Resources and Useful Links Regarding Opioid Addiction

 

Websites and Online Resources

 

https://www.drugabuse.gov/

The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse site provides resources for those in need of drug abuse assistance and their families. Information includes links to fact sheets, how to find help for teens and adults, questions to ask when seeking treatment, and up-to-date research being conducted in the field. Check out the special sections for Patients and Families, Parents and Educators, and Children and Teens.

 

https://medlineplus.gov/drugsandyoungpeople.html

The National Institutes of Health’s Web site, “Drugs and Young People”, provides links and resources on drug abuse including symptoms, prevention, treatment, statistics and research, as well as information on specific drugs, age specific resources, news, and related topics.

 

http://abovetheinfluence.com/

Above the Influence is a program from the non-profit organization Partnership for Drug-Free Kids filled with resources for teens to stand up to negative pressures in their lives, including drugs. It offers teens drug facts, how to find help for themselves or a friend, and ways to get involved in their communities to fight these negative pressures.

 

https://www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov/Start.aspx

Too Smart To Start is a public education initiative sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Through this initiative, SAMHSA provides research-based strategies and materials to professionals and volunteers at the community level to help them conduct an underage alcohol use prevention program.

 

https://www.justthinktwice.gov/

Just Think Twice is a United States Government, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) website.

 

https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/epidemic/

This is the Center for Disease Control’s website on the opioid epidemic, including heroin. Comprised of current facts and statistics on the heroin epidemic, links to further reading, and information on overdose.

 

http://www.dare.org/

Since 1983, the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program has been part of schools across America with law enforcement personnel delivering lessons about peer pressure, drug and alcohol awareness, and more recently bullying and internet safety.

 

http://al-anon.org/

Al-Anon Family Groups is a website of resources and supports for family members-including children impacted by addiction.

 

https://www.ncadd.org/family-friends/there-is-help/family-disease

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence has a web page dedicated to providing information for families. The site includes prevention tips for parents, intervention tips, information on talking to children, and more.

 

https://drugfree.org/

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has resources that include guide and video supports with ideas for opening conversations with kids about drug and alcohol use, as well as answers to some frequently asked questions from kids.

 

https://www.drugabuse.gov/parents-educators

The National Institute for Drug Abuse parent and educator pages include publications and resources that educators can request free of charge and videos related to addiction science.

 

https://windwardway.com/

Winward Way provides an Opioid Addiction Guide that provides helpful answers to questions regarding addiction, what causes addiction, as well as identifies signs and symptoms of Opioid Abuse to both men and women.

 

Books

Sandpaper Sisters: Addicts Turned Community Builders: Miracles do Happen!
Michele McKnight Baker
YCL Call Number: 362.2 BAK

 

Coming Clean
Robert Granfield 
YCL Call Number: 616.86 GRA

 

Think About Drugs and Society: Responding to an Epidemic
Richard A. Hawley
YCL Call Number: 362.2 Haw

 

Coping With Substance Abuse
Rhoda McFarland
YCL Call Number: 362.2 MCF

 

Understanding the Twelve Steps : an Interpretation and Guide for Recovering People
Terence T. Gorski
YCL Call Number: 362.29 GOR

 

Staying Sober: a Guide for Relapse Prevention.
Terence T. Gorski
YCL Call Number: 362.2 GOR

 

Healing and Hope: Six Women from the Betty Ford Center Share their Powerful Journeys of Addiction and Recovery
Betty Ford
YCL Call Number: 362.29 FOR

 

Substance and Shadow: Women and Addiction in the United States
Stephen R. Kandall
YCL Call Number: 362.29 K131

 

Get Your Loved One Sober
Robert J. Meyers
YCL Call Number: 362.292 MEY

 

Teen Drug Abuse  
YCL Call Number: 362.29 TEE

 

I Want to Talk to My Teen About Addictions.
YCL Call Number: 362.29 HUT

 

Trapped: Mercy for Addictions
Nancy Alcorn
YCL Call Number: 362.29 ALC

 

Getting Them Sober. Vol. 1: –You can Help!
Toby Rice Drews
YCL Call Number: 362.29 DRE VOL. ONE

 

Soaring Above Co-Addiction: Helping your loved one get Clean, While Creating the life of your Dreams
Lisa Ann Espich
YCL Call Number: 362.29 ESP

 

HEROIN
YCL Call Number: 362.29 EGE

 

METHAMPHETAMINE
YCL Call Number: 362.29 BER

 

The Street Addict Role: a Theory of Heroin Addiction
Richard C. Stephens
E-BOOK

 

Stepping Stones to Recovery from Cocaine/Crack Addiction
E-BOOK

 

Doin’ Drugs: Patterns of African American Addiction
William H. James
E-BOOK

 

Parental Substance Misuse and Child Welfare
Brynna Kroll 
E-BOOK

 

Guided by Grace: One Preacher’s Journey Through Active Addiction into Healing and Hope
Michelle Baynes Owens
YCL Call Number: 362.29 OWE

 

What Addicts Know: 10 Lessons from Recovery to Benefit Everyone
Christopher Kennedy Lawford
YCL Call Number: 362.2 LAW

 

Cocaine Nation
YCL Call Number: 362.29 COC

 

Addict in the Family: Stories of Loss, Hope, and Recovery
Beverly Conyers
YCL Call Number: 362.29 CON

 

Beyond Addiction
Jeffrey Foote
YCL Call Number: 616.86 FOO

 

