resources for parents and families
If you’re interested in understanding treatment options for a young person, the Partnership to End Addiction has comprehensive tools to help you out. Check out their treatment and recovery resources, and download the Treatment Roadmap tool to get started.
resources for diverse communities
Everyone deserves access to high quality treatment and support — regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or socioeconomic status. Click here for a list of diverse and inclusive substance use disorder and mental health resources.
ways to cope during COVID-19
This is a difficult time for everyone, but people with substance use disorders face unique challenges related to COVID-19.
If you have a substance use disorder:
- If you are in treatment for substance use, maintain contact with your provider and learn how COVID-19 distancing policies might impact your treatment.
- It’s normal to experience stress during this difficult time, but increased stress can put you at greater risk for substance use. Effective coping strategies and virtual recovery meetings can reduce the impact of stress and fear, and alleviate anxiety and other difficult emotions.
If you want to support a loved one:
- While it is normal to experience stress and fear during this difficult time, changes in routine and physical distancing policies may be especially challenging for someone who’s having a hard time with substance use. Now is a good time to reach out, check in, and remind them that they are loved.
- Encourage your loved one to use effective coping strategies to reduce the impact of stress, fear, and anxiety.
- If your loved one is increasing their use of substances or decreasing their treatment, help them connect to support resources like virtual recovery meetings.
Explore easy-to-access virtual resources to help those with a substance use disorder and their loved ones: