Addiction & Recovery

Signs & Symptoms of alcohol abuse and dependence
Easy to understand resource discusses signs and symptoms of alcohol-related disorders and how you can get help

Medication-Assisted Therapies
SAMSHA video explores medications used to treat opioid addiction and alcoholism. Click on the link under “Download Digital Version.”

 

Families

Addiction and the Family: Healing and Recovery
Video from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration examines the effect of alcohol abuse and drugs on children in homes with parents or guardians who have addiction problems. Click on the link under “Download Digital Version.”

Parental Alcoholism Carries Risk for Offspring to Develop the Same, Population-Based Study Confirms
Article gives information about the genetic predisposition to alcoholism

Are you in an unhealthy relationship with a person who is abusing alcohol or drugs? Read about patterns and characteristics of codependence. If you identify with any of the characteristics common to codependency, contact a counselor or attend an Al-Anon meeting.

 

College Students

Youth and College Drinking: Breaking the Patterns
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration describes this video: Examines youth and college student abuse of alcohol, illegal drugs, and prescription drugs and the effects of substance abuse on student life and achievements. Discuss contributing factors and the prevention role that parents and schools can play. Click on the link under “Download Digital Version.”

Recovery at Any Age: Young People Can and Do Recover
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration describes this audio recording: Examines substance abuse and youth. Explores factors that can lead to alcohol or drug addiction, how illicit drugs and alcohol can affect their development, and the role of modern technology, such as social media, in treatment and recovery services. Click on the link under “Download Digital Version.”

 

Veterans

Recovery and the Military: Treating Veterans and Their Families
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) describes this video: Explores alcohol and drug addiction among veterans, post-traumatic stress disorder and other contributing stressors, and the effect of addiction on families. Discusses addiction treatment issues and the service options available to veterans and their families. Click on the link under “Download Digital Version.”

Veterans Resource Center
CPCC resource that provides counseling services for veterans and their family members