Substance Abuse Issue Links

Addiction Guide
Description:
Addiction Guide is your reliable source on addiction and the dangers of illicit substances. We cover how drigs and alcohol affect the body, how to identify the signs and symptons of abuse, and where to seek effective treatment. Our mission is to guide you and your loved ones to a healtheir life.

Alanon
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Al-Anon offers understanding help; support to families and friends of problem drinkers. Our program is adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous and is based upon the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts of Service.

Alateen
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Alateen is part of Al-Anon, which helps families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Alateen is our recovery program for young people. Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members.

Alcoholics Anonymous
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This Web Site is created and maintained by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. The General Service Office is the international office serving A.A. in the U.S./Canada.

Chances for Indiana Youth
Description:
C.H.A.N.C.E.S. For Indiana Youth is dedicated to substance abuse prevention and positive youth development throughout Indiana. We will do this through collaboration with local youth serving organizations and Government agencies to provide "CHANCES" for the youth of Indiana to live healthy and substance-free lives.

Drug Alert
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A comprehensive database featuring information and news alerts about potentially dangerous drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide. The Web site is dedicated to keeping the public informed about drug recalls, side effects, and pending litigation associated with various drugs and their manufacturers.

Drugwatch.com
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Assists consumers affected by dangerous medical devices and drugs with the latest information they may need. They offer free services including Patient Advocates who are available 7 days a week to assist patients.

Indiana SADD
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Students Against Destructive Decisions

Indiana Tobacco Prevention use and Cessation
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The Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Trust Fund Executive Board's vision is to significantly improve the health of Hoosiers and to reduce the disease and economic burden that tobacco use places on Hoosiers of all ages.

Narcotics Anonymous
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Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 31,000 weekly meetings in over 100 countries worldwide.

Painkiller Abuse
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Addiction Center is a website with information on various addictions and touches on the growing issues of prescription drug abuse in the United States. The site also offers treatment options for individuals seeking help to put their lives back together.

Prescription Drug and Medical Device Safety
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The goal at RX Dangers is to help consumers understand the risks they face and be able to make the most informated decisions they can about drigs and medical devices based on the most current information available.

Recovery
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A free, confidential resource developed with the input of leading clinicians, experts and people in recovery themselves. The site helps individuals take steps toward a healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol. Visitors can learn about the experiences of people like them and find answers for recognizing and dealing with substance use issues.

Rehab Centers
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Religious concepts are nothing new to drug rehab. In fact, the concept of the 12-step program was founded on the idea that a stronger power can help you recover when you cannot. If you're of the Catholic faith, you feel the importance of giving your life over to God. That's why Catholic rehab centers are becoming increasingly common throughout the nation.

SAMSHA
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The Department of Health and Human Services strives to improve its services to customers by continually examining our website.

SAMSHA'S Publications
Description:
SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center is a one-stop, national clearinghouse for free information about mental health, including publications, references, and referrals to local and national resources and organizations.

Substance Abuse in College
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According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, about four out of five college students drink alcohol. Though drinking has long been the most common form of substance abuse in college, the National Institute on Drug Abuse points out that the use of marijuana, prescription drugs and illicit drugs is on the rise. The good news is that students can be proactive in understanding what constitutes substance abuse, how to keep their own habits in check, and how to spot problems in themselves or others. This guide offers a wealth of resources to help students do all of those things and more.

Suicide Prevention in College
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This guide was designed to offer hope and help for those who are experiencing suicidal thoughts, as well as the friends and family who want so badly to help them.

Teen Drug Abuse
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Drugs and alcohol have a greater effect on teens than on adults. The signs of addition can be difficult to understand and many teens don't realize the long-term damage drugs have on their bodies because the short-term side effects fade. Help is available for teens who have questions about drug abuse or think they are suffering from addiction.

 

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