YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE!
Do you have chronic pain from surgery, an injury or another chronic condition?
Did you know that physician anesthesiologists can help you safely and effectively manage pain?
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) has shared the following resources to educate and empower people living with painful chronic conditions:
Opioid Treatment and Risks: https://www.asahq.org/whensecondscount/pain-management/opioid-treatment/
Non-Opioid Treatment: https://www.asahq.org/whensecondscount/pain-management/non-opioid-treatment/
Have you considered using your “lived experience” to help others?
Grant Funding is Available for Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) Training!
The Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board (SCWDB) representing Beaver, Washington, and Green Counties, PA received grant funding to help address the opioid crisis.
The SCWDB would like to partner with local substance abuse treatment providers to help recruit and train Certified Recovery Specialists.
Substance abuse treatment providers interested in learning more about these grand funded training opportunities should contact Job Training for Beaver County, Inc. at: 724.728.4860 x-230 or mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
The American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) The American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) was founded in 1984 to enhance the quality of patient care in treatment programs by promoting the growth and development of comprehensive opioid treatment services throughout the United States. (See MAT Fact Sheet below, under “Published Articles”.)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) NIDA supports over 85 percent of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. NIDA addresses the most fundamental and essential questions about drug abuse, ranging from molecule and managed care, and from DNA to community outreach research.
Alcoholics Anonymous is the longest-running ‘anonymous’ program and welcomes pill addicts who are also addicted to alcohol.
Narcotics Anonymous is a worldwide organization providing tools for a better way of life for those addicted to narcotic substances.
SAMHSA has a free treatment finder and other tools for those looking for help with their addiction
Cocaine Anonymous is a 12-step support group for those addicted to cocaine and all other mind-altering substances.
SMART Recovery is a program that offers meetings, tools, and books as an alternative to alcohol treatment.
Non-12-Step Addiction Treatment Learn about unique treatment programs aimed at providing the most appropriate and convenient treatment plans to meet the different needs of the patients.
The National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence (NCADD) This website provides education, information, help, and hope to the public. It advocates prevention, intervention, and treatment through a nationwide network of affiliates.
The National Council on Seniors Drug & Alcohol Rehab (Rehabnet.com) We are a non-profit organization with a mission to educate and provide assistance to seniors struggling with addiction as well as caregivers and family members with concerns. Our primary objective is to effectively halt the growing silent epidemic of senior addiction.
www.DrugRehabConnections.com/ Not a specific treatment facility, this informational website connects addicts and their families with the help they need to put their lives together.
AlcoholTreatment.net is an organization dedicated to helping individuals seek recovery from alcohol addiction. Speak to one of our treatment specialists to learn more about alcohol rehab centers, treatment options, insurance, and more.
AlcoholAddictionCenter.org contains resources and information for friends, family, and individuals struggling with alcohol.
Recovery.org provides Voices of Hope, Videos, and Forums to connect with others in recovery. Also included is information on alcohol & drug recovery, mental and behavioral health, support groups, meeting searches, help for family members, and other popular topics.
To find rehabilitation centers near Beaver Falls, click https://www.recovery.org/browse/beaver-falls-pa/ and https://www.projectknow.com/find/rehab/beaver-falls-pa/. (You can select a different city on either of these web pages.)
Treatment-Centers.net has compiled a searchable directory of rehab centers on their website, organized by state. The website explores signs of addictions, insurance, and therapy options. Treatment consultants are available 24/7 to take your call. Start your journey toward recovery!
DetoxRehabs.org offers an extensive list of medical, benzo, alcohol, and opiate detox centers, rehab programs, and treatment facilities to choose from. Advisors are also available by phone to assist, as you consider many different factors that contribute to a successful recovery. Finding the right rehab program is a huge part of that, and it can be helpful to have an advocate on your side who can help you examine all of your options relating to cost, accessibility, length of stay, location, methods of treatment, and more.
RehabCenter.net – Ohio Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers “Ohio is one of the states suffering the most from America’s opioid epidemic. The rate of opioid-related deaths in Ohio has tripled since 2010, bringing it to over double the national average. Fortunately, Ohio is also home to several top-notch rehab facilities dedicated to treating the needs of each unique individual.” ~RehabCenter.net
Alcohol Addiction Center.org A comprehensive guide to getting help and understanding the disease.
