External Resources on Trauma, Addiction, Treatment, & More

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This page contains links to helpful information and resources on trauma and PTSD, substance abuse and addiction, eating disorders, and mood disorders.

Associations & Organizations

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
CARF accreditation signals a service provider’s commitment to continually improving services, encouraging feedback, and serving the community.

NAADAC is the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of more than 75,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad. NAADAC’s members provide services in a variety of settings: private and public treatment centers, hospitals, private practice and community-based behavioral health agencies.

Florida Certification Board
The Florida Certification Board provides certification for substance abuse counselors, prevention specialists, criminal justice professionals, mental health professionals, and behavioral health technicians in Florida.

The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers has stood at the forefront of the addiction treatment field, speaking with a clear and unified voice on behalf of its 300 member organizations.

International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals offers premier training and cutting-edge educational resources for practitioners who treat people with addictive and compulsive sexual behaviors.

The Jason Foundation
The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is dedicated to the prevention of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators/youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.

Treatment Directories & Resources

Drug & Alcohol Abuse Screening Tests

We have provided links to several help sites so that our visitors may take self tests involving drug assessment (DAST-20), and alcohol assessment (MAST) & (CAGE Questionnaire) . The sites that facilitate these tests are not affiliated with nor under the control of The Refuge, and therefore the accuracy of forms cannot be guaranteed. However, these are standard tests used by mental and behavioral health professionals to determine the need for assistance with addiction and alcoholism.

Families: If the problem is currently being discussed with your loved one, and an intervention is not being conducted, it may be a good idea to have them sit down and take these tests privately. Assure them that it has been verified that the site rendering the tests does not collect any information about them and privacy is maintained. Afterwards, if the scoring indicates there may be a problem, please give us a call at (855) 844-9569, and we can discuss options for treatment. Of course, you may call us anytime and for any reason. We’re here to help.

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