In this section, you will find educational websites. Examples:
A Note to Families
Addiction: an Informational Guide
Heroin, Fentanyl, and other Opioids
What is Substance Abuse Treatment?
SAMSHA: the Facts about Buprenorphine
Buprenorphine Practitioner Locator
How can Family Help?
Child to Parent Violence
It is important to remember that recovery is possible for your loved one and you can become more resilient than ever. The Partnership to End Addiction has a wonderful collection of personal personal stories that offer advice and perspective from famililies that have also been impacted by substance use disorder.
This is a comprehensive 64-page document that explains topics like:
•What is addiction?
•What causes addiction?
•Help for people with addiction
•Change, recovery, and relapse prevention
•Explaining addiction to children
Pages 35-40 are specific to families and partners
This is an all-encompassing 52-page resource for parents who are concerned about their child with a substance use disorder. It explains:
•What are opioids?
•How did the opioid epidemic happen?
•How to prevent opioid abuse in children?
•What to do if your child is already using opioids?
This is a 40-page comprehensive booklet for families that explains:
•What is substance abuse?
•What is substance abuse treatment?
•Specifics for families
This is a 16-page education pamphlet focused on Buprenorphine education. It describes opioid addiction, Buprenorphine treatment, side effects, and other supportive services to use in conjunction with the medication.
Use this tool to help your loved one find a Buprenorphine (Suboxone) provider near you.
This is a quick resource from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). It offers practical suggestions for ways families can support a loved one with a substance use disorder.
This is a great toolkit for helping families of individuals with mental health or substance use disorders. It has 5 modules:
1. Understanding Mental/ Substance Disorders
2. Supporting Recovery from a Mental or Substance Use
4. Caring for Yourself and Other Family
5. Children in school
This webpage explains what is child to parent violence, how common is it, and what to do about it.
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