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Evidence-Based Mental Health
and Substance Use Treatment

For Immediate Support:
If you or a loved one are in need of immediate mental health and/or substance use support, contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by texting or calling 988 or calling 800-273-8255. This Lifeline offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing emotional distress (including mental health, substance use and/or thoughts of suicide).

In the interim, some additional information is in the links below.

In Case of Emergency:
Visit your nearest hospital’s emergency room or call 911

Online Resources

NAMI – The National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) represents people affected by mental illness throughout in the United States. NAMI provides education support and advocacy, and has chapters in each state that can be helpful in providing local support and identifying resources.

SAMHSA – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

American Society of Addiction Medicine

National Institute on Drug Abuse and Alcoholism

National Helplines
National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, Dial 988
800-273-8255 will also connect you.
Chat with Lifeline
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.

Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration Helpline (24/7)
SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.

Call 211 to find resources for mental health, substance use treatment, healthcare expenses, food and shelter in your area. To find a 211 in a specific area, call 211 or search

View our outcomes, published in the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction:


Al-Anon. (2000). The Al-Anon Family Groups, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Al-Anon World Service Conference.

Amador, Xavier; Johnson, Anna-Lisa. (2000) I Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help! Peconic, New York. Vida Press.

Griffin, Dan (2014). A Man’s Way through Relationships: Learning to Love and Be Loved, Central Recovery Press.

Hendrick, Delia Cimpean , M.D.; Brunette, Mary, MD (2016) Addressing Chronic Diseases, Hazelden Press

Mueser, Kim T., Gingerich, Susan. Coping with Schizophrenia, A Guide for Families, Oakland, CA. New Harbinger Publications.

Prochaska, James O., J.C. Norcross, C.C. Diclemente. (1994) Changing For Good:A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward, New York, New York: Avon Books.

Turkington et. al (2009) Back To Life, Back To Normality!, New York, NY. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-0-521-69956-3

Temes, Roberta. (2002) Getting Your Life Back Together When You Have Schizophrenia, USA New Harbinger Publications.

Torrey, E. Fuller. (2001, fourth edition). Surviving Schizophrenia, A Manual for Families, Consumers and Providers, New York, New York. HarperCollins Books.

Woods, Mary R.; Armstrong, Katherine. (2012) When the Door Opened: Stories of recovery from co-occurring mental illness & substance use disorder.

Woods, Mary R.; Murray, Adrienne. (2016) I Didn’t CAUSE IT, I Can’t CHANGE IT: How Mothers of Adult Children with Co-Occurring Disorders Have Coped.

Woolis, Rebecca. (1992, 2003) When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness, New York, New York. Penguin Group.


Schizophrenia Digest, MacPhee, William J. editor. Magpie Media, Buffalo, NY.
BP Magazine, Garvey, Joanne Doan publisher. Green Apple Courage, Inc. Buffalo, NY

Reintegration Today, RFIBinger Partners/New York, NY


Co-occurring Disorders Glossary – NAADAC’s Life-Long Learning Series – Integrating Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders: An Introduction to What Every Addiction Counselor Needs to Know, August 2010.

WestBridge Meet & Greet WestBridge Meet & Greet

At WestBridge, we work with adult men and families from around the country and, in some cases, the world. One of the unique features of our model is our virtual Meet & Greet service which allows us to deepen our assessment and begin building trust and engaging participants  in the pre-admission process.