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I'm learning as I'm going. When I find something that has helped either myself or my son or our family I will share it with you. Please remember to explore YOUR options, read... research and educate yourself. 
Those are my keys to survival so far. 

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1. Beautiful Boy by David Sheff       2. Cean by David Sheff

3. Tweak by Nic Sheff                  4. Some Are Sicker Than Others by Andrew                                                          Seaward


Heroin is exacting a deadly and devastating toll across Arizona, particularly among teens and young adults. Addicts, police and experts tell their stories in “Hooked: Tracking heroin’s hold on Arizona.”
This documentary aired in a simulcast statewide on January 13, 2015. The documentary was produced by advanced journalism students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

David Sheff at The Friends of the Semel Institute's Open Mind Event

NEWS WEEK interview Nic Sheff & David Sheff

David Sheff & Nic Sheff - Preventable and Treatable: A Family Portrait- Family Action Network

Author of Tweak, Nic Sheff speaks at the Branson School in Marin


Psychology Today

Find detailed professional listings for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Therapists, Counselors,Group Therapy and Treatment Centers in the United States and Canada.

NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention and treatment and to inform policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.

Overall, the death rate from heroin overdose in the 28 states that reported complete information to the CDC increased from 1.0 to 2.1 per 100,000 between 2010 and 2012. During that same time period, the death rate from overdoses of narcotic painkillers dropped slightly from 6.0 per 100,000 to 5.6 per 100,000, according to the report.

Welcome to the Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator, an on-line source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.

The Addiction Recovery Guide 
The Addiction Recovery Guide assists individuals struggling with drug addiction and alcoholism find help that best suits their needs. From evaluation to residential treatment, we have selected a range of outstanding programs and resources.

11 Facts about Heroin
Welcome to, one of the largest orgs for young people and social change! After you've browsed the 11 facts (with citations at the bottom), take action and volunteer with our millions of members.

Recovery help desk is a place to learn about opiate addiction and recovery.

HELP Guide ORG  * This has very good information about Drug Abuse and Addiction! *
Signs, Symptoms, and Help for Drug Problems and Substance Abuse. If you’re worried about your own or a friend or family member’s drug use, it’s important to know that help is available. Learning about the nature of drug abuse and addiction—how it develops, what it looks like, and why it can have such a powerful hold—will give you a better understanding of the problem and how to best deal with it.


PALS (Parents of Addicted Loved-ones)
Parents of Addicted Loved-ones is a support group of parents helping parents. We meet every week to offereducation and support, at no charge, for parents who are trying to save a son or daughter from addiction.

Welcome to Co-Dependents Anonymous, a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships.

Arizona Narcotics Anonymous
To find Narcotics Anonymous recovery meetings, events and activities, service meetings and documents, and more,

Narcotic Anonymous - NA
Membership is free, and we have no affiliation with any organizations outside of NA including governments, religions, law enforcement groups, or medical and psychiatric associations. Through all of our service efforts and our cooperation with others seeking to help addicts, we strive to reach a day when every addict in the world has an opportunity to experience our message of recovery in his or her own language and culture.

Alcoholic Anonymous Phoenix
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and to help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.

Alcoholics Anonymous - AA
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

This is the Fourth Edition of the Big Book, the basic text for Alcoholics Anonymous. Digital online book.


Crossroads Inc.
Crossroads is an Arizona Department of Health Services Licensed Behavioral Residential Facility with proven expertise in serving addicted men, women, and Veterans through the provision of high quality, successful, and affordable residential recovery programs. Results show that our combination of housing, basic needs provision, addiction treatment, 12-step emphasis, community collaboration, and a full menu of support services provides an effective basis for long-term recovery and promotes productive and successful lives.

Community Bridges
Community Bridges, Inc. (CBI) was incorporated as a private non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization in 1982 and has a 31 year history of providing comprehensive, medically integrated behavioral health programs which include prevention, education and treatment services using cutting edge, nationally recognized treatment models throughout Arizona.

Calvary Addiction Recovery Center
Since 1964, Calvary Addiction Recovery Center has been a leader in addiction recovery. Our treatment programs are for men and women, 18 years and older, who are struggling with addiction to alcohol or drugs. We believe addiction is a chronic and progressive disease that affects the whole person: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Calvary Addiction Recovery Center also believes that chemical dependency is a family disease because family members and significant others are affected by a loved one’s addiction.

Arizona Recovery Housing Association
The Arizona Recovery Housing Association (AzRHA) is a statewide association of residential recovery program providers and community stakeholders. We represent over 1500 beds for quality recovery housing providers throughout Arizona. We have chapters in Northern AZ (NARA) and as well Southern AZ. AzRHA promotes the development and quality operation of recovery-based residential programs through membership meetings, training/education, providing a platform for exchange of knowledge and experience, fostering relationships with community stakeholders, increasing community awareness of the value and needs of recovery housing programs, and through the inspection and certification of the residential facilities of its members.

Mandalay Village Transitional Living Facility
Traditional 12 step foundation Emphasizes personal responsibilities and life skills
Requires full-time employment or educational schooling
Provides out-lined rules and guidelines for safety and structure
Works cooperatively with outside referrals and agencies for continuity of care

5A Sober Living Homes
Alcoholism & Addiction Assistance Association (5A) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.
We are self-supporting through client fees and private donations. We are not funded by any outside organization. In 46 years of being in service over 50,000 men and women have called 5A “home”.

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