Helpful Resources for Addiction from Drugs Make You Un-Smarter

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A collection of resources you may find helpful. Some sources are drug free ways to live life, others are help if you or a loved one are struggling with addiction.

The authors are listing these helpful resources for addiction as a courtesy – we don’t endorse any of these sites specifically and are not responsible for the information received or advice given by these individuals or their websites.

Abbey Care Foundation Helping You Beat Drug and Alcohol Addiction in the UK

Addiction Resource: Dual diagnosis–Co-Occurring Addiction And Mental Health Disorders. Substance abuse among people with mental illness is common. The risk of developing a drug or alcohol problem varies by the type of drug, the mental disorder, and other risk factors.

This is a helpful article that addresses many mental health disorders and also addresses treatments for those who suffer with a dual disorder–both a diagnosed mental illness along with a drug addiction. There are also treatment options listed according to the state where you live.

Addiction and Mental Health Resources for Parents: if you suspect that a family member has a substance abuse problem, fortunately, you don’t have to navigate this challenging time alone. If you’re looking for resources for your child or simply need help starting the conversation, you can find free resources made specifically with parents in mind.

Alcohol Help Hello, We are Alcohol Help, and we are very pleased to meet you. We are a brand new organization that is dedicated to providing the public with the most current and accurate information on all aspects of alcohol abuse and alcohol use disorders and how to treat and recover from them.

Alcohol Help is an informational resource that helps those who are struggling with addiction to alcohol and those that are trying to support loved ones struggling with addiction to alcohol.

American Addition Centers This guide helps answer questions we all have, including:
• How much does rehab cost?
• How do I pay for rehab?
• What are the pros and cons of going to rehab?
• What is the difference between inpatient and outpatient?

A Parent’s guide to Cigarettes, Vaping and Marijuana Thank you Holly and Lexi for providing this information.

Ark Behavioral Health We strive to have our website be an educational resource by providing up-to-date, accurate, and evidence-based information related to substance abuse, mental health, and more. This is done in order to increase understanding and awareness of addiction without shame.

The Binge Drinking Epidemic The guide discusses the difference between alcohol abuse and binge drinking, along with the individual and public dangers of both. It also covers tips on preventing binge drinking and alcohol abuse for different populations

Chapel Hill Detox-in Florida

This resource guide answers the questions: What does addiction really mean? Addiction Vs Dependence; and the importance of seeking professional addiction help.

Charlotte’s Web Resource Guide for Parents and Kids This resource helps to answer questions about drugs, and alcohol and lists other resources where you can find help and answers. Thanks to Michelle and her Girl Scout Troop for using my resources guide and also pointing me to Charlotte’s Web as an additional resource tool!

Cheers! The Path You Choose #3

What would you do if you went to a party and kids your age were drinking?

Cheers is the third book in The Path You Choose book series. Cheers is written by Mom’s Choice Award winning Author: Jill Ammon Vanderwood

This book features a girl’s point of view on the topic of underage drinking and can be a stand-alone story or read as a continuation of book #2, On the Rocks. You, the reader, are the main character, and there are many choices to make throughout the book. This book has 15 possible endings. Your choices will determine the outcome. This book is written by the author of this list and recommended for students from 5th-9th grade. 5th and sixth graders may benefit by reading Cheer along with a parent.

Children of the Night
A non-profit organization dedicated to assisting children between the ages of 11 and 17 who are forced to prostitute on the streets for food and a place to sleep. The site includes services, hotlines, and donation information.

College-Study-Drugs/A Look at the Effects of Prescription Stimulants & Healthy Alternatives

Crestview Recovery in Portland, Oregon Making the decision to visit a Portland mental health clinic can greatly increase your chances of moving through the concerns you need to work through in order to experience a more comfortable quality of life. Crestview’s full medical and psychiatric team will assist you every step of the way. Finding balance isn’t easy in the beginning; however, your mental health is worth the effort.

DARE Drug Abuse Resistance Education The Official D.A.R.E. Safety Buddy – RETRO BILL has just released a brand new DVD for ages kindergarten through 6th grade entitled, “RETRO BILL Safety & Self-Esteem Tips”

Depression: What Can Trigger a Depressive Episode?

