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Patient Advocacy and Self-Help Groups
Advocates for the Integration of Recovery and Methadone (AFIRM)
http://www.methadonetoday.org/afirm.html – The mission of A.F.I.R.M. is to support methadone as an effective tool of recovery that can be enhanced through the integration of other treatment approaches. Access checked December 2, 2010.
http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org – AA is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and
help others to recover from alcoholism. Access checked December 2, 2010.
American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee on Substance Abuse
A committee of America’s preeminent legal organization that addresses legal and policy issues involving alcohol and drug addiction. Access checked September 3, 2011.
American Council on Alcoholism
http://www.aca-usa.org – ACA is dedicated to educating the public about the effects of alcohol, alcoholism, alcohol abuse, & the need for prompt, effective, readily-available, & affordable alcoholism treatment. Access checked December 2, 2010.
America in Recovery
www.americainrecovery.org - America in Recovery offers a no-charge hiring website that will help employers and potential employees who are in recovery find each other. Access checked December 2, 2010.
American Self-Help Sourcebook
www.mentalhelp.net/selfhelp - This is a searchable database of more than 1,100 national, international, model, and online self-help support groups for addictions, bereavement, health, mental health, disabilities, abuse, parenting, caregiver concerns, and other stressful life situations. Access checked December 2, 2010.
A new PATH (Parents for Addiction Treatment and Healing)
www.anewpathsite.org - A New PATH works to reduce the stigma associated with addictive illness through education and compassionate support and to advocate for therapeutic rather than punitive drug policies. Access checked September 3, 2011.
California Association of Addiction Recovery Resources (CAARR)
www.caarr.org - CAARR educates and provides statewide recovery resources for alcoholics and people with addiction problems living in California. Access checked December 2, 2010.
Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR)
www.ccar.us - A community of persons in recovery, family members, friends, and allies, CCAR is organized to put a positive face and voice on recovery from substance use disorders. Access checked December 2, 2010.
Drug Policy Alliance
http://www.lindesmith.org – Nation's leading organization working to end the war on drugs and promote new drug policies based on common sense, science, public health and human rights. Access checked December 2, 2010.
Dual Recovery Anonymous
http://www.draonline.org - Dual Recovery Anonymous™ is a 12 Step self-help program that is available to help people recover from both chemical dependency and emotional or psychiatric illness by focusing on relapse prevention and actively improving the quality of our lives. Access checked December 2, 2010.
Faces & Voices of Recovery
http://www.facesand voicesofrecovery.org - Faces & Voices of Recovery is a national organization of individuals and organizations joining together to support local, state, regional and national recovery advocacy by increasing access to research, policy, organizing and technical support; facilitating relationships among local and regional groups; improving access to policymakers and the media; and providing a national rallying point for recovery advocates. Access checked December 2, 2010.
Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC)
http://www.harmreduction.org/index.php - A national advocacy and capacity-building organization that promotes the health and dignity of individuals and communities impacted by drug use. HRC advances policies and programs that help people address the adverse effects of drug use including overdose, HIV, hepatitis C, addiction, and incarceration.
Helping Others Live Sober
http://www.helpingotherslivesober.org/ - A very helpful resource for professionals and people who are in addiction recovery. The website includes a variety of resources incuding a forum for sharing recovery stories. Access checked August 26, 2011.
Legal Action Center
http://www.lac.org – The Legal Action Center is the only non-profit law and policy organization in the United States whose sole mission is to fight discrimination against people with histories of addiction, HIV/AIDS, or criminal records, and to advocate for sound public policies in these areas. Access checked December 2, 2010.
Maine Alliance for Addiction Recovery
http://www.masap.org/site/maar.asp - The Maine Alliance for Addiction Recovery is a grassroots alliance of individuals who support recovery. Its purpose is to initiate change in legislation and resource allocation, raise awareness through public acknowledgment, and promote support by sharing the experiences of recovering people, their families, and friends. Access checked December 2, 2010.
Marijuana Anonymous World Services
www.marijuana-anonymous.org - Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share a desire to stop using marijuana. They accomplish their goals by using the basic 12 steps of recovery founded by Alcoholics Anonymous. Access checked December 2, 2010.
