MOMSTELL and NFD representatives invited to White HouseSep 20 2014
MOMSTELL President and NFD Co-Director Sharon LeGore was invited this week to the White House to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Recovery Month. This is the first time this even has been held at theWhite House. A panel discussion moderated by Laurie Dhue and the speakers were incredible.Patrick Kennedy spoke about parity and the need for enforcement. Sharon spoke with the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Michael Botticelli as well as David Mineta, the Deputy Director of Drug Demand and Peter Gaumond, the Chief of Recovery. The day was filled with excitement and dedication to not only recovery but also treatment.
Resources for Parents, Families and Caregivers,Oct 15 2014
1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373)The Parents Toll-Free Helplineis a nationwide support service that offers assistance to parents and other primary caregivers of children.
1-800-221-6333 Alcohol and Other Drug Information and Recovery Support Line
This free confidential service provides information, recovery support, advocacy and referral. Callers are connected with an Information Specialist who can provide accurate, up-to-date information on alcohol and other drugs including, among others, risks, effects, signs and symptoms of use, and can link individuals to reliable resources.
HelpGuide.org’s Choosing a Drug Treatment Program what to look for in substance abuse rehab.
Questions to Ask Treatment Providers is a list of questions that can help guide your conversation with treatment program staff in helping you decide which program is the best fit for your child and family.
Continuing Care: A Parent’s Guide to Your Teen’s Recovery From Substance Abuse answers families’ most pressing questions about how to best support their teen’s recovery following treatment.