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Health Resources

Alcohol and Other Drug Resources

Montclair State’s Alcohol and Other Drug Program The cornerstone of AOD treatment services at CAPS is the Exploring Change and Healthy Options or “ECHO” program.

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We meet regularly to help each other stay clean. We are not interested in what or how much you used but only in what you want to do about your problem and how we can help. Narcotics Anonymous provides a recovery process and support network inextricably linked together. One of the keys to NA’s success is the therapeutic value of addicts working with other addicts. Members share their successes and challenges in overcoming active addiction and living drug-free productive lives through the application of the principles contained within the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of NA.

Al-Anon (which includes Alateen for younger members) has been offering hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics for over 50 years. It is estimated that each alcoholic affects the lives of at least four other people… alcoholism is truly a family disease. No matter what relationship you have with an alcoholic, whether they are still drinking or not, all who have been affected by someone else’s drinking can find solutions that lead to serenity in the Al-Anon/Alateen fellowship.

Body Image and Eating Disorder Resources

AdiosBarbie is a body image site for every body. No matter what your size or background, the site hopes to inspire you to love your body through thick and thin!

About-Face promotes positive self-esteem in girls and women of all ages, sizes, races and backgrounds through a spirited approach to media education, outreach and activism.

Something Fishy is dedicated to raising awareness and providing support to people with Eating Disorders, and their loved-ones… since 1995.

The National Eating Disorders website is dedicated to expanding public understanding and prevention of eating disorders and promoting access to quality treatment for those affected along with support for their families through education, advocacy and research.

Cold and Flu Resources

Visit the University Health Center website for more information!

Everyday Health: Find the most up-to-date information about your health conditions and areas of interest.

Flu.gov: Provides one-stop access to U.S. Government seasonal, H1N1 (swine), H5N1 (bird), H3N2, and pandemic flu information. Flu.gov aims to educate and guide the community.

Health.com delivers relevant information in clear, jargon-free language that puts health into context in people’s lives. Through medical content, insights from experts and real people, and breaking news, we answer: how it happened, what it feels like, what you can do about it, and why it matters.

LGBTQ Resources
Mental Health Resources

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a variety of resources for your mental health including suicide prevention, depression and anxiety.

Safer Sex and STI Resources

Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual’s income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence. We believe that respect and value for diversity in all aspects of our organization are essential to our well-being. We believe that reproductive self-determination must be voluntary and preserve the individual’s right to privacy. We further believe that such self-determination will contribute to an enhancement of the quality of life, strong family relationships, and population stability.

Planned Parenthood New Jersey is a community-based non-profit organization providing reproductive health care, education and advocacy for 75 years.

Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates provide information, training, and strategic assistance to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, youth activists, and the media in the United States and the developing world.

Sleep Resources

The National Sleep Foundation‘s mission is to improve health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy.

Psychology Today is devoted exclusively to everybody’s favorite subjects: ourselves.

Help Guide‘s mission to is to provide balanced, up-to-date, and encouraging information about mental health and lifelong wellness.

Stress Resources

The American Institute of Stress improves the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in stress management in education, research, clinical care and the workspace. Diverse and inclusive, the American Institute of Stress educates medical practitioners, scientists, health care professionals and the public; conducts research; and provides information, training and techniques to proven to human illness related stress.

The American Heart Association‘s mission is to build healthier lives.

WebMD has created an organization that we believe fulfills the promise of health information on the internet We provide credible information, supportive communities and in-depth reference material about health subjects that matter to you. We are a source for original and timely health information as well as material from well own content providers.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tobacco Resources

QuitNet is the Web’s original quit smoking site. QuitNet operates in association with Boston University School of Public Health.

Violence Resources

The National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation’s leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims. Since 1985, we have worked with more than 10,000 grassroots organizations and criminal justice agencies serving millions of crime victims.

Shelter Our Sisters is founded on the belief that every human being has the right to live free from violence and fear of violence. Shelter Our Sisters works with individuals and families in need of services and education relating to family violence. Primarily assisting Bergen County women in crisis and their dependents, Shelter Our Sisters provides temporary housing for abused and battered women, along with a diversified continuum of services focused on the attainment of safety, empowerment, and self-sufficiency for each client. Included in that focus is the aim to reduce problems relating to domestic violence, such as child abuse, sexual assault, substance abuse, sexism and racism.

Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) It is our hope that no one within our campus community will become a victim of sexual assault. However, if it occurs, the University has created a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) to meet all victim needs. The team is trained to provide victim-centered, compassionate comprehensive care directly on campus.

Other Resources

National Organization for Women

American Cancer Society

ULifeline: Your online resource for college mental health.