From the beginning, God said it was not good for man to be alone. Working through life’s issues on life’s terms is a struggle. The following are a list and/or resource for help with life issues.
At thejoyousfamily.com we believe in giving people options. Each group in this list is a self-monitoring group. We, at thejoyousfamily.com do not represent or take responsiblity for the actions of the groups listed on this page. This page is purely for information. Please throughly investigate any group you are going to seek help from to see if it is a fit for you.
General Info and Treatment:
The Recovery Village
The Recovery Village offers comprehensive treatment for dual diagnosis based drug and alcohol rehab, eating disorder and mental health treatments tailored to the patient’s specific needs. Their programs are supported by research and designed to help clients with every step of their recovery.
Changing Lives Foundation. An informative site providing help and hope for friends and family of addicts/alcoholics—with a focus on how individuals and families recover from these problems. Site includes Low Cost, No Cost Alcohol and Drug Treatment Resource List: Comprehensive directory of low/no cost treatment, sober living facilities, halfway homes, family resources and more.
Drug Addiction Support. News and current topics about drug addiction—including the latest books and DVD’s for Addiction Recovery, along with resources to learn how to help your family deal with drugs.
National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers. Click on “Enter,” then click on “Members.” You can search by state or treatment center name.
Sober.com. Committed to helping the addicted and families affected by drug abuse and drug addiction—to find rehabs, especially troubled teens. This site also includes various interesting venues for recovering people to connect with each other.
The Association for Addiction Professionals. A professional membership organization that serves counselors who specialize in addiction treatment. The Fix. A daily website for alcohol and drug addiction recovery news and information. A great resource for addiction recovery news, rehab reviews and sober living tips.
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. A site for individuals, families, and communities struggling with addiction to alcohol and other drugs. This nonprofit organization helps people transform their lives by providing the highest quality treatment and continuing care services, education, research, and publishing products available today.
Phone Counseling for Families:
(click on “Family Phone Counseling”)
Addiction Counselor Joe Herzanek/Changing Lives Foundation (author, Why Don’t They Just Quit?) Drug Addiction Phone Counseling for family members—providing hope and solutions to families in crisis. www.gettingthemsober.com/tele.html
Toby Drews (author Getting Them Sober, family counselor) Long distance telephone consultations (including evenings, weekends and holidays) concerning the addiction and/or family issues, with individuals or couples, or alcoholics who want to seriously look at getting sober--or who are already in recovery, and want additional help.
www.aa.org Alcoholics Anonymous. A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
www.aagrapevine.org AA Grapevine. Voice of Alcoholics Anonymous, The International Journal of AA, articles, stories, jokes, letters, subscriptions since 1944.
www.12step.org 12Step.org. Information and tools for working the 12-step program.
www.aa.org/bigbookonline Read the AA Big Book online. Complete text of “Alcoholics Anonymous ”also known as “The Big Book” is available in English, French, and Spanish.
www.anonpress.org/phone AA Intergroup. Telephone Numbers, USA.
addiction2recovery. reality.connection.change. Addiction recovery materials along with gripping videos of real people’s stories of change and recovery.
www.celebraterecovery.com Celebrate Recovery. A Christ-centered program ministering to thosewho struggle with hurts, hang-ups, habits or addictions.
Love First. Professional interventionists, Jeff and Debra Jay, authors of Love First, the best-selling book on intervention. Videos, professional intervention, recovery mentoring and many free resources. Questions answered without charge. Interventionists nationwide.
Addiction Intervention Resources (AIR). A national organization of professional intervention specialists, counselors and consultants that provide fast and effective crisis management services through a proven protocol of education, action and healing. AIR addiction consultants can be reached at any time.
National Institute on Drug Abuse. NIDA’s mission is to lead the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Provides info on the prevention of substance abuse, alcohol and drug addiction, treatment, and mental health services.
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD). Provides education, information, help, and hope to the public.
It advocates prevention, intervention, and treatment through a nationwide network of affiliates.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Provides current publications, research and news on alcohol addiction.
The Partnership for a Drug-Free Kids — Where Families Find Answers. A drug abuse prevention, intervention, treatment and recoveryresource, to help parents and caregivers address alcohol and drug abuse.
Online Communities/ Support:
FOB (Friends of Bill). A social network specifically designed for alcoholics and addicts. Connect with new friends from all over the world who are just like you.
In the Rooms. The premier, most comprehensive online social network for the recovery community worldwide. For the 23 hours a day you’re not at a meeting, in the Rooms has many of the most popular 12-Step fellowships as groups for you to become a member of. In here you’ll find great discussions, great people, resources, and archives.
Faces and Voices of Recovery. Dedicated to organizing and mobilizing the millions of Americans in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.
Al-Anon/Alateen (which includes Alateen for younger members) offers strength and hope for friends and families of problem drinkers.
Online Al-Anon Outreach. Information about online Al-Anon Family Groups and links to meetings on the Internet.
Love and Logic. Positive parenting solutions and educational resources which have been creatiing healthy family relationships since 1977. A wealth of information. One of our favorite resources!
LVRC Chronic Pain Recovery Blog. A great resource for articles and information representing the best physicians practicing in the field of Pain Medicine.
Nutrition & Fitness:
Nutrition Action. The largest-circulation health newsletter in North America providing reliable information on nutrition and health.
Alcoholics Victorious. A (Christian-based) collection of articles that detail the effects of diet and nutrition on addiction recovery.
Nutrition Info. U.S. federal guide offering access to all government websites with information on nutrition and dietary guidance.
Take 12 Recovery Radio. The world’s oldest and only recovery radio station broadcasting recovery talk and positive music 24 hours a day with a unique recovery focused show updated three days a week.
RecoveryArts.com. A blog for and about the arts in recovery. By arts, we mean general expression: Recovery Poetry, Recovery Music, and Recovery Visual.
Assessments for yourself or others:
Is AA for you? 12 questions to help you decide if you have a problem.
TO ACCESS THIS RESOURCE LIST (and more) ONLINE:www.ChangingLivesFoundation.org (click on RESOURCES) *The list of organizations, professionals, and advisers (referred to hereafter as “advisers”) is provided solely for informational purposes. Changing Lives Foundation does not endorse, and has not undertaken any independent investigation of the qualifications, credentials, experience, education, training, or proper licensing of, any adviser listed. Changing Lives Foundation does not have any direct or indirect input in any advice or services provided by any adviser listed in this book. Any person using contact information provided herein, to locate and select an adviser is strongly encouraged to inquire about the adviser’s professional expertise, experience, licensing, and qualifications before engaging or hiring such a person or organization.
Stop yelling -At Your Kids to Get Them to Listen, Your Modern Family
A recovery group based on beatitudes of the bible and the 12 steps of alcoholic anonymous. These programs offer recovery for the whole family in one place. Find a group near you. Order reading materials, learn more about kid’s programs.