Co-dependency is an excessive emotional or psychological reliance on a person by an individual who is involved in addictive, compulsive or other dysfunctional behavior with regard to any of a wide variety of problems including gambling, overspending, sex/love, relationships and overeating.
The Alcohol Rehab Guide is an online resource created to help people struggling with an alcohol addiction find treatment when they need it most. The team at ARG is made up of recovering addicts and industry professionals who are dedicated to helping everyone find hope in recovery.
ARG provides life-saving information and guidance to help people suffering from alcoholism find and stay in recovery.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website provides a plethora of credible information on all aspects of protecting and improving quality health and wellness initiatives.
Clubhouses provide a restorative, non-clinical environment for young people whose lives have been disrupted by addiction to connect with others in recovery. Clubhouses are built on a core of peer-driven supports and services that help young people progress in their recovery, by encouraging a drug-free lifestyle.
Clubhouses for Youth cater to ages 12 to 17. Clubhouses for Young Adults cater to ages 18 to 21.
The Office of Addiction Services and and Supports (OASAS) recognizes that real people on the local level can affect lasting change. A community coalition is a group of concerned citizens, big or small, working to shift attitudes, norms, and stigma, around substance use and prevention. All that is needed is a small, committed group of people to create real change for generations.
Prevention Resource Centers (PRCs) connect individuals with coalitions in their community. Prevention Resource Centers also provide regional training and assistance to help groups start a coalition and offer continued support for the coalition when it is operational.
The Prevention Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse's (ECCPASA’s) Fetal Alcohol & Drug Effects (FADE) programs offers a positive approach to meeting the challenges of prenatal exposure to alcohol and other drugs through prevention, education and awareness presentations and training sessions.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) collects information on thousands of state-licensed providers who specialize in treating substance use disorders, addiction, and mental illness. Use this website to find a treatment facility near you.
NYS HopeLine, offers hope 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for alcoholism, drug abuse, and problem gambling. All calls are toll-free, anonymous, and confidential. The HopeLine is staffed by multi-lingual, masters level clinicians who provide information and referrals to service providers. 48 hours call back is available for follow-up if requested.
The Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) Prevention Section provides an overview of prevention programs in NYS as well as links to the prevention provider directory.
Overdose deaths are at a record high nationwide. The ubiquity of fentanyl and its analogues has much to do with the rise in overdose deaths. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50-100x stronger than morphine, and its analogues which are often even more potent, have been found mixed in cocaine, heroin, MDMA/ecstasy/Molly, and pressed into pills -essentially anything purchased illicitly - often unbeknownst to both dealers and end users. This increases the risk of overdose for people who use any substance including people using for the first time. Now more than ever, harm reduction is an imperative.
This website provides links to support groups and resources for individuals in recovery, as well as information for their family and friends. Participation in these recovery programs is free.
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