Alcohol Recovery Resources Intervention Specialists, Family & Relationship Resources, AA Resources, and Support Groups, Health and more …
RehabSpot Find out more about addiction. Information for loved ones and family members.
Addiction Center An online educational resource focusing on providing information to individuals battling with drug and/or alcohol addiction. Addiction Center connects you with treatment centers that offer solutions for your recovery.
Start Your Recovery offers people who are dealing with substance use issues a single source of relatable, reliable information at any stage of their recovery journey. Counselors, therapists, and support groups in your community can be a source of strength and encouragement. Find the help that you need based on your unique situation and location!
Young People in Recovery YPR is a national advocacy organization that promotes, advocates, and collaborates for change that expands the continuum of care to include recovery support systems for young people in recovery. YPR works to increase access to treatment, education, employment, and housing in order to support community members as they make a decision to enter into recovery and/or maintain recovery.
The Recovery Village® offers comprehensive treatment for dual diagnosis based drug and alcohol rehab, eating disorder, and mental health treatments tailored to the patient’s specific needs. This educational resource features helpful articles, blog posts, and resource pages to increase understanding and awareness of mental health disorders that can affect so many and introduces several methods to healing the whole self.
General Drug and Alcohol Resources
The publication series, “Rx Pain Medications. Know the Options. Get the Facts.” is a set of 13 fact sheets designed to increase awareness of the risks associated with prescription opioid use and misuse, as well as to educate patients who are prescribed opioids for pain about the risks and to provide resources on methods for alternative pain management.
- Managing Your Pain: Which Approach is Right for You? This fact sheet focuses on alternative pain management methods such as acupuncture, cognitive behavioral therapy, and meditation. Inventory#: SMA17-5053-1
- Dangerous Drug Interactions This fact sheet focuses on the dangers of mixing opiates with other substances such as alcohol and benzodiazepines. Inventory#: SMA17-5053-2
- What Are the Risks of Opioid Pain Medications? This fact sheet focuses on the side effects and interactions of pain medication including opioid use disorder and overdose. Inventory#: SMA17-5053-3
- What to Do if Your Medication Isn’t Working This fact sheet focuses on patients requiring assistance with ineffective medications. Inventory#: SMA17-5053-4
- My Medications This fact sheet provides a list to assist patients with cataloging their medications. Inventory#: SMA17-5053-5
- Prescription Pain Medication Agreement This fact sheet focuses on the prescription pain medication agreement. Inventory#: SMA17-5053-6
- Prescribing Opioids: Reduce the Risk This fact sheet focuses on reducing the risks associated with prescribing opioids including misuse, overdose, and how to safely store, and dispose of prescription drugs. Inventory#: SMA17-5053-7
- Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs This fact sheet focuses on how Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) help health providers better serve their patients’ needs and promote safety. Inventory#: SMA17-5053-8
- Talking to Your Patients About Opioids This fact sheet focuses on how clinicians can discuss the appropriate use of opioids, dosage, and the dangers of opioid use disorder and overdose. Inventory#: SMA17-5053-9
- Safe Disposal of Prescription Medications This fact sheet focuses on the proper method for disposing unused pain medication to prevent illegal use, and environmental concerns. Inventory#: SMA17-5053-10
- Safe Storage of Prescription Medications This fact sheet focuses on the importance of properly storing medication in the home to avoid accidental ingestion by children. Inventory#: SMA17-5053-11
- Common Names for Prescription Opioid Pain Medications This fact sheet focuses on generic, brand, and street/slang names for various pain medications. Inventory#: SMA17-5053-12
- Treating Overdose with Naloxone This fact sheet focuses on using Naloxone as a deterrent to overdose. Inventory#: SMA17-5053-13
“The Veterans Administration operates a program called the Veterans Alcohol and Drug Dependence Rehabilitation Program, a program specifically geared toward helping those who struggle with drugs and alcohol and have served their country. If a person enrolls in the Veterans Administration Healthcare System, they can potentially qualify for this service. Even if they don’t live close by a VA hospital, there are treatment options that allow them to get help remotely.”