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Above the Influence

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.

Drugs All Drugs
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

Addiction, Resources Support Group, Adderall
Adderall- Facts and 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 infographic, Adderall
Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions Addiction, Recovery-Treatment Assessment Instruments, Research, Professionals, Trials
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.  

Drugs Video
GreifNet

GriefNet.org is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, trauma, and major loss.

Recovery-Treatment Support Group, Internet
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-Treatment Support Group, Tampa Bay
Science of Addiction: Genetics and the Brain Drugs, Resources Interactive, 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.

Resources National, State, Statistics
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/

Drugs spanish, Parents, resources
STOPPnow

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

Resources Events
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.

Addiction addiction, Recovery, Substance Abuse
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.

Addiction Advocacy, Education, Professionals
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

Addiction Support Group
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'.

Drugs Video, BBC Magazine
Unlikely face of US heroin epidemic Drugs Video, 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-Treatment Library, Science, Policy
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.

Prevention Maine, Education Program
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 ...

 

Resources Research Projects
Generation Rx

The mission of Generation Rx is to educate people of all ages about the potential dangers of misusing prescription medications. In doing so, we strive to enhance medication safety among our youth, college students, other adults in our communities, and seniors. Prescription medications can help us live longer and healthier lives, but any medication has the potential to do harm – especially when misused.

Prevention Ohio State, Cardinal Health Foundation, Educational Programs
Mayo Clinic Addiction Research, Education, Professionals
National Association of Drug Court Professionals

Drug Court Works it Transforms Lives.

Community Resources
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.

Prevention Prevention 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.

Prevention Toolkits, 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, Resources Healthcare Providers, Patients
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.

 

Addiction Support Group
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.

Addiction Support Group
Dose of Reality

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

Community Resources, Drugs students, Educators, Parents, service members, native americans
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.

Addiction Mental Health, Partnership for Drug Free
My Aging Parents Resources Elderly
Steve Rummler Hope Network

We understand addiction. Many of our volunteers and staff have personal connections to the disease. Whether we ourselves struggle or our loved ones have, we know the importance of hope.  Located in Minnesota.

Recovery-Treatment Support Group, MN
Mental Health and Family Therapy- SAMHSA

This brochure explores the role of family therapy in recovery from mental illness, substance use disorders, or both. It explains how family therapy sessions are run and who conducts them. It also provides information on how effective family therapy sessions are in recovery.   

Addiction Mental Health, SAMHSA, Family Therapy
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Prevention Suicide
The First Day- A Substance Abuse Journey

"Anybody can drink in the basement, anybody can smoke blunts but not everybody can walk away.  I know I couldn't."  
"This assembly is about you not me... forgot my story and think of yours."
Think of an addict you envision them as stage 4 but what does stage one... the FirstDay look like!

Community Resources, Prevention movie
Alcoholics Anonymous Addiction Support Group
The United States is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic.

Opioids (including prescription opioids, heroin, and fentanyl) killed more than 42,000 people in 2016, more than any year on record. 40% of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid.

Addiction, Resources CDC, Opiate Epidemic
Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life.

 

Addiction Support Group
Center on Addiction

At Center on Addiction, we are on a mission to transform how our nation addresses addiction. We are the only national nonprofit committed to supporting the whole family as they address every aspect of substance use and addiction, from prevention to recovery.

Addiction addiction
City of Angels- NJ

Hello, and welcome to the City of Angels website. City of Angels NJ, Inc. was founded in January of 2009 after identifying the needs in our community of the addicted and their families for increased support, interventions and referrals. At COA, we offer support with the hope that we may be able to give people calm guidance as they approach the daily challenges faced by those affected with addictions.  
City of Angels has grown with time and as such, Recovery and meeting the recoveree where they’re at is now our focus. Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be Recovery! COA is staffed with NIN Certified Interventionists and CCAR Certified Recovery Coaches™.

Recovery-Treatment Support Group, New Jersey
211 Tampa Bay Crisis Center

Since 1972, the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay has been committed to bringing help, hope and healing to people facing serious life challenges. What we do and how we do it has changed dramatically over the years—and it will continue to evolve—but there is one thing that has never changed: the extraordinary dedication of Crisis Center volunteers, donors, and staff.

Speak confidentially.... Suicide Information

Addiction, Recovery-Treatment Crisis, Tampa Bay, Suicide
National Institute of Drug Abuse

Learn the facts about the most commonly abused drugs. Each drug page includes a brief overview, street and clinical names, the effects of the drug on the brain and body, statistics and trends, and relevant publications and articles written by NIDA researchers and scientists.  Publications

Addiction All Drugs, Publications
Opioid Resource Center

Free access to research, data, analyses and other resources The opioid epidemic is taking lives every day. In the United States, where President Trump has declared it a national public health emergency, prescription opioids and heroin killed more than 33,000 people in 2015.

Addiction, Resources Opiate Epidemic
Faith-based Opioid Crisis Forum Hillsborough

Our Purpose / The Faith Based Opioid Crisis Forum was established to create awareness among local faith based leaders regarding the current Opioid crisis affecting families and communities throughout our region.

Community Resources, Resources Faith-based, Hillsborough
DEA- Drug Paraphernalia

Additional Information

Drugs drugs, Parents
Gracepoint Crisis Center
Mission:  Immediately responding to all people seeking to improve their lives by delivering integrated mental health, substance abuse and medical care to promote health and wellness.
 
Vision: Be the provider of choice for personal support and positive change. Baker Act and Marchman Act
 
FOR:  Adult, children and outpatient. 
Community Resources, Recovery-Treatment, Resources Adult, Children, Outpatient, Crisis, Baker Act, Marchman Act
HBO- Addiction Documentary

Assembled by some of the nation's top documentary filmmakers, this centerpiece film in HBO's 'Addiction' campaign features insights from experts on trends and treatments in the ongoing battle against drug and alcohol abuse. This documentary consists of nine segments that focus on case studies and cutting-edge treatments that challenge traditional beliefs about addiction.

Addiction Video
Learn2Cope

Learn to Cope is a non-profit support network that offers education, resources, peer support and hope for parents and family members coping with a loved one addicted to opiates or other drugs.

Addiction Support Group
Marijuana Anonymous Addiction Support Group
ACE Suicide Prevention Program Info- Veterans and Family

Website

Prevention Suicide, Veteran
Mental Health First Aid Course

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders in your community.

Resources Mental Health, Course

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