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Drug Addiction Help Recovery Resources for Friends, Families and Employers

Posted Dec 06 2012 6:36pm

Addiction Recovery Resources Helping Hands


We’ve listed our favorite, most informative, useful, reliable—and yes, even the most “fun” websites we could find, to help you navigate this challenging world of recovery.

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Updated 12.04.12
This Resource List is a work-in-progress. If you are seeking a particular resource and still need help, please do not hesitate to give Joe a call on 303.775.6493. He will be glad to assist.

Joe Herzanek/Changing Lives Foundation (author, Why Don't They Just Quit?, addiction counselor) Drug Addiction Phone Counseling for family members—providing substance abuse counseling to families in crisis. There IS a solution.

Toby Drews (author Getting Them Sober, family counselor) Long distance telephone consultations (including evenings, weekends and holidays) concerning the addiction and/or family issues, with individuals or couples, or alcoholics who want to seriously look at getting sober--or who are already in recovery, and want additional help.


Low Cost Treatment
The most extensive list of low cost treatment and sober living facilities we have seen.

Valley Hope Association A nationally-recognized, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality chemical dependency treatment services at an affordable price.

Arapahoe House
(13 locations in Colorado)provides life-changing alcohol and drug rehabilitation at 13 locations in Denver, Colorado for vulnerable individuals and families. Arapahoe House is Colorado's leading nonprofit provider of affordable drug and alcohol treatment and behavioral health services.  We provide substance abuse illness treatment for women and their children, teens, adults and families.

CeDAR Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation. A comprehensive addiction treatment center offering quality 12-step residential treatment and support programs crucial to recovery for addictions to alcohol, drug and co-occurring addictions such as gambling.

Harmony Foundation Alcoholism Drug Addiction Treatment Center - Estes Park Colorado. Outpatient & Intervention services available.

Centennial Peaks HospitalA recognized center of excellence and preferred treatment provider for inpatient and intensive outpatient health care in Colorado and surrounding states.

Highlands Behavioral Health SystemAn 86 bed freestanding behavioral health hospital offering psychiatric care for adults and adolescents. Mental health level of care assessments are provided free of charge. Once a patient is admitted to Highlands Behavioral Health System, an interdisciplinary team creates an individualized treatment program that includes acute care treatment, solution-focused treatment, and comprehensive discharge planning.

(Colorado) Men:
Jaywalker Lodge Provides relapse treatment and transitional living programs for adult men seeking freedom from drug and alcohol addiction in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Jaywalker programs are designed for clients with a history of previous treatments and/or failed attempts at sobriety.

The Haven An 89-bed Modified Therapeutic Community (MTC) located in Denver, Colorado for women, mothers and their infants. Provides intensive residential substance abuse treatment to women who are either pregnant or have an infant in their care.

The Rose HouseAn extended care, residential addiction treatment program for women. In our 16 bed, luxury facility, we provide intensive therapy, relapse prevention and facilitate the development of life skills necessary to maintain long term sobriety.

(Colorado) Outpatient:
Freedom Center
Freedom Center is an outpatient program working with men and women to help them replace addictive practices with self-mastery so that dependency is transformed into empowerment.

New Life Community Services New Life Community Services provides inpatient and outpatient drug & alcohol treatment, emergency shelter for families with children, and counseling services.

Promises Treatment Centers Promises offers highly individualized treatment to clients struggling with addictions and co-occurring disorders. Located in Malibu and West Los Angeles, Promises offers 12-step based programs from Detoxification, Primary Residential/Inpatient treatment, Extended Care, Sober Living, and Outpatient services in a small intimate setting.

Betty Ford Center We provide effective alcohol and other drug dependency treatment services, including programs of education and research, to help women, men and families begin the process of recovery. We emphasize involving the entire family in the recovery process, and we stress the importance of each person identifying his or her own spiritual path.

Cliffside Malibu For effective Drug Rehabilitation, a luxurious and private drug treatment center. . .the choice of leading professionals .

Transitions Recovery Program in North Miami Beach Florida has the staff with the training and years of experience to create a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere to reclaim your life from substance abuse.

Rosecrance Treatment Centers Rosecrance is dedicated to providing the highest quality care and the best evidence-based practices to treat substance use disorder and mental health issues. We’re focused on one thing: Providing the best opportunity for lasting recovery. Life’s waiting.

Las Vegas Recovery CenterWorld renowned, medically managed withdrawal, multi-addiction, dual diagnosis, and residential treatment center for substance abuse disorders andchronic pain rehabilitation.

