Family Prevention and Alcohol and Other Substance Use Disorder Resources
The Berlin Prevention Works Coalition for Drugs and Alcohol-Free Communities aims to work with youth, parents, and community leaders to increase the perception of the youth and parental disapproval of underage drinking use and misuse in addition to supporting family members with substance use disorder and addiction. We have provided a running list of resources below.
What Is Substance Abuse Treatment? A Booklet for Families Answers questions about substance abuse, its symptoms, different types of treatment, and recovery.
Alcohol and Drug Addiction Happens in the Best of Families Explains how substance abuse treatment works, how family interventions can be the first step to recovery, and how to help children affected by drug abuse.
It's Not Your Fault (NACoA) (PDF | 12 KB) Assures teens with parents who abuse alcohol or drugs that, "It's not your fault!" and that they are not alone.
It Feels So Bad: It Doesn't Have To Provides information about alcohol and drug addiction to children whose parents or friends' parents might have substance abuse problems.
After an Attempt: A Guide for Taking Care of Your Family Member After Treatment in the Emergency Department Aids family members in coping with the aftermath of a relative's suicide attempt.
Family Therapy Can Help: For People in Recovery From Mental Illness or Addiction Explores the role of family therapy in recovery from mental illness or substance abuse.