Counseling


Drug and Alcohol Education

ABOUT DRUG AND ALCOHOL EDUCATION

Each year the Archbishop Mitty Academic Council, the Religion Department, and the Counseling and Guidance Department, sponsor a freshman parent information night. Throughout the year the Counseling and Guidance Department works with teachers in various disciplines to develop curriculum related to the recreational use of drugs and alcohol. The program also features coordination with other high schools regarding educational programs, policies, and strategies for supporting students at risk.

Resource Facility Locators

Gateway 800-488-9919 Santa Clara Valley health and hospital systems, screening, information & referral by county
Substance Abuse Facility Locator   Excellent site to search for drug and alcoholism treatment programs in your area
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information 800-662-HELP Gives local referrals for treatment and provides publications

Drug and Alcohol Resource Support


Alcohol and Drug Helpline
800-821-4357 Serves as referral center and help with crisis management
Al-Anon/Alateen 800-356-9996 Provides support for families and friends of alcoholics
Alcoholics Anonymous 212-870-3400 Provides help for those concerned about their drinking
Alcohol Rehab Guide Rehabilitation Guide and Resources
Community of Concern 301-656-2481 Interactive, e-learning, Community News and prevention tips
Underage Drinking Prevention   Prevention of underage drinking information

Drug Facts and Information

American Council for Drug Education   Drug education materials for students, parents & educators based on current scientific research
National Institute on Drug Abuse   Scientifically accurate information on illegal drugs
White House Drug Policy    

Parent Tips and Resources

Detection 888-635-5840 Provides free drug testing information for parents
Parents- The Anti-Drug   Parenting tips about drug abuse

Treatment Centers

Caron Adolescent Treatment Center 800-678-2332 Provides treatment for addictions
Hazelden Foundation 800-257-7800 Provides information and treatment for addictions

General

Eating Disorders Resource Center (EDRC) 408-559-5593 Services and support groups
Health Awareness Connection   Provides health education in sexuality and the prevention of STD’s
Health Reference   General information on health issues like anxiety, depression, diet and exercise
Suicide Hotline 800-784-2433  

DEPARTMENT CONTACT

Dr. Maria Woodruff