Susan Hertel, Regional Director
REAP/Methadone, Outpatient Program (adult & youth), Youth (school-based) and Family
Services, HIV/Hepatitis C Health Services, Perinatal, Drug Court and SHARP Syringe Exchange
Darryl Smith, Residential Services Director
Turning Point Orenda Detox and Turning Point Residential Programs
Karen Short, Controller
HOPE HEALTH HEALING
It is BIOGENETIC
It is a PRIMARY Illness
- You don't choose to acquire it.
- A family history of drug/alcohol problems puts you at greater risk.
It is a CHRONIC Illness
- If you have chemical dependency, it's not a symptom of some other problem.
- If you have chemical dependency and other problems, your chemical dependency will interfere with treatment for other problems unless the chemical dependency is also treated.
It is a PROGRESSIVE Illness
- It won't go away because you ignore it, don't like it or don't want to believe you have it.
- It's not "just a phase".
If left Untreated, Addiction can be FATAL
- Without treatment it will eventually get worse.
- It usually gets worse more quickly for women and young people.
- Drinking and driving
- Overdose/alcohol poisoning
- Organ Failure