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Adderall Addiction Support

If you don’t really need to take it, Adderall side effects can be very serious, because it is technically an amphetamine, a dangerous type of drug for anyone to abuse.  Although very rare, an overdose of Adderall can cause cardiac issues, stroke and death.
The most common side effects people experience when abusing Adderall are not life-threatening. That said, there other side effects that are dangerous and demand immediate medical attention.  
Link to infograph

Drugs, Recovery-TreatmentSupport Group, Adderall, infographic, National
Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions Addiction, Recovery-TreatmentAssessment Instruments, Research, Professionals, Trials, addiction resources
DrugDead Videos

DrugDead.org is a product of the anger,  frustration, and sadness over the long-running addiction problem that has plagued most of this country for the last two generations or so.  Despite advances in technology, communication, etc. as well as an enormous expansion in the powers of law enforcement at governmental, state, and community levels,  drugs continue to pollute our communities and homes and kill us at unprecedented levels.  

DrugsVideo
Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs

For 24-hour counsel, call the National Veteran Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. You are NOT alone!
Veterans in Florida, call the Florida Veterans Support Line at 1-844-MyFLVet (693-5838) or 2-1-1.
At the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, we advocate for Florida veterans and connect them to earned benefits and services. We’re here to honor those who served U.S.

Community Resources, ResourcesVeteran
GreifNet

GriefNet.org is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, trauma, and major loss. Our grief support groups operate 24-hours/day, 365 days/year. Members participate when they wish and are able to, not at a set time. When one member of a group sends an email message to the group, everyone in the group receives a copy. This allows many people to respond with love and caring to the thoughts and feelings of an individual, day and night, year-round.

Recovery-TreatmentSupport Group, Internet, National
hcada.com

Hillsborough County Anti Drug Alliance (HCADA) has been in existence, active in the community, and supportive of law enforcement, the court system, prevention agencies, and substance abuse treatment providers since its inception in 1989. In 2003, HCADA restructured as a 501(c)(3) in order to apply for grant funding and subsequently, expanded its community-based alcohol, tobacco, and substance abuse education and prevention activities, as well as participation in the development of related planning strategies – statewide in scope – for the betterment of the Hillsborough County community.

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A Journey to Healing Hearts- Tampa Bay

This is a support group for those who know the feeling of devastation at the loss of a loved one or friend to a drug related incident. This is an open support group that meets monthly so family members or friends can provide bereavement support to each other.

Recovery-TreatmentSupport Group, Tampa Bay
Science of Addiction: Genetics and the Brain Drugs, ResourcesInteractive, Youth, Parents, All Drugs
NASADAD- National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors

The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc. (NASADAD) is a private, not-for-profit educational, scientific, and informational organization. The Association was originally incorporated in 1971 to serve State Drug Agency Directors, and then in 1978 the membership was expanded to include State Alcoholism Agency Directors.

ResourcesNational, State, Statistics
Parents Empowered

ParentsEmpowered.org is a media and education campaign funded by the Utah Legislature and designed to prevent and reduce underage drinking in Utah by providing parents and guardians with information about the harmful effects of alcohol on the developing teen brain, along with proven skills for preventing underage alcohol use. (We saw this on vacation in Utah!)

PreventionPrevention, Alcohol
Power to the Parent

Power to the Parent is here to empower you, to give you the hardcore facts, strategies and information, and to help you get through to your teens. Together we can do this.
Teenagers have their whole life ahead of them. Education and career. Friends and family. One wonderful chapter after another.  As parents, there is nothing in our own lives that we will ever do that is as important as making sure our kids have the chance to make that journey.
Spanish version  http://www.poderparalospadres.org/

Drugsspanish, Parents, resources
Starting Right Now

Starting Right, Now ends homelessness for youth by providing one-on-one mentoring, a stable home, assisting with employment opportunities, teaching financial literacy/life skills and promoting educational achievement.

Community Resources, ResourcesYouth Opportunties, Youth, Homeless
STOPPnow

National and Florida events to help stop pill pushing by doctors. 

ResourcesEvents
stoprxdrugabuse.org/dr/

The purpose of this website is to educate families and the community about prescription drugs and some potential consequences of misusing, abuse or overusing prescription drugs. This includes taking any prescription medications that are not prescribed to you which is also illegal.   The goal is help people identify drug abuse before it becomes addiction, better understand the disease of addiction and the recovery process. Hope through education. This website is a collection of links and resources. 

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Addiction- StopRxDrugAbuse

Addiction is a preventable, treatable but not curable disease.  No one would ever choose a life of addiction however it is  poor choices lead a person to a life of addiction.  Often misinformation or lack of information play a key role to making these poor, life changing choices.  For this reason drug prevention education is essential in every school, community center and home.

