October 23, 2015 – October 30, 2015 is National Red Ribbon Week

Many of us have been affected by substance abuse/addiction in their lives or known someone who has. Addiction is when a person is compelled to continue to use substances despite severe negative social, legal, and health consequences. Addiction to drugs or alcohol is a medical condition that requires treatment. Getting clean is possible, but to maintain lasting recovery from substances support is needed.  

Despite how common alcohol and drug abuse are, not enough people are receiving treatment. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse: “In 2013, an estimated 22.7 million Americans (8.6 percent) needed treatment for a problem related to drugs or alcohol, but only about 2.5 million people (0.9 percent) received treatment at a specialty facility.”

The CARE Center offers substance abuse treatment for adults and adolescents. If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, please call (504) 393-5750.