According to the CDC, over-use of alcohol is associated with approximately 75,000 deaths per year.
Alcohol is a factor in over 40% of all deaths in car accidents.
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The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.
– Thucydides – Ancient Greek Historian 5th Century B.C.
�He who is brave is free.�
Seneca – Roman Philosopher 1st Century
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Welcome to Rehab Treatment – Inpatient and Outpatient Centers
Inpatient rehab treatment provides a contained therapeutic environment where those who are addicted to alcohol or drugs can break free and get sober. The will of each patient is strengthened by the strict prohibitions on substance use, individual and group therapy, and possibly 12-step recovery. Outpatient rehab treatment may be recommended after inpatient treatment is completed to help sustain the commitment to sobriety and develop new life-skills and friends.
Highly addicted patients may need to attend a detox-facility or hospital to deal with severe withdrawal before entering an inpatient rehab. If you are experiencing severe withdrawal call 911 and go to a hospital emergency room. See Medline Plus for more information on alcohol withdrawal. Search Medline Plus for symptoms and treatment of various drug withdrawal symptoms and treatment.
Ask a lot of questions and check with your healthcare provider concerning any rehab treatment facility. The facilities found on this site are not screened, and we can not and do not guarantee any results. Use this site at your own risk. You may use our Sober Coaching and Parent Partnering which is a consultation service provided for an hourly fee.
Strategies in Family Engagement to Support Youth with Behavioral Health Needs: Q A with Darin Carver of Weber Human Services
By Mariana Veras, Mental Health Program Assistant
Youth reentering the community after contact with the criminal justice system often have significant mental health and substance abuse needs. Unfortunately, many jurisdictions struggle to implement effective reentry services for these youth and their families. The following feature is a Q A session with Darin Carver, Clinical Practice Administrator at Weber Human Services in Ogden, Utah. Mr. Carver recently participated in a Council of State Governments Justice Center webinar, during which he addressed how community supervision and treatment providers can best support youth with behavioral health needs following release from out-of-home placement. In this Q A, Mr. Carver discusses the promising practices in his jurisdiction and offers his own perspective on emerging research in juvenile justice.
You have mentioned the need for treatment providers to match their engagement strategies to the type of parent response you receive. Could you explain how this process works?
We start with the attitude of acceptance. The provider or the counselor has to be willing to say: �Whatever the family presents with today is fine. I�m willing to start there and move forward. It�s just where they are. They�ve probably been there for quite some time.� Families can come in and present in unique ways, but we found that there tends to be four family response patterns that we come across to which we try to match services.
The first of the four response patterns we have identified is intense conflict and negativity. So families come in and there is a lot of arguing going on among them. The parents are highly negative, not just about the system, but also about their child. If they were to put it into behavioral health terms or provider lingo, they might say: �This is my son. He has a conduct disorder, he has always had a conduct disorder, and he will always have a conduct disorder.� So, we really try hard in these situations to reframe the problem to help them see that their child may have good motives but poor methods. The child may in fact be doing this for some reason that makes some sense in the context of the family system, but the way they go about it might be frustrating. We don�t want to deny that frustration, but we also want to help parents see that their child�s motivations and actions are relational. Read More
A Ten-Step Guide to Transforming Probation Departments to Reduce Recidivism
The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center recently released a guide for policymakers committed to reducing the likelihood that probationers will reoffend. The guide provides probation leaders with a roadmap to overhaul the operations of their agencies so they can increase public safety in their communities and improve rates of compliance among people they are supervising.
The first section describes how officials can engage key stakeholders, evaluate agency policies, and develop a strategic plan for implementing reform; the second section provides recommendations for redesigning departmental policies and practices; and the final section includes steps for making the department transformation permanent. The report provides numerous examples of how these steps were used in one probation department in particular (Travis County, Texas). Since transforming its operations between 2005 and 2008, the Travis County probation department has seen felony probation revocations decline by 20 percent and the one-year re-arrest rate for probationers fall by 17 percent (compared with similar probationers before the departmental overhaul).
To learn more and to download the report. click here .
Latest Discharge Data
The most recent Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) report from the Federal Government tracks discharges from licensed substance abuse treatment facilities on approximately 1.5 million treatment discharges in 2006, the latest year of tabulated reports.
The report discovered that the patient completion rate during 2006 was 47 percent among patients discharged from reporting facilities. This was an overall figure blending all patient discharges. There were large variations in discharge rates between those with differing addictions, and the various types of services received. Download Report