Category: Addictions


Parent Action on Drugs

PAD was begun in 1983 by a group of parents concerned about the use of alcohol and other drugs by their teenage children. Through the years, PAD has developed a substantial portfolio of services.  PAD develops and provides innovative and relevant resources, programs and services, based on current research and “better/best practices” aimed at parents, professionals (teachers, health promoters, practitioners) and youth.  PAD is an Ontario-wide organization whose programs and resources are used in communities across Canada. Mission: PAD provides innovative, evidence-based programs and resources for youth, families, professionals and community members concerning issues that impact substance use and youth. Vision: Healthy and informed youth, families and communities.  (Read More...)
Sober Mommies

Julie Maida has been in abstinence-based recovery since May of 2000, and has worked in the field of addiction since. In 2012, after the birth of her youngest son, she battled a severe bout of postpartum depression, OCD, and agoraphobia; which made it impossible for her to keep up with her 12 step recovery responsibilities. Julie realized how much recovery support can often depend on regular meeting attendance, and how lonely it can feel without such support. She started thinking about women who, for whatever personal reasons, choose not to attend 12 step meetings or do not practice complete abstinence. She wondered if they felt as lonely in their process as she did at that moment. In May of 2013, she “came out” about her personal recovery in a post titled I Got Sober Today. The post received an incredible response, and alerted Julie to the need for a supportive, judgment-free community for moms in and contemplating recovery. Julie believes ALL women deserve to have a supportive and encouraging tribe. She created Sober Mommies to connect women with a diverse, inclusive community and to help moms build their personal recovery tribe. The members of Sober Mommies understand the unique struggle, guilt and shame often associated where substance use/abuse and motherhood collide. Sober Mommies offers a platform for sharing stories, promoting identification and self-forgiveness, and an opportunity to receive and provide peer-to-peer support and mentorship.  (Read More...)
Families for Addiction Recovery (FAR)

Families for Addiction Recovery (FAR) is a Canadian charity founded by parents of children who have struggled with addiction from their teens. Our goal is long term recovery for those with addiction and their families. FAR offers free and confidential parent-to-parent support for families struggling with addiction in Canada. We are a voice for families to influence government policy. We educate law enforcement, the medical profession and community groups about addiction, health laws and drug policies.  (Read More...)
Evergreen Council On Problem Gambling

The Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling is here to support Real People and Real Recovery from gambling addiction that can devastate the lives of individuals, couples, families, and friends. It’s important to understand that most people can enjoy gambling for entertainment and recreation. For those who are affected by the serious addiction of gambling, the pain is real. The Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling (ECPG) is dedicated to increasing awareness of public health issues around problem gambling and gaming, expanding the availability and integration of services, and supporting advocacy, research, and programs for education, prevention, treatment, and responsible gambling and gambling. ECPG is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1991 and maintains a position of neutrality on gambling. Our mission is to ensure programs and services to support those who are affected negatively by problem gambling. The Council provides a confidential, toll-free, 24-hour Helpline in Washington State that offers information and referral to treatment services by phone, text, and chat. ECPG also administers a training program for treatment providers, supports outpatient and residential treatment for Washington residents, conducts public awareness and outreach efforts, and works with the gaming industry to promote Responsible Gaming initiatives throughout Washington State. When Gambling Becomes a Problem, there’s HOPE; and Help Starts Here: 1.800.547.6133 / www.evergreencpg.org.  (Read More...)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.  (Read More...)

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