Delivered December 24, 2019. Contributor: Kiersten M.
To obtain a list of resources for families dealing with addiction and helping their loved ones to recover from addiction.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website provides a number of resources both for individuals dealing personally with addiction, as well as for friends and loved ones looking for support.
Among the services offered via their website are lists of treatment centers, information for a national helpline, backround information on what addiction is and how it manifests, and preventative options.
In the Rooms
In the Rooms is an online addiction help service which provides support group meetings both for addicts and for families of addicts.
The site offers "meetings" for various forms of addiction, including narcotics, alcohol, and food; as well as for adult children and families of addicts.
The website includes separate sections for various substances, including cocaine, heroin, opioids, and prescription medications, among others.
As well, the site links to a variety of sources and research materials on the subject of addiction.
Addiction Resource Center
The Addiction Resource Center "supports patients, families, and providers with critical information about addiction and connects them to quality treatment and recovery resources through our vetted database".
In addition to providing online resouces, the ARC also links to a list of local resources such as in-person meetings and recovery centers, and has both a phone and text-based helpline available.
Addiction Resource provides links to a number of local addiction resources, such as in-person meetings, support groups, and treatment centers.