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University of Texas Health Sciences Center - Houston Center on Excellence on Mood Disorders

The Center for Excellence on Mood Disorders comprehensive specialty clinic aims to search for the neurobiological mechanisms causing mood disorders and the development of new treatments for these mental illnesses. The center seeks to provide the latest evidence-based care to adults, adolescents, and children suffering with mood disorders and also for patients suffering with co-morbid illnesses requiring complex psycho-pharmacologic and psycho-therapeutic interventions. Services offered include:

  • Patient Assessment and Care:Psychiatrists specializing in mood disorders provide consultations, evaluations and treatment of individuals with mood disorders.
  • Adult Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Mood Disorders:The intermediate level program is designed for those adults whose mood disorder symptoms have not improved with standard outpatient care. The IOP provides group skills training, individual psychotherapy, and medication evaluation and management. Thr program provides three hours of group therapy, three days per week, in addition to weekly individual therapy and medication management. Family therapy is provided on an as-needed basis.
  • For patient referrals or further information, please call the Center of Excellence on Mood Disorders at 713-486-2627

Council on Alcohol and Drugs in Houston

The mission of The Council is to keep our community healthy, productive and safe by providing services and information to all who may be adversely affected by alcohol and drugs.

Family Service Center of Galveston County in Galveston

Family Service Center of Galveston County is a private, not-for-profit agency dedicated to enhancing the potential for growth of individuals and families. The Center strives to help people pursue healthy, independent, and fulfilling lives through the provision of counseling, education, and related social services. The agency operates from offices in Galveston, Texas City, and Mont Belvieu, Texas.

Gulf Coast Center: Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Recovery Services Center (GCC)

The Gulf Coast Center is one of thirty-nine community MHMR centers in the state of Texas providing services, programs and employment assistance for individuals with mental retardation and mental illness, HIV outreach and substance abuse recovery services under the Texas Commission for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (TCADA). Programs and services offered by the Gulf Coast Center have made progress toward enabling and empowering individuals and their families to live quality lives.

The Alcohol/Drug Abuse Women's Center (ADA House)

ADA, the Alcohol/Drug Abuse Women's Center, provides Texas Department of State Health Services licensed intensive and transitional treatment for indigent women in Galveston and Brazoria Counties in coastal Texas.

The Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol (BACODA)

BACODA remains firm in its belief that chemically dependent individuals and their families can and do recover. BACODA offers a wide range of services toaid in the recovery process. Services are offered in a confidential setting. Low cost professional help is available close at home with BACODA's trained staff and volunteers.

Learn Psychology created this guidebook to help students (current and prospective) and their families better understand the dangers of substance abuse in college and how to find help if addiction becomes a looming prospect. Key elements of the guide include: - A comprehensive look at the differences between abuse and addiction - Addiction warning signs and common paths to alcohol addiction - An in-depth overview of common drug abuse among students - Spotlight on how colleges across the country are preventing addiction on their campuses

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American Addiction Centers

American Addiction Centers is a comprehensive information resource regarding addiction treatment and mental health. Their staff of addiction treatment professionals and experts have contributed a wealth of information, with the hope of providing a quality website for individuals seeking addiction treatment programs, drug interventions and resources. This website includes an in-depth directory of addiction treatment centers, detox centers, and interventionists. American Addiction Centers provides a free consultation and independent referral services for individuals seeking recovery solutions. Visitors can search for addiction treatment facilities based on location or specialty, read bios of clinicians and therapists nationwide, as well as chat with a certified counselor through this site.

The B4UDrink Educator

The B4UDrink Educator is an interactive program which educates the user about how alcohol consumption affects an individual's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level. The program allows users to project their BAC level based on gender, weight, the type and number of drinks consumed, and time elapsed at the safe "Virtual Bar." B4UDrink also provides users with drinking and driving laws by state, information about the effects of alcohol at various BAC levels, how food impacts BAC levels, and the facts about how alcohol affects everyone differently. So that you can quickly and easily project your BAC, bookmark B4UDrink.Mobi on your mobile device so that your access to this program is always just a few clicks away.

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