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Online Resources for Mental Health, Addictions and Treatment
This is a link to a web site Recovery.org     It includes a great deal of information about addiction, alcoholism, recovery and more.  Usually the people who seek information about alcoholism and addiction are the friends, family and caretakers.  Addicts are often in denial about their addiction, so most of the information about this subject is general information to help those who care about addicts understand the disease, and what they can do to help.   A topic about addiction that should be at the top of list for people searching for information for others is the importance of caregivers taking care of themselves.  There's an old saying that is very true especially regarding addiction: you have to take care of yourself before you can help someone else.   My years of experience working as a counselor in the field of alcohol and addiction  showed me that codependency is as painful, perhaps more painful, than the actual addiction.   Codependant friends and family members often suffer more than the person with the addiction.  And if they don't take care of themselves, not only do they damage their own self,  but codependence can fuel the addiction and hurt rather than help the addict.
"Why Self Care is Essential for Parents of Addicts"  on Recovery.org web site is simple but powerful.  If you care for an addict, I hope it is a resource to bring you hope and wellness in your own life.

DrugRehab.com stated mission is to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a life long recovery.  The information on this web site is up to date, and the staff is responsive.  Visit DrugRehab.com for a source of to learn more.

AddictionCenter.com is a resource for drug and alcohol rehab and recovery for patients and their loved ones.  They will help you find an inpatient drug rehab center.  There is information about drugs, treatment, questions and answers.  If you need immediate treatment help, they provide a phone number and there's a link on the site to click for requesting a call.  There's a page that focuses on Life After Rehab,  how to maintain your clean and sober lifestyle.  Addiction Center is help for you from learning about addiction, to getting treatment and rehab, to staying healthy as you return to life after rehab.    

Addiction Guide was created to provide the most comprehensive up-to-date information about various addictions and how to overcome them.  It's not a treatment center, but through their network of centers and connections throughout the country they provide outlets for people who need help. They are a diverse team of recovering addicts, health care professionals and patient advocates who can provide  you with tools and advice to help you regain control of  your life.  They understand there is no perfect formula for recovery.  Each person's journey is different.   With the right help, a personalized recovery plan can be provided for everyone.


Many individual experience confusion  regarding insurance coverage, state funded options,   private pay facilities and many other financial aspects that arise when seeking mental health and treatment.  Drug Rehab Guide for Addictions and Mental Health offers a "Financial Guide",  "informed Decisions" and "Other Providers" information on their web site.  Rehab can be affordable and there are other options to inpatient treatment, including outpatient care, therapy, and more. 
NEW: Signs of Addiction  Recognizing signs of addiction is the first step to getting help for yourself or others.  View behavioral, physical and psychological signs of addiction. 

A New Day is a drug abuse treatment center that opened in April, 2016 in Lodi, Ohio.  It's an outpatient program  that will treat patients battling addiction through assessment and therapy.  If you live in Medina County or Wayne County in Ohio, and need help for addiction for yourself, or because you are concerned about someone close to you who is addicted, they are a very good resource.  No web site for the service available at this time.  This is a link to the information from the Medina Gazette.  

The Drug Rehab Connections community is made up of those who want to help and give back. We are here to share our stories of recovery and hope as we begin the steps together towards rehab and recovery.  Hearing stories of how others took their first steps toward recovery and treatment often helps.  You know you are not alone.  While it's often the one who cares about the person with the addiction who does the research, the information on Drug Rehab Connections will give you resources and information to help you and your loved ones.   https://www.drugrehabconnections.com/

Many people who have drug and alcohol addiction also have mental health issues.  This is called "dual diagnosis"  RehabCenter.net  is a helpful resource web site with much information about dual diagnosis. You will find articles written by  a community of mental health professionals, doctors.  RehabCenter.net can help you find the right treatment for your needs. 

For residents of UK, there's an online resource Addiction Treatment Helpline.  There's advice about government and private care options and a wealth of information for you.  There's even a Blog you can check frequently for  more information and support.  And after a short time, a window pops up so you can chat with someone directly.  Very helpful for addicts and the people who love them.

The National Drug Helpline is an organization dedicated to providing non-commercial resources to those who are suffering from mental illness and/or substance abuse.abuse. We are not an official non-profit, but we are not compensated in anyway by our efforts. We are a grassroots organization of individuals who have either directly or indirectly faced the effects of addiction. We strive to equip those who are struggling through addiction with helpful resources and contact information

Looking for a drug treatment center in your city or state?   Here's a link for assistance.

Wellness Resources
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RX Dangers and Alerts is a web site that believes in educating the public about thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications, many of which have the potential to cause serious side effects. It  has an  easy to navigate online database that is constantly being updated with drug recall news, and provides comprehensive, unbiased information about serious side effects, complications, and interactions of commonly prescribed drugs.



Quit Smoking Resources

Want to quit smoking?  Not sure if you really want to quit smoking, but would like more information to make the decision?  Visit the community of people who want to quit, have quit, and help others who want to stop smoking.  The online site is free, and includes a blog to give you insight to smoking and non-smoking.  Visit the Quit Smoking Community here.

You can Make a Difference in a Mental Health Career

The Mental Health field needs more career helpers.  You can learn about the different careers in the mental health field including counselors, psychologist, psychiatrists, social workers and nurses in the mental health field by visiting Learn How to Become.