If you need help in ANY STATE- Start here… insurance or no insurance. This is the same # you’ll get from all the social media influencers.
PLEASE PLEASE be careful of the popular recovered addicts and their claims of helping 1000’s & 1000’s. Do your research on body brokering
The CRAFT method is what I follow because it’s aimed at encouraging healthy, constructive changes, and focused on helping your child develop, or re-develop, a life. Craft is a positive, behavioral approach, changing behaviors — theirs and yours — not just talking about them.
Here’s a webinar from the authors of Understanding Addiction: Know Science- No Stigma
Here are 2 questionaires to see if someone is using substances “too” much. Might be a great way to introduce the idea of help.
Free resources at Partnership To End Addiction including tips on preventing substance use to guidance on managing recovery from addiction, with information and resources every step of the way.
Dr R Corey Walker- explains Dopamine perfectly!
Click Here for an excellent explanation of what Heroin does to the brain & What drives so many people to give up what we value the most: family and the love of our children, in exchange for one more high, prison and death?
Heroin takes the normal chemical circuits in a person’s brain and makes it go awry like a pre-schooler with a chemistry set.
The problem is that opioid drugs reprioritize the addict’s needs. The survival priorities are not food, water, family, children anymore, but rather getting more drugs.
Mental Health and addiction- Put the shovel Down
Put the shovel down Boundaries- should you kick them out?
This very up close and personal video by Nicole Labor Is the best explanation of how addiction takes hold. She helped me understand so much my first year.
Dr Matt & Dr Mike explain Very in depth look at opioids In the brain
Addiction is the opposite of connection Johann Hari
Dr Kevin Macaulay
Dr.Kevin Macaulay Pleasure Unwoven- such a peaceful explanation.
Great article HERE on the pleasure/ reward center in the brain from the national institute of health.
Nar-Anon for families of opiod addicted loved ones
Al- Anon for families of alcoholic use disorder