Resources

Homeless Housing Crisis Hotline

Local: (757) 587-4202;

James City, Williamsburg, or out of area: 1 (866) 750-4431

Addiction Resource

Raises awareness of the dangers of addiction and helps local communities stay drug-free https://addictionresource.com/

Vaping 101

A useful guide that also supports the cause of promoting a healthier lifestyle through education and awareness https://vapingdaily.com/health/

Addiction Center Website

Web guides about addiction, including a section dedicated to the warning signs of alcohol addiction, the withdrawal process, and prevention information for at risk groups.

 https://www.addictioncenter.com/alcohol/

Virginia 211

2-1-1 Virginia is a free service that can help you find the local resources you need. We're here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

https://www.211virginia.org/consumer/index.php

Childhood Sexual Assault

Program for men and women

https://www.kidsandfamilies.com

Military Veterans Substance Abuse and Addiction Awareness

https://www.help.org/substance-abuse-rehab-for-veterans/

United Way of the Virginia Peninsula

https://www.facebook.com/unitedwayvirginiapeninsula/videos/799019883893869/

Mesothelioma

Provides the latest medical information on mesothelioma cancer and its impact on patients. They also offer the most up-to-date news on the dangers of asbestos exposure and help victims and their families connect with the resources they need.

www.mesothelioma.com

Bankrate Senior Safe Driving Guide

As we age, our cognitive skills decline, which can be hazardous for driving, with over 700 older adult drivers injured in car accidents each day. For senior drivers, it may be hard to acknowledge when it’s time to stop driving, but it is crucial to have these challenging conversations about unsafe driving.  Bankrate has created a guide that offers detailed information on how to talk to seniors in your life about driving. You can view the guide here: https://www.bankrate.com/insurance/car/time-to-stop-driving/

 Byte

Byte is an organization obsessed with what keeps us all smiling, dental health.

It's no secret that both smoking and alcohol abuse can negatively affect your overall health. Specifically, these addictive behaviors can also affect your oral health from stained teeth, gum disease, tooth decay, and ultimately risk for oral cancer. We've created two informative guides that discuss the effects of smoking and alcohol abuse on your oral health. Please take a look:

https://www.byte.com/community/resources/article/smoking/
https://www.byte.com/community/resources/article/alcohol-abuse-and-oral-health/

Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and samndan.com wanted to put together some information around this topic. What they made is a research article comparing the dangers of drunk driving, drowsy driving, and distracted driving. The guide has great information, check it out below:

www.samndan.com/drunk-vs-drowsy-vs-distracted-driving/

Wavelength Recovery

 According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, vaping is rapidly growing among teenagers, with approximately 40% of high school seniors reporting that they used a vape device within the past year. 

Wavelength has created a resource on teen vaping and what parents need to know which you can see below:

 

 https://wavelengths.com/teen-vaping-danger/ 

FreeRehabCenters.net

FreeRehabCenters.net has created a resource of free rehab options for those struggling with substance abuse. What's different about their list is that it provides information on non-profit, free, or cost-reduced facilities only. Many sites don't speak on the extreme costs those struggling with substance use disorder go through. This resource can be helpful for those with no insurance, low-income families, people without housing, among others. 

 

 https://www.freerehabcenters.net/virginia/

Socal Sunrise

Socal Sunrise has put together an excellent  guide and education tool for individuals struggling and families who are talking with teens about drinking.  Learn about the dangers of binge drinking at the link below.

 https://socalsunrise.com/the-dangers-of-binge-drinking/