Behavioral Health Website
This website is an Army sponsored website; however, it contains information on topics such as family, deployment, couples, and children to help all individuals balance their lives.
This website provides a variety of resources available to all military members, including guardsmen and reservists, and their families. Information related to finances, deployment, and continuing education is available. Services include a toll free number to call in a time of personal emotional crisis. All calls are answered by trained professionals with a minimum Masters degree in counseling.
'Balancing Your Work, Family and Social Life' article
Offers ten simple, effective ideas for bringing your life into better balance, plus links to other Ezine Articles on time management, life changes and dealing with transition.
Canada's Occupational Therapy resource site
Putting Balance Into Your Life is a comprehensive list of ideas for finding balance in your lifestyle, relationships, career, leisure, and many other aspects of life.
The Simple Living Network
Since 1996, the Simple Living Network has been providing resources, tools, examples and contacts for conscious, simple, healthy and restorative living.
How to Say No—And Live to Tell About It. Byers, Mary. Eugene, Or: Harvest House Publishers, 2006.
This book provides the reader with strategies to evaluate commitments and energy levels and helps you to prioritize your tasks.
The Simple Living Guide. Luhrs, Janet. New York: Broadway Books, 1997.
This book contains practical information including strategies, stories, resources, and inspiration for simplifying life to facilitate balance.
Organizing from the Inside Out. Morgenstern, Julie. New York: Henry Holt/Owl, 1998.
This book provides the reader with simple, easy to follow strategies for organizing your home and work spaces. Being organized helps you stay in control of your time. Reducing the clutter in your house reduces the clutter in your mind!
The Joy of Not Working. Zelinksi, Ernie. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 2003.
This book provides practical advice for real life in a humorous, easy-to-read format. Topics include dealing with boredom, the value of work, leisure activities, and money.
This is a Washington Post Blog called 'On Balance' written by Leslie Morgan Steiner. Separate sections are listed for Moms, Dads, and parenting. Each Tuesday, a guest writer contributes to the blog.
Smoking Cessation Resources
American Cancer Society (ACS)
www.cancer.org or call 1-800-227-2345 (1-800-ACS-2345)
Check your phone book to find your local office. The American Cancer Society (ACS) has volunteers and offices all over the country. ACS helps people learn about the health hazards of smoking and how to become ex-smokers. Its programs include 'The Great American Smokeout®' in November of each year and the Cancer Crusade every April. It also has many booklets and other information that can help.
American Heart Association (AHA)
www.americanheart.org or call 1-800-242-8721 (1-800-AHA-USA1)
Check your phone book to find your local office. The AHA has thousands of volunteers. It has 130,000 members (doctors, scientists, and others) in 55 state and regional groups. AHA makes books, tapes, and videos about the effects of smoking on the heart. AHA has also written a guidebook on weight-control in quit-smoking programs.
American Lung Association (ALA)
www.lungusa.org or 1-800-586-4872 (1-800-LUNG-USA)
Check your phone book to find your local office. ALA helps smokers who want to quit through its Freedom From Smoking® self-help quit-smoking program. ALA actively supports laws and information campaigns for non-smokers' rights. It also gives public information programs about the health effects of smoking.
Arizona Smokers' Helpline
In addition to support provided for smokers, this website also provides information for non-smokers trying to help others quit. This site also provides fact sheets and information on determining if you are ready to quit.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov or 1-800-311-3435 or (770) 488-5705
The CDC's Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) is the government's lead agency on smoking control. OSH funds booklets on smoking topics, such as relapse, helping a friend or family member quit smoking, the health hazards of smoking, and the effects of parental smoking on teenagers.
National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Cancer.gov™ Web site
This website provides information from numerous NCI sources, including LiveHelp, an instant messaging service. Information specialists provide live, online assistance to users of Cancer.gov, the NCI's Web site. The staff can assist smokers, in addition to providing cancer information and helping users to navigate the Web site. Click on the LiveHelp link, Monday through Friday.
National Cancer Institute's smokefree.gov
This Web site offers science-driven tools, information, and support that has helped smokers quit. You will find state and national resources, free materials, and quitting advice from the National Cancer Institute and its partners.
National Tribal Tobacco Prevention Network
This website provides smoking cessation information for Native Americans.
This site provides information to help you locate in-person support groups in your town.
An online support group designed to help you quit smoking with the support of others facing the same challenge.
Smoke Free Families
This website provides information and support to pregnant smokers.
This website provides a day-by-day guide that outlines what to expect on the days following your quit day. This site also contains links to an online smoking cessation counselor.
Tobacco News and Information
This website provides the latest headlines and news related to tobacco issues.
VA Vet Center
This website will help you find Vet Centers in your area. Many offer smoking cessation programs.
Cancer Information Service (CIS)
Toll-free: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER), TTY: 1-800-332-8615
CIS provides accurate, up-to-date information on cancer. Information specialists can assist you with quitting and also explain the latest cancer information in understandable language in English, Spanish, or on TTY equipment.
National Cancer Institute's Smoking Quitline
This number works anywhere in the U.S. It provides you with one-on-one help for quitting.
Your doctor may know about a quit-smoking program or support group near you.
The Easy Way to Stop Smoking: Join the Millions Who Have Become Nonsmokers Using the Easyway Method. Carr, Allen. Sterling Publishers, 2005.
This award-winning book offers proven strategies for smoking cessation that do not rely on scare tactics or psychobabble. Instead, the author delves into the reasons people smoke and works on reframing the 'need' for a cigarette.
How To Quit Smoking Even If You Don't Want To. Miller, Barbara. Trafford Publishing, 2006.
A no-nonsense approach to quitting smoking with sensible, realistic strategies.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Smoking Cessation: A Practical Guidebook to the Most Effective Treatments. Perkins, Kenneth A., et.al.
The central goal of the therapist engaged in helping someone to quit smoking is to teach the smoker ways to prepare to quit, successfully abstain through regular self-monitoring and behavioral modifications, and then to continue to maintain this abstinence over a greater period of time. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) has been shown to be an effective approach for smoking cessation, and is becoming an attractive alternative for people who want or need the additional support beyond nicotine gum or pharmacological options.