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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.

AddictionVideo
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.

Prevention2019 Summit, Prevention, Hillsborough
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
Heroin Epidemic CDC Information

DrugsOpioid, CDC, Heroin
Hillsborough County Mentor Program

Welcome to the foundation of Mentors for Hillsborough County Veterans (MHCV). We are veterans who are dedicated to the men and women in Tampa Bay's Veterans Treatment Court (VTC).
 
Why We Do What We Do: 
Driven by the U.S. military values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and moral courage, the volunteer mentors are Tampa Bay’s unsung heroes whose daily actions positively impact the well being of its local veterans and our community. They continue to pay it forward without any expectation of compensation or recognition. In fact, their “reward” is in the grateful acknowledgment from those veterans and their families and their well-being. The volunteer veteran mentors are the “quiet warriors” who will not rest until every veteran in trouble with the law is provided the needed resources to get well again and successfully reintegrate into our community.

Recovery-TreatmentVeteran, Hillsborough, Tampa Bay
Institute of Behavior and Health

Founded in 1978, the Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that develops new ideas to reduce illegal drug use.  Non-partisan and non-political, IBH serves as a catalyst for change.  IBH facilitates creative public and private sector collaboration to achieve this important public health goal.  

Prevention
junekittay.com

June Kittay (June Kittay Enterprises) and CEO of Tampa Bay Bodies, is a Fitness Professional, Author, Writer, Entertainer & Keynote Speaker on Health and Wellness; as well as a highly sought after Active Aging Fitness Instructor.

2019 Summit
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.

Recovery-TreatmentSupport Group, Massachusetts
Marijuana Anonymous Recovery-TreatmentSupport Group, National
Mayo Clinic Recovery-TreatmentResearch, Education, Professionals
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.   
Training, Publications, Locating Treatment Centers, Programs, Tool-kits, ....better understanding mental health and substance abuse. 

Recovery-TreatmentMental Health, SAMHSA, Family Therapy
mentalhealthfirstaid.org

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health or substance use problem, there are several resources available to find out more information or get connected with help. Check out some mental health resources... to include Support Groups.

Resources2019 Summit, Mental Health
My Aging Parents ResourcesElderly
nami.org

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.   Today, we are an association of more than 500 local affiliates who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need. Educate, Advocate, Listen and Lead     Warning Signs
Hillsborough

Resources2019 Summit, Mental Health, Duel Diagnosis
Nar Anon

The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind.
When you come into the family group, you are no longer alone, but among true friends who understand your problem as few others could. We respect your confidence and anonymity as we know you will respect ours. We hope to give you the assurance that no situation is too difficult and no unhappiness is too great to be overcome.

Recovery-TreatmentSupport Group, National
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
National Association of Drug Court Professionals

Drug Court Works it Transforms Lives.

Community Resources
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
National Council on Aging ResourcesElderly
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

AddictionAll Drugs, Publications
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism AddictionPublications, Research, Grants, Alcoholism, addiction resources
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.

PreventionSuicide
NIDA Publications PreventionPrevention, Education, Publications
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

PreventionPrevention
Office of National Drug Control Policy ResourcesGrants, Policy, Research
One Choice Prevention

Prevent Teen Drug Use is a website of the Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc. (IBH), a non-profit organization that works to reduce illegal drug use and improve prevention and treatment.  
Impact drugs have on the brain (cognitive impairment), handouts, series of graphs ....

PreventionPrevention, Publications
Operation Prevention

The DEA has joined forces with Discovery Education to create comprehensive, NO-COST digital curriculum tools to combat opioid misuse – available TODAY in every school, home, and state in the nation. With Virtual Field Trips, English & Spanish language standards-aligned K-12 curriculum resources, a parent toolkit, and a national peer-to-peer video challenge, look no further to kick-start life-saving actions today.

PreventionPrevention, DEA, Toolkits, Educators, Parents, Modules
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.

