the negative consequences, the drug being favored to other activities and increased tolerance, obligations, and more often a physical withdrawal state (Lowinson, Joyce H. 51). These substances results to public many health problems and that’s why many people view them as undesirable.
PORT Human Services is an institution in my community that helps in addressing this problem. It is a Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency that is licensed by the State of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. It is a private, nonprofit and it offers services and assists the residents of its community who seek help with Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Intellectual/Developmental Disability issues. Their services are offered by an inter-disciplinary team of professionals who are qualified and they adhere to the highest levels of care and value. The facility offers services to both adults and children. The facility has a number of programs but the once that are in line with substance abuse are:
Stepping Stone Manor – It is a State License, recovery program of six months for men who are over 18 years and dealing with substance use disorders. They stay for 72 hours without using the addictive substance.
The Kelly House Program – This is a therapeutic home for women who have substance abuse difficulties and they must be pregnant or have an infant of up to six months old. It is a safe with an environmental that is home structured where the walk to recovery begins. The residents participate in treatments that are designed to meeting the unique needs and concerns of a pregnant woman or mother in recovery. Individualized treatment includes group and individual counseling, education on substance education, involvement in 12 step recovery programs, parenting skills and other individual needs.
Substance abuse is a nationwide problem and not on only isolated in my community. NIDA provided a number of sources that informs us about the prevalence and trends