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- A. Tom Horvath, Ph.D., ABPP, Kaushik Misra, Ph.D., Amy K. Epner, Ph.D., and Galen Morgan Cooper, Ph.D., edited by C. E. Zupanick, Psy.D.
- Support Groups for Addiction Recovery (discussed in this article)
- Federal Websites for Individuals Seeking Recovery Information
NIMH – Autism Spectrum Disorders
This site provides overviews of Autism Spectrum Disorders, including symptoms/diagnosis, treatment, getting help in your area, research, and additional resources. The information is very thorough, but understandable. This is a good starting point for those wanting to learn more about this class of disorders.
Autism Society of America
The mission of the Autism Society of America is to promote lifelong access and opportunity for all individuals within the autism spectrum, and their families, to be fully participating, included members of their community. The site includes extensive information on autism, as well as information about the organization and ways to get involved.
Autism Speaks is a science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. The site includes a wealth of information on Autism, including articles, fact sheets, video glossary, tool kits, lists of autism apps, and more. Definitely worth checking out.
NAMI/NYC Metro offers practical support, education, and comfort to those who suffer or have family members suffering from neurobiologically based brain diseases. This site provides a tremendous amount of information on the coping, diagnosis, treatment, and advocacy of such diseases. The provided information is useful and up-to-date.
National Center for PTSD
Created by U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs in 1989 in response to a Congressional mandate to address the needs of veterans with military-related PTSD, the Center’s mission was, and remains: To advance the clinical care and social welfare of America’s veterans through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders. This website is provided as an educational resource concerning PTSD and other enduring consequences of traumatic stress and includes an extensive collection of articles, fact sheets, publications and links to further information.
PTSD Coach – U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (free app)
The PTSD Coach app can help you learn about and manage symptoms that often occur after trauma. Features include: Reliable information on PTSD and treatments that work, tools for screening and tracking your symptoms, convenient, easy-to-use tools to help you handle stress symptoms, direct links to support and help.
Divorce Source, Inc.
A comprehensive state-by-state divorce informational network, bringing individuals in contact with basic information and with those professionals who provide the services they desire. Each of the interactive bulletin boards focuses on a critical divorce issue. The Divorce Source Chat is an active medium for Family Law Professionals to meet and exchange information and ideas. The Casual Chat allows visitors to meet others who are sharing the common experience of divorce. A useful resource!
Tips for Divorcing Parents (Nemours Foundation)
This article provides a list of tips for parents who are divorcing to communicate and share information with their children, as well as coping with their own feelings. The article is easy to understand and includes concrete examples that can be implemented in your own family. There are also a large number of other related articles on this site that you can access by doing a keyword search for “divorce” in the upper left corner of the site.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (U.S. government agency)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) works to assure that quality substance abuse and mental health services are available to the people who need them and to ensure that prevention and treatment knowledge is used more effectively in the general health care system. Browsers here can benefit from the publications, reports and statistical information.
National Institute on Drug Abuse – National Institutes of Health
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) explores the biomedical and behavioral foundations of drug abuse addressing the most fundamental and essential questions about drug abuse, ranging from its causes and consequences to its prevention and treatment. The NIDA Director’s report is issued three times a year and contains detailed information on NIDA activities and research findings. These reports are available from February, 1995. In addition, there is a large collection of fact sheets and publications for consumers on all aspects of drug/alcohol abuse.
SAMHSA’s Recovery Month – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Recovery Month website, published by SAMHSA, aims to “promote the societal benefits of alcohol and drug use disorder treatment, laud the contributions of treatment providers and promote the message that recovery from alcohol and drug use disorders in all its forms is possible.” The site features articles, webcasts (videos) and listings of recovery events in local communities. A ‘recovery month’ toolkit is available for professionals planning recovery-oriented community events.
The Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Prevention Network
Drugnet is a comprehensive drug and alcohol information and resource site. Features include a searchable addiction links database, addiction document database, WWW database search engine, award-winning addiction links page, chatroom, message boards, online Drug and Alcohol assessment, support for drug abuse researchers, newsletter, and much more.
National Eating Disorder Association
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is a non-profit organization in the United States advocating on behalf of and supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. They campaign for prevention, improved access to quality treatment, and increased research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders. The website includes an extensive collection of articles, links to support groups and treatment options, and more.