Here at Addiction Treatment News our mission is to disseminate information that will educate and help those who suffer from the disease of alcohol and addiction as well as to those who are family/friends and professionals who desire to do the same. 

However, I realize that we can’t be all things to all people. Just like in treatment we must be aware of other resources to refer people to in order to get help.  

This page is to help guide you to other resources that may help you find the solutions you seek.  I found support forums that address other issues and have shared the links below.  I do not always read every post that these organizations have on their sites so it is up to you to do your due diligence and proceed with caution as you join any forum.  

If you are in crisis please call your physician, visit a hospital emergency room or call a hotline.

RESOURCES **Each Title is Clickable**

Suicide Prevention Hotlines

Suicide Forum a resource for  people in Crisis

Sex Addicts Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous

Cocaine Anonymous

Depression Forum

HBO Addiction Video

National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse

Pandorora’s Project ~ Support for rape and sexual abuse survivors

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA has a lot of downloadable information for professionals, people in need as well as for parents, teachers, faith-based programs to help communities and loved ones help fight this disease.

Some materials can be requested to be mailed to you. Some can be ordered in bulk for your community events.  **Materials are free**

AA HOTLINE: (866) 247-0186
NA HOTLINE: (800) 974-0062



Addictive Thinking and the Addictive Personality 

This is an affiliate link. However, I have used this book as a guide for many years to help me understand alcoholism and addiction. It has helped me, family members, and my clients because I came to understand the psychology of addiction.


For the Professionals in the Field

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The best place to get resources to learn the requirements for working in your treatment modality, the skill set a counselor needs and the best practices appropriate for engaging clients based on evidence-based research. 

My personal favorites for working with counselors certified and preparing for certification are:

TAP 21: Addiction Counseling Competencies

TAP 21-A: Competencies for Substance Abuse Treatment Clinical Supervisors

TIP 52: Clinical Supervision and Professional Development of the Substance Abuse Counselor

How a clinical supervisor could supervise counselors without this book and the training I truly would not understand


Lydia Brown



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