Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Help! Or what does that mean?! Some resources...

In the past few weeks, I have had about twenty comments and emails from readers who have questions about getting "help". First of all, I am willing to put this in print, total abstinence is not for everyone. I am not sure of your individual circumstances but I am not judging anyone. The world would be a much kinder place if we focused on helping people be happy and healthy. If you are interested in learning more about "harm reduction", here is an excellent website http://www.harmreductiontherapy.org/ . The people who run this center are kind people who really believe in personalized goals. There are some excellent reading materials and links on here as well as information on books. For overdose prevention and drug eduction materials you can go here https://www.facebook.com/#!/DOPEProject

I, personally, am completely abstinent. I feel this works for me so I do not mess with it. In addition to 12 step websites, there is a wonderful website called Lifering. They have secular recovery. I am including a link to their workbook. You can print some of their chapters for FREE http://lifering.org/recovery-by-choice-workbook/ . I used these when I had a few years clean and found the relapse prevention tools basic but effective. you can also look on the www.SAMSHA.gov website for information on locating treatment in the US. They also have a methadone and subxone locator here http://dpt2.samhsa.gov/treatment/directory.aspx

I suffer from anxiety. Here is a workshop I did on self help for anxiety and depression http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTMWxwPb9Xk&list=PLuXsTQQ2Ec5oBPrinFurFFIqqidS1l7jx

I used to work at this place. They have prostitution related resoureces http://sagesf.org/

Finally, if you have a family member that sufferes from mental health issues, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill has many resources on their website. If you are looking for per support around mental health issues, see if there is a Mental Health Association in your area.

I hope these help.

No comments:

Post a Comment