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The following are links to national and local dating and domestic violence web sites.

Don’t go it alone, trust your feelings.Kristin Mitchell

National Resources

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
www.ncadv.org

Love Is Respect

www.loveisrespect.org

Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women
www.ovw.usdoj.gov

DrugRehab.com
Alcohol and other drugs may be used to mediate the physical and emotional pain of domestic violence. The mission of DrugRehab.com is to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery. DrugRehab.com is a web resource that provides information and support to people fighting substance abuse and addiction. It is provided by Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS). ARS is an integrated behavioral health care management organization dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues.
Find the DrugRehab.com website HERE.

RehabCenter.net
RehabCenter.net is an organization dedicated to connecting people seeking addiction treatment to the resources they need to succeed. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, substance abuse occurs in conjunction with intimate partner violence anywhere from 40-60% of the time, and we feel it is important to increase awareness of this issue. Their Guide to Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence is quite helpful.
Find the RehabCenter.net website HERE.

Drug Treatment Center Finder
Drug Treatment Center Finder is a free web-based resource hub that strives to provide the most up-to-date information and available treatment services across the nation. Their goal is to provide resources to addicts and their loved ones in order to guide them to the help they need in order to rebuild their lives. They currently offer the following resources:
        • Health Screenings
        • Collection of Informational/Educational Resources & Data
        • Extensive Drug and Alcohol Addiction & Treatment Guides
        • Nationwide Directory of Addiction Treatment & Mental Health Services
All of the statistical information found on the website is pulled from studies conducted and published by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and their divisions: National Insititute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Find the Drug Treatment Center Finder HERE.

AddictionCenter.com
Addiction and substance abuse is linked to domestic violence in a strong way. Being under the influence of any substance greatly increases the chances of abusive behavior and Nearly 80% of domestic violence crimes are related to the use of drugs. The key to sobriety and freedom from a destructive relationship pattern is to not only find treatment for the violence, but also for substance abuse. AddictionCenter.com is a free webguide for those seeking information about addiction and recovery.
Find the AddictionCenter.com website HERE.

RxDangers.com
In 2013, the Mayo Clinic found that nearly 70 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug each month. The majority of medications are safe for consumption, but RxDangers.com believes in educating the public about thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications, many of which have the potential to cause serious side effects. This easy to navigate online database is constantly being updated with drug recall news, and provides comprehensive, unbiased information about serious side effects, complications, and interactions of commonly prescribed drugs.
Find the RxDangers.com website HERE.

Community Resources

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV)
www.pcadv.org

Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline
www.womenagainstabuse.org
1-866-723-3014

Laurel House (Montgomery County, PA)

www.laurel-house.org

1-800-642-3150

The Women’s Center of Montgomery County
 24/7 Helpline
1-800-773-2424

Hotlines

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-SAFE (7233)
(800) 787-3224 TT

The American Domestic Violence Crisis Line
(866) USWOMEN (879-6636)

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
1-866-331-9474
1-866-331-8453 (TTY)