Sunday, December 26, 2010

Substance Abuse 411 #23-Sober24-Tom Sharp-Web Content Editor



Substance Abuse 411-#23-Sober 24-Tim Sharp-Web Content Editor

We live in a "connected" world. By that I mean because of such things as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and so many other social media sites, millions of people now share their lives with family and friends on a daily basis. Now, those that are working on their sobriety have a site dedicated to them-Sober24.

Sober24, a service of the Hazelden Foundation, provides an online fellowship for people who are sharing the journey of recovery from addiction and compulsive behaviors.

There are discussion sections, real live-time chats, recovery tools, a book club and Sober Fuse, an online recovery tool to help you track your daily, weekly, monthly and yearly progress in sobriety.

Substance Abuse 411 chats with Tim Sharp, Web Content Editor for Sober24 to get an in-depth understanding of this outstanding online substance abuse sobriety resource.


Get Help Now:       866-220-3089

CASAStart Youth Program

Oakland Family Services

Narcotics Anonymous

“Slaying the Addiction Monster"

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Substance Abuse 411 #22-CASAStart-Lawrence Murray-VP/Director of Youth Programs National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse-Columbia University


Substance Abuse 411-#22-CASAStart-Lawrence Murray-VP and Director of Youth Programs

Most discussions on substance abuse center on treatment. In this Substance Abuse 411 we look at a program that focuses on the prevention side, especially with at-risk young people.

Larry Murray, Vice President and Director of Youth Programs with the National Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University gives us insight into their innovative CASAStart program in this conversation.

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Telephone:   212-841-5200

Current state of substance abuse and treatment in United States

Maplegrove Youth Substance Abuse Program

National Association for Children of Alcoholics

Families Against Narcotics

Friday, December 17, 2010

Substance Abuse 411 #21-The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University-Susan Foster

Substance Abuse 411#21-The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University-Sue Foster


The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University is the only nation-wide organization that brings together under one roof all the professional disciplines needed to study and combat abuse of all substances – alcohol, nicotine as well as illegal, prescription and performance enhancing drugs – in all sectors of society.

Founded in 1992 by Former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare Joseph A. Califano, Jr., the nonprofit organization aims to inform Americans of the economic and social costs of substance abuse and its impact on their lives, as well as, remove the stigma of substance abuse and replace shame and despair with hope. Substance abuse is our nation’s number one health problem and a major player in the many social problems our nation faces. The good news is that addiction is a preventable and treatable disease.

Substance Abuse 411 talks with Susan Foster, Vice President and Director of Policy Research and Analysis with CASA.  We discuss the current state of substance abuse in America and its treatment.


Innovative CASAStart youth prevention program

Michigan Bureau of Substance Abuse & Addiction Services

Henry Ford-Maplegrove-West Bloomfield, Michigan

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Substance Abuse 411 #20-Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center-Grady Wilkinson

Substance Abuse 411-#20-Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center-Grady Wilkinson

Sacred HeartSacred Heart is a behavioral healthcare organization with a 40 year legacy of serving those with the greatest need and the fewest resources. Their passion for and commitment to charitable service of the highest quality mark them as unique and special.

Sacred Heart provides an extensive array of behavioral health services including substance use disorder prevention and treatment, mental illness treatment, HIV/AIDS prevention and care management. Their integrated continuum of substance use disorder treatment services feature a blend of professional therapeutic techniques with the principles of the 12-Step movement and include detoxification, residential and outpatient services. They also offer a full continuum of specialized services for women, including women who must bring children into treatment with them, including residential, outpatient, case management and transitional housing. Finally, Sacred Heart offers a variety of medication assisted treatment options for individuals addicted to opiate

On this Substance Abuse 411, we talk with President/CEO Grady Wilkinson about the start of the organization, where it is today and the substance abuse work it is doing in many communities.


Phone:   888-807-7472

Grace Centers of Hope-Pontiac, Michigan

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries-Detroit, Michigan

Mel Trotter Ministries-Grand Rapids, Michigan

Dawn Farm-Ann Arbor, Michigan

Friday, December 3, 2010

Substance Abuse 411 #19-National Association for Children of Alcoholics-Sis Wenger

Substance Abuse 411 #19-National Association for Children of Alcoholics-Sis Wenger


Once again our discussion on Substance Abuse 411 is not about the substance abuser but their mostly overlooked victim, the children.

Substance Abuse 411 chats with Sis Wenger the President of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics. She tells us just how deeply children of substance abusers are affected by a disease they themselves do not have and what, if any, programs are available to combat this problem.


Children’s program at Maplegrove-West Bloomfield, Michigan

Adolescent Substance Abuse

Oakland County 6th District Juvenile Drug Court-Pontiac, Michigan