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Alcohol and Drug Use

  • adultchildren.org – A Twelve Step program of women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes who meet to find freedom from the past and ways to improve today.
  • al-anon.alateen.org - A Twelve Step program for all people affected by the alcoholism of a loved one or friend.
  • aa.org - An international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem; it is nonprofessional, self-supporting, nondenominational, multiracial, apolitical, self-help group open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.
  •  cesar.umd.edu - A University of Maryland research center which collects, analyzes and disseminates information on the nature and extent of substance abuse and related problems in Maryland and nationally.
  • alcoholscreening.org/ - Alcohol problem assessment from Boston University.
  • na.org – A Twelve Step, international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts.
  • http://www.rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/ - Lots of information about drinking (alcohol) and your health from NIAAA (National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism).
  • Addiction Resource - This site offers full and verifiable information on substance addiction and abuse. They can assist in finding the best treatment and drug rehab facilities.
  •  Depression and Addiction Rehab - A guide to dealing with depression before, during and after rehab. 
  • Alcohol awareness and college students  - How to stay safe and prevent binge drinking & DUIs
  • Elderly in Recovery - a comprehensive guide with information on the prevalence of addiction in seniors, prescription drug use, and various routes of recovery and how family & friends play a vital role
  • Food & Drug Interactions Changes associated with aging cause seniors to be more at risk for harmful interference with their medication, and this guide reveals a few combinations to be on the lookout for.
  • Addiction Guide  - Addiction guide is a reliable source on addiction and the dangers of illicit substances. It covers how drugs impact the body, how to identify the signs and symptoms of substance abuse and where to find effective treatment. 
  • Addiction and Sleep - A link to various aricles on addition and sleep related disorders. 
  • Impact of Detoxing on Sleep - A look at how alcohol disrupts sleep, what causes sleep problems during detox, and coping tips so you can sleep better during this tough time, and stick it through to the end.
  • Alltreatment.com  - Alltreatment.com is a community-based public-benefit website connecting people to the addiction resources they need. It combines the government's national treatment center database (SAMHSA) with modern location technology to find rehab centers near you.  
  • Rehabcenter.net -   Information on inpatient substance abuse treatment options in Maryland
  •  https://www.addictioncenter.com/addiction/ - Assorted articles on addiction and a source to find treatment programs from the Addiction Center.  

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Adolescent Depression

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Cancer

  • Hope Connections for Cancer Support - Helps people with cancer and their loved ones deal with the emotional and physical impact of cancer through participation in professionally facilitated programs of emotional support, education, wellness and hope. All programs at Hope Connections are provided free of charge to participants.
  • American Cancer Society - Information about cancer as well as links to resources.
  • National Cancer Institute - Provides up to date research, statistics and treatment information.
  •  Cancer Care- Free, professional on line support services such as education and counseling for anyone affected by cancer.
  •  webmd - Medical information about many different types of cancer.
  •  Oncology Channel - Extensive information about types of cancer and treatments as well as a discussion board.
  •  Mayo Clinic - Information about living and coping with cancer.
  • Centers for Disease Control - Information about specific types of cancer and links to different programs and campaigns.
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has support resources and information about all of the blood cancers.
  •  ACCO - One of the largest grassroots, national organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with cancer and their families.
  •  Mesothelioma Guide - Answers all your questions about mesothelioma and helps guide you and your loved ones towards support and an improved prognosis.

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Depression, Anxiety and other Mental Health Disorders


Eating Disorders

  • aedweb.org – Academy for Eating Disorders – lots of good information on the site about eating disorders and its treatment.
  • ANAD.org – National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) – information on support groups, providers and assorted articles.
  • somethingfishy.org – Something Fishy – described as a “website on eating disorders”, contains articles, forums and treatment information.

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Eldercare

  • aoa.gov/ - Good site with lots of tips and information from the U.S. Administration on Aging.
  • A Place for Mom - A free eldercare referral service. To get assistance or if you have questions, contact Jeanne McMahon, Eldercare Advisor, by phone at (866) 360-5839 or by e-mail at jeannem@aplaceformom.com
  • caregiverslibrary.org– Site of the National Caregivers Library – a good site for locating resources, nationally.
  • Eldercare Locator - Link to the Eldercare Locator.
  • eldernet.com/homedire.htm – Home care providers, eldercare agencies and elder legal services
  • Elder Care Directory– Federal and state agency elder links
  • alz.org - Alzheimer's Association
  • caregiver.org - Family Caregiver Alliance
  • nfcacares.org - National Family Caregivers Association
  • respitelocator.org - National Respite Locator Service
  • homeinstead.com/home - A source for non-medical companionship and home care for seniors. Services offered nationally.
  • caremanager.org - Site for finding certified Geriatric Care Managers anywhere in the U.S.
  • http://www.visitingangels.com/ - Home health care agency.
  • about assisted living/ - provides unbiased information on assisted living and long term care. Assisted living guides are written by medical professionals with years of nursing experience.
  • senioradvisor.com - SeniorAdvisor.com is the nation's largest senior living review site.
  • meals on wheels - Aimed to combat senior hunger and isolation, this organization supports community-based nutrition programs that deliver meals to the elderly. 
  • aging well helpguide  - A few categories for aging well including sleep, fitness, depression, and memory loss.
  • aging and sleep - A senior sleep guide.
  • senior sleep guide -  More information about seniors and sleep. 
  • Caring for the Elderly - Helpful tips and resources from the  Bradley University School of Nursing.
  •  A Guide to Medical Alert Systems – Everything you need to know about medical alert systems. 
  • Guide to Caring for the Aging - This guide offers a six-step program to make sure a person is prepared to care for an aging parent and covers topics like essential legal documents and ways to pay for long term care. From the website moneygeek.com
  • Protecting Your Parents' Finances - This guide focuses on protecting an aging parents' finances and goes over topics like how to start the conversation about finances, legal tools to help manage personal finances, and includes Q&A's with professionals in the field. From the website moneygeek.com
  •  About Assisted Living.org  - Offers help finding senior assisted living whatever your zip code. Also has links to numerous related guides. 

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Grief

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Health and Medical

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Smoking Cessation

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Stress Management

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Time Management

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