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Understanding Drug & Alcohol Addiction on College Campuses
Understanding Drug & Alcohol Addiction on College Campuses

Young adults are susceptible to substance abuse due to external influences; young adults can alter their brain chemistry permanently, kicking off a cycle of substance abuse and addictive behaviors due to the introduction of illicit chemicals to the underdeveloped brain. What may start off as casual drinking can easily turn into addiction if not controlled properly.

With that said, this guide is designed to inform college students about dependencies and addiction on a general level and provide tips on how to avoid getting trapped into unhealthy habits.

filed under Secular     tags Addiction
Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church
Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church
Recovery Ministries is an independent, nationwide network of Episcopal laity and clergy, dioceses and parishes, schools, agencies, and other institutions - all with a common commitment to address the use and misuse of alcohol and other drugs in relation to the church's mission.
filed under Episcopal Websites     tags Recovery, Addiction
American Lung Association: Freedom from Smoking Program
American Lung Association: Freedom from Smoking Program
Freedom From Smoking® provides a supportive and structured approach to quitting smoking. Based on the latest research on addiction and behavior change, this medically sound program addresses the difficulties of quitting with a sensitive, encouraging style. The ultimate goal is to help individuals overcome their addiction and enjoy the benefits of better health.

Delivered in a small group setting (up to 16 people), participants get personalized attention and the support of their peers, which they would not get trying to quit on their own. And since no single cessation technique works for everyone, the program includes a variety of evidence-based cessation practices. To meet the needs of different learning styles, each session includes lectures, group discussions and skills practice.
National Health Observances
National Health Observances

National Health Observances (NHOs) are special days, weeks, or months dedicated to raising awareness about important health topics.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA was established in 1992 and directed by Congress to target effectively substance abuse and mental health services to the people most in need and to translate research in these areas more effectively and more rapidly into the general health care system. Over the years SAMHSA has demonstrated that - prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover from mental and substance use disorders. Behavioral health services improve health status and reduce health care and other costs to society. Continued improvement in the delivery and financing of prevention, treatment and recovery support services provides a cost effective opportunity to advance and protect the Nation's health.

The website includes links to downloadable tip sheets, booklets and other guides addressing a wide range of topics including many in Spanish.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

filed under Interfaith     tags Addiction, Recovery
Al-Anon
Al-Anon

At Al‑Anon Family Group meetings, the friends and family members of problem drinkers share their experiences and learn how to apply the principles of the Al‑Anon program to their individual situations.

They learn that they are not alone in the problems they face, and that they have choices that lead to greater peace of mind, whether the drinker continues to drink or not.

Sponsorship gives members an opportunity to get personal support from someone more experienced in the program. These relationships are voluntary. Members ask another member to be their Sponsor when they believe that person will be suitable as a mentor in applying the program.

filed under Interfaith, Secular     tags Addiction, Recovery
Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention: Resources for Community Action
Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention: Resources for Community Action

The Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention: Resources for Community Action™ guide offers “at-your-fingertips” convenience to resources on a critical health topic. Resources—from web site links, brochures, and webinars, to videos and community tool kits­—are organized in four categories, Awareness, Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery.