- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) maintains a Web site (www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov) that shows the location of residential, outpatient, and hospital inpatient treatment programs for drug addiction and alcoholism throughout the country. This information is also accessible by calling 1-800-662-HELP.
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK) offers more than just suicide prevention—it can also help with a host of issues, including drug and alcohol abuse, and can connect individuals with a nearby professional.
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (www.nami.org) and Mental Health America (www.mentalhealthamerica.net) are alliances of nonprofit, self-help support organizations for patients and families dealing with a variety of mental disorders. Both have State and local affiliates throughout the country and may be especially helpful for patients with comorbid conditions.
- The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry each have physician locator tools posted on their Web sites at aaap.org andaacap.org, respectively.
- Faces & Voices of Recovery (facesandvoicesofrecovery.org), founded in 2001, is an advocacy organization for individuals in long-term recovery that strategizes on ways to reach out to the medical, public health, criminal justice, and other communities to promote and celebrate recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.
- The Partnership at Drugfree.org (drugfree.org) is an organization that provides information and resources on teen drug use and addiction for parents, to help them prevent and intervene in their children’s drug use or find treatment for a child who needs it. They offer a toll-free helpline for parents (1-855-378-4373).
- The American Society of Addiction Medicine (asam.org) is a society of physicians aimed at increasing access to addiction treatment. Their Web site has a nationwide directory of addiction medicine professionals.
- NIDA’s National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (drugabuse.gov/about-nida/organization/cctn/ctn) provides information for those interested in participating in a clinical trial testing a promising substance abuse intervention; or visit clinicaltrials.gov.
- NIDA’s DrugPubs Research Dissemination Center (drugpubs.drugabuse.gov) provides booklets, pamphlets, fact sheets, and other informational resources on drugs, drug abuse, and treatment.
- The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (niaaa.nih.gov) provides information on alcohol, alcohol use, and treatment of alcohol-related problems (niaaa.nih.gov/search/node/treatment).
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APT HOSTS ITS ANNUAL CLIENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD CEREMONY
On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, APT Foundation awarded a total of $15,000 in scholarships to sixteen recipients at a ceremony held at Gateway Community College. Eight people received scholarships to begin or continue their education at various Connecticut Community and State Colleges and Universities. Four are pursuing certifications in phlebotomy, HVAC and EMT. One…
The Moms ‘n’ Kids Program
The Moms ‘n’ Kids Program will begin enrollment for their new research study/parenting program this January 2016! The Moms ‘n’ Kids Program is an NIH-funded collaboration between the Yale School of Medicine and the APT Foundation. Mothers caring for children under the age of 5 are invited to enroll! When mothers join, they complete interviews…
3rd Annual Gala Fundraiser celebrating the power of recovery was a roaring success!
APT Foundation’s 3rd Annual Gala Fundraiser celebrating the power of recovery was a roaring success! Thanks in part to our generous supporterwe raised over $70,000 that will directly benefit individuals who use our programs and services. The local support we received is an affirmation of the importance of the APT Foundation to the people in…
APT Foundation is running an exciting new nationally approved course called Mental Health First Aid !
APT Foundation is running an exciting new nationally approved course called Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). MHFA is a groundbreaking public education program that helps the people identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Many of us have been trained how to respond if someone chokes, but few know…
In the summer of 2013, through the generosity of our donors we launched a pilot Therapeutic Garden Project at one of our outpatient treatment facilities. A combination of staff and clients are using gardening as an alternative therapeutic tool to help them develop new skills, work through problems, enhance their ability to meditate &…