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Peggy L. Ferguson, Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist
Licensed Alcohol/Drug Counselor
405-707-9600
www.peggyferguson.com
peggyferguson@hotmail.com



 

Favorite Links of Peggy L. Ferguson, Ph.D., Stillwater, OK

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 Links To Other Available Resources for Information, Education, and Help

Marriage and Family Resources

 

General Marriage/Family Resources
www.stillwatermarriagecounselor.com
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.

 http://www.aamft.org
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.

 
State of Our Unions, a National report on the state of marriage in the U.S.
 
American Association of Marriage/Family Therapists' list and links to each state's marriage/family therapist licensure boards.  You can follow those links to find a licensed marriage/family therapist in your location. 
 
Helpful information and resources  for families that have a depressed family member.
 
http://agingparents.com
Resources for the "sandwich generation" in managing caring for aging parents.

http://assets.aarp.org/www.aarp.org_/articles/foundation/aa66r2_care.pdf
AARP's Prepare to Care Pamphlet for taking care of aging parents


http://healthymarriageinfo.org
Research reports and Consumer information on Healthy Marriages

http://www.Childswork.com
Product catalog for behavioral, social, and emotional needs of children.

 
Couples and Money
 
A questionnaire for comparing marital partners' values on money and opening a dialogue.
 
Article on couples and money with questionnaire about your financial compatibility

http://www.daveramsey.com

Dave Ramsey site; teaching couples/people how to get out from under debt.

 

Communication

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rU37mkkcf2g
Good, simple, basic communication video

http://www.selfgrowth.com/video/the-magic-relationship-ratio
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. 

http:www.okmarriage.org
Free couple communication workshops for couples in Oklahoma.  Not a good substitute for marriage counseling, but good basic communication skills training.

 

 
Divorce
 
Article outlining six aspects of divorce.  Some that you probably have not thought of.


 

Addiction

Government information sites

http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/
NIAAA site has information about alcohol abuse/addiction available online and for order, with links to Medline and other information sites.

http://www.nida.nih.gov/
NIDA site has information about drug abuse/addiction treatment and prevention, including specific drug information and publications. 

http://www.recoverymonth.gov/
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. 

http://ncadi.samhsa.gov/
The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) is the world’s largest resource for current information and materials concerning substance abuse prevention.


http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA09-4415/SMA09-4415.pdf
SAMHSA brochure on talking to your kids before they start drinking (prevention).

 

http://www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov/facilitylocatordoc.htm
Substance Abuse Treatment locator site that provides names, addresses, and contact information on public and private facilities, (many have sliding fee scale).

http://www.drugwatch.com

Comprehensive database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide.

http://store.samhsa.gov/product/DVD252
Video on Family Dynamics of Addiction and Recovery (SAMHSA)

http://store.samhsa.gov/product/SMA10-4493
Video on Effects of Drugs/Addiction on Young People (SAMHSA)

http://timetogethelp.drugfree.org/sites/default/files/treatment_guide.pdf
Academic and government funded research based Ebook on how to choose appropriate treatment for your child's addiction

http://teens.drugabuse.gov/mom/tg_intro.php

Simple discussion of addiction as "brain disease"

SAMHSA research on Brain disease

http://www.instituteforaddictionstudy.com/products.html


Prevention of Adolescent Substance Abuse Resources

http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-adolescent-health/_includes/_pre-redesign/Interactive%20Guide.pdf

The Teen Years Explained John Hopkins University

http://www.sphe.ie/downloads/mo2f/identity_and_self_esteem.pdf

Identity and Self Esteem

http://www.bbbslangley.com/site-bbbs/media/langley2012/Adolescent_Brain_Bochure.pdf

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
NIAAA pdf


Older Adults And Alcohol.pdf

Facts About Alcohol Poisoning NIAAA.pdf



 

Other Addiction Information Resources

http://www.neovocatus.com
Help for recovering physicians to get back into the profession.

