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Drug & Alcohol National Services in the United States

Drug and alcohol abuse in the United States has been a long withstanding problem with countless victims, within each decade that passes. Throughout the United States, the number of people who use and abuse illicit drugs do vary by the type of drug. For example, it is estimated that over 120 million have used marijuana at some point in his or her life, and over 15 million people have used crystal meth. Some states have legalized marijuana, there has been an increase in use among other problems that have come to fruition. Since 2007, the number of people who have used heroin in the past year has increased, and roughly 90% of the heroin brought into the United States, is coming over the southern border. In 2016, the death rate from drug overdoses was on average 14 overdose deaths per 100,000 population, and since the recent opioid epidemic, this number has gone up. As of 2104, there were close to 14,000 substance abuse treatment facilities in the United States, which was a decrease from the previous year; however, more services are being provided in lite of the on-going drug problems and opioid epidemic. It is no secret that drug and alcohol abuse is a problem that is not going away anytime soon, and many Americans ask what else is being done to help combat the problem. There are many organizations throughout the United States, who help American's live drug free lives, those who help prevent addiction from happening, or ensure a recovering addict remains off drugs, to live their best life.

These organizations and programs operate on a federal level, a state level, and locally; many of them are private non-profit organizations, whereas others are operated by the various levels of government. There are many differences in these organizations, with what they do, how they approach the drug and alcohol problem, and what methods are used to help those struggling with addiction or preventing people from becoming addicted. People living in the United States can access drug prevention and education programs, workplace services to help prevent substance abuse, charitable or non-profit organizations, faith-based programs, intervention services, and all levels of support and counseling services. Like anything else, it will be important to know what organizations work well, what they do, how they operate, and how someone can access the services needed. There are numerous substance abuse national services throughout the United States, and many programs will be operated locally within each state. Local operations will include federally and state-funded programs, among many facilities that are privately operated and funded through donations. Drug Rehab Services will help provide the current information about these different services, to ensure individuals can find the information they need.

Clinical and Therapeutic Approaches Used in Substance Abuse Treatment

There are numerous types of clinical and therapeutic approaches used in treatment throughout the nation. Within most of the drug treatment services in America, two methods were used always or often, which were substance abuse counseling that was used in 94% of facilities, and relapse prevention used in 87% of facilities. Other types of treatment such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, were administered in around 94% of facilities. Motivational interviewing, anger management, and brief intervention were used in 80 to 90% of facilities. Trauma-related counseling was used in 82% of treatment centers in the nation, and the 12-step programs were being administered in 72% of facilities.

Per the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, other specific forms of therapy, such as dialectical behavior therapy was administered in 58% of programs. Contingency management/motivational incentives and rational emotive behavioral therapy were used in 45 to 55% of programs. The matrix model of treatment, which focuses on stimulant addiction, was used in 45% of facilities. Other services such as computerized substance abuse treatment and community reinforcement plus vouchers were used in around 12 to 17% of the facilities in the nation. Some treatment approaches were rarely or never used in treatment facilities, according to SAMHSA. For example, these are rational emotive behavioral therapy, the matrix model, community reinforcement plus vouchers, and computerized substance abuse treatment.

Here is a list of the different national services for drug and alcohol addiction that are available across the United States. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our counselors at 1-800-304-2219.

List of Substance Abuse National Services in the United States


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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.