Educational Resources

 

Additional resources aimed at increasing awareness and understanding about Addiction and Recovery:

Specific Drug Facts

The National Institute on Drug Abuse offers a fact sheet on specific drugs, including how they affect the brain and other parts of the body, treatment options, and how widespread the use is of these drugs.

 

How Do I Know I am Addicted

The National Institute on Drug Abuse offers a survey as well as answers to frequently asked questions about addiction and treatment.

 

Be Smart. Be Well. 

Be Smart. Be Well. is an award-winning website that delivers life-story videos, expert interviews and in-depth articles on a variety of important health topics including both addiction and mental health. Their wide range of multi-media resources offer informative tools for both patients and families suffering from the disease that is addiction.


U.S. National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health: Drug Abuse and Addiction

The U.S. National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health offers several pages specifically designated to drug abuse and addiction. Here you can find research based statistics and recovery information.


Hazeldon Publishing

The mission of Hazelden Publishing is to provide products and services to help people recognize, understand, and overcome addiction, and closely related problems.


Additional resources aimed at increasing awareness and understanding about Mental Health:

NAMI

The National Institute on Mental Illness is a highly valued resource with easy-to-understand information about mental illnesses, mental health care, medications, diagnosis, treatment and recovery.


Common Medications 

Here, NAMI provides a very useful comprehensive list of specific medications used in mental illness treatment.

 

What Is Mental Illness? 

This resource from NAMI provides a list of specific serious mental illnesses with information about the illness and treatment options.

Be Smart. Be Well.

Be Smart. Be Well. is an award-winning website that delivers life-story videos, expert interviews and in-depth articles on a variety of important health topics including both addiction and mental health. Their wide range of multi-media resources offer informative tools for both patients and families facing mental illness.

 

NPR 

Slightly different from the other links provided, this resource offers opinions, cutting-edge research reportage, and personal stories about different individuals’ experiences with mental health.

 
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