Generation Rx: A Story of Dope, Death, and America’s Opiate Crisis
Erin Marie Daly
YCL Call Number: 362.29 DAL

 

Kick Your Addiction
Dr. Frederick Woolverton
YCL Call Number: 616.86 WOO

 

Medicines that Kill: The Truth about the Hidden Epidemic
James Marcum
YCL Call Number: 362.29 MAR

 

Addiction
YCL Call Number: 362.29 ADD

 

Teen Drug Abuse
YCL Call Number: 362.29 TEE

 

Gateway Drugs
YCL Call Number: 362.29 GAT

 

Living Clean
YCL Call Number: 362.29 LIV

 

PCP : High Risk on the Streets
Jennifer Croft
YCL Call Number: 362.29 C874

 

The Memory Palace
Mira Bartók
YCL Call Number: 362.2 BAR

 

Intervention, How to Help Someone who Doesn’t Want Help: A Step-by-Step Guide for Families and Friends of Chemically Dependent Persons
Vernon E. Johnson
YCL Call Number: 362.2 JOH

 

Addiction: Why can’t they just Stop?
John Hoffman
E-BOOK

 

The Anatomy of Addiction
Akikur Mohammad
YCL Call Number: 362.29 MOH

 

Pain Killer: A “Wonder” Drug’s trail of Addiction and Death   
Barry Meier
YCL Call Number: 362.29 MEI

 

Cracked: Putting Broken Lives Together Again: A Doctor’s Story
Drew Pinsky
YCL Call Number: 362.29 PIN

 

A Parent’s Guide to Teen Addiction: Professional Advice on Signs, Symptoms, What to Say, and How to Help
Laurence Michael Westreich
YCL Call Number: 616.86 WES

 

Inside Rehab: The Surprising Truth about Addiction Treatment: And How to get Help that Works
Anne M. Fletcher
YCL Call Number: 362.29 FLE

 

It’s Not about You, Except when it is: A Field Manual for Parents of Addicted Children
Barbara Victoria
YCL Call Number: 362.29 VIC

 

Painkillers, Heroin, and the Road to Sanity
Joani Gammill
YCL Call Number: 616.86 GAM

 

Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy
David Sheff
YCL Call Number: 362.29 SHE

 

Dreamland the story of America’s new Opiate Epidemic
Sam Quinones
E-BOOK

 

Cocaine
Heather Lehr Wagner
YCL Call Number: 362.29 WAG

 

Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through his Son’s Addiction
David Sheff
YCL Call Number: 362.2 SHE 

 

We all Fall Down: Living with Addiction 
Nic Sheff
E-BOOK

 

Addiction and Overdose
Connie Goldsmith
YCL Call Number: 362.29 GOL

 

Hooked: When Addiction Hits Home
Chloe Shantz-Hilkes
YCL Call Number: 362.2 SHA

 

Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town
Nick Reding
YCL Call Number: 362.29 RED

 

Drug Dealer, MD: How Doctors were duped; Patients got Hooked, and why it’s so hard to Stop
Anna Lembke

 

Go ask Alice
Anonymous

 

Here to Help: a Guide for Overcoming Opiate and Heroin Addiction
Jason M. Scholl

 

Heroin is Killing our Children
Missy Owen

 

Mayhem
Sigrid Rausing

 

Painkillers, Heroin, and the Road to Sanity: Real Solutions for Long-Term Recovery and Opiate Addiction
Joani Gammill

 

Rewired: a Bold New Approach to Addiction and Recovery
Erica Spiegelman

 

Juvenile Fiction and Nonfiction

Substance Abuse
Regina Avraham
YCL Call Number: Y362.29 Av81     

 

Drug Abuse
Dennis Fradin
YCL Call Number: J362.2 FRA

 

Junior Drug Awareness
Jim Gallagher
YCL Call Number: J362.29 G135

 

Heroin
Todd Howard
YCL Call Number: Y362.29 HOW

 

Cocaine and Crack
James Barter
YCL Call Number: Y362.29 BAR      

 

Hallucinogens
Ann Ricki Hurwitz
YCL Call Number: Y362.29 HUR

 

The Cruisers: Checkmate
Walter Dean Myers

 

Defeating Addiction and Alcoholism
Susan Henneberg

 

Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Hilary Poole

 

Drug Dependence
L.H. Colligan

 

Heroin Addiction
Peggy Parks

 

Joseph’s Grace
Sheila P. Moses

 

The Seventh Wish
Kate Messner

 

Sunny Side Up
Jennifer L. Holm

 

Sunny’s Story: How to Save a Young Life
Ginger Katz

 

The Truth About Heroin
Phillip Wolny

 

Young Adult Fiction & Non-Fiction

Be The One: Six True Stories of Teens Overcoming Hardship and Hope
Byron Pitts

 

Breaking Faith
E. Graziani

 

Clean
Amy Lynn Reed

 

Crank
Ellen Hopkins

 

The Dangers of Heroin
John Allen

 

Heroin: Killer Drug Epidemic
Nicole Horning

 

Thicker than Water
Kelly Fiore

 

Zoo Station: the Story of Christiane F.: A Memoir
Christiane F.

 

Articles and Other Information

What is the Opioid Epidemic?

In the News

Information about Substances

Intervention and Treatment

Government Resources

  • Opioid Overdose – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Combating the Opioid Crisis: Battles in the States – House Oversight and Investigations Committee
    Video and text of witness testimony during hearing held on Wednesday July 12, 2017, including Marylands Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford.
  • Interim Report – White House Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis