Recovery Contagion within the Family

Addiction runs in families, but far less known is the fact that recovery also runs in families. Both of these phenomena have captured my attention in recent decades and been the focus of numerous articles. Scientific studies are unravelling the factors that combine to elevate risk of intergenerational transmission of addiction and related problems. These…

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Achieving Systems-Based Sustained Recover: A Comprehensive Model for Collegiate Recovery Communities

The Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery (CSAR) (a Center within the College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech University, TTU), has developed a comprehensive Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC). This community provides a model of support and relapse prevention for college students recovering from addictive behaviors—primarily alcohol/drug addiction.

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SAMHSA National Certification Information

A Parent Support Provider (CPSP) is a person who has experience parenting a child with emotional, behavioral, developmental, substance use, or mental health challenges AND who has specialized training to assist other parents to understand children’s emotional health development and continuing wellness.

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Identifying Mental Health and Substance Use Problems of Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Child-Serving Organizations

Identifying mental health and substance use problems of children and adolescents: A guide for child-serving organizations (HHS Publication No. SMA 12-4670). Rockville, MD: Author. This guide was created to promote the early identification of children and adolescents with mental health and substance use problems as well as to provide guidance, tools, and resources for early…

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How do you really keep your kids safe from addiction?

Addiction is a complex disease and there are many factors that contribute to a person’s overall level of risk. There are some risk factors for addiction that we cannot change—genetics, for example—but there are other critical ones—like delaying the age of first use and limiting access to substances—that we can impact. This toolkit translates the…

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Family to Family Resource Guide

The FOR-NY Family to Family Recovery Resource Guide was created in response to requests for help from families across New York State struggling with addiction. It has been designed to assist and support families as they navigate their way from active addiction to Recovery.

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Children of Addicted Parents: Important Facts

Alcoholism and other drug addiction have genetic and environmental causes. Both have serious consequences for children who live in homes where parents are involved. More than 28 million Americans are children of alcoholics; nearly 11 million are under the age of 18. This figure is magnified by the countless number of others who are affected…

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