It can be difficult to find credible information in a hurry and we know how overwhelming it can be to find help for yourself or your loved one. The good news is that there are credible guides on how to pick a treatment center, what questions to ask, and what your options are. With over 24 million people in the US who are experiencing drug addiction, we know we can’t treat them all. However, we have a monumental challenge to serve as many people as possible. So, we put this list of resources together to help you regardless of if you choose our treatment center for you or your loved one’s recovery.
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration maintains a national help line
It’s confidential, 24/7, 365 days a year, in English and Spanish, and will provide you with the appropriate intake centers in your state for local assistance and support.
- The National Institute on Drug Abuse provides a research-based guide to treatment principles, with answers to frequently asked questions.
- American Society of Addiction Medicine offers information about board-certified addiction specialists and how to verify one.
- The American Psychological Association answers the question of how psychologists help with opioid and alcohol use disorders.
Other Helpful Resources
Our Favorite Self Help Books
- Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead – Brené Brown, Ph.D.
- 365 Ways to Have Fun Sober – Lisa M. Hann
- Recovery Options – The Complete Guide – Joseph Volpicelli, M.D., Ph.D.
- Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening – Robert J. Meyers, Ph.D., and Brenda L. Wolfe, Ph.D.
- Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change – Jeffrey Foote, Carrie Wilkens, Nicole Kosanke
- Codependent No More, How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring For Yourself – Melody Beattie
- Facing Codependence – Pia Mellody
- Monkey Traps – Steve Hauptman
- Adult Children of Alcoholics – Janet Woititz, EdD