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Health Resources Directory & Mental Health Orgs, Coalitions, Academies


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Cancer

Online Cancer Guide -- A comprehensive resource providing information on various types of cancers such as prostrate cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer, throat, blood cancer, brain cancer, bone cancer, etc. Also information about the causes of these cancers, symptoms, various treatment methods.

Cancer Information Guide: Information on cancer including most types of cancer such as skin cancer, bladder cancer, bone cancer, brain cancer etc., with excellent graphics and expert information on cancer causes, symptoms, risk factors and treatment procedures.

Chemotherapy and Beyond -- Scott Hamilton’s chemotherapy site offers the latest chemo information for cancer patients and their families, caregivers and friends.

Mesothelioma Common Questions What kinds of other resources are available for people with mesothelioma? 

The Mesothelioma Center is a cancer support website offering the comprehensive and updated information on asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. With over 3,000 pages of information, Asbestos.com provides a complete list of every doctor, and treatment facility in the U.S

Mesothelioma Resources Online: Help, answers, resources. Information on Mesothelioma Symptoms, Veterans and Mesothelioma, Treatment, Prognosis, Legal Options and much, much more.

International Myeloma Foundation, is a good resource for Patient-Family seminars with top experts in the field.

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, in the forefront of developing such drugs as Revlimid and others in the pipeline.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, fighting all blood cancers including Multiple Myeloma.


Charity Giving

American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP) is a nationally prominent charity watchdog service whose purpose is to help donors make informed giving decisions. This web site will provide you with information about our organization, the charities we rate, and our method of grading charities.

BBB Wise Giving Alliance lists the current Better Business Bureau reports on charities and other soliciting organizations that solicit nationally.

Charity Navigator, America's premier independent charity evaluator, works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of America's largest charities.


Chemical Dependency Drug Addiction

Alcohol: Problems and Solutions, The host of this web site is David J. Hanson, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Potsdam.

Adult Children of Alcoholics: a 12-step program of men and women from alcoholic or other drug-affected homes seeking solutions to their problems.

Al-Anon and Alateen: for the family and friends of alcoholics.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Web site of the organization developed and conducted by alcoholics to help themselves attain and retain sobriety.

American Council for Drug Education: provides drug-prevention, alcohol-prevention and educational materials and programs.

Canadian Centre on Substance AbuseThe Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) is Canada’s national addictions agency. Our mission is to provide objective, evidence-based information and advice that will help reduce the health, social and economic harm associated with substance abuse and addictions.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America: weekly updates about public policy, membership and training activities.

Join Together: Communities working together to reduce substance abuse and gun violence.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse: Links King County Mental Health, Chemical Abuse & Dependency Services Division (MHCADSD) links to external web sites in the hope that users will find useful reference material on mental health/chemical abuse related subjects.

Narcotics Anonymous: a community-based association of recovering drug addicts.

National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors: examines alcohol and other drug-related issues.

National Counsel on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc: Founded in 1944 by Marty Mann, the first woman to find long-term sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) provides education, information, help and hope to the public.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. Publications in both English and Spanish.

National Institute on Drug Abuse: Index of Online Publications

Partnership for a Drug-Free America: a nonprofit coalition of communication, health, medical and educational professionals working to reduce illicit drug use and help people live healthy, drug-free lives.

Peer Education Network: University student peer education groups focusing on alcohol abuse.

SAMHSA: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Alcoholism and Addiction: Substance Abuse Treatment Locator

SEATTLE AREA ALCOHOL / DRUG HOTLINES and TREATMENT RESOURCES: Compiled by Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington

Thousands of Alcoholism and Addiction Resources -- SoberRecovery.com: hundreds of resources for addiction treatment and alcoholism treatment centers in the U.S., Canada, and Overseas. Opiate and prescription pill detox clinics using Suboxone and Subutex, medically-managed detoxification, and we offer help and information for heroin, cocaine, alcohol, and crystal meth rehab treatment programs. Residential, Day-Treatment, Outpatient and both 12 Step Programs or 12 Step Alternatives. There are troubled teen programs and schools for teenagers struggling with early addiction.

(See also Clean and Sober Activities, below)


CHILDREN dealing with tragic events or terrorism

Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Web site for kids: terrorism and national security.

Helping Children Cope With Loss, Death, and Grief Tips for Teachers and Parents: (a pdf document) from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).


CLEAN & SOBER Activities in Recovery

Inside information on the best travel routes and gear, safe riding tips, etc. -- sign up with the Bike Buddy Program, a service co-sponsored by Metro and the Bicycle Alliance of Washington. For more information, follow the "buddy" link.

Folk Dance Classes vigorous exercise set to music.

Seattle Mountaineers Club--The Mountaineers Activities and Classes-- Alpine Scrambling, Backpacking, Basic Climbing, Bicycle Maintenance, Dance, Hiking, Mountaineering Oriented First Aid, Naturalists, NW Environmental Issues, Photography, Navigation, Sailing, Sea Kayaking, The Mountaineers Singles, Whitewater Kayaking, Wilderness Travel, Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding.


SOBER Housing in Recovery

Oxford House: Clean & sober housing for alcoholics and addicts in recovery: National Directory or Oxford Houses of Washington State (a pdf file).