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Prevention Works

Monitoring the Future survey, a nationally representative study of American students in 8th, 10th and 12th grade, conducted annually and funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. IBH graphed the data on past month substance use by high school seniors from the monographs which are quite extensive: Full 2017 Monograph and 2017 Overview Report. I have attached here an updated graph that includes past month use of alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana and other illicit drugs.

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Tampa Bay Veteran Programs
  • Primary Care Annex (Hidden River): 813-998-8000
  • Mental Health Clinic: 813-631-7122 1070 N 46the St., Tampa, FL  33617
  • PMRS Vocational Rehabilitation: 813-972-2000 ext. 7621 (BLDG 38 JAHH)
  • Vet Resource Center: 813-636-8316
  • Chaplin Services: 813-972-7430
  • Eligibility- 813--972-2000 ext. 1710 Rm 1D-101G
  • Veteran Transportation: 813-972-2000 ext. 5683 or 5881
  • MOVE! 813-972-2000 ext. 6807
  • Vet Center- Tampa: 813-228-2621 3637 W. Waters Ave., Suite 600, Tampa, FL 33614
Veteran
stoprxdrugabuse.org/dr/veterans

List of local and national websites, hotlines, apps... for Veterans and their families. 

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Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative-Veterans

Our purpose is to lead the Tampa/Hillsborough County Continuum of Care (CoC) in collaboration with agencies in order to develop and provide innovative solutions to make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring in Hillsborough County.
This collaboration with a wide range of partners (homeless service providers, government officials, advocates, business and community leaders, and people who are homeless) engages and mobilizes systems of care on a local, regional and national level to develop effective prevention and intervention services for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Community ResourcesVeteran, Homeless
American Society of Addiction Medicine

ASAM, founded in 1954, is a professional society representing over 4,000 physicians, clinicians and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine. ASAM is dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.

AddictionAdvocacy, Education, Professionals
Sun Coast Kid's Place

Suncoast Kids Place provides support for children, teens and their families following the death of a significant person through peer support groups and education. Our goal is to offer support in a safe place where children, teens and families can share their experience as they move through their grief process.

Recovery-TreatmentGrief Support, Family Therapy
Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is an international organization with over 600 local chapters across the United States. It was founded in Coventry, England, in 1969, by Rev. Simon Stephens. When two young boys died within days of each other, Rev. Stephens brought the parents of these children together in hopes they could best support and understand each other through this painful loss. TCF's longevity is a testament to this form of parents helping parents

Recovery-TreatmentSupport Group, Maryland
Heroin addict's descent into hell

Kevin is a heroin addict who lives in an underpass in downtown Chicago. He talked to a documentary photography about why addiction is 'the most selfish act'.

DrugsVideo, BBC Magazine
Unlikely face of US heroin epidemic DrugsVideo, BBC Magazine
National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse

We connect science with policy and practice to better the lives of all people impacted by substance use and addiction.
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse is a national nonprofit research and policy organization focused on improving the understanding, prevention and treatment of substance use and addiction. Founded in 1992 by former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, Joseph A. Califano, Jr, our interdisciplinary experts collaborate with others to promote effective policies and practices. We conduct and synthesize research, inform and guide the public, evaluate and improve healthcare, and analyze and recommend policies on substance use and addiction.  

Addiction, Prevention, Recovery-TreatmentLibrary, Science, Policy, addiction resources
Dose of Reality-Maine

Linda presents to Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges, and the Military about the consequences of drug use and underage drinking.  She shares age appropriate information and  stories.

PreventionMaine, Education Program, Prevention
EDC

New skills and knowledge can spark a lifetime of change. Every day, EDC’s programs in education, health, and economic development deliver life-changing opportunities to those who need them most.  
From professional development materials for teachers to research reports for policymakers, EDC has produced hundreds of useful, innovative resources. This library contains a selection of some of our materials, including:  Apps, Books, Curricula, Digital games, Reports/studies/white papers, Resource libraries, Toolkits ...

 

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Mayo Clinic Recovery-TreatmentResearch, Education, Professionals
National Association of Drug Court Professionals

Drug Court Works it Transforms Lives.

Community Resources
Nope Task Force

The presentation was titled Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education (NOPE). The NOPE presentation consisted of statistics and commentary on the issues of drug abuse and concluded with parents sharing their chilling, heart wrenching stories of losing their child from a drug related incident.   Hillsborough Nope

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Sunny's Story- Prevention

Sunny’s Story is a compelling drug prevention story for children, adolescents, teenagers, parents, grandparents, and teachers. This drug prevention story tells of joyful times and sad times, and of how a dog’s best friend was needlessly lost to drugs. Sunny’s Story is narrated through the eyes, ears and mind of Sunny, the family beagle. It is about the ups and downs of life with his young master, beginning with their meeting at an animal shelter, and ending with a futile effort to ward off disaster.

PreventionPrevention Book, Book
Educate Before you Medicate

One of the original patient safety coalitions, NCPIE has been working to advance the safe, appropriate use of medicines through enhanced communication since 1982.

