Emergency & Recovery Resources


This page contains a list of emergency contact numbers, recovery resources, legal information, and support services. It is not an inclusive list.

The primary information is national, not by state. However, if you require specific resources to your neighborhood some of the resources here will have a directory of the nearest source to you.

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Emergency Numbers

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

National Coalition against Domestic Violence 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) 1.800.787.3224 (TTY)

RAINN: Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) (Spanish & English)

Prescription Assistance

Partnership for Prescription Assistance 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669)

Drugs: Prescription & Over the Counter Resources

Recall Guide keeps track of FDA recalls on medications.  Free no fees, use the search, set up an account and your monitor choices, receive notifications of recalls in your email box.

Mental Health Resources

US Department of Health & Human Services: These sites have local offices. Publications about health, medications, mental health, and recovery.

Morning Side Recovery:  Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Resources This is an article on recognizing the signs of suicide and how to assist. There are some very important resources at the end of this article for further reading.

Its Up 2 Us A local resource in San Diego County, California. However, the information is available to anyone, anywhere, at anytime.   Suicide prevention is up to each of us. Know the signs. Mental illness does not have to be a stigma. For those who do not have first hand experience, this is a terrific resource, no matter where you live, to gain a better understanding. I hope you take the time to read.

Consumer Driven Resource Directory offering programs that are operated by professionals and consumers of mental health and recovery programs. The board of these programs and staff are consumers of same services.  It is a peer support network.

National Institutes of Health:  Find more information and the latest news updates for Health.  Note:  NIH is the nation’s medical research agency—supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health.

National Institute of Mental Health  This is another information source, follow the latest news and updates regarding mental health in general or specific disorders.  Want to learn more about your mental health?  This is a great place to get started.

PsyWeb Mental Health Resource: Our goal is to bring people together around the issues of mental health by providing concise, up-to-date information and a meeting place for patients, their friends and families, and professionals who offer pathways to recovery.

Mental Health Guide for College Students Online Colleges offers this comprehensive mental health guide to assist college students.

A helpful article:  How to Cope with Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings – In Yourself and Others presented by Douglas Bloch, Counselor.

PTSD Support

A Gift From Within: This is an international support center for individuals who live with post traumatic stress disorder. The origin of the disorder is of no matter. The site has specific resources for Military families.

Sidran Traumatic Stress Education & Advocacy: Resources are plentiful at this website. This is a terrific resource to learn more about traumatic impact on a person.

Addiction Recovery Resources

If you are in the Orange County and in need of treatment, please take the time to contact South Shores Recovery Center. Here is a sample of what they have to offer and their knowledge: What is detox?

Drug Treatment Center Finder is not a specific treatment center, instead, we are a free web-based resource hub that strives to provide the most up-to-date information and available treatment services across the nation. As I’m sure you’ve heard about the prescription painkiller epidemic America has been facing, 1,700 young adults died from prescription drug overdoses in 2014 – a four-fold increase from 1999. Our goal is to provide resources to addicts and their loved ones in order to guide them to the help they need in order to rebuild their lives. We currently offer the following resources, with more to come:

  • Health Screenings
  • Collection of Informational/Educational Resources & Data
  • Extensive Drug and Alcohol Addiction & Treatment Guides
  • Nationwide Directory of Addiction Treatment & Mental Health Services

All of the statistical information found on our website is pulled from studies conducted and published by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and their divisions: National Insititute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Association) provides information and resources to those seeking mental health and substance abuse treatment.  Use the Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

All Treatment is a drug rehabilitation facility referral service and substance abuse information resource. Our goal is to offer the best services to the people in need.

Online Addiction and Recovery Resource: Our goal is to bring people together around the issues of addictions by providing concise, up-to-date information and a meeting place for addicts, their friends and families, and professionals who offer pathways to recovery.

Eating Disorders Online: Our goal is to bring people together around the issues of eating disorders by providing concise, up-to-date information and a meeting place for those seeking pathways to recovery.

Addiction Center is a comprehensive information hub about addiction, treatment and recovery. We inform our users of the realities of addiction and the options available based on their personal struggles. We are not a treatment center, but our nationwide network of centers aim to provide outlets for people seeking help.  UPDATE:  The Addiction Center has added security to their site.  You will notice the link begins with https:// meaning it is a secure connection.

