Knowledge Is Power

A Better You

"Your task is to behold a better world," said God.
And I answered, "How?"
"The world is such a large, vast place and so complicated now. And I'm so small and useless. There is nothing I can do."
But God – in all His wisdom said: "You just build a better you!"

-Author Unknown

Help is available and there is no greater sign of strength than asking for it. Here are a few great resources for you or a loved one to get help:

SAMHSA, as part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, provides research, advocacy as well SAMHSA Treatment Facility Locator: https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/ Here you’ll find a comprehensive list of alcohol, drug and mental health providers.

SAMHSA (The US Substance and Mental Health Services Administration) offers 24-hour free and confidential information to get help and information you need.

SAMHSA National Helpline:
1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Available in English and Spanish
Website: https://www.samhsa.gov/about-us

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-HELP (8255)

Most communities offer peer and support groups which have a long standing history of success: https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/locator/link-focSelfGP#.W-SlC_ZFzZs

NIH (National Institute of Health)

NIH is another arm of the US Department of Health and Human Services that houses the following organizations. Their focus is on research to prevent, cure and recover from diseases and other public health issues.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

(https://www.drugabuse.gov/)

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

(https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/)

National Institute on Mental Health

(https://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml)