Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist
Licensed Alcohol/Drug Counselor
Favorite Links of Peggy L. Ferguson, Ph.D., Stillwater, OK
Links To Other Available Resources for Information, Education, and Help
General Marriage/Family Resources
My other website that focuses on marriage and family issues. Some duplication of content from this site, but it also has articles and information that www.peggyferguson.com does not have.
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy site where you can find a family therapist in your area, books, articles, and other information about family issues/problems.
Resources for the "sandwich generation" in managing caring for aging parents.
AARP's Prepare to Care Pamphlet for taking care of aging parents
Research reports and Consumer information on Healthy Marriages
Product catalog for behavioral, social, and emotional needs of children.
Dave Ramsey site; teaching couples/people how to get out from under debt.
Good, simple, basic communication video
Here is a video of John Gottman discussing the issue of positive vs negative interaction/communication events and its impact on marital satisfaction and stability.
Free couple communication workshops for couples in Oklahoma. Not a good substitute for marriage counseling, but good basic communication skills training.
Government information sites
NIAAA site has information about alcohol abuse/addiction available online and for order, with links to Medline and other information sites.
NIDA site has information about drug abuse/addiction treatment and prevention, including specific drug information and publications.
National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month site about national recovery month activities/events. National Recovery Month, is an annual event, (sponsored by SAMHSA) to celebrate recovery from alcoholism and other addiction. Thousands of treatment centers and providers, provention programs, people in recovery, advocates, and other interested parties are holding local events across the country to celebrate National Recovery Month. Webinars and other educational/informational opportunities are available through SAMHSA and local proviers.
The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) is the world’s largest resource for current information and materials concerning substance abuse prevention.
SAMHSA brochure on talking to your kids before they start drinking (prevention).
Substance Abuse Treatment locator site that provides names, addresses, and contact information on public and private facilities, (many have sliding fee scale).
Comprehensive database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide.
Video on Family Dynamics of Addiction and Recovery (SAMHSA)
Video on Effects of Drugs/Addiction on Young People (SAMHSA)
Academic and government funded research based Ebook on how to choose appropriate treatment for your child's addiction
Simple discussion of addiction as "brain disease"
SAMHSA research on Brain disease
Prevention of Adolescent Substance Abuse Resources
The Teen Years Explained John Hopkins University
Identity and Self Esteem
Adolescent Brain Development and Drug Abuse by Ken C. Winters, Ph.D.
Solid information (DVD and print formats) on addiction as disease, addiction and recovery basics.
Alcohol for pain relief
Older Adults And Alcohol.pdf
Facts About Alcohol Poisoning NIAAA.pdf
Help for recovering physicians to get back into the profession.
Talbott Recovery Center's Medication Guide for recovering alcoholics/addicts. A handy resource for identifying common drugs/medications that cause relapse in addiction.
HBO special - information with videos
Enabling and Detachment video by Father Martin
Organization of Recovery Schools - List of Colleges with specific programs for recovering students
Publication of the Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies. For the professional but very readable for the lay person.
App for finding a meeting where you are.
List of colleges with recovery programs
Sexual Addiction Resources
Patrick Carnes video on Recovery From Addiction
Robert Weiss video on signs of sexual addiction
Robert Weiss video for spouses of sex addicts
Co-occurring Disorders (Addiction and Mental Health)
SAMHSA Publications on co-occurring mental illnesses and substance abuse.
Children of Alcoholism/Addiction
Children of Alcoholics Foundation, (non-profit) has a range of educational materials and services to help break the intergenerational cycle of parental substance abuse.
Funded site that helps children of alcoholics. Specifically developed for pre-teen and teen girls, with resources, activities, and information.
Video on messages ACAs receive growing up, and self esteem by Janet Woititz
John Bradshaw on Healing the Shame That Binds You
Join Together Online, coalitions resources and opportunities for communities working toward prevention and harm reduction goals.
National Alliance on Mental Illness - Advocacy and support organization
NAMI Mental Health Guide
Site focusing on the positive aspects of ADD
National Institute for Mental Health site that has many resources on a variety of mental health topics.