Methadone Support Org
http://www.MethadoneSupport.org -This website is devoted to the support of Methadone and Methadone Anonymous (MA). The site features online support forums including HCV/HIV discussions, listings of MA meetings by state. The website also offers support and a message board for pregnant patients available at: http://www.methadonesupport.org/Pregnancy.html. Access checked May 1, 2012.
http://www.methadonetoday.org – Methadone Today is the official newsletter of Detroit Organizational Needs in Treatment (DONT). DONT is a methadone advocacy group organized by methadone patients. Access checked December 2, 2010.
http://www.myaddiction.com/ - The goal of this website is to bring people together around the issues of addictions by providing concise, up-to-date information and a meeting place for addicts, their friends and families, and professionals who offer pathways to recovery.
Access checked August 29, 2011.
www.nar-anon.org - This organization provides support for families and friends of drug users. Access checked December 2, 2010.
http://www.na.org – An international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 33,500 weekly meetings in over 116 countries worldwide. Access checked December 2, 2010.
National Alliance for Medication Assisted Recovery (NAMA)
http://www.methadone.org – NAMA is an organization composed of methadone patients and health care professionals worldwide with a network of international affiliated organizations and chapters in many places in the United States. Access checked December 2, 2010.
NCADD-New Jersey, Inc.: Friends of Addiction Recovery-New Jersey (FOAR-NJ)
www.ncaddnj.org - This organization promotes recovery and builds leadership skills and capacity in the recovery community in New Jersey. Access checked December 2, 2010.
www.nicotine-anonymous.org - A program offering support to people trying to quit smoking. Access checked September 3, 2011.
www.oa.org - A program helping people to overcome the problem of compulsive overeating. Access checked September 3, 2011.
Parttnership for Recovery
http://www.recovery.bz/– The PFR works to increase education and awareness of addictive disease among Members of Congress and the public, and eliminate barriers to treatment for the 22 million Americans struggling with addiction. Access checked December 2, 2010.
Physicians and Lawyers for National Drug Policy
http://www.plndp.org – Evidence-based support for education about addiction and promoting treatment efforts. Access checked December 2, 2010.
Recovery Network Foundation (RNF)
www.recoverynetworkfoundation.org - The Recovery Network Foundation develops recovery-dedicated projects in print, radio, TV, film, and video formats. “Under the Influence: The Film Series,” is a national touring festival that showcases films in which addiction and recovery play leading roles. Access checked December 2, 2010.
SAMHSA Recovery Community Services Program (RCSP)
http://rcsp.samhsa.gov/ - A grant program from SAMHSA/CSAT of peer-to-peer recovery support services to help people initiate and/or sustain recovery from alcohol and drug use disorders. Access checked December 2, 2010.
Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS)
http://www.cfiwest.org/sos/index.htm – SOS is an alternative recovery method for those alcoholics or drug addicts who are uncomfortable with the spiritual content of widely available 12-Step programs. Access checked December 2, 2010.
http://www.smartrecovery.org/ – SMART Recovery® (Self-Management and Recovery Training) helps people recover from all types of addictive behaviors, including: alcoholism, drug abuse, substance abuse, drug addiction, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, and addiction to other substances and activities. The organization offers free face-to-face and online mutual help groups. Access checked December 2, 2010.
The Second Road: Drug Addiction Recovery Website
http://www.TheSecondRoad.org - This interactive website offers members the opportunity to participate in blogs, open forums, chat rooms and share their stories through video. Joycelyn Woods Executive Director of the National Alliance of Methadone Advocates, Walter Ginter, Director of Training & Recovery Services - MARS Project Director, and Lisa Torres attorney and patient advocate have shared their stories on their opioid addiction and recovery in medication-assisted treatment.The videos can be accessed at : http://www.thesecondroad.org/videos.php. Access checked September 18, 2009.
The Virginia Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Alliance (SAARA)
www.saara.org - SAARA is a community-based grassroots membership organization of individuals in recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction, their families, friends, and committed community supporters. Access checked December 2, 2010.
Treatment Alternatives For Safer Communitites (TASC)
http://www.tasc-il.org/preview/index.html - TASC advocates for people in courts, jails, prisons, and child welfare systems who need treatment for alcohol/drug and mental health problems. Access checked September 3, 2011.
Your Story Matters For Those in Recovery to Share Their Story (Share Your Story. Inspire Hope. It Matters)
www.iamrecovery.com - The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) launched a web campaign in January 2009 called Your Story Matters. Individuals can share their stories which will be posted on the website and searchable by viewers. The stories submissions do not require any identification, other than a first name and last initial, in order to respect those who wish to remain anonymous. Access checked December 2, 2010.
World Travel Guide for Methadone Patients
http://www.indro-online.de/travel.htm – Supplies information on methadone import regulations in foreign countries. Access checked December 2, 2010. .
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