Book: Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
Although the journey of the subtitle seems too dreadful to experience, even vicariously, Playboy contributing editor Sheff’s intense memoir is hard to put down. Beyond the visceral torture of helplessly watching Nic, his adolescent son, descend deep into the rabbit hole of addiction, Sheff confesses to the ubiquitous parental habit of second-guessing every decision he has made throughout Nic’s life, especially the ones he is forced to make as he tries to help the young man get and stay clean.
Book | Bridging the Gap: A Guide to Drug Treatment in the Juvenile Justice System
Working with nationally recognized juvenile justice and treatment experts, Drug Strategies has developed a comprehensive guide to drug treatment in the juvenile justice system. Bridging the Gap helps juvenile court judges, counselors, parents and other concerned adults make more informed decisions about treatment for juvenile offenders.
Book: Moments of Clarity
On February 17, 1986, after years of addiction and self-destruction, Christopher Kennedy Lawford reached a turning point in his life, one that would mark the beginning of his long road to recovery. In his New York Times bestselling memoir, Symptoms of Withdrawal, he chronicled his deep descent into near-fatal drug and alcohol addiction, and his subsequent hard-won journey back to sobriety, which he has maintained for more than twenty years. The Before and the After. But before and after what? What happened at that point in time to trigger the understanding within himself that he had to change? What finally forces any person to choose life over death?
Multimedia for purchase about: 12 Step, intervention, co-occurring disorders, preventing relapse, spirituality and curricula.
Journal | AA Grapevine
The AA Grapevine is the international journal of Alcoholics Anonymous. Written, edited, illustrated, and read by AA members and others interested in the AA program of recovery from alcoholism, the Grapevine is a lifeline linking one alcoholic to another. Also available in Spanish language.
NIDA Media Resource Guide | PDF
Recent scientific advances have revolutionized our understanding of drug abuse and addiction. The majority of these advances, which have dramatic implications for how to best prevent and treat addiction, have been supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). NIDA supports more than 85 percent of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction.
Racing for Recovery
This documentary chronicles Todd Crandell's own 13-year struggle with drugs and alcohol nearly destroyed his life, devastating relationships with family and friends and shattering the promise of a professional hockey career.
Recovery is Everywhere
Recovery from addiction happens every day in neighborhoods, communities and our country. Clean and sober people are all around--in the workplace, at church, and in day-to-day life. This website is dedicated to spreading the message. Lot's of recovery information, posters and ads.
Reelizations Media -Drug Abuse Intervention Addiction Treatment Education Videos
Reelizations Media provides video resources for drug abuse intervention and addiction treatment and education. Videos and other addiction educational resources help alcohol and drug addiction rehabilitation counselors, life skills coaches, clinical directors, therapists, social workers, and psychologists who work in hospitals, prisons, jails, correctional institutions, drug treatment centers, halfway houses, shelters, mental health centers, county governments, community centers, and addiction treatment programs. Videos also available in Spanish.
The Reconstructors is a problem-based adventure game engaging the player in the role of scientist, historian, geographer, and detective. Structured into several consecutive episodes, each with its own learning objectives, the game will help the player make better, more informed health choices when it comes to avoiding drugs of abuse. Also in Spanish.
Video | HBO Addiction Documentary Series
Through the lenses of several highly accomplished documentary filmmakers, the current state of addiction in America is explored in nine segments, punctuated by the latest thinking on treatment and recovery by leading experts on drug and alcohol addiction.
A play on drug addiction, alcoholism and recovery. The players depict substance abuse and entering a 12-step program.