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A Journey to Healing Hearts- Tampa Bay

This is a support group for those who know the feeling of devastation at the loss of a loved one or friend to a drug related incident. This is an open support group that meets monthly so family members or friends can provide bereavement support to each other.

Recovery-TreatmentSupport Group, Tampa Bay
211 Tampa Bay Crisis Center

Since 1972, the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay has been committed to bringing help, hope and healing to people facing serious life challenges. What we do and how we do it has changed dramatically over the years—and it will continue to evolve—but there is one thing that has never changed: the extraordinary dedication of Crisis Center volunteers, donors, and staff.

Speak confidentially.... Suicide Information

Addiction, Recovery-TreatmentCrisis, Tampa Bay, Suicide
Above the Influence- Drug Facts

Fact is that while you’re a teen (and even into your early 20’s!), you’re still growing and developing, and drug abuse during these years in particular can have a lasting impact. Another fact to consider: the brain is much more vulnerable to addiction during these years. 90% of Americans with a substance abuse problem started smoking, drinking or using other drugs before age 18.

DrugsAll Drugs
ACE Suicide Prevention Program Info- Veterans and Family

Website
Brochure
The purpose of ACE is to help Veterans, their family members and friends. Learn that they can take the necessary steps to get help.

The acronym ACE (Ask, Care, Escort) summarizes the steps needed to take an active and valuable role in suicide prevention.The purpose of ACE is to help Veterans, their family members and friends. Learn that they can take the necessary steps to get help.
 

PreventionSuicide, Veteran
Adderall Addiction Support

If you don’t really need to take it, Adderall side effects can be very serious, because it is technically an amphetamine, a dangerous type of drug for anyone to abuse.  Although very rare, an overdose of Adderall can cause cardiac issues, stroke and death.
The most common side effects people experience when abusing Adderall are not life-threatening. That said, there other side effects that are dangerous and demand immediate medical attention.  
Link to infograph

Drugs, Recovery-Treatment, ResourcesSupport Group, Adderall, infographic
Addiction- StopRxDrugAbuse

Addiction is a preventable, treatable but not curable disease.  No one would ever choose a life of addiction however it is  poor choices lead a person to a life of addiction.  Often misinformation or lack of information play a key role to making these poor, life changing choices.  For this reason drug prevention education is essential in every school, community center and home.

Addictionaddiction, Recovery, Substance Abuse
Al-Anon

Al-Anon is a mutual support group of peers who share their experience in applying the Al-Anon principles to problems related to the effects of a problem drinker in their lives.

ALSO, Alateen is a peer support group for teens who are struggling with the effects of someone else’s problem drinking.

 

Recovery-TreatmentSupport Group
Alcoholics Anonymous Recovery-TreatmentSupport Group
American Society of Addiction Medicine

ASAM, founded in 1954, is a professional society representing over 4,000 physicians, clinicians and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine. ASAM is dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.

AddictionAdvocacy, Education, Professionals
ASAM- Addiction

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors.

Addictionaddiction resources, addiction
Be Med Wise- Abuse Prevention

Prevent prescription medicine abuse toolkits

Drugs, PreventionPrevention
Botivin LifeSkills Training PreventionPrevention, Evidence-Based
Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life.

 

Recovery-TreatmentSupport Group
Center on Addiction

At Center on Addiction, we are on a mission to transform how our nation addresses addiction. We are the only national nonprofit committed to supporting the whole family as they address every aspect of substance use and addiction, from prevention to recovery.

Addictionaddiction
Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions Addiction, Recovery-TreatmentAssessment Instruments, Research, Professionals, Trials, addiction resources
cfbhn.org/service-locator

Service Locator- Adult, Children- Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Housing.....

Community Resources, Recovery-Treatment2019 Summit, Mental Health, Florida, Hillsborough
Chasing the Scream

What if everything you think you know about addiction is wrong? One of Johann Hari's earliest memories is of trying to wake up one of his relatives and not be able to. As he grew older, he realized he had addiction in his family. Confused, unable to know what to do, he set out on a three-year, 30,000-mile journey to discover what really causes addiction--and what really solves it.

Addiction, ResourcesBook
City of Angels- NJ

Hello, and welcome to the City of Angels website. City of Angels NJ, Inc. was founded in January of 2009 after identifying the needs in our community of the addicted and their families for increased support, interventions and referrals. At COA, we offer support with the hope that we may be able to give people calm guidance as they approach the daily challenges faced by those affected with addictions.  
City of Angels has grown with time and as such, Recovery and meeting the recoveree where they’re at is now our focus. Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be Recovery! COA is staffed with NIN Certified Interventionists and CCAR Certified Recovery Coaches™.

