Project Fresh Light is committed to providing our
visitors with a variety of resources applicable for working with adolescents
and their families. Here you will find links to Project Fresh Light
Updates, a Discussion Board, a Drug Glossary, newly enacted
WI Laws, a listing of links to agencies and services related to adolescent
addiction, substance abuse and treatment, and more.
Links: If you are looking for information regarding adolescent addiction, substance abuse and treatment, you might find these links relevant and useful. This Link section will be evolving over time as we are open to suggestions regarding links that might be appropriate for this page.
Discussion Board: Subscribe to our Discussion Board and join in on discussions with other professionals and colleagues around the state to explore adolescent substance abuse questions and concerns, best practices, assessment and screening tools, effective methods of engaging families in adolescent treatment and much more.
Project Fresh Light Updates: Contains useful articles and information regarding the Project and the activities it's doing around the state with parents and families, counties and state organizations, treatment providers, and many more players in the Project Fresh Light partnership.
Funding opportunities: This page provides links to funding opportunities and current grants gathered by the Project Fresh Light community. If you have a grant or funding opportunity that you’d like to share on this web page, please e-mail Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glossary of drugs: The United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides a quick and ready reference for professionals and the public. At SAMHSA's website you will find a wealth of resources including valuable information regarding addiction, prevention, treatment, underage drinking, mental health and much more to answer a variety of drug-related questions. Visit: http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/drugs.cfm
Boys-at-Risk Summit Booklet: Young men today face many risk factors, one of which is substance abuse. During the Boys-at-Risk Summit on June 12 in Madison WI, a panel of four young men told their struggles of substance abuse and their ongoing recovery. If you did not have the chance to attend the Summit and listen to their stories, we want to give you the opportunity to read these and other stories in a truly marvelous booklet entitled, "From Boys and Men: Voices of Struggles, Addiction and Recovery." There are many untold stories of boys struggling to find their way in the world. This booklet will begin to open the doors to this important new narrative and, hopefully, inspire other young men to contribute their voices to it. Download the booklet.
Wisconsin Law Changes: As a courtesy to our Project Fresh Light visitors, we are including a Wisconsin Laws page which will have information regarding the latest changes in Wisconsin Laws. This page will be updated on a continual basis.
Kennedy-Domenici Mental Health Parity
The Problem Oriented Screening Instruments for Teenagers (POSIT) was designed to identify potential problem areas that require further in-depth assessment. It was also designed to identify problems and potential treatment or service needs in 10 areas, including substance abuse, mental and physical health, and social relations. Related is the POSIT follow-up questionnaire that was derived from items on POSIT to screen for potential change in 7 out of the 10 problem areas represented on POSIT. Check out our map of POSIT certified counties in Wisconsin.
The fiscal mapping resource document was developed by cross-departmental State staff to depict current fiscal resources. It is the first document that compiles all of the funding sources that can be available in Wisconsin to support adolescents. Download the mapping resource as a pdf document. (111k file. Legal size)
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. http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org
Narcotics Anonymous 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. http://www.na.org
SAMHSA News: What’s an effective
way to raise awareness about SAMHSA’s
Suicide Prevention Lifeline? As it turns out, it’s MySpace.com,
the most popular online networking sites in the Nation. SAMHSA is using
the site to spread the word about the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
A free, 24-hour resource for anyone who needs help, the
Lifeline connects callers to more than 120 crisis centers across the
country. Learn more at:
SAMHSA Resource: Fotonovela for Spanish-Speaking Act Now Clients
Other publications relating to Treatment, Clinicians, Fotonovelas, Substance Abuse, etc., can also be ordered through the same web site.