Resources

 


Pennsylvania Network of Care

This PA website offer county by county resources. Just click on your county to see what is available.  http://pa.networkofcare.org/

 

MOMSTELL

Their goal is to support and unite parents and family members in order to work together towards positive system change regarding substance abuse issues.
www.momstell.org

 

Al-Anon

Friends and families of problem drinkers find understanding and support at Al-Anon meetings.
www.al-anon.alateen.org

 

Nar-Anon

Members are relatives and friends who are concerned about the addiction or drug problem of another.
www.nar-anon.org

 

Partnership for Drug Free Kids

Their mission is to reduce teen substance abuse and support families impacted by addiction. The free toll line number 1-855-378-4373 helpline is a nationwide support service that offers assistance to parents and other primary caregivers of children who want to talk to someone about their child’s drug use and drinking. The workers are licensed social workers who are trained and caring parent specialists.
www.drugfree.org

 

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Information about child and adolescent trauma and substance abuse can be found at http://www.nctsn.org/resources/topics/adolescence-and-substance-abuse

The Parent's 20 Minute Guide 

There is a new way to help a loved one with substance problems, called CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training). CRAFT is a scientifically proven set of tools and strategies for any family member or friend who wants to help.
http://www.motivationandchange.com/20-min-guide/introduction

 

Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs

There are a wide variety of substance and alcohol abuse services available to children and adults in Pennsylvania. Community substance abuse programs are administered through county program offices called Single County Authorities (SCAs.)  The county SCA determines a person's eligibility for service funding, assesses the need for treatment or other services, and makes referrals to appropriate programs to match treatment and/or service needs. http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=20800&PageID=1125999&mode=2

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.   http://www.samhsa.gov/about-us

 

We are about Recovery First

Many addicts in recovery that are nearing a relapse episode exhibit predictable and identifiable habits and behaviors before the actual relapse occurs. Recognition of these habits is critical in order for people in recovery and their loved ones to take decisive and immediate action to prevent the relapse
http://www.recoveryfirst.org/7-habits-of-an-addict-about-to-relapse.html/

 

Addiction Info

http://www.addictioninfo.org/articles/1966/1/The-Behaviors-of-Addiction/Page1.html

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Information:

http://www.fascenter.samhsa.gov/