Shame is the enemy. Caught up in the maelstrom of substance abuse or behavioral addictions, addicts feel immune to the disasters. Despite how easy it is to become an addict or patient, and how commonly it occurs, addicts are so ashamed — and their denial becomes the most formidable obstacle to recovery. Rather than ruin their lives with impunity, our patients have decided to confront their addictions and make monumental positive changes.”

- Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, MD  - June 7, 2012

Ongoing YAF Trainings

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CMC:FFC and Your Ally Foundation are partnering to increase availability of evidence-based approaches for treating addiction in Uganda, Zambia and the African Diaspora of Boston.

In an ITC training participants will learn evidence-based ways to understand the motivations behind substance use and other compulsive behaviors, along with motivational strategies that improve communication and promote change. Participants will receive resources to share with friends and families that emphasize the idea that people can take care of themselves while simultaneously staying engaged and practicing active strategies to help their struggling loved one. The ITC will help bring science, kindness, and compassion to everyone involved in the change process, including the helper.

Substance Use Treatment Services, Hotlines & Resources

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Free and confidential support for people in crisis.

SAMHSA: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1-800-662-HELP (4357)
A substance abuse service and mental health free helpline for 24-hour treatment
referral and information.

Disaster Distress Helpline

National Institut of Alcohol  Abuse and Alcoholism

Opiod Treatment program directory

Community Anti-drug Coalitions of America

Veteran Crisis line

For help grieving the loss of a loved one


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