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How to use the Website and Directory Transcript

Hello Everyone and welcome to our "How to video". One of the main pages on the DRS website is our Directory page. This is the pivot page to navigate on the main pages of our website.

When you get to our Directory page, you will see all the states and national services. If you click on a state, let's say California, you will then find the primary categories.

On every state, county and city page, you will see a "search by" module. These search by modules give you the opportunity to search any cities or counties, where services are available, and all of them are listed within the page. Each service includes a description, contact info, services available. If you go to the top menu of our website, you can find info by states, services, different kind of payment and insurance options. You can also find information on a specific drug.

Needing help or wanting to help someone is very stressful. We tried to keep our website simple but as complete as possible. All information is available within a few clicks. You're not sure where to go or you need an answer now? Call the number on our website or fill our call back form and we will call you at a time that is convenient for you. Call us.

If you are looking for a specific type of treatment, under every states, there are subcategories such as "State Financed" for no cost or low cost treatment, "Medicaid" for treatment facilities that take medicaid, "Adolescents" for under age teens etc.

At any time you can always reach one of our counselors at 1-800-304-2219.

Thanks and enjoy

Substance Abuse Treatment in America

In 2018 there were an estimated 21.2 million people aged 12 or older who needed substance use treatment, per the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health by SAMHSA. When this number is broken down, it translates to 1 in 13 people who needed treatment, roughly 7.8% of Americans. The number of adolescents who needed treatment in 2018 was 1 in 26 aged 12 to 17. Over 15% of young adults or 1 in 7 young adults aged 18 to 25 needed treatment, and 1 in 14 adults aged 26 or older needed treatment for substance abuse. The number of adolescents in 2018 who needed treatment for substance was lower when compared to 2015 and 2016, and similar numbers were seen in 2017. The number of adults who needed substance abuse treatment in 2018 was identical to the numbers seen from 2015 to 2017.

In 2018 only 1.4% of Americans aged 12 or older received any form of substance use treatment in the past year. Roughly 0.9% of Americans or 2.4 million people received their substance use treatment from a specialty facility. Out of the number of people who needed substance use treatment in 2018, around 964,000 perceived a need for treatment. About 2 in 5 people who needed treatment and did not receive treatment were not ready to stop using drugs or alcohol. Roughly 1 in 3 Americans had health care coverage for drug rehab, and many more were not able to afford the cost of treatment.

Addiction Treatment Resources Within the United States

Drug addiction is a common problem through every part of the United States, there are very few communities where this issue is not seen. Every year, more and more people become addicted to harmful drugs, and families are witnessed to the devastating effects. As the understanding of addiction continues to expand, so does the variety of addiction treatment resources and methods used to help those who are struggling with substance abuse.

Specialized Addiction Treatment Resources

Generally, when searching for drug and alcohol treatment, you will have something in mind, but will come across countless avenues to search down. Some of the more specialized forms of drug treatment can involve programs for co-occurring disorders, or faith-based drug rehab. There are drug treatment centers who offer family services, such as treatment for pregnant women, or residential beds for a client’s children. Addicts who are hearing impaired, or whom require a program delivered in their first language, are also available. Resources for addiction also extend well into the preventative side, including drug intervention, or early prevention services. 

There is essentially an addiction treatment process for any type of substance abuse problem or addiction. This is what does make the rehabilitation process successful, looking at each individual addiction as being unique, and requiring generalized and specific treatment methods. It is always important for an addict to find the right type of treatment, and be comfortable within the program they are attending. There are addiction treatment resources to meet the needs for any addiction or drug problem, and finding the right one will ensure life-long sobriety can be possible.


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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.