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3.11. Drug/alcohol abuse

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator
Provides information on drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs throughout the U.S. The site helps visitors find treatment facilities in their communities.

AddictionResource.net provides state-by-state listings of local treatment facilities organized in a database by type of drug (or alcohol) abused.

National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers has a state-by-state list of member providers' listings that provide insights into the focus and scope of each individual treatment program. Calling the individual program that most clearly represents the specific need for more detailed information is still recommended.


Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention for People with Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
This resource manual provides information, knowledge and skills on alcohol and other drug abuse prevention to be incorporated into the rehabilitation process.

Alcohol and Your Health After SCI
Article from the Spinal Cord Injury Update newsletter by the NW Regional SCI System, University of Washington, that discusses how alcohol use after SCI can cause unique health problems. (Spring, 2003)

Alcohol after SCI  
This is one of the Educational Brochures from the Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Cord Injury System. This document is to help people with maintaining health and living long-term with a spinal cord injury. Spanish

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs after Disability - Guide for Family  
This is one of the Educational Brochures from the Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Cord Injury System. This document is to help people with maintaining health and living long-term with a spinal cord injury. Spanish

Anixter Center (Chicago, IL)
Anixter Center is a provider of high-quality vocational, residential and educational options, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and health care. Anixter Center is an advocate for the rights of people with disabilities to be full and equal members of the community.

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Drug Rehab Guide
The Drug Rehab Guide is a collaborative effort by addiction professionals to provide a one-stop resource for the most common questions and concerns about finding, entering and leaving a drug rehabilitation center.

National Association on Alcohol, Drugs and Disability
The National Association on Alcohol, Drugs and Disability Inc., (NAADD) promotes awareness and education about substance abuse among people with co-existing disabilities.

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator
The Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator is an online searchable directory pro- viding the location and services of more than 11,000 alcohol and drug abuse treatment facilities and programs in the United States. It also includes facilities in Puerto Rico, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, and the Virgin Islands. The Locator lists outpatient, residential, hospital inpatient, and partial hospitalization/day treatment facilities and programs, as well as halfway houses. It includes facilities that provide detoxification, treatment, and treatment with methadone or buprenorphine

Publications on Persons with Disabilities from Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
Printed copies of publications and materials are available from SAMHSA's NCADI. Some of these publications may also be available online.

SARDI - Substance Abuse Resources and Disability Issues
The SARDI Program seeks to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities, including those who are concurrently affected by behavioral health issues. The SARDI Program achieves its objective by conducting collaborative and participatory research; developing intervention approaches and training; and disseminating related information.

Smoking's Effects on Secondary Complications of Spinal Cord Injury (Video)
This 11 minute video focuses on how many complications people experience after SCI are only made worse with smoking. Topics include respiratory complications (pneumonia), cardiovascular complications (blood flow), bladder cancer, osteoporosis (bone loss), pressure ulcers, pain, erectile dysfunction, and reproductive health for women. Also discussed, the almost equal harmful effects of secondhand smoke, how to quit smoking, and the benefits of quitting.

Suboxone treatment and physician locator
How treatment can help
Opioid dependence–addiction to prescription painkillers or heroin–is a chronic, or long-term, medical condition.
Because of the ways it affects the brain, opioid dependence isn't something many people can overcome on their own.
Fortunately, there are proven medical treatments that, along with counseling and behavioral therapy,
have helped millions of opioid-dependent people regain control over their condition. SUBOXONE Film is a discreet
and effective treatment you can take at home. By suppressing withdrawal symptoms and reducing cravings, SUBOXONE
Film can help reduce illicit opioid use, so you can focus on getting back to the things you care about.

Treatment4Addiction.com (T4A) is a comprehensive information resource regarding addiction treatment and mental health.
Our staff of addiction treatment professionals and experts have contributed a wealth of information, with the hope of
providing a quality website for individuals seeking addiction treatment programs, drug interventions and resources.

Drugs or Alcohol Addiction-Start your Recovery

Drugs or alcohol addiction-Start Your Recovery 
Drinking and drug use can be common in many settings. 
For many people, their use of one or both might be casual, and they are aware of their limits. 
But when drugs or alcohol become ingrained into or interfere with your daily life, it may be time to reassess your dependency. Whether you or someone you care about has transitioned from an occasional or social drinker to binge drinking regularly, increased dosage of prescribed opioid medication, or progressed to harder drugs like heroin and methamphetamine, it’s important to seek help and take control of substance use.

It’s not easy to recognize whether someone you know is experiencing problems with substances, much less yourself. Learning how to recognize the signs of addiction can help you determine whether you or a loved one should reach out for support. Doing so is often the first step on the path to recovery.

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