Credible Resources for Learning About Synthetic and New-School Drugs:
This is a good listing of a variety of commonly abused street drugs:
Here is a great way to stay on top of emerging drug trends:
Dab or Wax – concentrated cannabis derivative
K2 or Spice – Synthetic Cannabinoids:
Kratom – for sale down the street:
General Addiction Counseling Resources
AA Alcoholics Anonymous www.aa.org
Alateen, for friends and family members of alcoholics www.al-anon.alateen.org
Alcoholics for Christ www.alcholicsforchrist.com
Addictions Victorious No Meetings Available in this City
Alcoholics Victorious No Meetings Available in this City
Celebrate Recovery www.celebraterecovery.com
CA Cocaine Anonymous www.cacolorado.org
Co-Anon, for friends and family of Cocaine addicts www.co-anon.org
CoDA – Co-Dependents Anonymous, for people working to end patterns of dysfunctional relationships and develop functional and healthy relationships www.codependents.org
CMA Crystal Meth Anonymous www.crystalmeth.org
GA Gambler’s Anonymous www.gamblersanonymous.org
Gam-Anon / Gam-A-Teen www.gam-anon.org
FA Families Anonymous No Meetings Available in this City, see www.familiesanonymous.org
FA Food Addicts in Recovery http://foodaddicts.org
FAA Food Addicts Anonymous www.foodaddictsanonymous
L.I.F.E. International (Living In Freedom Everyday) www.freedomeveryday.org
MA Marijuana Anonymous www.marijuana-anonymous
NA Narcotics Anonymous http://portaltools.na.org
Nar-Anon No Meetings Available in this City
OLGA On Line Gamers Anonymous www.olganon.org
Overcomers Outreach No Meetings Available in this City, see www.overcomersoutreach.org
OA Overeater’s Anonymous www.oa.org
SCA Sexual Compulsives Anonymous www.sca-recovery.org
SAA Sex Addicts Anonymous www.sexaa.org
CO-SA No Meetings Available in this City, see www.cosacall.com
SA Sexaholics Anonymous www.sa.org
SLAA Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous No Meetings Available in this City, see www.localslaa.org
Substance Abuse Counseling & Additional Addiction Counseling Resources:
SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – The Next Step Toward A Better Life (Guidance to Recovery): http://store.samhsa.gov/product/The-Next-Step-Toward-a-Better-Life/SMA13-4474
Find the best alcohol and drug treatment programs with this large database of recovery centers.
Offers five important questions to ask when looking for an effective treatment program.
An international movement to provide treatment for alcoholics using a Twelve Step program and group meetings.
Resources for professionals in the addiction medicine field as well as for those in recovery, provided by the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, and Division of Child Psychiatry.
An educational site focusing on addiction issues, especially opiate addiction and treatment.
Dedicated to educating the public about the effects of alcohol, alcoholism and treatment.
Publisher of prevention literature
Mental Illness, Drug Addiction and Alcoholism, MIDAA(R), MICA
Internet Clearinghouse of resources, support and information
Information on alcohol and the social and health consequences of its misuse.
A collaboration of the Boston University School of Public Health and The Partnership at Drugfree.org, delivering substance abuse and addiction news.
Educational resource covering all aspects of alcoholism.
Directory of mental health resources.
Website that answers questions about methadone and has Methadone Anonymous support.
Information on the cost of substance abuse throughout society and its impact on our lives.
Provides education, information, help and hope in the fight against substance abuse.
A resource for parents, educators and professionals on inhalant abuse.
A website and that helps people locate addiction treatment centers and drug rehabilitation programs.
Woodbury Reports presents resources for parents and professionals trying to help at-risk teenagers.
Educational site about why teens begin using, what they are using, and how those drugs are affecting teens physically, socially, and mentally.
Provides accurate information about alcohol and other drug addictions. Resource for anyone needing factual information about abused drugs.
Counseling for Eating Disorders Resources
Multidisciplinary association of academic and clinical professionals with demonstrated interest and expertise in the field of eating disorders.
Aim is to disseminate educational information to parents and caregivers about warning signs, dangers and consequences of anorexia, bulimia and other related eating disorders.
