Substance abuse is a major concern across the US (https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/nationwide-trends). In fact, everyone on the Prevention Coalition team has been personally affected by some form of addiction, whether we witnessed a loved one fall victim to the perils of drugs or alcohol, or struggled ourselves.
What we’ve also learned through our experiences is that there are many ways to seek support on the path to recovery. Below are a few resources that offer helpful insight to those who may be struggling (or love someone who is). Would you mind adding these to your helpful list of resources (here: http://cotobuzz.blogspot.fr/2011/05/orange-county-on-memorial-day-weekend.html)?
The Science of Addiction
20 Secret Signs of Addiction
Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction
Addiction in the Waiting Room: How to Go to the Doctor in Sobriety
The Benefits of a Sober Summer and How to Achieve Them
Runaways and Drug Abuse: 15 Ways to Reach Out and Make a Difference
7 Tips for Mothers of Adult Addicts