Addiction

Addiction

Al-Anon / Alateen
Al-anon's purpose is "to help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Similarly, Alateen is our recovery program for young people. Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members. Our program of recovery is adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous and is based upon the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts of Service." The site offers information in english, french, and spanish.
http://www.al-anon.alateen.org
Alcoholics Anonymous
This well-known private organization is run by recovering alcoholics who offer treatment and support to people trying to stop drinking. They offer help to people of all backgrounds and have chapters in every part of the country and most cities. Participation is free and totally confidential. Select About A.A. and then Select Contact Local A.A. to find a group near you.
http://www.aa.org/
Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include News, General/Overviews, Clinical Trials, Coping, Diagnosis/Symptoms, Research, Rehabilitation, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Treatment, Genetics, Directories, Organizations, Statistics, Children, Teenagers, Men, Women, Seniors, and more. Get the facts on alcoholism and read FAQs about alcohol abuse. Learn the signs of alcoholism and how to recognize problem drinking. Read about recovery and how your doctor can help. Select espaƱol from the menu bar for Spanish links.
https://medlineplus.gov/alcoholismandalcoholabuse.html
Anabolic Steroids
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include General/Overviews, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Treatment, Directories, Law and Policy, Organizations, Statistics, Children, Teenagers, and more. Read about the dangers of anabolic steroids and hormone abuse. Learn about side effects and physical and psychological risks of these substances. Select espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links.
https://medlineplus.gov/anabolicsteroids.html
CaroliNA
(The Carolina Region of Narcotics Anonymous)
This site offers information about location and times of meetings in the Carolinas and a small part of Virginia of Narcotics Anonymous support groups. It also offers a toll-free 800 number for information.
http://www.crna.org/
Club Drugs
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include News, General/Overviews, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Treatment, Directories, Organizations, Statistics,Children, Teenagers, and more. Learn about club drugs like Ecstasy, Rohhypnol, GHB (the date-rape drug), Ketamine and other dangerous substances. Select espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links.
https://medlineplus.gov/clubdrugs.html
Cocaine
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include News, General/Overviews, Clinical Trials, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Treatment, Directories, Organizations, Law and Policy, Statistics, Children, Teenagers, Women, and more. Learn about the dangers of crack and cocaine abuse, the brain's response to stimulants, how casual drug use leads to addiction, and more. Select espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links
https://medlineplus.gov/cocaine.html
Cocaine Anonymous
This support group is made up of men and women who are recovering addicts and who work with others to stop using cocaine and any other mind-altering substances.
https://ca.org/
Drug Abuse
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include News, General/Overviews, Clinical Trials, Prevention/Screening, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Treatment, Directories, Law and Policy, Organizations, Statistics, Children, Teenagers, Women, and more. Learn about commonly abused drugs, how to break the drug habit, preventing drug use among children and teens, HIv/AIDS and drug abuse, and much more. Select espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links
https://medlineplus.gov/drugabuse.html
Easy to Read Drug Facts
(National Institute on Drug Abuse)
This site has easy to read information about drugs and drug abuse, recovery and treatment, and how to prevent drug abuse. Includes personal stories. You can listen to each page and watch videos.
https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/
Heroin
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include News, General/Overviews, Clinical Trials, Research, Treatment, Directories, Law and Policy, Organizations, Statistics, Children, Teenagers, Women, and more. Read about heroin abuse and addiction, clinical trials on heroin dependence, Methadone and other treatments. Select espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links
https://medlineplus.gov/heroin.html
Marijuana
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include General/Overviews, Clinical Trials, Prevention/Screening, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Treatment, Directories, Organizations, Statistics, Children, Teenagers, Seniors, and more. Learn the adverse effects of marijuana, facts parents should know, marijuana and pain relief, treatment referral sources for teen marijuana users, and more. Select espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links
https://medlineplus.gov/marijuana.html
Mental Health America
Formally known as the National Mental Health Association, Mental Health America is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. This site has fact sheets on many mental health topics, including substance abuse, anxiety disorders, depression, suicide, and much more. Information for referrals, support groups, prescription assistance, screening for depression and other mental illnesses, treatment and paying for treatment can also be found.
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/
MentalHealth.gov
(Department of Health and Human Services)
This site has information about the signs of mental illness, how you and others can seek help and how communities can host conversations about mental health. Learn about different types of mental illness, including depression, anxiety, anorexia, and schizophrenia. The site also includes information for people with mental illness, patients and caregivers, family and friends, and educators.
https://www.mentalhealth.gov/
Meth Awareness
(U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency)
This government site teaches about the dangers of methamphetamine addiction and how to recognize methamphetamine abuse and how to stop it. There are educational tools for teachers and counselors, there are personal stories in both text and video of people hurt by meth addiction, and there are links to other Websites dedicated to stopping drug use.
https://www.justthinktwice.com/drugs/methamphetamine
Methamphetamine
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include News, General/Overviews, Clinical Trials, Prevention/Screening, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Treatment, Directories, Organizations, Children, Teenagers, and more. Read about Methamphetamine and other Party Drugs, how Methamphetamine differs from drugs like cocaine, types of treatment, and more. Use the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator link under Directories to find a facility near you. Select espaƱol from the menu bar for Spanish links.
https://medlineplus.gov/methamphetamine.html
Narcotics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 28,000 weekly meetings in 113 countries.
https://www.na.org/
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
(National Institutes of Health)
This site has information for health and research professionals as well as the public. FAQs on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism are in both English and Spanish and written for the public. Easy-to-read English and Spanish language material for the public covering a wide range of alcohol-related topics are found in Publications, Pamphlets/Brochures/Poster.
https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/
SAMHSA
The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration of the Department of Health & Human Services provides information about substance abuse and mental health to people seeking help with their problems and to mental health professionals. Included are facts, FAQ's, publications, guidelines for finding help. To find help in your area, click one of the bars at the top of the page. There is one for substance abuse help and there is one for mental health help.
https://www.samhsa.gov/
Substance Abuse and Pregnancy
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include News, General/Overviews, Prevention/Screening, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Treatment, Organizations, Statistics, and more. Learn how smoking, drinking and drug use can affect your pregnancy. Read about drug abuse treatments and the effects of substance abuse on infants. Select espaƱol from the menu bar for Spanish links.
https://medlineplus.gov/pregnancyandsubstanceabuse.html
Substance Abuse Problems Topics
(MEDLINEplus)
This page contains links to all topics on substance abuse in MEDLINEplus. Select espaƱol from the menu bar for Spanish links.
https://medlineplus.gov/substanceabuseproblems.html
Underage Drinking
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include News, General/Overviews, Anatomy/Physiology, Clinical Trials, Coping, Prevention/Screening, Diagnosis/Symptoms, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Treatment, Genetics, Law and Policy, Children, Teenagers, and more. Read about children and alcohol, how to talk to your kids about alcohol, college drinking, myths about alcohol, coping with an alcoholic parent, and more. Select espaƱol from the menu bar for Spanish links.
https://medlineplus.gov/underagedrinking.html

Last Modified: Monday February 06, 2017 12:03 PM