http://www.talbottcampus.com/health_medguide.php
Talbott Recovery Center's Medication Guide for recovering alcoholics/addicts.  A handy resource for identifying common drugs/medications that cause relapse in addiction.

http://www.hbo.com/addiction/understanding_addiction/141_stress.html
HBO special - information with videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0ugTOXv0Y4
Enabling and Detachment video by Father Martin

http://www.recoveryschools.org
Organization of Recovery Schools - List of Colleges with specific programs for recovering students

http://www.recoverytoday.net
Publication of the Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies.  For the professional but very readable for the lay person.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/steps-away-locate-worldwide/id319571940?mt=8
App for finding a meeting where you are.

http://www.recoveryschools.org/schools_college.html
List of colleges with recovery programs



Sexual Addiction Resources

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=100399686659835
Patrick Carnes video on Recovery From Addiction

http://vimeo.com/10247024
Robert Weiss video on signs of sexual addiction

http://vimeo.com/10241385
Robert Weiss video for spouses of sex addicts




Co-occurring Disorders (Addiction and Mental Health)

http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/mh.cfm
SAMHSA Publications on co-occurring mental illnesses and substance abuse.

 

Children of Alcoholism/Addiction

 

http://www.coaf.org/
Children of Alcoholics Foundation, (non-profit) has a range of educational materials and services to help break the intergenerational cycle of parental substance abuse.

 
http://girlshealth.gov/

Funded site that helps children of alcoholics.  Specifically developed for pre-teen and teen girls, with resources, activities, and information.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7p7hssaHF0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9MloaAItpM


Video on messages ACAs receive growing up, and self esteem by Janet Woititz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q2tZa1gp8Q

John Bradshaw on Healing the Shame That Binds You

 

Advocacy

http://www.jointogether.org/

Join Together Online, coalitions resources and opportunities for communities working toward prevention and harm reduction goals.

http://www.nami.org/

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Advocacy and support organization

 

 

Mental Health

NAMI Mental Health Guide


ADD/ADHD
http://borntoexplore.org/

Site focusing on the positive aspects of ADD

 
Many resources for adults and children with ADD, including articles on marriages with ADD/ADHD


http://www.nimh.nih.gov/
National Institute for Mental Health site that has many resources on a variety of mental health topics. 


http://www.selfhelpmagazine.com/index.php  
Self Help Magazine, a “self-help and psychology portal”


http://www.selfgrowth.com/video/deepak-chopra-emotional-toxins
Video on simple process to release unresolved feelings.  Check out my article on Managing Feelings for more help at
http://peggyferguson.com/CommunicationArticles.en.html

http://odmhsas.gov  
Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services website that has a list of state supported (sliding scale) treatment services

http://www.helpguide.org/
Non-profit information site about mental health, eating disorders, family and relationships, and healthy living.

http://www.mentalhelp.net
Good source of mental health articles written by professionals.


http://www.selfgrowth.com/video/louise-hay

Louise Hay Self esteem Video

http://www.trauma-pages.com/support.php
Good Resource for Trauma

 http://itunes.apple.com/itunes-u/mindful-meditations/id434136047#ls=1
 Free Mindfulness meditations - breathing, relaxation, and guided meditations for stress management - This is it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEnxrozGckw&feature=related
Video on ending procrastination

http://www.calmclinic.com
Resources on anxiety disorders and options for treatment and recovery

http://www.mindtools.com
Commercial site with resources for studying, learning, time management, stress management, and many others.


http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/alzheimersdisease.html
Great resource on Alzheimers Disease

The Teen Years Explained
John Hopkins Guide to Adolescent Development


http://www.breakthecycle.org   
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

 Quitting Smoking

SmokeFree.gov
http://www.smokefree.gov

National Cancer Institute
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Tobacco/cessation

National Institutes of Health Smoking Cessation
http://health.nih.gov/topic/SmokingCessation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking/how_to_quit/index.htm

http://www.healthsquare.com/drugmain.htm
Information site about prescription drugs and their side effects.

