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Straightjackets Optional provides peer support, much like a real life support group. It is not a replacement for any health care provider as we are not trained counsellors. Always talk to your doctor/therapist/psychologist/psychiatrist if you have concerns about your health.

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What medications are ok to take while breastfeeding?

Check for drug interactions:

Information on specific drugs:
There is a lot of information on the following websites. I have given a brief description of what you'll find at each website. Relevent Toll Free Numbers in the USA
  • Anxiety / Panic Disorders
    National Institute of Mental Health Panic Disorder Help-line 800-64-PANIC. Provides information and literature on panic disorders.

    Depression
    Depression Awareness, Recognition and Treatment Help-line 800-421-4211. Provides brochures on depression. Sponsored by National Institute of Mental Health.

    National Foundation for Depressive Illness 800-248-4344 Referrals to doctors and depression support groups, disseminates literature, publishes quarterly newsletter, and runs outreach program for adolescents and senior citizens.

    Domestic Violence
    National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233; Information and referrals for victims and perpetrators of domestic violence. NDVH have a website as well.

    Drug Abuse
    800-COCAINE; Information and referral service for drug and alcohol addiction, treatment, and groups. Sponsored by National Medical Enterprises.

    888-MARIJUANA / 888-627-4582 (24 hrs). Confidential information on substance abuse and referrals to treatment programs, self-help groups, other hotlines and crisis centers nationwide.

    Al-A.non/Alateen Family Group Headquarters 1-800-344-2666

    American Council for Drug Education (bilingual) 800-DRUG-HELP (24 hrs). Provides information on specific drugs and treatment options, and referrals to treatment programs, self-help groups, and crisis centers. Affiliated with Phoenix House. They also have a website.

    National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependency 800-622-2255 With touch tone phone, refers callers to counseling and treatment centers for alcohol and drug abuse.

    National Council on Alcohol and Drugs 800-475-HOPE (24 hrs) Provides information on local treatment centers.

    Gambling Addiction
    National Council on Problem Gambling 1-800-522-4700

    Help for Parents
    Parents A.nonymous Help Line 1-800-345-5044

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    National OCD Information Hotline 800-NEWS-4-OCD Provides information on obsessive-compulsive disorder. Website: http://www.ocdresource.com

    Prescriptions, Low Cost
    Pharmaceutical Patient Assistance Directory Line 800-762-4636. Provides a directory of various pharmaceutical assistance programs for persons who cannot afford prescriptions on their own.

    Self-Abuse
    SAFE (Self-Abuse Finally Ends) Alternative Information Line 800-DONT-CUT Provides information on dealing with self-abuse and self-mutilation and treatment options.


Toll Free Numbers in Canada
  • Domestic Violence
    National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-363-9010; English and French speaking operators.

    Drug Abuse
    Al-A.non/Alateen Family Group Headquarters 1-800-443-4525

    Eating Disorders
    National Eating Disorders Information Centre 1-866-633-4220

    Help for Parents
    Parent Help Line 1-888-603-9100



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