Detox Rehabs: This is a list of detox centers. Our recovery experts provide trusted resources and relevant information for individuals and their families struggling with substance abuse. This provides valuable information for those who feel alone in their struggle. Ministry of Health is a leading detox and inpatient drug and alcohol rehab center for individuals struggling with an addiction to alcohol, benzodiazepines (Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, etc), or opioids (heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, etc), a supervised medical detoxification may be necessary before entering residential treatment.

Does Social Media Impact Substance Abuse? There are a number of ways that social media use can impact substance abuse. Social media can expose people to drugs or alcohol. Social media addiction can also contribute to feelings of sadness, depression, and social isolation which can all lead to an increase in substance use.

Drug Rehab Connections: We are not a specific treatment facility, but instead are an informational website that connects addicts and their families with the help they need to put their lives together.


Drunk Driving Criminals, Stats, Risks and Consequences Thank you Logan for recommending this link!

Easy Does It, Inc.
A non-profit organization dedicated to assisting individuals in recovery, including housing, food, education, job training, placement and providing space for 12 Step meetings.

FREE 24 HOURHELPLINE 1.866.535.7922

The Foundation For a Drug Free World Offers free educational materials for church groups, schools and families.

A Guide to Vaping: A Teen Epidemic

Granite Recovery Centers: Addiction and Mental Health Resources for Students: College student drug and alcohol statistics, the dangers of binge drinking, and stimulant usage among college students. How stress plays a role in drug and alcohol use, tips for safe drinking, and addiction help.

Green Mountain Treatment Center: Parent Resources Is your child struggling with addiction? Statistics of teen addiction. Statistical reasons behind drug use. Most commonly used substances and teen addiction treatment

Harmony Place: Talking to teens about drugs. This link was suggested by Avery and her teacher Gloria Murdoch from Hurray Avery!

Harmony Place Resources Located in Los Angeles County

  1. 18% of LA residents ages 18-25 met the criteria for a substance use disorder from 2014-2016. 
  2. One-sixth of LA residents ages 18-25 admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol in the past year. 
  3. Annually, there are about 132,682 alcohol or drug-related emergency department visits in the LAC. 
  4. In California, 65% of those incarcerated met the criteria for a substance use disorder. Since 1949, they have helped people reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction using a variety of therapeutic approaches.

Idaho Inpatient Drug Rehab Programs

Information About Drunk Driving in Relation to Criminal Stats: Thank you Logan for recommending this link!

Intrepid Recovery Center Resource guide for Intrepid Residential Recovery Center in South Florida. South Florida Substance Abuse Statistics; A closer look at addiction; The importance of getting help from Treatment Centers in South Florida

It Gets Better Project
Give hope to LGBT youth

Keeping Secrets: The Path You Choose #4 by Mom’s Choice Award Winning author, Jill Ammon Vanderwood

What would you do if you knew a secret so dangerous that it could cause harm, yet you made a promise not to tell?

Keeping secrets is the fourth book in The Path You Choose Series. This book features secrets with hard choices, such as life and death.

You, the reader, are the main character. There are many choices to make throughout the book. This book has 15 possible endings.

Once you have read one story all the way through, you can go back and read a different story and learn a new secret. This book tackles secrets, such as drugs, a hit and run accident, sexual abuse of a minor and online predictors. It touches on these subjects without explicit details. It is not suitable for a younger child to read alone, but becomes a good teaching tool if read with a parent. This book is written by the author of this list and is recommended for girls in grades 7-10.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving – MADD

The USA National Suicide and Crisis Hotline is open 24 hours a day. The talk line is 1-800-273-8255 and the suicide line is: 1-800-784-2433

Northern Illinois Addiction Recovery Center

Step into a new chapter of your life with our drug and alcohol detox program, designed to guide individuals through the challenging withdrawal phase of recovery. Residential Treatment, Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), Outpatient Program, Sober Living

Narconon The site offers a newsletter, books videos and information about recovery. You can purchase: The Way to Happiness (Non-Religious Book or Video) by L. Ron Hubbard

Helpful Resources for Addiction Continues

The National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute, who keeps people informed on the relation between smoking and sleep disorders.

