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Below is a list of links that I have found to aide you in finding more help.  You may also check out some of the other links at the top to help.  

Abused Women:

Drug Referral Hotline

Alcoholism/Treatment

South Suburban Family Shelter - Illinois.

Chicago Abused women coalition- greenhouse shelter, Chicago.

 Social Services Directory - Girls Resources.

 Crisis Centers in South Suburbia  - (708-429-SAFE) Abuse & Grievance Counseling, Shelter, food, referral.

National Coalition against Domestic Violence

The National Voice on Mental Illness.

Look up terms in the field of Psychology and Neurology.

Free and Confidential Online Screening Tests from Alcoholism.about.com:

bullet Alcoholism Screening Quiz
bullet Do You Have a Alcohol or Drug Problem? - Alcohol and drug use can progress into abuse and even addition so insidiously that sometimes people do not realize that their drinking or drugging has become a real problem for them and those around them.
bullet AlcoholScreening.org - If you consume alcoholic beverages, it's important to know whether your drinking patterns are safe, risky or harmful. This site can help you find out.
bullet Are You Alcohol Dependent? - Alcoholics are certainly alcohol-dependent. But they’re not the only ones with this problem.
bullet Drug Abuse Screening Quiz
bullet Adult Child of Alcoholics Screening Quiz

Cyber Sober - The resource for recovery of alcoholics, narcotics, gamblers, and overeaters. More than 100,000 meetings, hospitals and treatment centers with maps and directions.

HOW CAN I HELP THEM?

How Can I Get Him to Stop? - When family members of those who are alcohol dependent ask the above question about the drinker in their lives, the answer is never simple.
Why do I need help? He's the alcoholic! - The disease of alcoholism affects everyone in the family whether they realize it or not.
Enabling - Many times when family and friends try to "help" alcoholics they are actually making it easier for them to continue in the progression of the disease.
Denial - One of the most frustrating factors in dealing with alcoholism as a relative friend or professional is it is almost always accompanied by a phenomenon known as "denial."
Can Al-Anon help?
Detachment - For the friends and family of the alcoholic the key to serenity is finding the wisdom to know the difference between what they can and cannot change.
Games Alcoholic Families Play (Part I) - You didn't cause it and you can't control it.
Games Families Play (Part II)
If you find your self locked in to playing a role in the alcoholic's life maybe it's time to call "time out."
Al-Anon Meeting Topics - A discussion of 40 topics of interest to families of alcoholics and newcomers to Al-Anon.
Intervention - Sometimes when the alcoholic's problems reach the crisis level the only choice left to his family is professional intervention.
Another View of Intervention - A new book suggests that families may not be as powerless as they have been lead to believe in intervening with an alcoholic or addict family member.
Adult Children - Most of us who grew up in families affected by the disease of alcoholism never did really grow up in many ways.
Is Your Teenager Using? - If your child is using alcohol and drugs it's a good bet he (or she) is probably doing everything possible to keep that activity hidden.
Growing Up 'Alcoholically' - Growing up in home with an active alcoholic can effect how a child looks at life and almost everything in it.

Learn more about depression From LessonsForLiving.com:

Watch your language. Don't talk yourself into depression.
Are you depressed and don't know it?
Causes of depression.
Improving your thinking and improving your mood.

As we look back, we feel we had gone on drinking many years beyond the point where we could quit on our will power. If anyone questions whether he has entered this dangerous area, let him try leaving liquor alone for one year. If he is a real alcoholic and very far advanced, there is scant chance of success. In the early days of our drinking we occasionally remained sober for a year or more, becoming serious drinkers again later. Though you may be able to stop for a considerable period, you may yet be a potential alcoholic. We think few, to whom this book will appeal, can stay dry anything like a year. Some will be drunk the day after making their resolutions; most of them within a few weeks."

~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, More About Alcoholism, pg. 34~

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