Drug Detox provided by Michael’s House.  This is a great guide which addresses the most common obstacle between the addicted individual and treatment: the uncomfortable and much-feared detoxification process. This guide explains how the process works, the various options, common myths and also makes a strong case long-term care after the detox process.

Prescription drug abuse causes the largest percentage of deaths from drug overdosing (Over 22,000 a year). Part of our mission at Drug Dangers is to spread awareness about drug abuse of prescription drugs. Our website offers free information of a range of drugs and medical products that can cause serious addiction, injury, or even death.

Mental Help Resource Site, Our mission is helping individuals with substance abuse problems, we have recently launched this comprehensive national directory of inpatient treatment options. In addition to this, we offer treatment advisors to help navigate the process. It has been a monumental undertaking to collect and verify all inpatient programs whether or not they have an on-line presence.

Freedom From Smoking:  Help to quite smoking. Find the help you need to stop smoking.  You cannot do it alone and friends do not always understand.

Drug Rehab is focused on giving information and answers for people fighting addiction, with articles about several kinds of substances and treatment.

The National Organization of Students Against Substance Abuse provides relevant information regarding various drugs at Off The Wagon.  As part of this endeavor The Real Facts about Drugs offers a short read regarding marijuana, meth, cocaine, and other drugs.  Following this information are resources around the nation to assist students and others in finding the help they need.

The Health Benefits of Smoking Cessation This article is provided by Dental One Associates.  Another aspect of our health is our teeth.  If our teeth are not in good shape it can and very often does effect our overall health.

In need of a facility to live in during your early recovery?  This is one of many resources that provide a directory of rehabilitation facilities for drug and alcohol recovery.  To view the directory, use this link.   To get a feel of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, they provide an article with some insights into the steps.  Read here.

New Beginnings Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Center offers various resources, information and insights, as well as services to assist you in finding your path in recovery from addiction.  There are articles for every age, including Seniors Guide to Addiction Prevention.

Kool Living Recovery Center offers supportive recovery for the addict/alcoholic.  Take a look at the services, options here.    Know someone struggling with alcohol, this guide may be of help to both of you.   How To Choose The Best Inpatient Alcohol Rehab Center is another resource you may find helpful when seeking a recovery option.

Drug Rehab Connections is not a specific treatment facility, instead we are an informational website that connects addicts and their families with the help they need to put their lives together.

You want to get clean, stop using, but you cannot afford or your habit.  What are your choices?  American Addiction Centers has a few resources and suggestions to help you find the treatment you need.

Addiction Recovery GuideAddictionGuide is your reliable source on addiction and the dangers of illicit substances. We cover how drugs and alcohol affect the body, how to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse, and where to seek effective treatment.

For those in need of immediate in-house support in the first few days of detoxification, Detox Local Search will offer you a quick way to locate a medical detox facility near you.  Be sure to follow up with the program for their requirements.

NIDA (National Institute of Drug Abuse) is a vast resource of information concerning addiction and mental illness.  The research report regarding addiction and mental illnesses (pdf) explains how the two may be related.  Topics include “Is Drug Addiction a Mental Illness?” and “How Common Are Comorbid Drug Use and Other Mental Disorders?”

12-Step Support

Alcoholics Anonymous

Step Study

Narcotics Anonymous

Cocaine Anonymous:

Marijuana Anonymous

Over eaters Anonymous

On-line Support Groups

Alternative Healing Resources

Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

Alternative Views

The Skeptics Dictionary

This is a resource for those who want the other side of the story about holistic and alternative healing. Just wanted to give the opportunity to review all information. I believe as a consumer it is my job to learn about all sides of what I choose to use. Thus strengthening my choices.

Directories & Other Resource Listings

Amanda Body, a social worker for Child Protective Services in Jefferson County, developed a list of 101 Domestic Violence Resources. Don’t forget to leave her a thank you.

Swimming Safety, a resource to guide all ages how to stay safe and the benefits of this aerobic exercise.

Recognition Works “helps recognize the outstanding people in our community. Check out our featured organizations and businesses and the people they recognize.”  (direct quote from the website)

Legal Resources

Medical Malpractice – Medical malpractice is a very serious problem that can cause people to experience serious medical problems that could have been easily prevented. Our goal at the Medical Malpractice Center is to provide you with a one stop resource with the most up-to-date research and resources available.

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