Daily Archives: December 27, 2015

Addiction & Recovery Resources

Attorneys and others seeking information on substance abuse, addiction, treatment options, treatment facilities and related information will benefit from the following active links.  If a link is no longer active, please contact me so I can make appropriate updates.

I.   CALIFORNIA STATE BAR & RELATED RECOVERY RESOURCES

  1. Lawyers Assistance Program (LAP) The LAP offers confidential help to attorneys seeking substance abuse, mental   health or other career assistance. Call 877-LAP-4HELP (877-527-4435) or email at: LAP@calbar.ca.gov. 
  2. Alternative Discipline Program (ADP)  The ADP provides an alternative to attorneys in the facing discipline at the State Bar Level for substance abuse or mental health issues.
  3. The Other Bar   The Other Bar Offers peer to peer support & information to attorneys in recovery & those still struggling. The Other Bar maintains a statewide meeting calendar & 24-Hour Toll-Free Help Line: 1-800-222-0767

II.   AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION (ABA) SELF-HELP PROGRAM LINKS

  1. ABA Commission on LAPS   The ABA’s Commission on LAP’s provides extensive information and links to regional resources specific to Attorneys seeking mental and behavioral health assistance.
  2. ABA Directory of LAPs   The ABA’s state by state directory of Lawyers Assistance Programs allows practitioners and others to access assistance programs for attorneys in a specific jurisdiction.
  3. ABA Compilation of National Resource Links  The ABA’s national resource page provides a comprehensive list of active links to information relating to chemical and process addictions, mental health, suicide prevention and related sites.

III.  TREATMENT FACILITIES AND LOCATORS

  1. Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator (SAMHSA):   This excellent on-line information source allows you to enter a zip code & locate substance abuse and mental health treatment centers anywhere in the United States.
  2. SAMHSA’s National Help Line:  This helpline provides 24 hour no cost, completely confidential treatment referrals and information about mental and substance abuse disorders, prevention, treatment and recovery in Spanish and English.  1-800-662-HELP (4357)  TTY: 1-800-487-4889.
  3. Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  This 24 hour, toll free hotline provides confidential suicide prevention support to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in a national network of more than 150 crisis centers. 1-800-273-TALK (8255);  TTY: 1-800-799-4889.
  4. Opiate Treatment Directory  This site resource allows you to identify and locate medication-assisted treatment programs, family and provider support resources and other support networks in your state that treat opiate dependence and addiction.
  5. CRC Health Group   This comprehensive network of specialized behavioral health care affiliates provides “healing and hope” to patients & families across the United States.  Access their library to learn more about addiction and treatment.
  6. Hazelden-Betty Ford Addiction Treatment Center A household name in the treatment of alcohol and drug addiction disorders throughout the country, this provider has a specialized program for attorney, judges and other professionals dealing with substance use and addiction issues.

IV.  MISCELLANEOUS ONLINE RECOVERY RESOURCES

  1. Smart Recovery Self-Management & Recovery Training  Smart Recovery is a science based, non-12-step program emphasizing self empowerment as a means to recovering from addictive substances and behaviors.  
  2. Alcoholics Anonymous  “A.A.” 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.”  This link will take you to AA’s official website where you can learn more about the 12-step program.
  3. Narcotics Anonymous  “N.A.” is a global, community-based organization helping those recovering from the effects of addiction by working a twelve-step program similar to the program of recovery offered by AA. This link will take you to NA’s official website where you can learn more about the program.