Links to other web sitesaddiction
Part 1 of 2 parts
Web sites discussing Internet safety,
addiction, mental & physical
therapy, counseling, drug and
medical device safety, etc.
We have no method of evaluating the quality, accuracy, and safety of the following web sites. Use them with care.
Nothing contained on this website should be construed nor is intended to be used for legal advice, or medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Health and healing:
- Consumer Safety Guide educates "... the public and ensure consumers are informed about defective medical products, dangerous drugs, and high-risk consumer products," at: https://www.consumersafetyguide.com/
- Recall Report contains public alerts on the health dangers of drugs and other products at: https://www.recallreport.org/
- Drug Watcher monitors the pharmaceutical industry, informs and warns the public, and provides a road map for taking legal action. See: https://www.drugwatcher.org
- Drug Dangers provides information on a range of medications
and medical devices that have serious complications. See: https://www.drugdangers.com/
Guide to online therapy apps: Consumers Advocate publish a comprehensive guide to online therapy apps. See: https://www.consumersadvocate.org/
Review of medical alert systems: The Reviews.com website pubishes a "Senior-Friendly Guide to Medical Alert Systems" which enable individuals to call for help in emergencies.
College Partners Online is a research and media organization that focuses on education and labor trends in the US for degree-holding professionals. Two of their Psychology Education Guides help job seekers, professionals, and students understand the changing landscape of psychology and its impact on careers and employment. See: https://www.psychologydegrees.org/ and https://www.counselingdegreesonline.org/
The Food and Drug Administration has a section on their web site that discusses adverse event reports on drugs, medication error reports and product quality complaints resulting in adverse events See: https://www.fda.gov/
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV):
- AIDS & HIV: The World Health Organization has an information web sites on HIV and AIDS at: http://www.who.int/
- Support: The United Methodist Church maintains a
website which supports people with AIDS. See the HIV/AIDS Ministries Network, at: http://gbgm-umc.org
- "Convenient, affordable, private online counseling. Anytime, anywhere" online at: https://www.betterhelp.com/
- "Therapy articles: Understanding of what types of therapy are available, and how to get the most out of sessions with a therapist" at: https://www.betterhelp.com/
Comment about addiction in general by "Brandie The Barber Bauer:"
- Abbeycare group has clinics throughout the UK. They feature supervised detox, holistic and alternative treatments, individually tailored recovery care plans, attractive fees, and payment options.
- Addictions.com has a valuable medically-reviewed article discussing drug and alcohol addition.
- All Treatment provides information on: "substance abuse treatment based on treatment models, payment, insurance taken, length of treatment and your location. You may also find addiction treatment centers by the state that you would like to go to. You will also have the ability to locate rehabs that will accept your your insurance plans; private, state and governmental."
- Detox.com is a network of U.S. addiction treatment facilities that provide drug and alcohol detox, support, and comprehensive substance abuse treatment services to the individuals and families struggling with addiction. In addition to offering medical detox in safe, controlled stabilization units, we also offer a wide range of patient care services for ongoing addiction treatment and recovery needs. They have a 24 hour detox hotline at 800-483-2193 which can be accessed from the U.S. or Canada.
- The Delphi Health Group has an online "Guide to Low Cost or Free Drug Rehab Options," and an Addiction Treatment and Recovery Guide for Disabled Persons
- Carla Vista has 4 homes in Arizona, 2 in Colorado, and single homes in Nebraska, Nevada, Missouri and Texas. They ask their residents to commit to 90 days of living in their drug-free environment. Most stay for six to nine months. The group links residents with jobs, counselling, and treatment. During their stay, they change. They become "... filled with gratitude and a new peace of mind. They’d become part of a family that learns, laughs and grows together in sobriety."
- "Co-Occurring Disorders (a.k.a. dual diagnosis or co-morbid disorders). These are are mental health conditions that exist along with substance abuse issues. They can heavily react with each other. About 8 million U.S. adults experienced this in 2014. See: https://www.rehabspot.com/
- "Drug and alcohol addiction in the LGBTQ community
- American Addiction Centers: Since they were founded in 2007, they have become the largest network of rehab facilities in the U.S. with programs in seven states. They claim a success rate that is double the national average!
- Sleeping Pill Addiction is a potential hazard to those suffering from insomnia. See: 14 DAYS TO BETTER SLEEP FOR LIFE
- Faith and Smoking Addiction is an article by Christina Matthews at VapingDaily. She has extensively studied the dangers of cigarettes and the objective side of e-cigs.