Self Help Magazine, a “self-help and psychology portal”
Video on simple process to release unresolved feelings. Check out my article on Managing Feelings for more help at
Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services website that has a list of state supported (sliding scale) treatment services
Non-profit information site about mental health, eating disorders, family and relationships, and healthy living.
Good source of mental health articles written by professionals.
Louise Hay Self esteem Video
Good Resource for Trauma
Free Mindfulness meditations - breathing, relaxation, and guided meditations for stress management - This is it.
Video on ending procrastination
Resources on anxiety disorders and options for treatment and recovery
Commercial site with resources for studying, learning, time management, stress management, and many others.
Great resource on Alzheimers Disease
The Teen Years Explained
John Hopkins Guide to Adolescent Development
Adolescent dating violence site
http://www.psychcongress.com/video/wellness-interventions-depression-exercise-and-meditation-13824 Brief comments on therapeutic value of mindfulness meditation and exercise for depression.
Where BiPolar Disorder Lives in the Brain - video and article - http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/857570?nlid=98545_424&src=WNL_mdplsfeat_160202_mscpedit_psyc&uac=36196SZ&spon=12&impID=977976&faf=1
General Health Information
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health Smoking Cessation
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information site about prescription drugs and their side effects.
Information site about prescription drugs, and a variety of health issues
PhRMA website that assists with finding medication assistance programs for the medications that you need.
The Medicine Program, another medication assistance program for the financially strapped.
Needy Meds, also provides information on medication assistance programs for individuals meeting financial hardship criteria.
This site provides assistance to your doctor to get no-cost medication for patients.
The Merck Manual
SAMHSA's Find Treatment Guide/List (Peggy's note: This guide does not list all the good treatment centers in a location. It often focuses on state supported facilities. Other excellent private treatment facilities may not be mentioned.
Peggy's recomendations for Treatment facilities
Self Help Groups
Online AA meetings
AA Big book online (searchable).
Online support group for many 12 step programs
Daily meditation readings from NA
Twelve step group for people with mental disorders and addiction.
Narcotics Anonymous (12 step group) World Services site that has literature for purchase, a find a meeting service, NA Basic Text in a PDF, which is searchable. Information is given in many languages.
Alcoholics Anonymous (12 step group) site that has information about AA history, recovery stories and literature, video and audio recordings of conferences/meetings. It has a “Big Book” viewable online or downloadable in PDF format, which is searchable.
Al-Anon and Alateen 12 step group (for friends, family, and anyone ever associated with alcoholism) site that has information about Al-Anon, recovery literature, podcasts, common experiences, locate a meeting service.
Alateen is part of Al-Anon, and is the recovery program for young people. It has information about meetings, literature, and more.
Overeaters Anonymous, 12 step organization site, has information about OA, find a meeting service, recovery literature, guidelines for meetings, and other information.
12 step support group for compulsive gamblers
Christian based support group for a variety emotional/addiction issues
The following links are to 12 step organizations for Sex Addicts and/or their families:
Electronic sex addicts anonymous meetings
Pamphlets and Workbooks
National Institute of Mental Health Booklet on Adolescent Brain Development
Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Workbook, with summary of core concepts, worksheets/homework assignments for 12 week anger management group.
What is Treatment Booklet? - For Family Members of Alcoholics/Addicts
Drugs, Brains, and Addiction: The Science of Addition pamphlet by SAMHSA
Bipolar Disorder In Children Booklet by National Institute of Mental Health
Job Hunting help
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Providing services for Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, Chemical Dependency, Sex Addiction, Mental Health Issues, Depression, Anxiety, Stress Management, Addiction Recovery, Drug Abuse, Spouse of sex addict, Relapse prevention, Drug cravings, Family Business Issues, Couple Money Issues, Co-dependency, Adult Children of Alcoholism Issues, Cross-addiction, Co-occurring disorders, marital family therapy, marriage family counseling, step-parenting, step-family issues, couple money issues, grief, mid-life issues, infidelity. Providing individual, group, marriage, family, and couples sessions. Providing professional supervision and training and consultation services.