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What Is Substance Abuse Treatment? A Booklet for Families
When a loved one enters substance abuse treatment, it is a time of great stress and uncertainty for their family and friends. This booklet explains to family members or loved ones what a person is experiencing in the first days of treatment and will help alleviate some of the fears and anxiety being experienced by the friend or family. This publication provides basic information to family members and friends about substance abuse treatment and early recovery, what to expect when a family member or friend enters treatment, and what is happening in the early stages of treatment.

http://www.kap.samhsa.gov/products/brochures/pdfs/whatissatreatment_08r.pdf

Faces of Change: An Illustrated Booklet for Consumers
Faces of Change was created to provide a treatment assistance option for clients with reading-level barriers, by using the popular ‘fotonovela’ format to pictorially introduce the concept and stages of motivational recovery. The booklet looks at five characters involved with different substances of abuse. Each character is at a different stage of readiness for change, and the text provides the reader with helpful insights into the benefits of moving toward abstinence.

http://www.kap.samhsa.gov/products/brochures/pdfs/facesofchange.pdf

Drugs, Alcohol and HIV/AIDS: A Consumer Guide for African Americans
The Consumer Guide for African Americans is a companion piece to Drugs, Alcohol and HIV/AIDS: A Consumer Guide, which discusses the issue of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS generally. This Consumer Guide focuses on these issues as they specifically impact people in the African American community. The brochure explains HIV transmission and stresses the importance of treatment for both substance use and HIV/AIDS. Helpful phone numbers and Web links are included.

http://www.kap.samhsa.gov/products/brochures/pdfs/tip_37_brochure.pdf

Aging, Medicine and Alcohol
Aging, Medicines and Alcohol contains information for older adults on alcohol use and medication-related problems and steps older adults can take to avoid problems resulting from mixing medications and alcohol.

http://www.kap.samhsa.gov/products/brochures/pdfs/agingmedicinesandalcohol.pdf

Alcohol and Drug Treatment: How It Works, And How It Can Help You
A Consumer Brochure based on TIP 44: Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults in the Criminal Justice System This brochure informs people involved in the criminal justice system and their families about substance abuse treatment resources in prison and in the community. It describes what can be gained through substance abuse treatment while a person is incarcerated, on probation, or on parole. It encourages people to seek help for substance use disorders and stresses the importance of family support when seeking this assistance.

http://www.kap.samhsa.gov/products/brochures/pdfs/CJA_ConsumerBrochure.pdf 


Helping Yourself Heal (Women's Guide)
This women's brochure, Helping Yourself Heal: A Recovering Woman's Guide to Coping With Childhood Abuse Issues, is for use in substance abuse treatment settings. It helps female clients become aware of the pervasiveness of childhood abuse and neglect among people with substance use disorders, the possibility that this issue may arise during treatment for substance abuse, and the help that is available to address this sensitive issue. The brochure presents facts about child abuse and neglect and information on the connection between substance abuse and child abuse, the symptoms that indicate past abuse may have occurred, and the effects the abuse has on a person when she reaches adulthood. It explains how child abuse issues can affect a woman's treatment and recovery. The tone and content aim to allay patient anxieties and to offer hope. English and Spanish language versions available.

http://www.kap.samhsa.gov/products/brochures/pdfs/helpinghealwomen_08r.pdf

Helping Yourself Heal: A Recovering Man's Guide to Dealing With Childhood Abuse Issues
Helping Yourself Heal: A Recovering Man's Guide to Coping With Childhood Abuse Issues is based on the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment's (CSAT's) Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP 36), Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Child Abuse and Neglect Issues (2000). The brochure will help male clients become aware of the pervasiveness of childhood abuse and neglect among people with substance use disorders and the issues that might arise during their substance abuse treatment. The brochure presents information about child abuse and neglect, the connection between substance abuse and child abuse, the symptoms that indicate past abuse may have occurred, and the effects the abuse has on a person when he reaches adulthood. It explains how child abuse issues can affect a man's treatment and recovery. The tone and content aim to allay patient anxieties and to offer hope.

http://www.kap.samhsa.gov/products/brochures/pdfs/helpinghealmen.pdf

 

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