Recovery-TreatmentSupport Group, New Jersey
Colorado Opioid Deaths have increased since legalization of marijuana

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DrugsOpioid
Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is an international organization with over 600 local chapters across the United States. It was founded in Coventry, England, in 1969, by Rev. Simon Stephens. When two young boys died within days of each other, Rev. Stephens brought the parents of these children together in hopes they could best support and understand each other through this painful loss. TCF's longevity is a testament to this form of parents helping parents

Recovery-TreatmentSupport Group
D.A.R.E.

D.A.R.E. Education Programs
The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program is the most comprehensive drug prevention curricula in the world taught in thousands of schools throughout America’s 50 states and its territories, as well as in 50+ other countries reaching more than 1.5 million students annually.

PreventionPrevention
DEA- Drug Identification

Pictures and information on a varity that are abused. 

DrugsAll Drugs
DEA- Drug Paraphernalia

Additional Information

Drugsdrugs, Parents
DFAF- The Truth About Marijuana Addiction, ResourcesMarijuana, Pathway, Heroin, Video
Dose of Reality

Information on drug facts, support, take action, proper disposal....

Community Resources, Drugsstudents, Educators, Parents, service members, native americans
Dose of Reality-Maine

Linda presents to Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges, and the Military about the consequences of drug use and underage drinking.  She shares age appropriate information and  stories.

PreventionMaine, Education Program, Prevention
Drug Free America

Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. is a drug prevention and policy organization committed to developing strategies that prevent drug use and promote sustained recovery. The Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. vision is a world where all people live free of the burden of drug abuse. 

Community Resources, PreventionPrevention
DrugDead Videos

DrugDead.org is a product of the anger,  frustration, and sadness over the long-running addiction problem that has plagued most of this country for the last two generations or so.  Despite advances in technology, communication, etc. as well as an enormous expansion in the powers of law enforcement at governmental, state, and community levels,  drugs continue to pollute our communities and homes and kill us at unprecedented levels.  

DrugsVideo
Drugfree- One on One Help

Get One-on-One Help to Address Your Child’s Substance Use
Whether you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, sibling or other caregiver — our Helpline is here for you and anyone else playing a supportive role in the life of a young person struggling with drug or alcohol use.
Our trained and caring specialists are ready to listen, help you find answers and make an action plan to help your loved one.
You can connect in the following ways, with support available in English and Spanish:

 

Recovery-TreatmentSupport, Parents, text, e-mail, call, Support Group
Drugfree- Resources

Parent resources- Intervention, Treatment, Medical Assisted Treatment

Community Resources
Drugfree- Treatment Options

Treatment & Recovery
Realizing that your teen or young adult child needs help for his or her substance use can be scary and overwhelming. Let us help.

Recovery-TreatmentTreatment
EDC

New skills and knowledge can spark a lifetime of change. Every day, EDC’s programs in education, health, and economic development deliver life-changing opportunities to those who need them most.  
From professional development materials for teachers to research reports for policymakers, EDC has produced hundreds of useful, innovative resources. This library contains a selection of some of our materials, including:  Apps, Books, Curricula, Digital games, Reports/studies/white papers, Resource libraries, Toolkits ...

 

ResourcesResearch Projects
Educate Before you Medicate

One of the original patient safety coalitions, NCPIE has been working to advance the safe, appropriate use of medicines through enhanced communication since 1982.

PreventionToolkits, Educators, Parents
Faith-based Opioid Crisis Forum Hillsborough

Our Purpose / The Faith Based Opioid Crisis Forum was established to create awareness among local faith based leaders regarding the current Opioid crisis affecting families and communities throughout our region.

Community Resources, ResourcesFaith-based, Hillsborough
FL Families Baker Act

The Baker Act encourages the voluntary admission of persons for psychiatriccare, but only when they are able to understand the decision and its consequences and are able to fully exercise their rights for themselves. When this is not possible due to the severity of the person’s condition, the law requires that the person be extended the due process rights assured under the involuntary provisions of the Baker Act. Florida citizens who might harm themselves or others may be held involuntarily for assessment up to 72 hours. The statute for mental illness is called a Baker Act.  Background      FORMS

Community Resources, Recovery-Treatment, ResourcesCrisis, Baker Act, Florida, Tampa Bay
FL Family- Machman Act

Marchman Act Question and Answers and Forms.   Florida citizens who might harm themselves or others may be held involuntarily for assessment up to 72 hours. Background and detail information

ResourcesCrisis, Marchman Act, FL Family
Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs

For 24-hour counsel, call the National Veteran Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. You are NOT alone!
Veterans in Florida, call the Florida Veterans Support Line at 1-844-MyFLVet (693-5838) or 2-1-1.
At the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, we advocate for Florida veterans and connect them to earned benefits and services. We’re here to honor those who served U.S.

