Treatment Centers & Addiction Help
The Matrix Model
-(A Multidimensional Approach To Stimulant Treatment)
This is a federally funded program of intensive out-patient
services, usually found in cities where you find “Drug Courts”.
Most clients are court ordered, but you can self refer as well.
This is a free abstinence-oriented (don't drink or use - period)
recovery program but doesn't employ the spiritual components of
AA and the other 12-Step groups.
SMART recovery also has a state by state list of free/reduced list
Hotlines & Helplines
National Directory of Drug Abuse and
Alcoholism Treatment and Prevention Programs
for your city and state. US
Department of Health and Human Services
Methamphetamine Treatment Project
A multi-site initiative to study the treatment of methamphetamine dependence.
Jointly implemented by the UCLA Drug Abuse Research Center (DARC) and the Matrix Institute
on Addictions, its goal is to generate knowledge regarding how a new comprehensive
treatment protocol developed by Matrix can be effectively transferred to the community
drug treatment system.
Four excellent articles by Charles A. Bliss Psy.D.
Methamphetamine: What is it and why is it dangerous? What are the real costs to society?
Is there a problem in Wyoming? and How effective are current treatment programs?
Rational Recovery (RR)
Rational Recovery is a self-help group for alcoholics (and addicts)
designed as a secular alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous and 12 Step
- 12 step based
Crystal Meth Anonymous
- 12 step based
- 12 step based
- 12 step based
Secular Organizations for Sobriety
Many members of this organization also attend AA meetings, as it bears
some similarity to AA. However while they espouse abstinence, they also
do not have the spiritual component of the 12-Step programs.
www.cdaweb.org/ another 12 step program
Celebrate Recovery began fourteen years ago (1991) at Saddleback Church
in Lake Forest, California by pastor John Baker. Together with
Saddleback's senior pastor and author, Rick Warren (The Purpose Driven
Life), they developed a recovery philosophy and approach that is
Here is an excellent treatment model for Women and their issues. If you
are a Woman in Iowa, you have to check this free program out.
Here is another often overlooked treatment option, available to allmost
everyone including Women and their children.
Each House represents a remarkably effective and low cost method of
preventing relapse. This was the purpose of the first Oxford House
established in 1975, and this purpose is served, day by day, house after
house, in each of over 1,200 houses in the United States today.
The Teen Challenge
organization is a Christian based treatment program and has been dealing
with addiction for many years and they are celebrating their 50th year
this year. The addicts that complete the one (1) year IP program have a
very high success rate.
Seeks to promote the awareness
of substance dependence as a disease with
physiological roots that can be addressed with
medical treatments that are non-habit forming.
Resources by state
(all states including DC)
Something for those in Massachusetts
To find out if there are any drug rehab treatment or counseling
facilities serving people in New Mexico
that are suitable for your needs, please call 1-800-468-6933.
New Life Center & Christian Mission is in Enterprise, Alabama.
It is a 4 month long program and it is free.
They no longer provide bus tickets to and from
the recovery program. They will, however, pick
you up at the bus station. There is a $35 fee
for a Federal Background check (mandatory) and
an $11.39 fee for the workbook that is used in
the class. In the Federal background check,
they check for FELONY CONVICTIONS of violent
crimes, crimes involving firearms, sexual
crimes and child abuse. Anyone with
convictions of those crimes is not eligible
for the program. Their number is 334-393-5641.
DeeCa had info on
this free program in Santa Clara Co, CA;
Loraura had this
one for Oregon;
"To find out if there are any drug rehab treatment or counseling
facilities serving people in Oregon that are suitable for your needs,
please call 1-800-468-6933."
this for Washington;
"Here in Washington, you go to the local Department of Social & Health
Sign up for drug/alcohol treatment. Here's it's called ADATSA.
Pen reminds us
that the Salvation Army is everywhere;
Kell had this one
Find alcohol and drug rehab centers in all 50 states, or call
877-873-4221 for personal assistance.
Rip had these
Here are some adolescent sites;
This is a great example of just one guy doing something to help addicts
in his community, hopefully there should be something like it in your
community, if not, maybe you can do something?
THIS IS SO IMPORTANT,
most treatment facilities do offer free or reduced cost opportunities.
Often they call this a scholarship, it's basically a "pro bono" deal.
Even some of the most exclusive in-patients facillites do this.
If you are in Washington check out Lakeside-Milam, they do it all, level
1, 2 and 3. I know that they give their services away free because I was
there and saw it for myself. And the treatment is first rate.
RIP provided these links for Canada
Support groups for family of Addicts
Want to volunteer?
(next session for new meeting hosters starts in sept)
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