Links & Resources

Substance Abuse, Addiction, Co-Dependency, and Recovery Links:
The following links are listed to provide you with additional online information concerning substance abuse, addiction, co-dependency, recovery, and related resources.

Addiction and Recovery

--The Biological Basis of Addictive Behaviors
Addictive Behaviors Associated and Imbalances in Brain Neurochemistry

-- Self-Help Programs/Groups
Alcoholics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous
Marijuana Anonymous
Lifering Secular Recovery
SMART Recovery

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CODA)

-- General Information and Resources

Addiction Education Society - An Extremely Comprehensive Source of Addiction Info
Comprehensive Resource for Addiction - from Addiction Guide
On-LIne Guide to AA and Alcohol Addiction Therapy
Center for On-Line Addiction
Alternatives to the Twelve Step Treatment Approach
SAMHSA's Substance Abuse/Addiction Resource Store
SAMHSA's Prevention of Mental Illness and Substance Abuse
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Web of Addictions
Treatment Centers Finder
SAMHSA Treatment Center Finder
Relapse Resource Site - CRC Health Group
Opioid Overdose Toolkit - SAMHSA
Opioid Overdose Toolkit -- Essentials For First Responders - SAMHSA

-- Helpful Recovery Books
12 Smart Things to Do When the Booze and Drugs are Gone -- Allen Berger, Ph.D.
12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery -- Allen Berger, Ph.D.
Emotional Sobriety: From Relationship Trauma to Resilience and Balance -- Tian Dayton, Ph.D.
Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha -- Tara Brach
Radical Forgiveness: The Direct Path to True Self-Acceptance -- Colin C. Tipping

-- Adolescent Substance Abuse/Addiction

Teen Health & Substance Abuse
A dolescent Substance Abuse
NIDA for Teens
Marijuana Withdrawl for Teenagers is Real - National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Marijuana Withdrawal and Ways to Deal with Detox and Cravings -
Too Smart to Start - Preventing Underage Drinking

-- College and Young Adult Substance Abuse/Addiction
Substance Abuse in College - From AC Online

-- Marijuana Use and Abuse

Marijuana Legalization:  What Parents and Adolescents Know and DIscuss -- Psychologists FInd That People's Understanding of New Legislation is Limited .  American Psychological Association -- Science Update (March -- 2015)
Marijuana Withdrawl for Teenagers is Real - National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Marijuana Withdrawal and Ways to Deal with Detox and Cravings -

Effects of Marijuana Use on Cognition - Video - Psychiatric Times (12-4-14 AAAP 2014 , Addiction , Child Adolescent Psychiatry By )
Marijuana Use Associated with Future Heroin Use in Offspring - NIDA - (2-3-15 Szutorisz, H. ; DiNieri, J.A. ; Sweet, E. et al. Neuropsychopharmacology . 39(6):1315-1323, 2014)
Style of Marijuana Smoking Associated with Risk of Future Addiction - (3-31-14 Medscape Psychiatry and Mental Health)
Certain Drugs Show Promise in Treating Cannabis Dependent Teens - (6-4-12 Medscape Psychiatry and Mental Health)

Should Recreational Marijuana Use be Legalized? - Video - Psychiatric Times (1-8-15 Addiction , AAAP 2014 By )

My U-Tube Playlist of Videos Detailing the Empirical Findings Related to the Negative Impact of Marijuana Abuse.

-- Prescription Drug Abuse
Prescription Drug Abuse & Addiction
Pill Identification Site - from:
11 Common Questions On Heroin Abuse ( December 04, 2014 AAAP 2014 , Addiction , Child Adolescent Psychiatry , By
Opioid Overdose Toolkit - SAMHSA
Opioid Overdose Toolkit -- Essentials For First Responders - SAMHSA
Prevention of Teen Substance Abuse -- Exceptional Resorces for Parents -- (

-- Internet, Pornograpy, and Gaming Addictions
Internet & Gaming Addiction

-- Substance Abuse Prevention Resources for Parents
NIDA Study on Prevention of Teen Substance Abuse
Parent Involvement in Preventing Teen Substance Abuse
The Parents Toolkit: Preventing Drug Abuse at any Age
Not My Kid: Resources for Parents
A Parent's Guide to the Teen Brain
Teens and Marijuana - A Parent's Guide

Teens and Prescription Drug Abuse -- "The New Face of Addiction" -- Diablo Magazine, March 2013
Potential Signs and Symptoms of Adolescent Substance Abuse
Prevention of Teen Substance Abuse -- Exceptional Resorces for Parents -- (

NIDA for Parents
Drug Guide Archive - Drug Identifiation and Information
General Information for Parents of Substance Abusing Teens - Recovery Happens Counseling Site

