Content Catalogs

Programs can choose to have any of the content categories appear on their collegiate recovery portal.  When new content is added to the collegiate recovery hub portal, it automatically is added to the college portals.  Programs can choose to let content flow automatically or approve posts before they go live.  Addiction, Anxiety, Collegiate Recovery and Mindfulness are open catalogs for you to explore the content.  All other catalogs are for members of this site only.  To request membership, go to the Contact Us page.

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2017. The Addictions catalog will provide information about the risk of addiction, the warning signs, and information to raise your understanding of the disease.
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism , an estimated 88,000 people (approximately 62,000 men and 26,000 women ) die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. The Alcohol catalog offers content to help understand the effects of alcohol on the body, the risks of alcoholism, and how alcohol abuse affects the individual and family.
Anxiety and addiction often co-occur and according to the Anxiety and Depression Society of America, up to 20% of individuals suffering from anxiety also are suffering from addiction. The Anxiety catalog offers content on how to recognize anxiety disorder, strategies to treat anxiety, and how to understand how anxiety and addiction are often intertwined.
Gaps in education and employment, legal issues and the diagnosis of addiction make it much more difficult for individuals in recovery to find employment. The Career catalog offers strategies to position one’s strengths to a potential employer, how to find companies that are recovery friendly, and how to network to uncover opportunities. It gives practical help on resume building, how to craft the right social media presence, and how to navigate the ...
From a Very Well Mind, 'Cocaine is a powerfully addictive drug of abuse. Once having tried cocaine, users cannot predict or control the extent to which they will continue to use the drug. Though cocaine abuse is down, it remains the second most used illicit drug in America." In the Cocaine catalog, learn about the drug, its current abuse in the United States, the effects on the body, and how people recover from cocaine addiction.
Codependency is a dysfunctional relationship in which a person is more concerned about the needs of others than his or her own needs. This catalog will focus on creating an understanding of codependency, the warning signs one is in a codependent relationship and how codependency and addiction can be intertwined.
Collegiate Recovery
Campuses across the US now have collegiate recovery programs to assist students that are committed to their recovery as well as their academic careers. Students in these programs have a higher GPA, graduation rate and maintain their health and recovery.
The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry reports that one in three adults who struggle with alcohol or drug abuse also suffer from depression, People who are depressed turn to substances to feel better or escape from feelings of guilt or despair. However, many substances increase feelings of sadness or fatigue. The Depression catalog offers content on how to recognize clinical depression, strategies to overcome it and how to understand the link between ...
Individuals with various substance use disorders have found that exercise helps to distract from cravings, adds structure to the day, helps form positive social connections, and helps treat depression and anxiety. The Exercise catalog offers content that shows the positive link between exercise and recovery and offers exercise strategies that promote health and wellness for those in recovery.
Family Education
People in recovery need support and encouragement and the strongest forms of support and nurturing often come from family. Strong family bonds reinforce the notion that the recovering individual is not alone and can rely on others to help them through the rough times. However, the family does not often understand the disease of addiction, how to best support their loved one, and how to seek support for themselves. The Family catalog offers content and ...
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid pain reliever approved for treating severe pain such as from advanced cancer and is 50 times more powerful than morphine. However, most recent cases of fentanyl-related harm, overdose, and death in the U.S. are linked to illegally made fentanyl. The Fentanyl catalog educates viewers about the drugs and its dangers.
Substance use can have a wide range of short and long-term effects on one’s health. Those health impacts often depend on the specific drug or drugs used, how they are taken, how much is taken, the person's health, and other factors. The Health content catalog informs viewers about the health impact of substance use and how to regain one’s health during the recovery process.
Heroin is a white or brown powder or a black, sticky goo and is an opioid drug made from morphine, a natural substance in the seedpod of the Asian poppy plant. The ways of taking heroin send it to the brain very quickly making it highly addictive and dangerous. The Heroin catalog will contain facts about the drug, its effects on the body, the dangers of overdose, and how people recovery from addiction to heroin.