National Drug Hotline Call The National Drug Helpline at (844) 289-0879. We take more than 10,000 calls per year from Americans struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.

This site promotes the Covenant House Nineline (1-800-999-9999), which is a national, 24-hour toll-free hotline for kids and parents in crisis across the U.S. and Canada. The site also provides a forum and information on relationships, feelings, suicide, abuse, health, sex, drugs and alcohol, and running away.

Northeast Addictions Treatment Center Receive treatment for your drug or alcohol addictions in beautiful Massachusetts. Contact us 24/7 and speak with a treatment specialist. 888-461-8675

Off Target: The Path You Choose #1 This book is by Jill Ammon Vanderwood, and a silver winner of the International Mom’s Choice Award.

What would you do if your friend showed you a gun?

Off Target is the first book in The Path You Choose series. You, the reader, determine the outcome by the choices you make. Once you read one story, go back and choose a different story. There are thirteen possible endings in this book. What Path Will You Choose? This book was written by the author of this list and is recommended for grades 5 and 6 (with supervision) and 7 through 9.

Ohio Rehab Center

Ohio Recovery Center (ORC) is a drug and alcohol rehab facility located in Van Wert, Ohio. Our addiction treatment services begin with a medically monitored detox program.

Our residential recovery services include ongoing nursing and medical care, psychiatric support, group therapy, and individual services like medication-assisted treatment and aftercare.

On the Rocks: The Path You Choose #2 By Mom’s Choice Award winning author Jill Ammon Vanderwood

What would you do if you went to a party and kids your age were drinking?

On the Rocks is the second book in the Path You Choose Series. You, the reader determines the outcome by the choices you make. Once you read one story, go back and choose a different story. There are thirteen possible endings in this book. What path will you choose? This book is recommended for students between 5th (with a parent )and 9th grades and is written by the author of this list.

Parent’s Guide to Talking to Children about Drugs & Alcohol:  The world has many dangers that children will someday face, so it’s important to equip them with the knowledge they will need to make good decisions. One important point to cover with children is the importance of saying no to drugs and alcohol, but “just say no” isn’t enough: Parents should teach kids age-appropriate information about what these substances are and why they’re dangerous. This site lists the types of drugs and the dangers they present. This link is recommended by Payton, who is working on her “Just Say No to Drugs” project for her health class. Thank you Payton!

Partnership for a Drug-Free America
Tips on talking to kids about drugs, as well as information on specific drugs, slang names for drugs, what they look ike, and frequently asked questions.

Quit Day

Quit Smoking Community
Quit Smoking Community, which has info on smoking and its effects.

Racing for Recovery
Racing for Recovery helps to prevent all forms of substance abuse and to provide positive alternatives for those currently battling addictions.


Radical Parenting

Recovery Centers of America Family Program

Recovery Centers of America Young Men’s Program

Recovery Centers of America Young Women’s Program

Recovery In Idaho

The Recovery Village

The Recovery Village Palm Beach

Teens and Vaping: How to stop teens from Vaping there isn’t a lot of credible information out there related to vaping. This is why we are here to help in creating (and constantly updating) a comprehensive guide on the subject of vaping, its dangers, and how to get teens to kick the habit.

Saving Teens
Saving Teens In Crisis Collaborative, who help teens and their families improve their well being.


Substance Abuse Prevention and Education

This page discusses the importance of drug education and prevention and offers tips for individuals depending on their situation. It provides in-depth knowledge of commonly misused substances and has a detailed list of community organizations that can assist individuals in need.

Tobacco-Free Life

Tuck Sleep Study: Alcohol and Sleep

Tuck Sleep Study: How Smoking Affects Sleep

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2 thoughts on “Helpful Resources for Addiction from Drugs Make You Un-Smarter

  1. At the Recovery Village we believe educational resources are very important to help save lives and ensure that those who are struggling have access to helpful information. Jill’s resources are great for just that reason!

  2. It is our passion at Alcohol Help to reduce the harm caused by alcohol, and spread awareness on the issues surrounding alcohol use disorders. We believe high quality, educational resources like Jill’s can make all the difference in someone’s life and provide helpful information to those in need!

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