Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment
Alcohol and drug abuse affect virtually every community. Nationally, about two million people ages 12 – 20 are considered heavy drinkers, and 4.4 million are binge drinkers. The elderly are not exempt. In fact, doctors may overlook alcoholism when evaluating elderly patients, mistakenly attributing the signs of alcohol abuse to the normal effects of the aging process. What’s more, an estimated 20.4 million people in the United States used some kind of illicit drug in the past 30 days, according to the latest government statistics.
CarePoint Health offers a wide-range of programs designed to prevent and treat alcoholism and drug abuse. Support services include individual, group, and family counseling.