Recovery-Treatment, ResourcesOpioid, Recovery Programs
PALS- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones palgroup.org

Parents of Addicted Loved ones provides hope and support through addiction education for parents dealing with an addicted loved one.

Recovery-TreatmentSupport Group, National
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
Pathway to Heroin

STUDY:  Nonmedical prescription opioids and pathways of drug involvement in the US: Generational differences.      PDF form

The graph and report reflect no matter which generation heroin addiction does not begin by using heroin but other drugs.  The three  drugs that "prime" the brain and often lead to harder drugs are cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana.  We need prevention funding to help educate our children, parents and community leaders develop the skills and strategies to avoid drug abuse.   ADDICTION IS A PREVENTABLE DISEASE. 

Drugs, ResourcesOpioid
Police Athletic League- Tampa

This is Tampa Bay's information... check your local area for something similar.

Registered Non-Profit

The Police Athletic League (PAL) is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to providing affordable after school, summer and athletic opportunities to more than 500 Tampa Bay youth.

Tampa Police Partnership

The Tampa Police Athletic League (PAL) partners with the Tampa Police Department to provide a safe, healthy environment for our community’s children and teens.

Tampa Police officers are assigned to PAL full-time to serve as coaches and mentors who teach campers safety and good decision making skills. PAL also  partners with a number of community organizations to provide athletic, educational and recreational development.

Community ResourcesTeens, After-School, Youth Opportunties, Prevention
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
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.

PreventionPrevention
PTSD: National Center for PTSD

We are the world's leading research and educational center of excellence on PTSD and traumatic stress.

PTSD is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. It's normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after this type of event. If symptoms last more than a few months, it may be PTSD. The good news is that there are effective treatments.

 

Veteran, PTSD
Real Recovery Community and Environment

Our mission is to provide a safe and stable recovery environment with strong community support system to help men to successfully transition in the real world.
We provide our residents with the opportunity to create a solid foundation for their recovery. Our program provides the accountability and community support that is essential for long term sobriety.

Recovery-TreatmentTransitional Housing, Community Living, Tampa Bay
Reboot Recovery
For many combat veterans and first responders, the stress doesn’t end when the deployment ends or the siren goes silent. Too often, the first to respond to the needs of others are the last to seek help for themselves following a traumatic event.   But through REBOOT Recovery, there is hope after trauma.  Online Course for Military and First Responders
Recovery-TreatmentVeteran
Recovery Community Organizations

he “All in for Florida: A Recovery Project" is a three-year initiative with the broad goal of building recovery groups across Florida into sustainable Recovery Community Organizations (RCO) that utilize Certified Peer Recovery Specialists to enhance support services within the local recovery network consistent with the guiding principles of a Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC).

ResourcesRecovery Programs
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

There's far more to health than what happens in the doctor's office. Across the nation, RWJF supports programs which help communities to identify critical gaps in health, and advance policy and system changes aimed at preventing illness and increasing opportunity for better health for all.

PreventionPrevention
SAMHSA-Publications

Bookmark and Share Subscribe to SAMHSA's RSS feeds GovDelivery SAMHSA Print Friendly and PDF Treatment, Prevention, and Recovery.

 

Browse publications that feature strategies and interventions for addressing behavioral health issues. These publications highlight specific approaches to providing services such as patient assessment, integrated care, medication-assisted treatment, suicide prevention, and reentry support.

Prevention, Recovery-TreatmentPrevention, Treatment, Suicide, Publications
samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

Facility Locator and National Helpline
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Information- 

SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357) 

 

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

Recovery-Treatment2019 Summit
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
Science of Addiction: Genetics and the Brain Drugs, ResourcesInteractive, Youth, Parents, All Drugs
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
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
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-TreatmentSupport Group, MN
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. 

Drugs, Prevention, Resources2019 Summit, Prevention, resources
stoprxdrugabuse.org/dr/veterans

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

2019 Summit
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

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