Info & Resources

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve [their] world!
- Anne Frank

People's life experiences, perspectives, successes, as well as life difficulties and traumas vary dramatically. Addictions and disorders then add room for further diversity and complications. A range of severity exists in addictions and disorders because of frequency and length of substance or behavior abuse and the combination of co-existing addictions and influencing mental illnesses. Because people and addictions vary so dramatically, the way that we address and treat addiction should also vary from person to person.

There is a wide range of addiction recovery programs and treatment theories that have been attempted throughout time, and although some are more largely successful than others, we unfortunately have not yet found an end-all, cure-all formula that works for every addict. Research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse shows that about 40% to 60% of drug addicts will relapse from their plan on treatment. While the possibility of relapse is high, addiction treatment and recovery will help withstand with the ongoing psychological pressures and compulsions associated with addiction. Those that continue with treatment, even during their times with relapse, will have a much better chance at achieving full recovery.

There are many treatment options that are available to you as you start on your road to addiction recovery. The information below will inform you about these options so that you feel empowered to make the best decision for your recovery. If you still have questions about which treatment options you should pursue, please call our addiction advisors anytime. Calling is free, no-obligation, and anonymous. Call: (800) 260-1481

Regardless of which treatment option you choose, you should consider and evaluate each option with regards to the following topics:

· Affordability and accessibility

· Center licensing

· Staff credentials

· Length of program

· Types of addictions treated

· Level of individual care and program customization

· Program structure

· Medically supervised detox

· Program philosophies and foundational principles

· Group-specific programs

· Lifestyle and comfort level

· Post-program, ongoing support availability and level

· Modalities offered

· Treatment flexibility

· Dual-diagnosis treatment options

· Location

· Confidentiality​

The addiction resources listed on this page are provided by publishers and sources that are not affiliated with The Addiction Advisor. We recognize that we do not have all the answers related to addiction, treatment, or recovery, and we appreciate others for also publishing their research and findings on these topics so that we can offer them to you as additional resources. The views and claims expressed on the external websites below are not necessarily the views of The Addiction Advisor.

General Resources for Addicts

Government-Sponsored Resources for Addicts

Self-Help Resources for Addicts

Book Titles and Guides for Addicts in Recovery

Resources for the Loved Ones of Addicts

Book Titles and Guides for the Loved Ones of Addicts