Prescription Medications and Alternatives

Whether you’re looking for medication references or information about a new prescription, there are several resources available online. Here are a few that we’ve found to be most useful. 

Drugstore.com 

  • Medication interactions chart 
  • Information 

DrugFacts.com 

  • Drug AND herbal information 

RxFactStat 

  • Prescription fact sheets 
  • Medical dictionaries 
  • Literature searches 
  • Poison control 

Child Diagnostic Inc. - Dianne Craft 

  • Dianne offers educational and nutritional counseling.  ”it will dramatically improve your child’s learning and behavior.” 
  • “Right Brain Strategies, Brain Integration Therapy, and Biology of Behavior and Learning” are three of Dianne’s programs. 

True Hope 

  • “A benevolent, innovative, non-medical group dedicated to assisting the mentally ill in finding answers to the CNS Disorders of Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, ADHD, Panic / Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Tourette’s Syndrome, Autism and the disorders of Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”  

Dual Diagnosis Resources

Dual Diagnosis refers to concurrent mental disorders. This is most often substance abuse and mood disorders in various combinations but can include others as well. See below for a list of popular local resources.  

Dual Diagnosis Resource Network (DDRN) 

  • Dual Diagnosis Website 
  • Self Help & Support. 

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) 

  • Dual Diagnosis 
  • Adolescents with Co-occurring Brain Disorders and Substance Abuse Disorders. 

SAMHSA 

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 
  • Information on suicide, crisis prevention, and support groups. 

Sciacca – Comprehensive Service Development 

  • For Mental Illness, Drug Addiction and Alcoholism (MIDAA). 
  • Dual Diagnosis Website 
  • Information 
  • Support 
  • Chats 

Education, Legal, and Advocacy Resources

Educational and legal tools are essential for advocacy for those with illnesses and disabilities. Below, you’ll find popular Colorado resources alongside brief descriptions of what they provide.  

Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition 

  • The Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition is the statewide organization run by and for people with disabilities. 

The Child Advocate 

  • Serves the needs of children, families and professionals while addressing mental health, medical, educational, legal and legislative issues. 

The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities 

  • NICHCY is a national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Our special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22). 

PEAK Parent 

  • For your Colorado specific help in IEP’s and 504’s.  You can also call them if you need an education advocate. 

WrightsLaw 

  • This is the place to find the actual text of special education laws, information on the latest court battles, and answers to your special education questions. 

American Psychiatric Publishing Inc. 

  • Psychiatric Magazines on-line.  You can read articles from 8 different magazines. 

Mental Health OMBUDS Program of Colorado 

  • The Mental Health Ombuds Program of Colorado is an independent program that provides advocacy, assistance and education for consumers and families enrolled in the Mental Health Capitation and Managed Care Program. Provides technical assistance to mental health consumers and family members. Helps consumers navigate the mental health system. Provides information about eligibility for Medicaid; referrals to other organizations if necessary. 

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