Web sites discussing Internet safety,
addiction, mental & physical
therapy, counseling, drug and
medical device safety, etc.
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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/
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
"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.
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/
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!
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.
Drug Rehab Connections is an informational website that connects addicts and their families with the help they need to put their lives together.
Their goal is to help these individuals and loved ones by providing them with information and support on different addictions and recovery resources available to them.
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/
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/
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
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/
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.
AbilityHomePros provides information on all types of chairlifts, wheelchair lifts, elevators -- both inside and outside; both new and used. They provide contacts with local contractors. They also publish articles for mobility-challenged individuals, their supportive partners, and caregivers. See: http://abilityhomepros.com/