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These materials regarding substance abuse and resources are free of charge and available by completing the PUBLICATIONS ORDER FORM.  


Addiction and Families
This tabbed guide explains the impact of drug abuse on individuals, families, and children; emphasizes the effectiveness of treatment; and offers advice for persuading a drug user to accept help. Helps readers zero in on information about the possible causes of addiction; its impact on relationships, finances, health, and parenting; treatment options; and ways to support long-term recovery. Only English. (Download not available.)

 

 
Opiate and Heroin Abuse
This tabbed guide helps teens recognize the serious dangers of heroin, prescription opiates, and illegal synthetic opiates. In easy-to-follow terms, guide offers an overview of opiates, discusses the link between prescription drug abuse and heroin addiction, provides refusal techniques, and offers advice on helping a friend who may be at risk. Emphasizes the benefits of living a drug-free life, encourages supporting community prevention efforts, and more. Only English. (Download not available.)

 


Recovering from Addiction
This pamphlet describes treatment options, offers tips on maintaining recovery, and provides advice on aiding in the recovery of a loved one. Emphasizes that recovery is a continuous process; includes a list of local, national, and online resources. Only English. (Download not available.)

 

 
How Substance Abuse Affects Parenting Skills
This booklet details the dramatic and negative effects substance abuse can have on a parent's behavior, judgment, and impulse control. Also looks at the short- and long-term effects of substance abuse from the child's perspective, as well as the complications caused by substance abuse during pregnancy. Contains a self-test to help readers recognize the warning signs in themselves, and tells where to turn for help and treatment. Only English. (Download not available.)