We offer these links for individuals and families suffering from addiction.
The sites available are helpful in educating yourself, as well as, providing you support and information on some concerns you are facing. It is important to know that due to the constant changes in Internet sites, some may be modified or removed after a period of time. I will attempt to keep the sites as current as possible. If any of the sites have been removed or the addresses change, please notify me so that I may keep this information current. Please remember: These sites are not to replace therapy but are suggested for use in supplementing the therapeutic process.
Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and woman who have a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
Al-Anon and Alateen 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. It is not group therapy and is not led by a counselor or therapist. This support network complements and supports professional treatment. Alateen is a peer support group for teens who are struggling with the effects of someone else’s problem drinking. Many Alateen groups meet at the same time and location as an Al-Anon group. Alateen meetings are open only to teenagers.
DrugRehab.com . Information and answers for people fighting addiction. Their “mission” is to equip patients and families with the best information, resources, and tools to overcome addiction and lead to a lifelong recovery.
In the Room InTheRooms.com is the World’s Largest, Online Social Network for the Global Recovery Community. InTheRooms is for people already in Recovery, Seeking Immediate Help from any Addiction, and their Family, Friends and Allies.
Just Think Twice. A site developed by the Department of Enforcement Administration (DEA) Information, news, statistics, and basic drug information.
LifeRing LifeRing Secular Recovery is an abstinence-based, worldwide network of people who are choosing to live in recovery from alcohol and other drugs. We encourage individuals to build their own personal recovery programs based on three principles: sobriety, secularity, and self-direction.
Myers Counseling Group. Located in Crystal Lake Illinois. They offer mental health and substance abuse services for individuals and families. They also offer telebehavioral services for Illinois residents.
National Institute on Drug Abuse Education resources & materials on drugs of abuse
Narcotics Anonymous Offer recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle.
Refuge Recovery Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, an emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes.
Smart Recovery An abstinence, based, not-for-profit organization with a self-help program for people having problems with drinking and using.
Women for Sobriety Providing services to women alcoholics. Based on 13-statement program of positivity that encourages emotional and spiritual growth.
Helpful video on the challenges of substance use disorders…(click here)
Struggling with Using Thoughts…..(click here)