Recovery in Special Populations: Children, Family, and Youth; Pregnant Women; and Men with a History of Trauma

This collection features reports and websites that address recovery in special populations. Included is a link to an interactive website created by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids that provides information for parents and caregivers to support children and youth after treatment for substance use disorder. A PDF version of the website material is also included. In addition, we provide a link to the Recovery Resource Hub website that assists patients and caregivers with accessing treatment and recovery support services with a focus on youth. Finally, a report from the National Academy for State Health Policy on state options for promoting recovery among pregnant and parenting women with opioid or substance use disorder and a guide from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for men coping with childhood trauma as the recovery from substance use disorder are included.

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Patients & Caregivers

Continuing Care: A Parent’s Guide to Your Teen’s Recovery from Substance Abuse

Source: Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

This Interactive website for parents and caregivers of children and youth with substance use disorder focuses on how to support children and youth after acute treatment in the recovery or continuing care phase. A downloadable PDF version is also available.

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Continuing Care: A Parent’s Guide to Your Teen’s Recovery from Substance Abuse

Source: Treatment Research Institute and Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

This 2014 guide from the Treatment Research Institute and Partnership for Drug-Free Kids provides advice to parents and caregivers on how to best support their children after the completion of substance use disorder treatment. The guide has 4 sections: explaining the need for continuing

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Patients & Caregivers

Recovery Resource Hub

Source: Capacitype

The Recovery Resource Hub is a website that provides help in accessing what patients and caregivers need when accessing treatment for a substance use disorder or in supporting someone in recovery. The website helps find services such as counseling, treatment, housing, or recovery supports with a focus on youth.

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Patients & Caregivers

Helping Yourself Heal: A Recovering Man’s Guide to Coping with the Effects of Childhood Abuse

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This guide is for men who have experienced childhood abuse and are in treatment for or recovery from a substance use disorder. The guide explains how the effects of childhood abuse can lead to the abuse of drugs or alcohol and provides help for managing the strong emotions and symptoms that might result from childhood trauma.

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