-- Affordable Drug Tests On-Line
Recovery Happens Store - Urinialysis Tests for Multiple Drugs of Abuse

-- Sophisticated and Comprehensive Laboratory Drug Testing

Arcpoint Labs

-- College Students and Substance Abuse/Addiction Related Issues
The Top Five Mental Health Problems Facing College Students --

-- Search Resources for Treatment Programs
Treatment Programs Nationally
Treatment Programs in California
Additional Search Engine for Californa Treatment Programs

Other Addictions and Self-Defeating Habits

Sex Addiction

What is Sexual Addiction?
Self-Help Resource for Overcoming Sexual Addiction
Identification and Diagnosis of Sexual Addiction
Other Information on Sex & Pornography Addiction
Sex Addicts Anonymous
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

Gambling Addiction

Signs, Diagnosis, Self-Help, and Clinical Treatment Options
Gamblers Anonymous
Questions and Answers about Gamblers Anonymous

Procrastination Related

-- Why do people procrastinate?
Causes of Procrastination
An Introduction to Procrastination

-- What can you do to stop procrastinating?
Self-Help Procrastination Procrastination Interventions
Clinical Interventions for Procrastination

Mental Health Care Links:
The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care information and counseling resources.

Associations & Institutes

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
American Psychological Society
National Institute of Mental Health
National Mental Health Association
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)

Anxiety Disorders

Answers to Your Questions About Panic Disorder
National Center for PTSD
NIMH - Obsessive Compulsive Information Center
San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy
Feedom From Fear
Anxiety Disorder Information - Mental Health America Site
Anxiety Disorders Association of America
Ross Center for Anxiety
The Anxiety Workbook for Teens -- Lisa M. Schab, LCSW

Anger Management

APA - Controlling Anger Before it Controls You
The Mayo Clinic - Anger Management Questions Answered
The Mayo Clinic - 10 Tips for Taming Your Anger
Anger Management Techniques
The Help Guide Site - Anger Management Tips
12 Strategies for Controlling Agression
Leonard Ingram's Anger Management Help Site
The Anger Workbook for Teens -- Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, MS

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADDA - Attention Deficit Disorder Association
NIMH - ttention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Born to Explore: The Other Side of ADD/ADHD

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence

Childhelp USA®
Questions and Answers about Memories of Childhood Abuse
Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa County
National Child Abuse Hotline
Child Protective Services of California
100 Great Sources for Domestic Violence Protection --
Help Guide: Signs of Abuse and Abusive Relationships
National Domestic Violence Hotline
STAND - For Families Free of Violence
The National Domestic Violence Hotline Website
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Chronic Fatigue

Chronic Fatigue Syndrom -- CDC
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome -- Mayo Clinic
CFIDS Association of America
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Symptoms and Cause -- WebMD

Depression and other Mood Disorders

Bipolar Disorder News -
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
Information on Bipolar Disorder - Mental Health of America Site
Bipolar Resource Center - American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
Bipolar Information - American Psychological Association
Bipolar Information - American Psychiatric Association

Information on Depression - Mental Health of America Site
Depression and How Therapy Can Help
Depression Screening
Depression Test, Symptoms of Depression, Signs of Depression
A Family Guide to Adolescent Depression

Developmental Disorders

Asperger's Disorder Fact Sheet - NIH
Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Autism Fact Sheet - NIH


-- Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (American Psychiatric Association)
DSM-IV Diagnoses and Criteria
DSM-IV-TR - the Pre-Cursor to DSM-V
DSM-V Diagnoses and Criteria
Highlights of Changes from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-V
Controversy with the DSM-V - Article 1
Controversy with the DSM-V - Article 2

-- The Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual
Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM)

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders: Resources for Recovery
American Dietetic Association
Something Fishy
"Why She Feels Fat" by Johanna Marie McShane & Tony Paulson - Educational Book for Loved Ones
Other Eating Disorder Links

Journals & Magazines

ADHD Report
Anxiety, Stress and Coping
Contemporary Hypnosis
Depression and Anxiety
Early Child Development and Care
Eating Disorders
Educational Assessment
Journal of Gambling Studies
Journal of Happiness Studies
Journal of Mental Health and Aging
Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Language and Cognitive Processes
Journal of Loss & Trauma
Developmental Disabilities
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
Parenting: Science and Practice
Personal Relationships
Personality and Individual Differences
Psychiatric Bulletin
Psychodynamic Practice
Psychology of Men & Masculinity
Psychology Today
Stress and Health
Studies in Gender and Sexuality
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Trauma, Violence & Abuse

Medications and Health Supplements

Drug Interactions, DIRECT
Medical Dictionary
Medications, FDA
Medication, Internet Mental Health
Medications, PDR
Medline, Comparison -- NIH

