This site was designed by recovering addicts and health professionals to provide the most up-to-date information on various addictions and reviews of top treatment centers across the country. The website is attempts to link users to a network of centers across the country aim to provide outlets for people seeking help.
Addiction Recovery Resource Center
Click on the receptionist in the middle of the page to get their site index. This site includes an 800 toll free number for assistance. The site includes information on treatment, alcohol, cocaine, heroin, detox, facilities, marijuana, prescriptions, adolescents, indigent, recovery, the family, addiction, FAQs, Links, Intervention, and Crystal Methamphetamine.
Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters
This site is designed to help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend, a recovery program for young people.
This site contains a fact file, newcomer information, message to teens, information on how to find professionals, central offices for US / Canada, International offices, Grapevine, Fellowship services, information for professionals, and contact information. It is written in English with links to a French and Spanish version.
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Hazelden Bookplace - Online Recovery
This is a great resource of recovery, discussion, chat, self-help, alcoholism & drugs, codependency, 12-step, secular alternative, higher power, eating disorders, abuse survivors, sexual addiction, mental health, gay & lesbian, humor, stores, clubs, periodicals, treatment, what's new and FAQs.
Help for Parents
This site gives valuable information pertaining to child abuse, risk assessment, parenting & discipline, behavioral & psychological problems, drug and alcohol problems, counseling & psychotherapy, help finding a professional, crisis intervention, runaway prevention, missing children & location, gangs, finding schools & intervention programs, evaluating, diagnosing and assessing, education and mental health law, mental health and medicine, and high school correspondence programs. It also discusses the difference between boot camps, wilderness therapy and boarding school programs. It goes on to list other resources for parents with struggling teens.
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator
This searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs shows the location of facilities around the country that treat alcoholism, alcohol abuse and drug abuse problems. The Locator includes more than 11,000 addiction treatment programs, including residential treatment centers, outpatient treatment programs, and hospital inpatient programs for drug addiction and alcoholism. Listings include treatment programs for marijuana, cocaine, and heroin addiction, as well as drug and alcohol treatment programs for adolescents, and adults.
This site is an excellent help resource. It has menus where you can select your needs. The first menu gives the patient type: Children, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Couples, & Marital. The second menu is the reason for therapy, including general personal and family problems, clinical disorders, and diseases. The third menu is language spoken: This is particularly helpful in that it allows you to choose a therapist that speaks your native language if desired. The fourth menu is for information about which Managed Care Organization you have insurance through.
The next section provides information about your preferred treatment method, which includes areas from New Age, holistic, herbal, acupuncture, dance, music, pastoral, play and medical such as EKG, EEG, etc. The next menu allows you to select your preferred location, and the final menu allows you to select the therapist gender you feel most comfortable with.
The site also contains a glossary, mental health journal, news on recovery, quick listings, professional center, and search engine links.