Education Resources for Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Here at Scottsdale Treatment, we provide a variety of recovery and education programs for alcohol and drug dependency. For online information, visit the reference sites listed below.
SAMHSA Physician and Resources Locator
Resource Guide for substance abuse provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This section of the website covers Buprenorphine, known in prescription form as Suboxone® or Subutex®.
Reckitt Benckiser, manufacturer of Suboxone®, has included a wealth of information on this site, including success stories from patients treated with Suboxone®. You will also find information on opioid dependency and their “Here to Help” program.
- Opioid Dependence:
What is opioid addiction and how does it work? Find out on this site, plus treatment options for drug dependency (prescription pain killers and heroin) including counseling, medical assistance, inpatient and outpatient therapy.
- “Here to Help” Program: Find more resources for opioid drug abusers seeking help: Physician and counselor locators and self-help private online tools include calendar/journal, goal setter, motivation reminder and “thinking ahead” toolbox. Care Coaches are available by phone to assist with resources, motivation, general questions and appointment reminders.
Manufacturer of Vivitrol®, Alkermes, provides resources for alcohol dependence, a physician/counselor locator, signs of alcoholism, patient stories of successful recovery, plus links to mutual-support groups and government resources.
NIDA Slide Teaching Packets
NIDA is the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This site provides teaching packets on how cocaine, opiates and marijuana affect the brain and lead to addiction. The presentation is suitable for teaching students or for self-education.
Founded in 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous is best know substance abuse recovery organization. Based on a spiritual component, the program features a 12-step program, group meetings and use of individually assigned sponsors for personal support. Complete abstinence from drugs and alcohol is AA’s goal. Download a free catalog of AA publications now.
In Arizona, AA Phoenix provides help throughout the Metropolitan Phoenix area with groups in Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Glendale, Chandler, and Scottsdale. The website also provides contact info for groups in Bullhead City, Casa Grande, Cottonwood, Flagstaff, Kingman, Lake Havasu City, Payson, Prescott, Sierra Vista, Tucson and Yuma.
Al-Anon and Alateen and NACOA
Al-Anon supports families of individuals abusing alcohol and Alateen specifically addresses children of alcoholics. More help for children is offered through the National Association for Children of Alcoholics.
Self-Management And Recovery Training stresses identifying and changing destructive thinking and patterns. Abstinence from alcohol and drugs is the goal of their 6 month to 24 month program. S.M.A.R.T. works through self-management techniques rather than group meetings.
Secular Organizations for Sobriety focuses on self-empowerment and making sobriety “Priority One.” The organization has spiritual or religious component. It helps the individual in recovery develop a strong social network of support throughout the long-term program.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is a part of the Department of Health and Human Services. NIAAA conducts and supports research in genetics, neuroscience, epidemiology, health risks and benefits of alcohol consumption, prevention, and treatment. It collaborates with other alcohol research organizations and disseminates results to health care providers, researchers, policymakers, and the public. The website provides research information, resources, FAQs, and more.
Cocaine in Brief
Here’s an easy-to-follow summary of cocaine and its effects provided by the University of Washington, including a visual example of “your brain on cocaine.” Also links to information on alcohol, marijuana, hallucinogenic mushrooms, amphetamines and more.
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