In the Zone
Individuals suffering from substance abuse and addiction often find it difficult to keep their emotions in check. Impulsive behaviors make their situation worse, compromise their relationships and make it more difficult to have a successful recovery. In the Zone offers information about self-regulation, strategies to stay “in the zone” or to manage impulsive behaviors and use this knowledge to improve recovery.
Marijuana—also called weed, herb, pot, grass, bud, ganja, Mary Jane , and a vast number of other slang terms—is a greenish-gray mixture of the dried flowers of Cannabis sativa . This catalog will help you learn the science behind the drug, its potential to be addictive, the long-term effects on the brain and the effects on the body.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, almost 900,000 people over the age of 12 are using methamphetamine. This highly dangerous and addictive drug accounts for 85-90% of stimulant deaths in the United States. In the Methamphetamine catalog you will learn the science behind the drug, the signs of use and addiction, the effect on the body and the recovery process.
Mindfulness is a strategy for directing yourself away from these self-defeating thoughts. It’s a meditative practice of paying attention to your body, mind, and surroundings in a nonjudgmental manner. Even a few minutes a day set aside for mindfulness changes one’s mental and physical health and promotes recovery. The Mindfulness catalog defines mindfulness, offers exercises to practice mindfulness, and ties the use of mindfulness to recovery.
The foods one eats can affect mood and improve mental and physical health. Individuals suffering from addiction know first-hand how substances they put into their body can affect their mental and physical health and the same is also true for healthy food and good nutrition. The Nutrition catalog offers content linking good nutrition to improved recovery and focuses on the best food groups that improve mental and physical health.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse , more than 130 people in the United States die every day after overdosing on opioids. The Opioid catalog contains research and trends on the crisis, the science behind opioids, the effects on the body, how to prevent an overdose and general information about synthetic drugs.
Overdose can come on quickly and kill your friend, family member or loved one. This catalog focuses on the warning signs of overdose and how to potentially save a life if you are with someone who is at risk of overdose and dying.
Prescription Pills
Prescription drug abuse includes everything from taking someone else's prescription painkillers to snorting or injecting ground-up pills to get high. Drug abuse may become ongoing and compulsive, despite the negative consequences. Prescription drug abuse can affect all age groups, including teens. The prescription drugs most often abused include opioid painkillers, anti-anxiety medications, sedatives and stimulants. The Prescription Pills catalog will ...
While there’s no single root cause of addiction, experts know that a combination of factors raises someone’s risk. These include access to addictive substances/behaviors, a family history of addiction, stressful or traumatic life events and psychological makeup, such as low self-esteem and personality traits like aggressiveness and impulsivity. The Prevention catalog will offer content to identify who is at most risk for addiction and how to ...
The Recovery catalog will be devoted to strategies to sustain a healthy recovery,
Addiction is a chronic disease that requires on-going management. When not managed appropriately, the individual may be triggered to use substances. Return to use is called a relapse. This catalog will focus on an understanding of relapse and provide strategies to prevent it.
Science of Addiction
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), addiction is "a chronic, relapsing disease, characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, and by neurochemical and molecular changes in the brain." Addiction impairs the body's organs and increases the risk of contracting other diseases. The Science catalog focuses on the disease of addiction and the impact of substance use on brain functioning.
Stress is a well-known risk factor in the development of addiction and in addiction relapse. This catalog details the warning signs of stress, how to reduce it, and how to use stress reduction strategies to prevent relapse.
Suicide Prevention
Explore this content catalog to understand the warning signs and suicide prevention strategies.
According to Time, 50-66 percent of individuals suffering from PTSD also battle simultaneous addiction, and the reverse is also true. People who suffer from PTSD are between two and four times more likely to also battle addiction. The PTSD content catalog will provide information on how to recognize PTSD, its role in addiction and recovery, and strategies to treat PTSD.
Vaping leads to a number of addition and other dangerous health issues. Learn more about this alarming trend.