http://www.webmd.com
Information site about prescription drugs, and a variety of health issues

https://www.pparx.org/Intro.php
PhRMA website that assists with finding medication assistance programs for the medications that you need. 

http://www.themedicineprogram.com/
The Medicine Program, another medication assistance program for the financially strapped. 

http://www.needymeds.com/
Needy Meds, also provides information on medication assistance programs for individuals meeting financial hardship criteria.

http://www.rxhope.com
This site provides assistance to your doctor to get no-cost medication for patients. 

http://www.merckhomeedition.com/
The Merck Manual


 

 
 
 
Finding Help in Your Neighborhood
 
List of Marriage/Family Therapist State  License Boards, who usually have a list of licensed marriage and family therapists in your state.


http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/
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.

http://peggyferguson.com/userfiles/10846/file/Getting%20HelpRecCopyright.pdf

Peggy's recomendations for Treatment facilities
 

Self Help Groups

 

http://www.aa-intergroup.org/
Online AA meetings

http://www.aa.org/bigbookonline/en_tableofcnt.cfm
AA Big book online (searchable).

http://www.intherooms.com
Online support group for many 12 step programs



http://www.aagrapevine.org/
AA magazine

http://aa.org/lang/en/subpage.cfm?page=232
AA literature

http://www.jftna.org/jft/index.php
Daily meditation readings from NA

http://www.doubletroubleinrecovery.org
Twelve step group for people with mental disorders and addiction.  

http://www.na.org

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.

http://www.aa.org

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.

http://www.al-anon.org/

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.

http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/alateen
Alateen is part of Al-Anon, and is the recovery program for young people.  It has information about meetings, literature, and more.

http://www.oa.org/
Overeaters Anonymous, 12 step organization site, has information about OA, find a meeting service, recovery literature, guidelines for meetings, and other information.

http://www.gamblersanonymous.org
12 step support group for compulsive gamblers

http://www.celebraterecovery.com
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:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
http://saa-recovery.org/Meetings/ElectronicMeetings/
Electronic sex addicts anonymous meetings

 
 

 

Pamphlets and Workbooks

 National Institute of Mental Health Booklet on Adolescent Brain Development

 
http://kap.samhsa.gov/products/manuals/pdfs/anger2.pdf
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. 

 userfiles/10846/file/WhatIsTx.pdf
 What is Treatment Booklet? - For Family Members of Alcoholics/Addicts

 

http://drugabuse.gov/scienceofaddiction/sciofaddiction.pdf
Drugs, Brains, and Addiction: The Science of Addition pamphlet by SAMHSA

 

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/adhd_booklet.pdf

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder booklet by National Institute of Mental Health.
 
Depression Booklet by the National Institute of Mental Health.
 
Anxiety Disorder Booklet by the National Institute of Mental Health.
 
Social Phobia Booklet by the National Institute of Mental Health
 
 
Bipolar Disorder Booklet by the National Institute of Mental Health

userfiles/10846/file/nimh_bipolar_children_parents_guide.pdf
Bipolar Disorder In Children Booklet by National Institute of Mental Health

 
Mental Health Medications Booklet by The National Institute of Mental Health
 
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Booklet by The National Institute of Mental Health
 
Generalized Anxiety Disorder Booklet by National Institute of Mental Health
 
 
Misc.

http://www.rileyguide.com

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Copyright: Peggy L. Ferguson, Ph.D., 116 W. 7th, Suite 211 , Stillwater , OK   74074 , phone 405-707-9600, fax 405-707-9601, email peggyferguson@hotmail.com, http://www.peggyferguson.com


Serving Stillwater (74074, 74075, 74076), Perry (73077), Perkins (74059), Cushing (74023), Pawnee (74058), Guthrie (73044), Ponca City (74601, 74602, 74604), Morrison (73061), and other local communities.

 

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.


 

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