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Alcohol & Drug Addiction and Recovery


Internet Sites

Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems

Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems (bSAS) is the designated substance abuse treatment authority for Baltimore City. bSAS does not provide treatment services directly, but does provide information and referral. They are responsible for the administration of federal, state and local grant funds for substance abuse treatment and prevention services.  The bSAS site includes statistics on addiction, treatment and its costs in Baltimore.  There is also a list of the types of treatments offered by Baltimore City.

Faces & Voices of Recovery
Faces & Voices of Recovery is dedicated to changing public perceptions of recovery, promoting effective public policy and demonstrating that recovery is working for millions of Americans. The Recovery Bill of Rights was developed and adopted by Faces & Voices of Recovery‘s board of directors.  It is a statement of the principle that all Americans have a right to recover from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. The Web site has an extensive listing of Recovery Resources including individual stories, a comprehensive directory of mutual support and 12-step resources updated monthly, a listing of radio programs, an annotated list of Web resources, and news items on recovery.
Maryland Alcohol & Drug Abuse Administration

The State of Maryland’s Alcohol & Drug Abuse Administration’s Web Site includes their Frequently Asked Questions about treatment, training for addiction professionals and drug information; a directory of Maryland certified substance abuse treatment providers; and links to substance abuse resources on the Web including treatment, self-help and prevention.

National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse

From the U.S. National Institutes of Health, this Web site has Frequently Asked Questions about alcoholism and alcohol, statistics related to alcohol consumption, alcohol abuse and consequences of alcohol consumption. The National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse produces loads of publications on alcohol and alcoholism. Most of their publications are available online.

National Institute on Drug Abuse
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is part of the National Institutes of Health. NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.  Their Web site includes Frequently Asked Questions on drug addiction and treatment, and information on specific drugs of abuse. Information on treatment can be found by choosing both “Treatment Research” and “Clinical Trials Information.” There are also links for information by audience type (for example, Students and Young Adults, Parent & Teachers, Researchers, and Medical Professionals).
Recovery is everywhere

Recovery is everywhere is a public education campaign to reduce the stigma associated with addiction, to offer hope to those suffering from addiction that recovery is possible, and to normalize recovery. There is a directory of mutual aid (self help) groups (this includes groups for the loved ones of addicts and alcoholics) and a link to the SAMHSA Treatment Facility Locator. Also included are links to other recovery groups and resources.  The site also includes select Recovery is everywhere print ads and postcards. Sample print ads are available as free ecards.

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides this on-line resource for locating drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs. The Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator lists private and public facilities that are licensed, certified, or otherwise approved for inclusion by their State substance abuse agency and treatment facilities administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Indian Health Service and the Department of Defense. The directory includes more than 11,000 addiction treatment programs, including residential treatment centers, outpatient treatment programs, and hospital inpatient programs. You can also locate physicians and treatment programs authorized to treat opioid addiction with Buprenorphine. SAMHSA also runs the 800-662-HELP (English & Español) number, a 24-hour alcohol and drug information and treatment referral service.  SAMHSA is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Partnership For A Drug-Free America
"The Partnership for a Drug-Free America is a nonprofit coalition of communication, health, medical and educational professionals working to reduce illicit drug use and help people live healthy, drug-free lives." The site contains brief profiles of individual drugs, personal stories, treatment and intervention information, and sections for teens and parents.

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