St. Joseph Institute Offering a superior approach to treatment for addiction. Personalizing alcohol & drug abuse rehab in PA with individualized programs in a tranquil atmosphere.

Clear Brook Lodge Established specifically for adolescents, this 46-bed inpatient rehabilitation center is the beginning of what must be a continued effort to maintain a lifestyle and lifetime of sobriety.

Heartlight Ministries
Heartlight is a year-round therapeutic boarding school that helps troubled teens begin living a more fulfilling and less self-destructive lifestyle.

Le Mont Michel
An upscale sober home nestled at the bast of Utah's majestic Wasatch Mountains, utilizing Applied Recovery—a systematic and comprehensive approach to planning out the first year of sobriety for people recovering from drug and alcohol addictions.

* The list of organizations, professionals, and advisors (referred to hereafter as “advisors”) is provided solely for informational purposes. Changing Lives Foundation does not endorse, and has not undertaken any independent investigation of the qualifications, credentials, experience, education, training, or proper licensing of, any advisor listed below. Changing Lives Foundation does not have any direct or indirect input in any advice or services provided by any advisor listed on this website.

Any person using contact information provided herein, to locate and select an advisor is strongly encouraged to inquire about the advisor’s professional expertise, experience, licensing, and qualifications before engaging or hiring such a person or organization.

Trilogy Recovery Community (Walla Walla, WA)
Trilogy Recovery Community is a grassroots collaboration of parents, youth, concerned citizens, and community leaders who believe that all children deserve to live in a drug-free community.

Living Sober Life Coaching
Shira Goldbergis a life and recovery coach with both personal and professional knowledge who supports and encourages clients to achieve their life goals within the context of long-term recovery. Shira helps every individual access recovery and sobriety.

Betty Ford Children's Program (Multiple locations)Did you know that the Betty Ford Center offers treatment for the children of the patient? Learn about the Betty Ford Center children's program.

Love First Jeff and Debra Jay have assembled a team of clinical interventionists experienced in the treatment of alcoholism, drug addiction and other issues. We provide expert direction and planning for every aspect of the intervention. We will fully rehearse your team, lead the intervention and we will also safely escort your loved one to treatment.

Love First(Book) The best book on intervention for families by professional interventionists, Jeff and Debra Jay , published by Hazelden Books. Changing Lives recommends this book to all our counseling and intervention clients.

(A-I-R) Assistance in Recovery"America's leader in intervention and recovery services."

ARISE Intervention A three-phase process which is a Continuum of Care that leads your loved one into appropriate treatment and recovery. The addicted individual is invited to join the process right from the beginning with no surprises, no secrets, no coercion and absolute respect and love.

Why Don't They Just Quit?What families and friends need to know about addiction and recovery (also available on Kindle and Barnes & Noble's Nook ) .Audio MP3 CD and Audio Download available on

Recommended Books and DVDs for families of drug and alcohol abusers and addicts

Changing Lives Foundation
An informative site providing help for friends and family of addicts/alcoholics—with a focus on how individuals and families recover from these problems. "Addicts and alcoholics aren't crazy and they CAN quit!"

SoberNation The #1 National Recovery Resources and Addiction Treatment Centers Database on the internet.

addiction2recovery™ exists to help change the lives of people impacted by addiction. addiction2recovery is a unique recovery organization because our focus is on outreach. We reach out to people in all stages of addiction discovery and recovery. Our goal is to help strengthen and empower individuals in recovery.

The Institute for Addiction Study We want to challenge current thinking about addiction in order to inform individuals, groups and families of the current controversies within addiction treatment so they can make informed decisions about recovery.

Drug Addiction Support News and current topics about drug addiction—including the latest books and DVD's for Addiction Recovery, along with resources to learn how to help your family deal with drugs. Committed to helping the addicted and families affected by drug abuse and drug addiction—to find rehabs, especially troubled teens. This site also includes various interesting venues for recovering people to connect with each other.

The Association for Addiction Professionals A professional membership organization that serves counselors who specialize in addiction treatment.

Hazelden A comprehensive site for individuals, families, and communities struggling with addiction to alcohol and other drugs. This nonprofit organization helps people transform their lives by providing the highest quality treatment and continuing care services, education, research, and publishing products available today.

Mark Dempster Counselling
Help with any form of chemical or behavioural addiction (Alcohol and/or Drugs, Gambling, Sex and Love) or working through Depression and Anxiety, Loss and Bereavement, Relationship and Couples Counselling. Call for free confidential conversation.

Al-Anon/Alateen Al-Anon/Alateen (which includes Alateen for younger members) offers hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics.

Nar-Anon Nar-Anon family groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else's addiction.

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