HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Smokefree.gov, created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides ideas about how to stop using tobacco. Includes downloadable resources and contacts for online and phone counseling.
Mental Health America
Visit Mental Health America’s site for information on mental health, getting help, and taking action.
National Council for Behavioral Health
To locate mental health and addiction treatment facilities in your community, use the “Find a Provider”
feature on the National Council’s website.
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
This site features information on local resources for getting help for a substance use concern, fact sheets, and further information for friends, family members, parents, and youth on having a conversation about substance use.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is the lead agency for US research on alcohol use disorders and health.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Provides links to information for parents, teens, health professionals, teachers, and others about drugs of all types.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website has information about substance abuse disorders of all kinds. It has information for the public, including families, health professionals, schools, and individuals. It also includes a treatment finder to locate a substance use treatment provider in your area.
The American Addiction Centers (AAC) is the largest collection of online resources for those suffering from substance use and mental health disorders. Its goal is to guide as many people to help as soon as possible before more lives are lost to drug overdoses. AAC offers a wide range of information on our sites – from facility reviews to forums – to help millions of families make more informed decisions about treatment.
Do I have a drug problem?
How much is too much?
These websites were developed by the Boston University School of Public Health. They provide online tests about your own, or someone else’s, level of drug use, including advice about cutting down or getting professional treatment.
All books by author Brene Brown.
The Addiction Workbook. Author: Patrick Fanning. (1996)
Alateen: Hope for Children of Alcoholics. Author: Alcoholics Anonymous & Al-Anon Family Group. (2003)
Alcoholics Anonymous: The Big Book, 4th Edition. Author: Alcoholics Anonymous. (2001)
Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction. Author: David Sheff. (2008)
Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption. Authors: Bill D. Moyers. (2007)
Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Day of the War on Drugs. Author: Johann Hari. (2015)
Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy. Author: David Sheff. (2013)
Drinking: A Love Story. Author: Caroline Knapp. (2005)
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom. Author: Don Miguel Ruiz. (1997)
How Al-Anon Works For Families & Friends of Alcoholics. Author: Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. (2008)
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction. Author: Gabor Mate. (2008)
Inside Rehab: The Surprising Truth about Addiction Treatment and How to Get Help That Works. Author: Anne Fletcher. (2013)
Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction. Author: Noah Levine. (2014)
Responsible Drinking: A Moderation Approach for Problem Drinkers. Author: Frederick Rotgers. (2002)
Smart Recovery Handbook. Authors: Rosemary Hardin and Henry Steinberger. (2013)
Sober Siblings: How to Help Your Alcoholic Brother or Sister: and Not Lose Yourself. Authors: Patricia Olsen and Petros Levounis. (2008)
Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines. Author: Nic Sheff. (2007)
Voices of Alcoholism. Author: The Healing Project. (2008)
HELP LINES FOR TOBACCO CESSATION
National Cancer Institute Smoking Quitline
(English and Spanish)
Smoking Cessation Centers
(Number used in 17 states; English and Spanish)
Al- Anon and Alateen
Provides information and support for the family members and friends of people with alcohol problems. Includes a list of meetings in the United States and Canada.
American Self- Help Group Clearinghouse
This searchable database of more than 1,100 self- help and caregiver support groups includes many for addictions and other substance use disorders. Also listed are local self- help clearinghouses worldwide, research studies, information on starting face- to- face and online groups, and a registry for persons interested in starting national or international self- help groups.
Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous
These websites will give you information on Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous and will give you the website and contacts for groups in your area.
SMART Recovery: Self-Help Addiction recovery
Sensible Tools for Self-Help Addiction Recovery SMART Recovery offers meetings in the United States, Canada, Australia, Denmark, Ireland and the UK as well as many other countries around the world. Find a meeting in your area, or attend convenient online meetings.
An American Christian based twelve-step program designed to facilitate recovery from a wide variety of troubling behavior patterns or “hurts, hang ups and habits”, Meetings are offered in churches across the state. To locate a meeting in your area go to: locator.crgroups.info
A Buddhist path to recovering from addiction. Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. Meetings are offered both in person and online. Locally meetings are offered in Norman, Oklahoma City and Tulsa: refugerecovery.org/meetings/?tsml-region=826
OCARTA (Oklahoma Citizens Advocate for Recovery and Transformation Association)
This organization helps those affected by alcohol and addiction to successful recovery, advocates and educates the public to change the perception and attitudes directed at those who are addicted or recovering. They also operate Sober Grounds a recovery based peer run drop in center.
The Dawn Farm Education Series is a FREE, workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well.
The Recovered podcast uses the 12 step program of recovery to solve the alcoholic addiction problem. This is the podcast where life is seen through a 12 step recovery lens. This is a podcast about men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. We have discovered a solution, we have a way out. We have learned how to live sober and happy. Join us on this journey called life.
Refuge Recovery is an oriented path to freedom from addiction. This is an approach to recovery that understands “all individuals have the power and potential to free themselves from the suffering that is caused by addiction.”
Against the Stream Dharma Talks by Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx and Against the Stream, and other teachers at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society in Los Angeles, San Francisco and elsewhere.
Dharmapunx Dharma Talks by Josh Korda on the Bowery, NYC and at Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
SMART Recovery® Podcasts is a library of talks on addiction from the leading self- empowering peer support recovery group in the world. Enjoy entertaining, thought- provoking discussion with experts in the field of science-based addiction treatment and recovery. SMART Recovery provides services for those overcoming addictions of all types.
Information about and links to the top Recovery podcasts for various types of addictions:
Sober Grid is an essential recovery tool — providing access to peer-support and other resources critical to staying sober.
Flipd is the leading app that effectively hides social media apps and games for you so that you can stay focused and on-task.
Quit That! is a simple app to track everything you are trying to quit.
recoveryBox Addiction Recovery Toolbox: Designed for addiction recovery and accountability, this app is a sobriety toolset that facilitates tracking of daily life activities easily breaking them down into your “lights”.
Sober Tool – Alcoholism and Addiction Recovery Help: Developed by a Harvard educated Licensed Chemical Dependency and Certified Alcoholism Counselor with over 27 years clean and sober and a team from The Ohio State University, this app is based on proven techniques to help you stay clean and sober.
Pear reSET™ is a mobile digital therapy for treating substance use disorder. It contains a series of interactive therapy lessons with information to help support your recovery. Each lesson can be read and listened to at your own pace.
Nomo is for anyone recovering from alcoholism, sexual or pornography addiction, self-harm, codependency, smoking, tobacco, drug or chemical dependency, anger, depression, or any other kind of hurt, habit, or hangup.
WEconnect supports recovery aftercare for alcohol and drug addiction populations by: helping you stay accountable to your new, healthy routine, creating healthy habits, keeping you connected to and encouraging communication with your private support network, and you earn rewards along the way that enhance your recovery.
The rTribe app provides timely professional support to help you change your life and improve your connection with your significant other, spouse, loved ones or family.
The AA Big Book by Alcoholics Anonymous app allows users to listen to the entire Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book as well as audiobooks, audio courses, and speaker tapes to help you stop drinking, live sober, and recover from alcoholism.
Disclaimer: OCCHD Wellness Now does not endorse any of the books, podcasts or Apps listed in this document. They have been reported to be helpful by members or the patients that they serve. Some of them may contain explicit language or content. Please see additional information about the Podcasts and Apps by following the hyperlink provided or by visiting iTunes. They are intended to be supplemental resources and are not meant to replace professional medical or behavioral health advice or services.