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The Prevention Coalition addiction-related resources

by Jackie
(Walnut, CA)

I have a teenage son and I’m terrified about his risk for addiction, particularly given all of the recent coverage on how teen brains are in fact primed for it as a form of learning. My hope is that real-world stories of the difficulties and dangers of addiction combined with the facts will help encourage him and his peers to focus on their opportunities so that they remain on a positive path.

I thought The Prevention Coalition should gather some addiction-related resources to help families with prevention as well as treatment, and so I’ve included some of our favorites below. I think your audience would find them very valuable (for example, here: http://www.drug-addiction-support.org/Al-Anon.html).

Medicine Abuse Project (sort by stories)
http://medicineabuseproject.org/

Rehab and Medicaid: The Ultimate Guide
http://www.discoveryplace.info/rehab-medicaid-ultimate-guide

Understanding Addiction: How Addiction Hijacks the Brain
http://www.helpguide.org/harvard/how-addiction-hijacks-the-brain.htm

Effects of Illegal Drugs on the Heart
https://www.acls.net/effects-of-drugs.htm

Addictive Behaviors: Beyond Drugs and Alcohol
http://www.indiana.edu/~engs/rbook/readabd.htm

Taking Charge of Dual Diagnosis: Your Resource Guide
http://www.lakeviewhealth.com/blog/mental-health-and-dual-diagnosis/

Thank you for anything you can do to help us raise awareness.

It’s my sincerest hope that this information is useful to you and, in turn, your site visitors. If that’s incorrect, please let me know in an email response and I will be sure to leave you off any future outreach efforts.

Best,
Jackie

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