PreventionToolkits, Educators, Parents
Talk Before You Take

“Talk Before You Take”—a simple message that conveys the importance of talking about the benefits and risks of prescribed medications before a prescription is written and filled.  

Drugs, ResourcesHealthcare Providers, Patients
VA Mission Act

What is the VA Mission Act?

The VA Mission Act of 2018 is designed to greatly improve veteran access to VA healthcare. The VA Mission Act addresses in-network and non-VA healthcare issues, veterans’ homes, access to walk-in VA care, prescription drug procedures, and much more.
This VA reform law affects a wide range of areas and the “official” name of this law says a lot of about its’ focus; informally known as the VA Mission Act, this legislation’s formal name is the VA Maintaining Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act.

 

Community ResourcesVeteran
Above the Influence- Drug Facts

Fact is that while you’re a teen (and even into your early 20’s!), you’re still growing and developing, and drug abuse during these years in particular can have a lasting impact. Another fact to consider: the brain is much more vulnerable to addiction during these years. 90% of Americans with a substance abuse problem started smoking, drinking or using other drugs before age 18.

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Al-Anon

Al-Anon is a mutual support group of peers who share their experience in applying the Al-Anon principles to problems related to the effects of a problem drinker in their lives.

ALSO, Alateen is a peer support group for teens who are struggling with the effects of someone else’s problem drinking.

Recovery-TreatmentSupport Group, National
Sanity Support

A day seldom goes by when I don’t hear from someone who has read one of the (now seven) books in the bestselling Setting Boundaries series or has heard a radio talk show or television program where I’ve been interviewed about this topic. It’s especially exciting to hear from readers who have found sanity by implementing the Six Steps to S.A.N.I.T.Y. and are experiencing life-changing transformation in their challenging relationships.  Online support and private Facebook.

Recovery-TreatmentSupport Group, National
Be Med Wise- Abuse Prevention

Prevent prescription medicine abuse toolkits

Drugs, PreventionPrevention
Creating a Trauma Informed State

 

Creating a Trauma Informed State    photos from the event
A Showcase of Florida's Cutting Edge Trauma Initiatives (PDF)

 

ResourcesFlorida, Trauma, 2019 Summit
Second Chance Act Grant Program

The Second Chance Act (SCA) supports state, local, and tribal governments and nonprofit organizations in their work to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for people returning from state and federal prisons, local jails, and juvenile facilities. Passed with bipartisan support and signed into law on April 9, 2008, SCA legislation authorizes federal grants for vital programs and systems reform aimed at improving the reentry process.

Community ResourcesRecovery Programs
D.A.R.E.

D.A.R.E. Education Programs
The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program is the most comprehensive drug prevention curricula in the world taught in thousands of schools throughout America’s 50 states and its territories, as well as in 50+ other countries reaching more than 1.5 million students annually.

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Dose of Reality

Information on drug facts, support, take action, proper disposal....

Community Resources, Drugsstudents, Educators, Parents, service members, native americans
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Drugfree- One on One Help

Get One-on-One Help to Address Your Child’s Substance Use
Whether you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, sibling or other caregiver — our Helpline is here for you and anyone else playing a supportive role in the life of a young person struggling with drug or alcohol use.  Our trained and caring specialists are ready to listen, help you find answers and make an action plan to help your loved one.  You can connect in the following ways, with support available in English and Spanish:

Recovery-TreatmentSupport, Parents, text, e-mail, call, Support Group, National
Drugfree- Treatment Options

Treatment & Recovery
Realizing that your teen or young adult child needs help for his or her substance use can be scary and overwhelming. Let us help.

Recovery-TreatmentTreatment
Drugfree- Resources

Parent resources- Intervention, Treatment, Medical Assisted Treatment

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health

This guide, a collaboration of the Child Mind Institute and Center on Addiction, which merged with Partnership for Drug-Free Kids in January 2019, provides information on common mental health disorders in young people (and the medications that are often used to treat these), tips on identifying substance misuse and steps to making informed decisions about evaluation and treatment for co-occurring disorders.

AddictionMental Health, Partnership for Drug Free
Florida drug-related outcomes surveillance and tracking system

Welcome to the Florida Drug-Related Outcomes Surveillance and Tracking (FROST) System. FROST is an interactive, publicly available data dissemination tool for researchers, public health professions and the general public to quickly explore Florida drug-related outcomes.

Community ResourcesFlorida, Statistics, 2019 Summit
Florida Veterans Foundation

Mission Statement
To provide educational and outreach program that will seek out and help:
1) All Veterans with Suicide Prevention
2) All Veterans with an Opioid Addiction Program
3) Aging Veterans & Spouses apply for VA Pension with Aid & Attendance Benefits
4) Provide a Statewide Veterans Charity Registry
5) All Veterans Register for VA Benefits

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