WEBSITES

Addiction Center: Well-designed website with many informative links, suggested by Hannah Freeman, Outreach Specialist (From Hannah's email: "...More than 20 percent of veterans with PTSD also suffer from an addiction or dependence on drugs or alcohol. This has influenced me to join a community outreach team that strives to help veterans dealing with substance abuse. Our web guide, AddictionCenter.com, connects veterans struggling with addiction to treatment options, as well as providing valuable information about substance dependence. We at Addiction Center, want to help provide resources to as many people as possible to help veterans overcome their addiction.")

American Addiction Centers (AAC), americanaddictioncenters.org (From Brittany Lewis, Outreach Specialist: “Our goal is to guide as many people to help as soon as possible before more lives are lost to drug overdoses. We offer a wide range of information on our sites – from facility reviews to forums – to help millions of families make more informed decisions about treatment.”

DrugRehab.com: While this website does feature certain rehabilitation facilities, it's a beautifully designed, user-friendly website packed with information. Thanks to Osvaldo Nunez and Rebecca Preston for the submission. 

Help.orgFrom the website's homepage, "Help.org exists to empower people with all the resources and tools they need to start or continue on their journey of recovery. Addiction presents unique challenges for everyone, but with the help and support of other people, anyone can overcome."

Rehabnet.comFrom the website homepage: "The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has estimated that approximately 17 million American adults suffer from alcoholism or alcohol abuse/dependency. That’s 7% of the population – no small bat of the eye. The amount of men who suffer from alcohol abuse is nearly double that of women – 11.2 million men and 5.2 million women. Further, NIAAA estimates approximately 855,000 adolescents (12 – 17 year olds) also have an alcohol use disorder.  The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report over 90,000 deaths per year are the result of alcohol, earning alcohol use number three on the list of preventable causes of death." Thanks to Molly Natchek of the National Council on Seniors Drug & Alcohol Rehab for sharing this resource.

RehabSpot: Promotes a specific treatment center ("The Beach House Rehab Center"), but the advertisement angle is low-key—no popups, nothing bouncing up and down on the screen—and the website contains information on many different addictive substances. Thanks to Michelle Tubb, Community Outreach Specialist for contributing.

Treatment-centers.net (From the website: “Treatment-Centers.net is a public benefit resource website that exists to help addicts, alcoholics, and friends and family members of individuals afflicted with addiction and co-occurring disorders (dual-diagnosis) find the best treatment centers for their needs.” There is A LOT of useful information, general and specific, on this website.)

Articles

Staying Safe When Going Out” by Laura Howard

(Article written for a website under construction—great tips on how to avoid driving while impaired.)