The Talbott Recovery Medication Guide (PDF)
A guide to maintaining sobriety while receiving treatement for other health problems. Published by Talbott Recovery Campus, April 2008, Bruce Merkin, MD, and Paul H. Earley, MD, FASAM.
When Dentists Do Drugs: A Prescription for Prevention (PDF)
Eric K. Curtis, DDS, MAGD
Published in Jan/Feb 2011 issue of Today’s FDA.
Impact of Drug Abuse/Dependence on Dentists (PDF)
Eric Y.K. Fung, PhD and Brian M. Lange, PhD
Published in January 26, 2011 in General Dentistry by Academy of General Dentistry.
Addiction: Pulling at the Neural Threads of Social Behaviors (PDF)
Nora D. Volkow, Ruben D. Baler, and Rita Z. Goldstein
Published February 24, 2011 edition of Neuron Vol. 69 Issue 4.2.
Help for WV Website (listing of resources and treatment facilities in WV)
HELP4WV offers a 24/7 call, chat, and text line that provides immediate help for any West Virginian struggling with an addiction or mental health issue.
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
Addresses the Addiction Health Crisis by Establishing Processes for Validation of Treatment Program Capabilities and Increasing Patient Confidence in Treatment Services.
National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of more than 100,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad. NAADAC’s members are addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support and education. An important part of the healthcare continuum, NAADAC members and its 47 state and international affiliates work to create healthier individuals, families and communities through prevention, intervention, quality treatment and recovery support.
National Organization of Alternative Programs (NOAP)
The mission of NOAP is to promote public safety through participation of potentially impaired healthcare professionals in monitored rehabilitation and recovery as an alternative to license discipline, emphasizing fitness to practice and retention of competent professionals. NOAP is committed to working in cooperation with regulatory and professional organizations toward this objective.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA)
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) leads the Nation in scientific research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. It supports and conducts research across a broad range of disciplines, including genetics, functional neuroimaging, social neuroscience, prevention, medication and behavioral therapies, and health services. It then disseminates the results of that research to significantly improve prevention and treatment and to inform policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction. Additional information is available at drugabuse.gov or by calling 301-443-1124.
Pharmacists Recovery Network
This site contains information to provide help and hope to Pharmacists & Student Pharmacists dealing with substance use issues
APhA Institute on Substance Abuse Disorders
To serve as an introductory or refresher course and a networking opportunity; to provide information, motivation and guidance for pharmacists or student pharmacists who currently participate in or wish to become involved in the planning, implementation, or strengthening of state-level and campus-level programs; to help and assist pharmacists or student pharmacists whose competence to perform their responsibilities has become impaired due to alcoholism or other drug dependencies by assisting them in finding treatment, ongoing recovery and reentry into the practice of pharmacy or their pharmacy education; and to better prepare attendees to provide appropriate assistance and support to clients affected by alcoholism and other drug dependencies.