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Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Information
Al-Anon/Alateen - For over 50 years, Al-Anon (which includes Alateen for younger members) has been offering hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics.
Alcoholics Anonymous - Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Alcoholscreening.org - AlcoholScreening.org is a service of Join Together as part of its Demand Treatment! initiative. If you consume alcoholic beverages, it's important to know whether your drinking patterns are safe, risky or harmful. Answering these questions will take only a few minutes, and will generate personalized results based on your age, gender and drinking patterns.
The Kingdom Recovery Center - Located in the historic boyhood home of Alcoholic's Anonymous co-founder Dr. Robert Smith, the Center offers support, education, information, and referrals to community services for anyone struggling with alcohol or drug abuse. The Center will also offer recreation, both planned and informal.
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence - The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) provides education, information, help and hope to the public. It advocates prevention, intervention and treatment through offices in New York and Washington, and a nationwide network of Affiliates.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Health and Fitness Information
Everyday Choices - The American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association have joined together in a historic collaboration to encourage the prevention and early detection of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports - To promote health and wellness through physical activity for all Vermonters.
Partnership for Prevention - Partnership for Prevention is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving people's health by preventing disease and injury. Partnership's science-based policy tools and recommendations leverage America's investments in disease and injury prevention by ensuring that they make the greatest impact.
Smoking Cessation Information - Learn how to quit smoking, get on-line or telephonic counseling support and access a variety of printed information on how to quit smoking.
Wellness Councils of America - As North America's premier resource for worksite wellness, the Wellness Councils of America is dedicated to helping organizations of all kinds build and sustain results-oriented wellness programs.
Elder Care Services - The Area Agency on Aging for Northeastern Vermont is a private, non-profit organization with a mission to help people age with independence and dignity. The Agency has been designated under the Older Americans Act as the Area Agency on Aging for Caledonia, Essex and Orleans Counties.
Umbrella, Inc. - Umbrella is a private, not-for-profit organization serving Caledonia and southern Essex Counties in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Our mission is fostering communities of strong women, supported families and safe homes. We offer supportive programming in two areas: the Domestic and Sexual Violence Program and Child Care Support Services.
Domestic Violence Resources - The Vermont Network Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is a statewide resource for individuals and familys struggling with domestic violence.
Mental Health Services and Information
PsychCentral.com - PsychCentral.com is the largest website providing mental health information to the general public. It contains an exhaustive array of articles on mental health, expert blogs, self-assessment quizzes, research information and much more.
National Institute of Mental Health - The National Institute of Mental Health offers current mental health news, and links to clinical trials, anxiety disorders, ADD/ADHD, bipolar disorder, and more.
National Mental Health Association - Helpful links and resources about a variety of mental health concerns.
American Institute of Stress - The American Institute of Stress is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing understanding of the role of stress in health and illness.
Northeast Kingdom Human Services - Northeast Kingdom Human Services, Inc. is a not-for-profit, community mental health center that serves the residents of Caledonia, Essex and Orleans counties.
Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Information - Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), is a national non-profit, tax-exempt (Section 501 (c) (3) ) organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD. In addition to our informative Web site, CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with AD/HD.
American Psychological Association - Based in Washington, DC, the American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service - Consumer Credit Counseling Service of New Hampshire and Vermont (CCCS) was founded in 1972 with the assistance of three community banks. As a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, CCCS operates eleven offices in New Hampshire and five in Vermont.
Veterans and Military Family Resources
AfterDeployment - Wellness resources for the military community.
Helmets to Hardhats - Helmets to Hardhats is a national program that connects National Guard, Reserve and transitioning active-duty military members with quality career training and employment opportunities within the construction industry.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America - Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is the nation's first and largest group dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those Troops and Veterans.
Real Warriors - The Real Warriors Campaign is an initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families.
Sgt Brandi - Your new and toughest Mission: Adapt to who you have now become. How to do that, by Sgt. Brandi, United States Marine Corps, "For my Brother and Sister Warriors, Their Families and Their Loved Ones." SEMPER FI! And by the way, WELCOME HOME! Now Lets Move Out!
VA Caregiver Support: Caring for those Who Care - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers assistance to caregivers. Caregivers provide a valuable service for Veterans and are "partners" with VA in providing excellent health care. Caregivers allow Veterans to remain in their own home and also play an important role in supporting Veterans who are hospitalized or living outside their home.
Stress Management - Information on how to manage stress and improve time management.
Worksite Wellness - This resource from the Vermont Department of Health provides employers with the steps and supporting information to aid in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating a worksite wellness program. The Resource focuses on the major risk factors related to chronic disease: poor nutrition, physical inactivity and tobacco use.
Emotional Intelligence - A good resource for information on understanding and improving emotional intelligence.
Conflict Resolution - This website is from the University of Colorado Conflict Research Consortium and provides a list of important resources and practical information on resolving conflict.