Alcohol and Drug Abuse Resources
Drug abuse, alcohol abuse and mental health disorders can affect both adolescents and adults, and in many cases, a rehabilitation center is the best option to treat these disorders. Perhaps you’re reading this as a parent of a teen who’s addicted to drugs, and you’re interested in learning more about teen drug abuse so you can help your child get treatment. Or maybe you need treatment for yourself and are searching for a rehab center in a particular city or state. Or, perhaps you’ve already gone through treatment and are seeking an online tool that allows you to quickly track how long you’ve been sober.
Whichever category you fall in, you can find the answers to your questions on The Recovery Village’s alcohol and drug abuse resources page. With several facilities throughout the U.S., The Recovery Village offers an advanced approach to treating substance use disorders. On the Web, however, it also serves as an educational resource on various drug-related topics for prospective patients and their loved ones. Click on the sections below to learn more about the topic that interests you:
Teen Drug Abuse
Get the latest data on teen drug abuse, including the most popular drugs and how they’re misused, the popular reasons for drug use among teens, demographic stats, effects and signs, and the available treatment options.
Did you recently become sober? If so, congratulations! This calculator allows you to keep track of the number of years, months, weeks, minutes and even seconds that have passed since the date you became sober.
Find Rehab Resources Near You
Find various substance abuse resources in hundreds of U.S. cities and towns. These include 24-hour toll-free hotlines, drug rehabilitation centers, drug and alcohol recovery meeting locations, and more!
LGBTQ+ Substance Abuse Resources
The queer community is more at risk for substance abuse than many others are. This page provides articles on how substance abuse affects this community, and how rehab centers can help.
Friends and Family Treatment Portal
Whether it’s via an intervention before rehab or support afterward, family and friends play a vital role in the various phases of rehab. Visit the following portal to learn more.
Veterans are more prone to substance abuse and mental health disorders than the general population. This page provides resources that can help with those disorders, including information on VA and drug rehab programs.
College Student Resources
Substance abuse in college students is increasingly common but highly dangerous. This page provides facts on drug and alcohol abuse among college students and how to get help.
Fitness and Nutrition Resources
Exercise and nutrition both play a critical role in mental health. This page provides strategies on how you can implement exercise and nutrition into your everyday life while having a healthy mind and body.
Resources for First Responders
They’re often the first on the scene, but the last ones to heal. Working as a first responder, whether it be as a police officer, firefighter, EMT, or paramedic, can be a rewarding and challenging career. Many may turn to substances to cope with conditions like PTSD and other work-related issues.
Domestic Violence Resources
Domestic violence and substance abuse are intimately linked and often occur simultaneously. This page provides information on recognizing the signs of domestic violence and how how to get help.
Firefighters spend their days braving burning buildings, responding to emergencies and saving lives. But between long shifts and traumatic calls, countless firefighters develop conditions like PTSD, anxiety and depression. Many men and women struggling with these issues turn to drugs and alcohol to cope with them.
Finding Spirituality and Life Meaning in Recovery
When incorporated into the recovery process, spirituality can help people understand themselves, connect to a greater sense of purpose, and stay dedicated to sobriety.
Resources for the Elderly
When it comes to drug abuse, elderly adults are more prone to addiction than other age groups. To get seniors the help they need, it is imperative to know how and why the elderly use medications and other drugs, and which options for rehab care are the most successful for them.
Drug and Alcohol Resources for Caregivers
Being a caregiver is one of the most selfless roles anyone can fulfill. In many cases, it means putting someone else’s needs above your own which can lead to physical and emotional exhaustion as well as mental disorders and substance abuse over time.
Resources for Cancer Patients
Prescribing opioids to a cancer patient is a controversial practice, due to the risk of addiction, but there are ways to treat pain safely that can lower or eliminate these risks. Learn about how to take prescription opioids safely while being treated for cancer.
Substance Abuse Resources for Lawyers
Drug and alcohol abuse are two of the most common forms of addiction among lawyers, and they often stem from various stressors associated with the profession. This page provides resources available to help lawyers struggling with alcoholism or any other substance use disorder.
Active Duty Military Resources
Deployment can be a challenge for military members and their friends and families, full of stress, trauma and potential danger. But there are several ways to help active duty military men and women, especially when it comes to treating mental health or substance use disorders.
Dental Care Resources
Many types of substances can also have a negative effect on the teeth and gums. In addition to the harm substances like meth and alcohol can do to a person’s teeth, oral hygiene is often neglected when someone is in the throes of addiction. Fortunately, for those who are in recovery, there are many resources available to help.
Pet Adoption and Recovery Resources
Adopting a pet while you’re in recovery for a substance use or mental health disorder can be advantageous, both to you and the animal. It can essentially improve your overall mood, slake your loneliness, and give you a sense of purpose while lowering the chances of drug and alcohol abuse.
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