Resources

Here’s a collection of books, websites and videos our members have found helpful.

If you're looking for specific resources such as housing or financial assistance, please get in touch with our coaching team.

Harm reduction

We recommend those struggling with opioids and their loved ones become familiar with NARCAN® (one of the most commons forms of Naloxone) and how to administer it. Be sure to research your state's laws regarding pharmacy access or get help from a coach, pharmacist or other provider. Below are several resources for Naloxone, Fentanyl testing strips and more.

  • The National Harm Reduction Coalition has a national list of Narcan providers as well as other harm reduction programs that can offer additional supplies.
  • NEXT Distro has affiliates in most states who provide Naloxone. They also have lists of local and national harm reduction-oriented resources you can access.
  • The Chris Atwood Foundation is a peer-driven community organization that mails Naloxone at no cost after the completion of a brief training video and quiz.
  • The North American Syringe Exchange Network has a list of needle exchange programs throughout the country.
  • Fentanyl test strips can be used to test almost anything. They can purchased from resources like DanceSafeDose Test or Bunk Police. The procedure for using test strips is very simple and only takes 15 seconds to see a result. Learn how to use test strips here.
  • If you decide to use drugs while you’re by yourself, please consider utilizing the Never Use Alone Hotline. This national hotline is available 24/7, run by trained volunteers and is an excellent, life-saving resource.

Reading

There are numerous books, articles and other materials about addiction and recovery. We narrowed it down to literature that has proved most helpful to the individuals we’ve served over the years.

The following resources focus on science-based information, proven advice and a wide range of strategies for getting involved in advocacy around addiction. These resources are often very helpful to those we coach.

Clean
Inside Rehab
Unbroken Brain
Now What? An Insider’s Guide to Addiction and Recovery
The Gifts of Imperfection
Beyond Addiction - How Science and Kindness Help People Change
Get Your Loved One Sober
Pleasure Unwoven
The Complete Family Guide to Addiction
The Craving Mind
Chasing the Scream

Videos

We find each one of these videos important, especially for loved ones. Too often, those who are concerned about friends or family members with addiction get outdated or even harmful advice. These videos are a good place to start if you’d like to learn more about addiction and how to address it.

Everything You Think You Know About Addiction is Wrong
Brene Brown on Empathy
Al-Anon and CRAFT For Loved Ones
What Is and Isn't Enabling
A ReThink of the Way We Drink
Instructions for Administration of NARCAN® Nasal Spray

Children & adolescents

Resources for children and adolescents under the age of 18 are hard to come by. We'll continue identifying and vetting resources we come across and will share them here.

High (This is a great read for teenagers and their parents.)
Floating Away: A Book to Help Children Understand Addiction
Hey, Kiddo: A Graphic Novel

 

Podcasts

Below are a few podcast interviews we've done over the last few years:

Landmark Recovery
Genuine Life Recovery
Greater Than Zero Percent
Positively Midwest
Elevation Recovery
The Addicted Mind

There's an extensive range of podcasts dedicated to addiction, sobriety and wellness. Here are just a few we love: In RecoveryLast Day, This Naked Mind and SMART Recovery Podcast

Meeting finders

Some of our members participate in mutual support groups along with coaching. There's no single website with a complete meeting listing, but check out these external sites for help finding support near you. If you’re wondering how coaching differs from 12-step support or traditional treatment, check out this blog.  

AA Near You
Narcotics Anonymous
SMART Recovery