Recently, A great deal of media attention has been focused on a call for the legalisation of drugs by a former civil servant who was responsible for the Cabinet’s anti-drug unit. In The Independent last week, Julian Critchley said that legalisation would be “less harmful than the current strategy” and that an “overwhelming majority of….
Finding Effective Drug Addiction Treatment – A guide to finding the right treatment from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration.
Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What to Ask – Information & guidance to help those in search of effective drug abuse treatment from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Medline Plus Guide to Substance Abuse – Trusted information on drugs and substance abuse from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
The Partnership at DrugFree.org – Drug abuse prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery resources.
Mayo Clinic on Drug Addiction – Signs, symptoms, causes and treatment for drug addiction and substance abuse related problems.
The Science Behind Drug Abuse & Addiction – NIDA on the science of drug abuse and what causes addiction.
NIDA for Teens – Facts, support, intervention and scientific research behind drug abuse and addiction in teens.
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment – Support, treatment and information for those suffering from substance abuse and addiction.
Assessment Tools – Drug addiction assessment and review tools for treatment providers.
National Drug Addiction Support Groups
Narcotics Anonymous – Help for those suffering from addiction to narcotics, NA is free to join and support groups can be found around the world.
Cocaine Anonymous – CA support groups offer a helping hand to those in recovery from cocaine addiction. Members follow twelve steps and support one another through recovery.
Crystal Meth Anonymous – A fellowship of men and women who support one another through recovery from crystal meth addiction.
Marijuana Anonymous – A support group where men and women share their strength, experience and hope in recovery from marijuana addiction.
Narconon – Support for those suffering from drug addiction and for the family members of addicts.
Suffering from excruciating spinal deterioration, Robby Garvin, 24, of South Carolina, tried many painkillers before his doctor prescribed methadone in June 2006, just before Mr. Garvin and his friend Joey Sutton set off for a weekend at an amusement park. On Saturday night Mr. Garvin called his mother to say, “Mama, this is the first….
CASA’s just-released National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse, has found that those who fail to monitor their children’s school night activities, safeguard their prescription drugs, address the problem of drugs in their children’s schools, and set good examples increase the risk that their 12-17 year old children will smoke, drink, and use illegal….
A growing number of teenagers say it’s easier to illegally obtain prescription drugs than to buy beer, according to a survey published today. The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University asked: “Which is easiest for someone your age to buy: cigarettes, beer, marijuana, or prescription drugs such as OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin….
The young woman in the bikini top and bottle tan was having a good time in the bright afternoon sun. Gyrating opposite the Muscle Beach Gym on the boardwalk at Venice beach, she chanted her mantra in an eastern European accent. “The doctor is here! The doctor is here!” Sitting behind her in a beach….
It is often difficult for the family to admit something is wrong Telling your drug-addicted child he or she isn’t welcome at home unless they get treatment or abides by the house rules is painful for any parent. “But it may be the critical move that eventually saves a child’s life,” said addictions expert Dr…..
The recent flurry of findings on marijuana’s health risks may have baby boomers wondering, “How can that be?” Chances of getting into legal trouble aside, is it possible their kids might be in danger of heart or mental health issues when they themselves turned out just fine? Researchers have learned plenty about pot in recent….
Punitive sentences totalling 85 years, which were passed down last week on three English gang members, are unlikely to stem the tide of transatlantic drug shipments. As he fielded calls last week from people eager to discuss the record prison sentences handed down to four drug smugglers over the €440 million haul of cocaine recovered….
The term ‘heroin addiction’ conjures up images of the down and out, malnourished and skeletal, banging up drugs in a backdrop of squalor with a dirty syringe full of god knows what; a tatty piece of cord-turned-tourniquet, clenched between the teeth with its distal end inflating the last surviving veins. An arm ravaged by years….
Nearly 267,000 heroin and crack users are on benefits and will be required to own up to their drug problems and take treatment – or lose their money, James Purnell the work and pensions secretary, will say today. He will also announce measures that may take as many as 200,000 families out of child poverty…..