Mental Health Care General Links
Internet Mental Health
Let’s Talk Facts, APA
Mental Help Net
Mental Illnesses/Disorders
University of Michigan Health Topics A to Z
Web Sites You Can Trust, Medical Library Association

Parenting Information & Resources

Child Development and Behavior Resources -- U. of Michigan
General Parenting Information -
Teen Health Issues
Parenting Tips for Raising Teens
Parenting an Adolescent
A Parent's Guide to Surviving the Teen Years
Additional Parenting Resources
Talking to Your Teen About Difficult Topics Early Enough
Keeping Teens Safe: Tips For Parents
Male Teen Information
Femal e Teen Information

Personality Disorders

Mental Help Net - Personality Disorders
Personality Disorders - Focus Adolescent Counselor Services
Borderline Personality Disorder -- Symptoms & Possible Causes
Lost in the Mirror: An Inside Look at Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents
The Average Narcissistic Personality
Children of Narcissistic Parents -- Nina Brown
Relating to a Narcissistic Partner
Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life -- Sheri Van Dijk, MSW

Sleep Difficulties, Disorders, and Treatment Strategies

-- General Insomnia Websites
Living With Insomnia: Getting a Good Night's Sleep -- Web MD
Sleep Disorders Symptoms and Treatments --
Sleep Disorder Websites - Sleep Care Solutions

-- Insomnia Aids and Sleep Disorder Interventions
Common Sleep Problems and Solutions -- Dr. Ronald Hoffman
Sleep Disorders Diagnosis and Treatments --
Four Solutions to Teen Sleep Problems -- Family Circle
Insomnia Symptoms and Treatments -- emedicinehealth

(For relaxation techniques & strategies for better sleep see the section on Stress Recuction below)

Stress Reduction Resources

-- Relaxation Exercises & Tools
Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief -- WebMD
Additional Relaxation Tips/Tools
Relaxation Tools to Reduce Anxiety

Other Relaxation Strategies -- Help Guide
Exercise & Other Stress Management Techniques -- The Mayo Clinic
Additional Stress Management Tools -- Shape
Relaxation Techniques for Sleep Induction

-- Music & Soothing Soundscapes
Relaxation Music --
Peaceful Music --
Relaxing Nature Recordings --
Relaxings Sounds of Naturefor Sleep --

-- Mindfulness
Introduction to Mindfulness -- Wikipedia
Basic Mindfulness Exercises --
DBT Related Mindfulness Exercise --
More Mindfulness Exercises --
Still More Mindfulness Exercise --
Sitting Still Like A Frog: Mindful Excercises for Kids and Their Parents - By Eline Snel -- Shambala Publications

-- Meditations
Transcendental Meditation --
Various Meditation Technique --
Other Meditation Types --
How to begin to meditate - video
Meditation for Beginners - video

-- Helpful Books on Stress Reduction and Relaxation
10 Simple Solutions to Stress -- Claire Michaels Wheeler, M.D., Ph.D.
A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook -- Bob Stahl, Ph.D. & Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.
The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook (Sixth Edition) -- Marth Davis, Ph.D., Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman, M.S.W., & Matthew McKay, Ph.D.
The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness Skills to Help You Deal with Stress (Instant Help Solutions) -- Gina Biegel, M.A., LMFT

Suic ide Awareness and Hotlines

Suicide Prevention -- SAMHSA - 2012 National Report
Suicide Prevention Resouces --
Suicide Awareness --

Suicide: Read This First

Traumatic Stress & Dissociation

Sidran Foundation Home Page
Traumatic Stress Prevention -- SAMHSA
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Information - Mental Health America Site

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) -- Dept. of Veteran Affairs
Common Responses to Trauma and Coping Tools --
Additional Information on Reactions to Trauma and Coping --

Various Other Mental Health Care Resources

HIV/AIDS Basics --
Interpretation of Dreams --
Keirsey (Myers-Briggs) Temperament Sorter --
Signs of Menopause, Symptoms of Menopause --

Community Services Links:
The following links are listed to provide you with additional online information about community services and resources for various problems and difficulties:

Additional Mental Health Care & Counseling Resources

-- Homeless Shelter Resources

Homeless Resources in Contra Costa County
Homeless Resources in Alameda County
Homeless Resources in San Francisco

-- Low Cost Medical Care and Health Insurance Resources

Medical / Health Care & Medical Insurance in Contra Costa County
Medical / Health Care & Medical Insurance in Alameda County
Medical / Health Care & Medical Insurance in San Francisco
Low Fee Medical Clinics in San Francisco

-- General Assistance, Food Stamps, and other Resources in CCC

Employment Services in Contra Costa County
General Assistance, Food Stamps and other Services in Contra Costa County

Note: --  Dr. Browne is not responsible for the content, claims, representations, clinical and/or scientific accuracy of the listed sites.