Links

Austin Oaks Hospital is happy to provide the following links for more information on mental health illnesses and substance abuse issues.

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness: National Alliance on Mental Illness is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness through support, education, advocacy and research.
  • Bring Change 2 Mind: Awareness of Mental Illnesses: Bring Change 2 Mind strives to 1) Provide people who have misconceptions about mental illness quick and easy information to combat the stigma, and 2) Provide people who have mental illness and those who know them quick and easy access to information and support.
  • Williamson County Mental Health Resources: Williamson County Mental Health Resources works to identify gaps in services in the mental health system; seek possible solutions for existing gaps in services, advocate and lobby for appropriate state allocations and statute changes to improve the mental health system; and to improve the mental health delivery system within Williamson County and the State of Texas.
  • Texas Star Recovery Program: Detox & Chemical Dependency Rehab for Dual Diagnosis: Texas Star Recovery’s Acute Detoxification, Inpatient Rehabilitation and Residential Programs provide hope and treatment for adults who are chemically dependent.
  • 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.
  • Al-Anon: Al-Anon Family Group is dedicated to helping friends and families of alcoholics.
  • Addiction Resource Guide: Addition Resource Guide is committed to helping professional and consumers find resources for dealing with addictive problems; they provide a comprehensive online directory of addiction treatment facilities.
  • Addition Search: Addiction Search is the source for addiction related research on drug rehabilitation and alcohol treatment programs, treatment centers and addiction recovery information.
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA): Adult Children of Alcoholics is a recovery program for adults whose lives were affected as a result of being raised in an alcoholic or other dysfunctional family.
  • ANAD (Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders): ANAD advocates for the development of healthy attitudes, bodies and behaviors. ANAD promotes eating disorder awareness, prevention and recovery through supporting, educating, and connecting individuals, families and professionals.
  • Cocaine Anonymous (CA): Cocaine 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 their addiction.
  • Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA): Crystal Meth Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, so they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from addiction to crystal meth.
  • Emotions Anonymous (EA): Emotions Anonymous is a twelve-step organization, similar to Alcoholics Anonymous where people work toward recovery from emotional difficulties.
  • Gamblers Anonymous (GA): Gamblers 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 a gambling problem.
  • Narcotics Anonymous (NA): Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization that offers recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings.
  • Nicotine Anonymous: Nicotine Anonymous is dedicated to helping all those who would like to cease using tobacco and nicotine products in any form.
  • Overeaters Anonymous (OA): Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating.
  • Recovering Couples Anonymous (RCA): Recovering Couples Anonymous is a Twelve-step program that helps couples suffering from addiction with hope that they may solve their common problems and restore their relationship.
  • Road to Recovery:
  • Road to Recovery is a searchable directory which includes more than 16,000 drug rehab programs, including long-term residential drug treatment, out-patient treatment; detox facilities for drug addiction and alcoholism, and drug rehab for specific types of drugs such as heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana, methamphetamine and prescription drug abuse.
  • Sex Addicts Anonymous: Sex Addicts Anonymous offers a message of hope to anyone who suffers from sex addiction.
  • Sober Recovery: Sober Recovery lists hundreds of drug rehab centers, drug addiction treatment and alcoholism treatment resources in the U.S., Canada, and Overseas in hopes of helping addicts, alcoholics, dual diagnosed, their friends, family and loved ones find hope…and help.
  • Aging and Addiction: Aging and Addiction is committed to helping older adults overcome alcohol or medication dependence.
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is dedicated to protecting the health of children and families everywhere.
  • American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry: American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry is the only national association that has products, activities and publications, which focus exclusively on the challenges of geriatric psychiatry.
  • American College Counseling Association: American College Counseling Association is made up of diverse mental health professionals from the fields of counseling, psychology, and social work working within higher education settings.
  • American Hospital Association: American Hospital Association works to advance the health of individuals and communities; leads, represents and serves hospitals, health systems and other related organizations that are accountable to the community and committed to health improvement.
  • American Medical Association: American Medical Association is dedicated to ensuring sustainable physician practices that result in better health outcomes for patients.
  • American Psychiatric Association: American Psychiatric Association works to promote the highest quality care for individuals with mental disorders (including intellectual disabilities and substance use disorders) and their families, and psychiatric education and research; advance and represent the profession of psychiatry; and serve the professional needs of its membership.
  • American Psychological Association: American Psychological Association is committed to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine: American Society of Addiction Medicine serves to improve the care and treatment of people with the disease of addiction and advance the practice of addiction medicine.
  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA): Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) leads the way in improving the lives of millions of children and adults serving with anxiety, depression and related disorders.
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Centers for Disease Control touch all aspects of daily life and is committed to improving public health.
  • Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) serves as a support group for families and individuals affected by ADHD.
  • The Jed Foundation: The Jed Foundation is committed to protecting the mental health of students across the country, and especially to promote emotional health and prevent suicide.
  • Grief Share: Grief Share groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life after the loss of a loved one.
  • Mental Health America: Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP): National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) represents not-for-profit and for-profit providers serving as the voice of private alcoholism and drug dependency treatment programs throughout the U.S.
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol (NIAAA): The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH); NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being.
  • National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS): National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) advocates for behavioral health and represents provider systems that are committed to the delivery of responsive, accountable, and clinically effective prevention, treatment and care for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults with mental and substance use disorders.
  • National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA): National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the leading non-profit organization in the United States advocating on behalf of and supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders.
  • National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA): National Institute of Drug Abuse leads the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.
  • Too Smart to Start: Too Smart To Start is a public education initiative sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which provides research-based strategies and materials to professionals and volunteers at the community level to help them conduct an underage alcohol use prevention program.
  • Struggling Teens: Sponsored by Woodbury Reports Inc. Struggling Teens empowers parents by providing the best quality advice possible in helping parents make good decisions regarding their struggling teen.
  • Parents Med Guide: Developed by the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Parents Med Guide is designed to help patients, families, and physicians make informed decisions about obtaining and administering the most appropriate care for a child with ADHD or depression.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
  • Partnership for a Drug-Free America: Partnership for a Drug-Free America works toward a vision where all young people will be able to live their lives free of drug and alcohol abuse.
  • 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.
  • Alateen (Ages 12-17): At Al‑Anon Family Group meetings, the friends and family members of problem drinkers share their experiences and learn how to apply the principles of the Al‑Anon program to their individual situations.
  • Atlanta Alcoholics Anonymous: The Atlanta Central Office of Alcoholics Anonymous exists primarily as a service organization. It is the first point of contact with A.A. for many who believe they may have a drinking problem.
  • College Students-Mental Health Resources: The Jed Foundation’s mission is to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college and university students.
  • Grief Recovery: GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.
  • Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA): The Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, Inc., LPCA is dedicated to the profession and the professionalism of Counselors in Georgia.
  • Medical Association of Georgia: The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) is the leading advocate for physicians in the state – with an emphasis on legislative and legal and third party payer issues.
  • National Association of Social Workers/Georgia: NASW-GA promotes the image and interests of professional social workers and the people served by them.
  • Senior Resources: Seniors.com helps mature singles create and build meaningful relationships online.