Resources

Resources to use during quarantine

Video/Meditation:

https://www.taracousineau.com/the-great-pause/

Blog articles:

https://www.taracousineau.com/finding-comfort-in-an-emotional-storm-the-r-a-i-n-technique/

https://www.taracousineau.com/notice-your-negativity-bias-hint-weve-all-got-one/

https://www.taracousineau.com/cultivating-a-positivity-bias-by-taking-in-whats-good/

https://www.taracousineau.com/the-inner-critic-deserves-some-respect/

NYT articles on on anxiety, procrastination, productivity:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/13/well/mind/a-brain-hack-to-break-the-coronavirus-anxiety-cycle.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/25/smarter-living/why-you-procrastinate-it-has-nothing-to-do-with-self-control.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/28/smarter-living/productivity-isnt-about-time-management-its-about-attention-management.html

During this time of challenge and worry it is vitally important for all students in recovery or struggling with addiction not to isolate, but to reach out to other students and others in recovery and to use the resources available to you. A great resource is the online telephone meetings which can be found on the websites below. In every program new telephone meeting are being created, and are accessible from all over the country and internationally. Below is a list of websites.

Stay safe, healthy, sober and abstinent, and connected!
 

Alcoholics Anonymous: http://www.aaboston.org

Alanon: https://al-anon.org/

Narcotics Anonymous: http://www.na.org

Cocaine Anonymous: https://ca.org

Marijuana Anonymous: https://www.marijuana-anonymous.org

Adult Children of Alcoholics: http://www.adultchildren.org/

Smart Recovery: http://smartne.org/

Learn To Cope: http://learn2cope.org/
Learn to Cope is a non-profit support network that offers education, resources, peer support, and hope for parents and family members coping with a loved one who is opiate dependent.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:  
http://www.samhsa.gov

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism:
https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/special-populations-co-occurring-disorders/college-drinking

College Drinking Prevention: 
http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/CollegeStudents/alcoholMyths.aspx

American Society of Addiction Medicine: 
http://www.asam.org/quality-practice/definition-of-addiction

Books:

High Functioning Alcoholic by Sarah Benton (recommended by AODS)

Drinking a Love Story by Caroline Knapp

Treating the Alcoholic by Stephanie Brown

It Could Never Happen to Me by Claudia Black (impact of family members uses)

Love First by Jeff Jay and Debra Jay
 

See also: Students