A substance Abuse Treatment involves several stages:
1. Intervention. The individuals who need drug or alcohol rehab treatment are usually the last to realize the problem, and the last to search for appropriate help. Alcohol and drug interventions involves a close circle of family and friends, intervention specialist, and the loved one who suffers from substance abuse problem. The goal of intervention is to educate and confront addict about his or her addiction problem, achieve willingness of the loved ones to receive help. Read more
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has established five main levels of care for substance abuse treatment:
- Early intervention services
- Outpatient services
- Intensive outpatient/Partial hospitalization services Residential/Inpatient services
- Medically managed intensive inpatient services
Drug Abuse Hotline is designed to help those individuals who struggle from drug abuse and addiction. There is no big or small problem when it comes to drug abuse and addiction. At any stage, a drug addiction can be detrimental to a person’s health or be fatal. The illegal drug industry ha been on the rise. There are multiple amount of new drugs of abuse produced every day, and unfortunately they are easily accessible.
Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences (as defined by NIDA). The drugs alter the brain function, that can lead to irrational and often violent behaviors, and it can result in addiction. Drug abuse takes over person’s self-control. Drugs affect the brain function that associated with judgement, motor skills, decision making, memory, and behavioral control.
Mental Health Crisis and Hotlines are designed to help those individuals who are experiencing serious mental health crisis, and are in the need of immediate assistance. Many family members are often puzzled as to what to do with their loved ones who are experiencing a severe mental health crisis. Often times, the families are unprepared for a particular situation, and find themselves in despair to help their loved one.
What is a mental health crisis?
A crisis is any situation in which a person’s behaviors places them at at risk of
hurting themselves or others, as well as when they are not able to resolve the
situation with the skills and resources available. Read more
Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline is designed to help those individuals who believe that they have problem with alcohol, and they would like to talk with a staff member regarding how to achieve sobriety. If you are looking for information about Alcoholics Anonymous, or about their meetings in Los Angeles are, you can call (800) 923-8722.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with one another, to recover from alcohol addiction. Read more