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.")

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. 

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.