Substance Abuse Prevention
There is no reason to fear; you are not alone.
God has been there for every tear and every sorrow. (Psalm 56:8)
- Comprehensive Continuous Integrated System of Care Model (CCISC) by Ken Minkoff
- Drug Story Theater
- National Associaiton for Drug Courts Professionals
- National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
- SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health) Treatment Locator
- In the Rooms
- Sober Recovery
- Club Soda
- r/stop drinking (Reddit)
- Soberistas (for women)
- Sober Mom Club
12 STEP PROGRAMS
FOR FAMILIES AFFECTED
- Moms Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
COMMUNITY SPECIFIC 12 STEP PROGRAMS
- Dual Recovery Anonymous (for addiction plus mental health conditions)
OTHER APPROACHES TO SUBSTANCE USE RECOVERY
- Secular Organizations for Sobriety
- Women for Sobriety
BOOKS ON ADDICTION
- Adult Children of Alcoholics/ Dysfunctional Families by World Service Organization
- The Big Book by Alcoholics Anonymous
- Dual Recovery Book by anonymous (Hazelden Publishing)
- Sober Curious
- Empowering Your Sober Self: The LifeRing Approach to Addiction Recovery by Martin Nicolaus
- How Al-Anon Works for Families & Friends of Alcoholics (By Al-Anon Family Groups)
- Narcotics Anonymous Basic Text (by Nar- Anon World Services)
- SMART Recovery Handbook, 3rd edition
MEMOIRS ON ADDICTION
- Basketball Junkie: A Memoir by Chris Harren
- Beautiful Boy by David Sheff
- Dry by Augusten Burroughs
- The Weight of Air: A story of the Lies about Addiction and the Truth about Recovery by David Poses
- Quit Like a Woman by Holly Whitaker
RESOURCES ON TRAUMA (which is often root cause of many substance abuses)
- National Center for PTSD
- EMDR International Association
- Veterans Crisis Line
- The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
- Complex PTSD by Pete Walker
LOCAL NARCAN (NAXOLENE) PICK-UP SITES: LEGAL TO CARRY
- First Wednesdays, St. Roch Park Corner of Roman + St Roch 6-8 pm with Narcan/Overdose Reversal Training by Trystero
- Nasal Naxolene is FREE every 90 days for people with LA Medicaid and should be low or no cost with most private insurance. Call your local pharmacy
- Fire Stations that often distribute free Narcan (2920 Magazine, 317 Decatur, 5403 Read Blvd, 2500 General De Gaulle (call before stopping by).
NEW ORLEANS SPECIFIC PROGRAMS
- Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse for Greater New Orleans (CADA)
2640 Canal Street, 4th floor New Orleans, LA 70119. Phone: 504-821-CADA (2232), Monday through Friday (8.30am-5pm)
- Provides substance abuse prevention, education, and assessment services in both English and Spanish, for youth and adults in Orleans, Jefferson, St Charles, St Bernard, St John and St Tammany parishes.
- Among the program are children and adolescent substance abuse education program, an underage drinking program, an active parenting program, substance assessments.
- Odyssey House Academy for Adolescents
4730 Washington Ave New Orleans, LA 70119Direct referrals: Contact Program Manager, Shayla Kaywood (504) 324-8288 ext.1003 or Administrative Assistant, Toni Cook 504-324-8288 ext. 1001. For all other inquiries:email@example.com.
- Provides intensive substance abuse counseling, relapse prevention, psychiatric services and educational services to adolescents ages 13-17. Services are free for clients with Medicaid.
- The program is individualized and length of stay will depend on need of resident. While at the Academy, residents participate in individual, family and/or group therapies, and educational instruction.
- River Oaks Child and Adolescent Program
1525 River Oaks Road West, New Orleans, LA 70123For information, or to schedule a free assessment, contact the Assessment and Referral Department at 504-734-1740 or 1-800-366-1740. Calls are accepted 24 hours a day.
- For the past 40 years, River Oaks has established a tradition of excellence in the treatment of acute psychiatric illness, dual diagnosis, alcohol and drug detoxification, trauma based disorders, compulsive behaviors, and eating disorders.
- Metropolitan Human Services District (for residents of Orleans, Plaquemines and St Bernard Parish)
1010 Common St #600, New Orleans, LA 70112
Care Center at 504-568-3130 during normal business hours.
- Provides a single point of entry to the full range of supports and services MHSD and its partner agencies offer. You do not need to know the care you need, just that you need care. MHSD’s team of professionals assess each caller’s situation and help them prioritize needs related to mental health, addictive disorders or developmental disabilities care.
- Call Crisis Hotline 504-826-2675 (24 hours a day) to receive comprehensive support for any crisis situation.
- This number is staffed by a team of caring professionals who are trained in resolving difficult situations and help diffuse emergencies and get immediate care for the person in crisis.