“Recovery Share Monday”~Great Resources For All Types Of Addictions…

Hello Recovery Friends, Welcome New Visitors, and Seekers,

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Today I would like to share with you some Great Recovery Resources and websites of some good pals and organizations who help MANY in recovery! I want to “Give them a HUG” today for all they do to share *HOPE* like I do to others who struggle with many different types of Addictions. Those who need a hand reached out to them when they have lost ALL hope of ever getting their lives back from the cunning and destruction of addiction. With a little help, and pointed in the right direction, WE CAN RECOVER!
And it’s exactly what all these folks try to carry out through their service of Recovery Help to others!
My first Website and Organization to share are the wonderful people, and my Pal  Julie Dostal, PhD Of  www.leafinc.org



http://leafinc.org …Here is a little of how they help others!

Mission, Vision & Values

LEAF Council on Alcoholism and Addictions is dedicated to helping create a community where children and adults can live in healthy environments that are free from the effects of alcoholism and other addictive diseases.
We accomplish this through provision or support of education, prevention, referral, treatment, collaboration, and advocacy.
LEAF seeks to:
  1. Prevent the disease of alcoholism, other drug addiction diseases, and problems associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs.
  2. Educate the public and professional community about the risks of excessive alcohol and/or other drug use.
  3. Educate the public about alcoholism and other drug addictions as treatable family diseases.
  4. Encourage proper diagnosis, treatment, and continuum of care for individuals and families with alcoholism, other drug addictions, and associated problems.

To accomplish its purpose, LEAF:

  • Links clients with appropriate treatment. Develops and implements community education programs.
  • Serves as a respected and reliable source of information on alcoholism, other addictions, and associated problems.
  • Gives special emphasis to improving the awareness and understanding of leaders, educators, health professionals, and the media about the disease of alcoholism and other drug addictions diseases, their medical complications, and related social and economic problems.
  • Identifies the needs of Otsego County residents in regard to every aspect of alcoholism and other drug addictions, and advocates for the establishment of policies and programs to meet these needs.
Leatherstocking Education on Alcoholism/Addictions Foundation, Inc. carries out its mission by direct action of its Board of Directors and staff working cooperatively with a wide range of state, national, and local groups and individuals to address concerns about alcoholism, other drug addictions, and associated problems.
 LEAF is actually a Sister Site to my next Recovery share, the folks at http://www.ncadd.org …
So Please go by their website today and see how they can help, as they offer info for *School Services ~ Community Services ~ A Recovery Community ~ Events ~ And MORE!  Make sure you let them know, Author Catherine Lyon sent YOU!…

My next share is “The National Council On Alcoholism And Drug Dependence, Inc. http://www.ncadd.org
They to are a FANTASTIC recovery resource and organization. Here is a little of what they do to help others.


All of us who are connected to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) are glad you have chosen to visit our website.  Welcome.
If you have come to this site seeking information, help and guidance for yourself or another person, you have come to the right place.  We are here to provide support to those who need help confronting the disease of alcoholism and drug dependence.

Recovery is possible.
In fact, we estimate that almost 20 millions individuals and families are living life in recovery!  We know.  Your visit to the NCADD website has brought you to the right place.

For nearly 70 years, NCADD has been a valuable resource for millions of people struggling with addiction.  Our founder, Marty Mann, was a true pioneer.  Marty got sober in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).  When AA was just getting started in 1935, Marty’s sponsor was AA Co-founder, Bill Wilson.  Marty exuded courage and unwavering belief in the dignity of all people.  She worked tirelessly to provide education to raise the awareness of addiction across our society.
Marty made two important policy decisions when she first started NCADD:
  1. For NCADD to be a credible agent for changing people’s attitude and understanding of alcoholism, it would need the involvement and support of the medical scientific community; and
  2. To change people’s attitude and understanding meant changing people’s behavior, so NCADD must offer professionally trained counseling services at the local level where people live and need help.
Therefore, today NCADD continues to operate on two parallel tracks – the National level and the community level.  Today there are almost 100 NCADD Affiliates across the United States.
NCADD believes that all people suffering from alcohol and drug abuse deserve the chance to be helped.
Our website is designed to help you find the answers you are looking for.  Answers regarding….
How and where to find the right treatment – Visit the “Get Help” section of the NCADD website and be sure to go to the “Affiliate Network” link to find information and solutions right in your community.
Addiction as an illness, not a character flaw – Visit either the “Learn About Alcohol” or “Learn About Drugs”.
What you can do to help a loved one – Visit the “For Parents,”  “For Youth” or the “For Friends and Family”.
The type of support available for people in recovery – Visit the “FOR PEOPLE IN RECOVERY”.
NCADD is here to lend a hand, available to help you and your community gain greater understanding about the illness of addiction and what you can do about it.
Visiting the NCADD website is a very good beginning.  Now that you have found us, we are here to guide you to places that provide basic facts, to places that will help you define your particular problem, to individuals in your community who possess the knowledge and resources to counsel and help you.
Alcohol and drugs can mess up your life.  It’s that simple.  It’s a fact.  But there are solutions and we can help you find them.
We trust you will find what you are looking for in one or more sections of this site.  NCADD wants to be your most reliable resource.
There is help, there is hope and there is healing!
*The NCADD has so many great resources available for everyone. Here are some of the area’s for you to “Click On” and explore all they have to offer in the way of Recovery, and how they can help you, families, and your communities. So please also visit their website as well, as they have a wealth of information. AWARENESS is so important as well. Even if you have not be touched by addiction personally, it is safe to say it has touched your Community.*

Get Help
Congratulations – You are on the way -The start of the process begins here and now.Learn More….

Learn About                  Alcohol

For Parents
Worried about the kids? What to do for them and for us. You can be the key to their early recovery.Learn More….

*I’d like to THANK the caring folks at both The NCADD and LEAF for letting me “SHARE” all you do for those who struggle with addiction, help parents help their kids, sharing awareness, which helps break down Stigma around those who suffer. There is NO SHAME with reaching out to get help or just being informed about these issues in your own communities!*
Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon
Recovering Addicted Compulsive Gamblers ~ 7 years…



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3 thoughts on ““Recovery Share Monday”~Great Resources For All Types Of Addictions…

  1. Pingback: Addictions and Your Core Beliefs | Leap Like A Frog

  2. Cat you are helping to make Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream a Reality in the lives of those who need it the most. As you reach up at the same time you reach back to rescue those who’ve fallen off the pathway to recovery and good health. It is an honor to be your friend, a part of your blog and to promote this blog whenever and wherever I can.


    • AWE….Thanks my BFF! I try. Thank the “LORD” for the Internet!, because I could never reach as many people as I do without it! I feel the same about you TOO! God does bring us together doesn’t he?

      Hugs & Blessings,
      *Cat* XoXo


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