At PITCH 4 KIDZ we stay current with the latest addiction information and news. We believe that EXPLORATION & DISCOVERY are important elements of RECOVERY. Remember you are not alone and resources are available. We hope you find these resources helpful in your family exploration/discovery/recovery journey.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) – http://www.nami.org
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a nation wide mental health organization dedicated to education, research, support, and advocacy for Americans affected by mental illness.
NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) – http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml
NIMH is the largest scientific organization dedicated to improving the knowledge, prevention, and treatment of mental illness through clinical research.
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) – http://www.samhsa.gov
SAMHSA is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that addresses improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation services related to substance abuse and mental illness.
NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) – http://www.niaaa.nih.gov
The goal of NIAAA is to support research that seeks to understand alcohol use disorders and related problems; and to create new approaches to prevention and treatment of these disorders.
NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) – http://www.drugabuse.gov
NIDA is an organization that focuses on applying the latest science in addiction studies to prevention and treatment by informing approach and policy as it relates to addiction. The site offers educational materials and insights into the latest findings in addiction medicine. Information is geared toward multiple ages and for personal or professional use.
NACOA (National Association for Children of Alcoholics) – www.nacoa.org
NACOA is a national organization with a mission to “eliminate the adverse impact of alcohol and drug use on children and families.” The organization accomplishes this task by educating, providing leadership in public policy, advocating, and advancing professional knowledge on this important topic.
ACES Study (Adverse Childhood Experiences Study) – http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/index.html
The purpose of the ACES study is to assess how adverse childhood experiences effect well-being in adulthood. The study is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente’s Health Appraisal Clinic in San Diego.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis 24/7. This service is supported by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Mental Health Association of New York City. The site provides special services for veterans. To obtain phone support call 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-8255 (TALK).
Childhelp – http://www.childhelp.org
Childhelp is a non-profit organization with a focus on meeting the needs of abused, neglected, and at-risk children through advocacy, prevention treatment, and community outreach.
Camp Erin, created and funded by The Moyer Foundation, is the largest nationwide network of free bereavement camps for children and teens ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of someone close to them. There are 43 camp locations across the United States and two in Canada. It is a weekend-long experience filled with traditional, fun, camp activities combined with grief education and emotional support — facilitated by grief professionals and trained volunteers. The Moyer Foundation’s mission is to provide comfort hope and healing to children affected by loss and family addiction. For a comprehensive list of grief resources by state, please refer to the National Bereavement Resource Guide located at moyerfoundation.org/NBRG and to locate the Camp Erin closest to you, visit www.camperin.org.
International Peer Support Organizations:
Alanon Family Groups – http://www.al-anon.alateen.org
This website offers education, support, and meeting location/time information for spouses, teens, or family members of people struggling with addiction.
You can also contact: 1-888-4AL-ANON or (1-888-425-2666)
There are multiple Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, etc. organizations that offer support and education for anyone who wants to stop using substances/process addictions and pursue recovery.
Alcoholics Anonymous – http://www.aa.org
Narcotics Anonymous – http://www.na.org
Cocaine Anonymous – http://www.ca.org
Smart Recovery – http://www.smartrecovery.org
Smart Recovery is an alternative peer support group that is an attractive alternative to many people who want a different approach from AA. This approach includes a “4-Point Program” that includes in-person or online meetings.
National Treatment Referral Center
Locate substance abuse treatment center in your area.
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator – http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov
Sponsored by SAMHSA to help people find a treatment facility near their home.
You can also Contact: 1-800-662-HELP