The AABA works to increase the public’s consciousness of Eating Disorders – their prevalence, the early warning signs and symptoms.
Provides information about eating and exercise disorders – general information, warning signs and details about recovery and prevention.
Complete source for learning about eating disorders and treatment options.
Information and treatment resources for all forms of Eating Disorders.
A program of recovery based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous for men and women struggling with food addiction.
Dedicated to alleviating eating disorders and promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Dedicated to expanding public understanding of eating disorders and promoting access to quality treatment for those affected along with support for their families through education, advocacy and research.
Problem/Compulsive Gambling Counseling Resources
Mission is to help individuals and families affected by problem gambling disorders.
Provides information regarding problem and pathological(compulsive) gambling.
Information regarding compulsive gambling prevention and treatment.
Helps individuals and communities address gambling in a responsible way, through information, awareness/prevention, professional development and research.
Comprehensive source of information and searchable databases on substance abuse prevention.
Supports and conducts research on causes, consequences, treatment and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol related problems.
Assures that quality substance abuse and mental health services are available to people in need and strives to ensure that prevention and treatment knowledge is used more effectively in the general health care system.
Self-Help Counseling Resources
Directory of AA meetings on the Internet.
Spiritual roots of early AA
International charity for survivors of trauma and victimization.
Dedicated to spreading the message of hope and strength to everyone in recovery.
Addiction Recovery Supplies
Self-Management & Recovery Training (A non-12 Step Recovery program)
Addiction Recovery Guide
Provides resources covering a wide range of recovery stages. Includes a message board and information about pharmacotherapies, behavior therapies, and holistic approaches to treatment. Produced by a psychiatrist who lost her son to addiction, with the assistance of a medical librarian at Beth Israel.
Addictions and Recovery.org
Developed and maintained by Steven M. Melemis, MD, PhD, this site includes information about specific drugs of abuse, withdrawal, tools of recovery, a recovery checklist, and resources for family members. See also his book I Want to Change My Life: How to Overcome Anxiety, Depression and Addiction. Toronto, ON: Modern Therapies, 2010, 276p.
The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals
and Their Allies (NALGAP)
LGBT based organization providing information, training, networking, and advocacy about addiction and related problems for the LGBTQ community, as well as support for those engaged in the health professions, individuals in recovery, and others concerned about the health of gender and sexual minorities.
Faces & Voices of Recovery
Recovery advocates seeking to change public perceptions about the nature of, and solutions to, alcohol and other drug addiction.
See also: International Recovery
Helping Others Live Sober
Developed by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, this site aims to improve the quality of life for youth, families, and communities by providing scientific information, education, and personal experiences on the role of service in addiction recovery.
National Alliance for Medication Assisted Recovery
Organization composed of patients and health care professionals supporting quality opiate agonist treatment with the objective of advocating for patients by destigmatizing and empowering medication assisted treatment patients.
National Association of Recovery Residences (NARR)
NARR promotes a recovery oriented continuum of care for those with substance use disorders by credentialing recovery residences that implement empirically based recovery principles and practice standards.
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD): Recovery Support
Includes information on finding local resources (US), links to major mutual aid/support groups, details on upcoming recovery events, the ROAR database (for people in recovery who want to volunteer as speakers for NCADD), and more.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Recovery Support
Site includes a definition of the concept of “recovery,” information about co-occurring disorders, resources about homelessness and disability insurance, and links to SAMHSA recovery focused products and projects.
Partners for Recovery:
SAMHSA sponsored collaboration of communities and organizations mobilized to help individuals and families achieve and maintain recovery and lead fulfilling lives. Includes resources on social inclusion, workforce development, partner & state activities, and more.
National Recovery Month:
Promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders, celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible. Site includes resources, local event calendars, banners, toolkits, and online videos about a variety of recovery related issues.
Women for Sobriety
A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions. Their “New Life” self help group program acknowledges the very special needs women have in recovery the need to nurture feelings of self value and self worth and the desire to discard feelings of guilt, shame, and humiliation.