There are so many challenges individuals face during active addiction and it feels like there are so many more when you make the decision to seek treatment. Embark Recovery is here to help you and your loved ones make the right decision and find a qualified treatment provider that will best serve your needs.
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- SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities
- Partnership for a Drug-Free America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and helping families impacted by addiction.
- National Institute of Mental Health's mission is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
- DATOS reports national patterns of treatment effectiveness in the United States.
- Above the Influence is a non-profit anti-drug media campaign organization.
Today, there are a variety of 12-step programs designed to help individuals who are addicted to substances. These programs — Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and others — are founded on the principle that by surrendering to a higher power, you can achieve and maintain abstinence from alcohol or drugs with the help of other people.
Faith-based but not religious, 12-step programs emphasize recovery rather than cure. In them, each participant follows the 12 steps in order and on his or her own time frame. In the process, he or she becomes more self-aware, more accepting of help and better equipped to fight damaging thoughts and behaviors.
Addiction may always be something to fight, but recovery can provide the equipment needed to maintain abstinence. Every 12-step program for substance abuse or 12-step program for alcohol abuse is voluntary, free to join and anonymous. These programs have been found to be effective in helping people remain substance-free.