Community Resources, ResourcesVeteran
Florida Veterans Foundation

Mission Statement
To provide educational and outreach program that will seek out and help:
1) All Veterans with Suicide Prevention
2) All Veterans with an Opioid Addiction Program
3) Aging Veterans & Spouses apply for VA Pension with Aid & Attendance Benefits
4) Provide a Statewide Veterans Charity Registry
5) All Veterans Register for VA Benefits

Community Resources, ResourcesVeteran
Gateway Drugs

The use of any alcohol, cigarettes or marijuana is highly correlated with the use of the other two. Alcohol, nicotine and marijuana are the three gateway drugs for youth

Drugs, ResourcesOpioid
Generation X- Educational Toolkits

Take action against the misuse of prescription meds
You can review and download any of our free and easy-to- use toolkits to teach people of all ages about medication safety and the dangers of prescription drug misuse.

PreventionPrevention, Toolkits, Teen, Schools, Education Program
Get Smart About Drugs- Drugs

Identifying Drugs

Drugs, PreventionPrevention
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Doug Walker, Trauma Sensitive Ministry presenter @ Innovation 2019, shared, "Most ministries seek to comfort those who are in distress, help those less fortune, and desire to alleviate suffering where they can. But, in doing so, perhaps they have not even considered those quietly suffering in their churches and communities due to the present difficulties resulting from past traumatic experiences? How might the church minister more effectively to these individuals? The answer is to become trauma- informed. So, what is “trauma-informed ministry,” and does it have a place in your church and community?"

Community Resources2019 Summit
Gracepoint Crisis Center
Mission:  Immediately responding to all people seeking to improve their lives by delivering integrated mental health, substance abuse and medical care to promote health and wellness.
 
Vision: Be the provider of choice for personal support and positive change. Baker Act and Marchman Act
 
FOR:  Adult, children and outpatient. 
Community Resources, Recovery-Treatment, ResourcesAdult, Children, Outpatient, Crisis, Baker Act, Marchman Act, Tampa
GreifNet

GriefNet.org is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, trauma, and major loss.

Recovery-TreatmentSupport Group, Internet
HBO- Addiction Documentary

Assembled by some of the nation's top documentary filmmakers, this centerpiece film in HBO's 'Addiction' campaign features insights from experts on trends and treatments in the ongoing battle against drug and alcohol abuse. This documentary consists of nine segments that focus on case studies and cutting-edge treatments that challenge traditional beliefs about addiction.

AddictionVideo
hcada.com

Hillsborough County Anti Drug Alliance (HCADA) has been in existence, active in the community, and supportive of law enforcement, the court system, prevention agencies, and substance abuse treatment providers since its inception in 1989. In 2003, HCADA restructured as a 501(c)(3) in order to apply for grant funding and subsequently, expanded its community-based alcohol, tobacco, and substance abuse education and prevention activities, as well as participation in the development of related planning strategies – statewide in scope – for the betterment of the Hillsborough County community.

Prevention2019 Summit, Prevention, Hillsborough
Heroin addict's descent into hell

Kevin is a heroin addict who lives in an underpass in downtown Chicago. He talked to a documentary photography about why addiction is 'the most selfish act'.

DrugsVideo, BBC Magazine
Heroin Epidemic CDC Information

DrugsOpioid, CDC, Heroin
Hillsborough County Mentor Program

Welcome to the foundation of Mentors for Hillsborough County Veterans (MHCV). We are veterans who are dedicated to the men and women in Tampa Bay's Veterans Treatment Court (VTC).
 
Why We Do What We Do: 
Driven by the U.S. military values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and moral courage, the volunteer mentors are Tampa Bay’s unsung heroes whose daily actions positively impact the well being of its local veterans and our community. They continue to pay it forward without any expectation of compensation or recognition. In fact, their “reward” is in the grateful acknowledgment from those veterans and their families and their well-being. The volunteer veteran mentors are the “quiet warriors” who will not rest until every veteran in trouble with the law is provided the needed resources to get well again and successfully reintegrate into our community.

Recovery-TreatmentVeteran, Hillsborough, Tampa Bay

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