See also: "The Guide to Rebuilding Bridges with Your Loved Ones After Battling Addiction" by Addiction Campuses
- "How to Talk to a Child About a Parent’s Addiction" by Huffington Post
- Holistic Approach to the Addiction Recovery Process by the American Holistic Health Association
- Sunshine Behavioral Health promotes an addiction-fighting method called Contingency Management (CM). It is used by the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs
and has been found effective in fighting addiction among veterans. See: https://www.sunshinebehavioralhealth.com/
- "Understanding Addiction" by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)
- "Drug rehab and addiction treatment guides" by addictionresource.com
- Solutions 4 Recovery creates customized addiction treatment to address each client's specific needs.
- What Science Says To Do If Your Loved One Has An Opioid Addiction by Fivethirtyeight.com
- "What to Do if Your Teen or Young Adult has a Problem with Drugs" by the National Institute on Drug Abuse
- "Why We Should Treat, Not Blame Addicts Struggling to Get ‘Clean’," by PBS Newshour
- "Kicking the Habit Together" by Quit Smoking Community
- The 45 Warning Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse by drugrehab.org
- How to Detect if Your Teen is Stealing Your Prescription Drugs by Aspen Education Group
- Is Your Home an Accomplice for Your Rebellious Teen? by HomeAdvisor
- What to Do If You Have a Problem with Drugs: For Teens and Young Adults by the National Institute on Drug Abuse
- Helping an Adult Family Member or Friend with a Drug or Alcohol Problem by Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
- Nine Reasons to Go to Rehab Today by Newport Academy
- Home After Rehab: The Guide to Finding the Right Place for Recovery by Redfin Engineering
- Therapeutic services:
There are over 14,500 different drug or alcohol treatment centers in the U.S. The following two resources may help to find a suitable center:
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides a Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator, a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems. See: https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/
- Anne M. Fletcher, "Inside Rehab: The Surprising Truth About Addiction Treatment -- and How to Get Help That Works," Penguin Books (2013). Read reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store
- Some centers that have asked us to link to them:
- Elite Rehab Placement Matches Clients with Alcohol and Drug Addiction Rehabs.
- Monarch Shores is a Christian addiction treatment center in California that is able to provide "counselors who use religion to treat addiction in recovery." Insured patients pay little to no cost. See: http://www.monarchshores.com/
- The Recovery Village offers personalized addiction treatment in their facility in Umatilla, FL. They provide: "... comprehensive treatment for dual diagnosis based drug and alcohol rehab, eating disorder and mental health treatments tailored to the patient’s specific needs. [Their] ... fully trained staff will guide patients and family to the goal of complete rehabilitation.
- The Treehouse is a private therapeutic retreat for rehabilitation from alcohol and drugs. It is located on "40 serene acres near Dallas TX." They have a support hotline that is open 24 hours a day at 1-866-840-6487.
- Willow Springs Recovery in Bastrop, TX 78602 is a Christian drug rehab center that features customized treatment, a relaxing environment, and an experienced staff. See: http://www.willowspringsrecovery.com
||ShesInRecovery.com is an online community to support women in
recovery from alcohol or other drug addiction. See: http://www.shesinrecovery.com/
Alzheimer's and Dementia:
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD); Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD):
||Bereavement: Unconventional Grief: Grieving Someone Alive at The American Academy of Bereavement.|
||Breast Cancer information is available at: http://breastcancer.answers.com/|
||Burn Support Groups Database provides links to worldwide burn support groups, burn camps, etc. See: http://www.burnsupportgroupsdatabase.com/ As of 2017-AUG, this web site appears to exist but is inaccessible.|
||Cancer Misdiagnosis Guide provides information about incorrect and delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis and and failure to diagnose cancer. See: http://cancermisdiagnosisguide.com/|
||The Chinese Medicine Directory includes links to sites with
information on Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Oigong and alternative medicine.
||Cities and towns: This study guide discusses how to make urban areas spiritually healthy. See: http://www.baylor.edu/|
||Christian Counseling: Abba Christian Counseling is a service in Southlake and Colleyville, TX. Their goal is "to see that everyone can live life abundantly, as intended for them endowed by our creator." Their goal is: "To provide a peaceful, non-judgmental sanctuary to grow and heal." See: https://abbachristiancounseling.com|
Dangers of medication, defective medical devices, and other consumer dangers:
- Drug Dangers " at https://www.drugdangers.com has as its goal: "... to keep the public educated and informed of all defective medical devices and dangerousmedications that are currently on the market."
- The web site http://www.consumerdangers.com/ "... is dedicated to helping raise awareness of these products that we hope will decrease the amount of these tragedies. Education is the key to consumer protection, and we hope to be the best resource available."
Their web site covers a wide range of dangers, including air bags, E. Coli contamination, shopping scams. poisoning, child safety, etc.
- An informative article on sleeping pills discusses various sleeping pill types, including benzodiazepines, hypnotics and barbituates, and the danger of taking them with alcohol. The danger is increased for older individuals.
These topics are continued in Part 2
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