Under the Influence: Kids of Alcoholics

Nick News, in connection with Children of Alcoholics (COA) Week 2011 will re-air Under the Influence: Kids of Alcoholics. Look for it on Tuesday, February 15 at 6 pm EST (5 pm CT; 3 pm PT). Nick News will be promoting the airing of this special using a homepage feature on and they are creating a blog post for February 15 that will include information about NACoA and provide a link to the full airing of Under the Influence: Kids of Alcoholics. The full episode will be available for viewing on both and for the entire month of February.

SAMHSA implements a new ad campaign for underage drinking prevention, “Talk Early.TalkOften.Get Others Involved.”

Recovery Resources is launching an Adolescent Treatment Program at its Lakewood Office

CLEVELAND - April 13, 2010 - Recovery Resources is now offering assessment and treatment services for adolescents who are struggling with a wide variety of drug and alcohol issues.

Recovery Resources has launched an Adolescent Treatment Program in response to some sobering facts: 32.2% of teens have their first drink of alcohol before age 13; 26% of teens have had 5 or more drinks of alcohol in a row at least one day in the past month; and among youth who are heavy drinkers, 65.5% are also current illicit drug users. This data is startling and adolescents are greatly in need of age-appropriate treatment services.

If a teen has been having problems in school because of drinking or drugs, if there has been denial that drugs and alcohol are a problem, or if there has been legal trouble because of possession or use, then they need help. According to Jennifer Tulli, LISW and Program Manager of Intensive Outpatient services at Recovery Resources, “Teens are experiencing more stressors and pressures than ever before and are having drug and alcohol problems that are not just a phase; these are problems that must be addressed.” Recovery Resources now provides specialized services for adolescents, including an assessment, which will identify the specific needs of the teen. Treatment then consists of three intensive outpatient sessions per week, which are facilitated by a trained and licensed adolescent therapist. In addition to group treatment, teens also receive individual counseling, family counseling, and random drug screenings.

Recovery Resources has afternoon and evening hours to accommodate the needs of adolescents and their parents and accepts Medicaid, most private insurance carriers, and offers self-pay options. To schedule an appointment or learn more, call our Intake Department at (216) 431-4131 ext. 1206.

About Recovery Resources
Established in 1954, Recovery Resources helps people to triumph over mental illness, alcoholism, drug and other addictions. With more than 120 employees and annual operating revenue of $8.8 million, it is among the largest nonprofit corporations in Greater Cleveland and the largest independent behavioral health providers in Ohio. Recovery Resources is an affiliate agency of the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, National Association for Children of Alcoholics, and United Way Services. For additional information, please visit

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Tulli, LISW-S, LCDC III
Program Manager, Recovery Resources
(216) 923-4001 ext. 4201

SAMHSA, Ad Council, and Inspire USA Foundation Launch National Suicide Prevention Campaign for Teens

SAMHSA, along with the Ad Council and the Inspire USA Foundation, today launched a new Teen Suicide Prevention national public service campaign, the first teen suicide prevention effort from SAMHSA to utilize a national mass media strategy, as well as a robust digital outreach program.

The public service announcement (PSA) campaign-We Can Help Us-was developed out of the acquired insight that, although many teens encounter the same tough times, many also develop positive solutions to help overcome them. The campaign empowers teens by reminding them that there are ways to get through whatever problems they face and directs them to visit to hear stories from others who successfully conquered their tough times.

The campaign includes TV, radio, and print advertising, and mall and in-school posters and viral videos. The Web site features stories from teens, as well as tips to help cope with tough issues and links to resources, including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, for teens who need immediate help. The PSAs will be distributed widely in the national media this week.

We hope your organization can help extend the campaign’s reach to youth who may be at risk and amplify these potentially lifesaving messages. To view the PSAs, the press release, and more details about how your organization can help support the campaign, please view the National Suicide Prevention Campaign for Teens Multimedia News Release. You can also visit SAMHSA’s Web site or the Ad Council Web site to learn more.

For More Information

For more information on drugs, their effects on the body, and stories about teens who turned their lives around, check out the National Institute of Drug Abuse website for teens

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration treatment facility locator provides information about treatment facilities across the country.

or you may call the SAMHSA sponsored 24 hour helpline at 1-800-662-4357.

Other Websites

Help for those with alcoholic parents can be found in many ways and in many places. Here are a few good websites for seeking out reliable advice, others you can relate with, and most importantly…finding some peace of mind.


Al-Anon (which includes Alateen for younger members) is a self-help group which focuses on helping family members and friends affected by the alcoholic’s drinking. Al-Anon members learn to take responsibility for their own lives, so that our serenity does not depend upon whether someone else is drinking. Meetings are free, open to the public and held at various locations. Check the website for nearest location.


Alateen is part of Al-Anon, which helps families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Altaeen is a place for young adults experiencing similar situations to connect and not feel alone.

National Association for Children of Alcoholics

The National Association for Children of Alcoholics advocates for all children and families affected by alcoholism and other drug dependencies. They are a source of information and support for children experience difficulty with an alcoholic or drug addicted parent.

Recovery Resources

Recovery Resources helps people triumph over substance abuse, addiction and mental illness. Through rigorous counseling, support, outreach and educational programs that treat mind, body and spirit, Recovery Resources helps individuals identify and address their problems, providing tools and support systems that lead to healthy and productive lives.

Community Challenge

Community Challenge works to prevent the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs by Cleveland’s West Shore youth with community programs promoting healthy life choices. Working in concert with school systems, church communities and city officials and local youth employers, this organization provides awareness, prevention and early intervention services to youth through adolescence, as well as to the adults who influence them.

Stella Maris

Stella Maris provides substance abuse treatment and medical detox services. Both in-patient and out-patient treatment is available

Strength Of Us

StrengthofUs is an online community designed to empower young adults through resource sharing and peer support and to build connections for those navigating the unique challenges and opportunities in the transition-age years. StrengthofUs provides opportunities for youth to connect with peers and offer support, encouragement and advice and share real world experiences, personal stories, creativity, and resources. It is a user-generated and user-driven community. Everything on the site has been developed and created by and for young adults with youth specifically in mind. StrengthofUs hopes that every time you visit, you find hope, encouragement, support and most of all, the strength to live your dreams and goals.

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