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NIDA for Teens
A teen-focused substance abuse prevention website and resource hub.

Impact of Marijuana on Children and Adolescents
Evidence-Based Information on Cannabis/Marijuana, a PDF presented by CSAM.

Marijuana's Addictive Potential
This resource aims to give the public information on marijuana's addictive potential, which has historically been underestimated.

Addiction Treatment Centers
The Addiction Center is a comprehensive addiction information hub. They also review top treatment centers to help you find the one that gives you or your loved one the best chance at a successful recovery.

Al-Anon Southeastern Wisconsin
Resources and support for families affected by alcoholism.

Heroin Anonymous
Former addicts offering support and resources to current addicts.

Effect of Illegal Drugs on the Heart
Illegal drugs are drugs that are sold, often for recreational purposes, even though they are not legally approved. These drugs are typically dangerous, with many of them causing health problems, including problems with the heart. The type of heart complications or problems a person may potentially suffer from depend on the drug itself as well as other factors. These problems may include worsening of current heart problems, a change in heart rate that is either slower or faster, or even heart failure or death.

Alcohol Abuse Screening Assessments
These assessments provide stats, recommended actions, and resources for help based on the individual's answer to the questions provided. These are great guidelines to determining whether or not someone is struggling with addiction.

Substance Abuse Screening
These assessments provide stats, recommended actions, and resources for help based on the individual's answer to the questions provided. These are great guidelines to determining whether or not someone is struggling with addiction.

TeenRehabCenter.org
TeenRehabCenter.org's mission is to provide families with the best information, resources and tools to prevent and overcome adolescent drug and alcohol addiction. Resources include information about commonly abused drugs, co-occurring disorders, support for parents, and the different kinds of treatment options that are available.

Understanding Withdrawal
Withdrawal is a hard process, understanding the symptoms and how to deal with them is crucial to be successful. It requires patience and diligence to continue while the human body cleanses itself of the substance. The symptoms of withdrawal can leave a person feeling lifeless and may even pose serious risks if not handled with care. To avoid a negative reaction to withdrawal from alcohol or drug addiction, seek professional help instead of attempting to undertake the challenge on your own. It could very well mean your life.

Addiction Guide
This Addiction Guide covers how drugs and alcohol affect the body, how to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse, and where to seek effective treatment.

Family Intervention Program at Milwaukee Women's Center/Community Advocates
The Family Intervention Program (FIP) is a home-based, family-focused program that supports families struggling with the impact of substance addiction and domestic violence. The FIP incorporates parents, peers, school personnel, outpatient substance addiction and mental health providers, support groups, and advocacy services. For more information about the Family Intervention Program, please call (414) 270-4658 or (414) 270-4663.

MHA Wisconsin: Resources for Milwaukee
This directory includes resources for mental health, wellness, and addiction services in the Greater Milwaukee Area.

Milwaukee CAN (Change Addiction Now)
Milwaukee CAN (Change Addiction Now) is a support group for anyone whose life has been affected by substance use and/or addiction. We recognize that this disease impacts not only those with the addiction, but also their friends and family. If you have similar life experiences, please join us. Milwaukee Area CAN meets on the 2nd Monday of every month, 6:00 PM to 7:30 at the Shorewood Library 3920 N. Murray Ave., Shorewood, WI.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Resources related to substance abuse and mental health.

The Priorities

MCSAP addresses policies, practices and programs in our two current priority areas: marijuana use among youth and fatal drug overdose, with a particular emphasis on prescription drugs.

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