.

For those who used to "swipe left and right," on the regular, Vikki recommends slowing down for the time being, no matter what type of antibacterial wipes are being used between your swipes. Serial dating during COVID-19 can be dangerous and also very selfish at the same time. This might be a good time to either take a break from dating altogether, or invest more time in one relationship and being monogamous, at least for right now. "Everyone should treat COVID-19 as they do an STD, while dating and practice safe EVERYTHING, even beyond just intimacy," says Ziegler. "This will simplify the process and make the do's and don'ts much less complex."

She recommends that new partners keep the dating virtual prior to both being tested and or having the vaccine. "Screendating" can still be both fun and safe at the same time. She suggests that you still wear your favorite new dress, get that fresh haircut or blowout and act as though you are still going out, even if the date is happening in the privacy of your own home. She has suggested some ideas such as virtual movie nights, happy hours, cooking classes, and the most obvious, the at-home and virtual dining date. This would entail both partners ordering food to each of their respective homes, but using the same menu as if they were dining in person.

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