Please, find some initial resources related to addiction and substance abuse.* I will continue to add to the page. If you have suggestions please let me know by contacting me here or by posting below. Thanks.
*Please, note that I am not a medical professional or addiction counselor. I have reviewed each of these resources, but have not done in-depth checks on these sites and do not recommend a particular resource below.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357): https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline: SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. SAMHSA – 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. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
Addiction Resource: https://addictionresource.com/: A first line resource for referrals to and support around addiction of all types. The site also provides information for practitioners such as clergy or therapists, advocates, lay leaders, or teachers. They also provide the phone number 1-800- 662-4357 (HELP) for immediate connection to a helpline available in English and Spanish.
American Society of Addiction Medicine: http://www.asam.org/ : Aimed at medical professionals, this site and the organization represent 3700 medical professionals and provide detailed information about research, resources, and other learning opportunities related to Addiction and Addiction Medicine. This does not strike me as the site to send someone who is looking for immediate help or assistance related to his/her or a friend/loved one’s addiction.
Addiction Center: www.addictioncenter.com: Addiction Center was founded by recovering addicts and health information writers. Their goal is to provide the most up-to-date information on addiction as well as reviews of top treatment centers across the country. Addiction Center is owned and funded by Recovery Worldwide LLC, an organization that creates informational web properties on health and mental health-related topics. Addiction Center is not a treatment center, but their network of centers across the country aims to provide outlets for people seeking help. (adapted from the website)