Resources

 

12-step Programs:

Find a meeting in your area, read the online version of the Big Book, 12 and 12, NA Book, and other materials on the following websites:

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Alcoholics Anonymous:   www.aa.org

 

Narcotics Anonymous: www.na.org

 

Al Anon/Al Ateen: www.alanon.alateen.org

For Families or Friends

Sex Addiction Anonymous: saa-recovery.org

 

Gamblers Anonymous: www.gamblersanonymous.org

 

Overeaters Anonymous: www.oa.org/

 

Recommended Reading:

the recovery book

 

The Recovery Book by Al J. Mooney, M.D., Arlene Eisenbert, and Howard Eisenberg

Healing the Addicted Brain

Love First

Love First: A Family’s Guide to Intervention. Great info for families on addiction as a disease and what to do if you suspect that someone has an addiction problem.

 

lost years

The Lost Years: Surviving a Mother and Daughter’s Worst Nightmare

Codependent No More

The Best Book On Codependency

Codependent No More – by Melody Beattie, the leading authority on Codependency

 

http://www.newsweek.com/id/114716/output/print

Newsweek: What Addicts Need

 

Time MagazineTime Magazine, How We Get Addicted

 

 

A great article about the addiction and the brain: Stop! Go! A Rogue System In the Brain

 

A WEALTH of information on addiction can be found on the hbo.com/addiction site.

HBO: Addiction Series

 

Other Sites of Interest:

http://www.nida.nih.gov/

http://www.samhsa.gov/

There is a treatment finder online on the Samhsa site or call 1-800-662-help.

The NIDA site (national institute on drug abuse) and SAMHSA (substance abuse and mental health services administration) have articles/publications that you can sign up to receive. Much of this information is scientific research about addiction.

VIDEOS:

HBO: Addiction

The HBO Series on Addiction

HBO: Addiction (specifically Disc 2 Sections 1 and 2) – there is also a good “Addiction” BOOK to go along with the series (sold separately here: http://www.amazon.com/Addiction-Cant-They-Just-Stop/dp/1594867151/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1260135740&sr=8-3)

HBO: Addiction Book

HBO: Addiction Book

 

 

The Hijacked Brain:

http://billmoyers.com/content/hijacked-brain/     (full transcript available and worth the read)  – an older film (1998) but still light-years ahead of our society when it comes to understanding addiction as a brain disease. This was one of the first sources of information that inspired the beginning of my passion as an addictive disease educator and I still use this information every day.

Blogs/Websites:

“Addiction Inbox”  http://addiction-dirkh.blogspot.com/

Talbott Recovery Campus has an invaluable MEDICATION GUIDE for a Safe Recovery. Find it here (you will need to enter an email address to download the document but you can opt out of being contacted):
https://www.talbottcampus.com/index.php/resources/medication-guide/

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