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Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What To Ask (pdf)
This publication from the National Institute on Drug Abuse offers guidance in seeking drug abuse treatment and lists five questions to ask when searching for a treatment program.
This e-book from The Partnership at DrugFree.org provides information about adolescent and young-adult alcohol and other drug abuse treatment and will help you get the most appropriate care for your child and family.
Questions are provided to help guide your conversation with treatment program staff in deciding which program is the best fit (and most appropriate based on the assessment) for your child and family.
Recognizing that your child needs substance abuse treatment can be emotional and overwhelming; and you may feel that the process of finding and getting your child into treatment has taken over your life. Although you are probably not thinking about yourself right now, one of the smartest things you can do for your child in trouble and your family is to take care of yourself so that you remain strong, healthy and clear headed. Here are some suggestions for ways to take care of yourself during this difficult time.
Pamphlet includes a listing of Eau Claire County area resources for adolescents - May 2010
Links for More Information:
interactive locator from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Time to Get Help: Online Support for Parents of a Child Struggling with Drugs and Alcohol
"Time to Get Help is a place to learn but not get overwhelmed; a place to find out how to help your child without wasting time; a place to get support without feeling judged; and a place to share your experiences, knowing you can make a difference."
1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373), is staffed by clinical social workers with practical experience in substance abuse prevention and treatment. The helpline, launched by The Partnership at Drugfree.org, began taking calls in April 2011 and will offer bilingual support (English/Spanish) beginning in mid-August.
Eau Claire County Area Treatment Facilities
Adolescent Treatment Facilities: