PARTNERSHIP FOR DRUG FREE KIDS - GENERAL RESOURCES

(OUTSIDE OF DRUGFREE.ORG)

[Updated 8-21-18]

Below are resources that Helpline Specialists at the Partnership use to inform and support families. These resources come from CMC: Foundation for Change and other respected organizations.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

BOOKS, GUIDES, & MOVIES

COVERAGE, TREATMENT, & SUPPORT GROUPS

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SUICIDALITY

BOOKS, GUIDES, & MOVIES

Beyond Addiction 
By Dr. Jeff Foote, Dr. Carrie Wilkens, and Dr. Nicole Kosanke, with Stephanie Higgs
Available to purchase at
http://www.drugfree.org/get-information/bookstore

20 Minute Guide for Parents 
By Dr. Foote, Dr. Wilkens, and Dr. Kosanke

Available to purchase at
http://www.drugfree.org/get-information/bookstore
Access the free version online at
http://the20minuteguide.com/parents/

BREAKING POINTS 

Directed by Tucker Capps

Description: a 30-minute documentary intended for adults that explores the stress and pressures our teens and young adults face every day, as well as the unhealthy ways that many of them cope, including misusing prescription stimulants.

CMC’s Blog for Individuals and Families: Articles, videos, and other resources from the Center for Motivation and Change for individuals and families.


COVERAGE, TREATMENT, & SUPPORT GROUPS

Insurance

Parity is Personal Toolkit: Strategies to win appeals with insurance companies for the treatment of substance use and other mental health disorders

Information for getting Medicaid insurance for a loved one who qualifies 

State Funded programs directory 

Treatment Locators

Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) treatment locator: Out/Inpatient substance use and mental health facility locator throughout the United States. There is a brief tutorial video that we would recommend to help you use the locator. If you want further help, please reach out to the Partnership’s Helpline and our Helpline Specialists can help you utilize the treatment locator based on your current situation.

Suboxone Doctors Locator: National listing of doctors for Medication Assisted Treatment. If you want further help, please reach out to the Partnership’s Helpline and our Helpline Specialists can help you utilize the MAT doctors locator based on your current situation.

Psychology Today Therapist Locator:  Find detailed professional listings for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Therapists, Counselors, Group Therapy and Treatment Centers in the United States and Canada. If you want further help, please reach out to the Partnership’s Helpline and our Helpline Specialists can help you utilize the therapist locator based on your current situation.

Support Groups

It may also help you to attend a support group if you haven’t already done so.  Families Anonymous and Nar-anon are two that can be very helpful.  You may also search for a support group in your area or an online support group through SAMHSA or the Support Group Project.

Naloxone

We recommend you get an Opioid overdose prevention kit (Naloxone/Narcan) for yourself and your loved one who is struggling with opioid use.  Naloxone is an opioid antagonist, with no potential for misuse, that reverses respiratory failure in overdoses associated with opioid use. The kits equip family members with the knowledge and materials they need in order to immediately respond to and reverse an overdose, should one occur.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SUICIDALITY 

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of age, size, gender, sexual orientation, race, or strength, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. Emotional abuse is often minimized, yet it can leave deep and lasting scars.  You can obtain help through the National Domestic Violence hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or http://www.thehotline.org/

Suicide

If you or your loved one is experiencing thoughts of suicide, please call 911 or a 24-hour crisis hotline such as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/  

Post Suicide Attempt  

It is often painful, scary, and confusing to figure out how to care for your loved one after a suicide attempt.  Here is a guide produced by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that offers some help to navigate through this difficult time. http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA08-4357/SMA08-4357.pdf