Substance Abuse

More than 10 million Americans have co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders. ReachLink supports full continuum of care by providing affordable and flexible Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Outpatient (OP) services.

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Substance Abuse + Mental Health

Substance dependent individuals often suffer from dual diagnosis (co-occurring) disorders. These co-occurring disorders can be common, anxiety-related disorders or more intense, mood-related disorders. In other cases, individuals with severe mental illness like schizophrenia may self-medicate with illicit substances. Effective behavioral health treatment requires proper diagnosis and treatment planning.

ReachLink helps with...
  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Substance Abuse

  • PTSD

  • Eating Disorders

  • Coping With Cravings
  • Life Skills
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Creating Support Networks
  • Boundary Setting
  • Social Reintegration
  • Guilt Grief Trama and Pain
  • Co-occurring Mental Health Disorders
 

Alcohol

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a chronic relapsing brain disease characterized by compulsive alcohol use, loss of control over alcohol intake, and a negative emotional state when not using.

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    Facing Facts

  • An estimated 16 million people (6.2 percent) in the United States had AUD in 2015.

  • This includes 9.8 million men and 5.3 million women.

  • Adolescents can be diagnosed with AUD as well. In 2015, an estimated 623,000 adolescents ages 12–17 had AUD.

  • Statistics provided by the National Institute of Mental Health.
  • Statistics provided by Department of Justice.
  • American Journal of Psychiatry and U.S. Surgeon General’s Report, 1999.
  • Statistics provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Statistics provided by the The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
 

Substances

Substance use disorders occur when the continual use of alcohol and/or drugs causes significant impairment including health problems, disability, and other issue.

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    Facing Facts

  • Drug overdoses fatalities have increased every year since 1999 with over 70,000 overdose fatalities in 2017. Opioids have been the drug of choice as these number have doubled in the past decade.

  • 23% of adolescents have tried marijuana while almost 15% have tried cocaine. A combined 14% have tried heroin and other "harder" drugs.

  • About 15% of adolescents use tobacco while about 10% use alcohol.

 

Dual Diagnosis

People with a dual diagnosis have co-occurring mental health and alcohol/substance abuse issues including depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia and others.

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    Facing Facts

  • 7.9 million people in the U.S. experience both a mental disorder and substance use disorder simultaneously.

  • 4.1 million are men while 3.8 million are women.

  • There are many combinations and the symptoms vary widely, including: withdrawal from friends and family, sudden behavior changes, using substances in dangerous situations, risky behavior and more.

Benefits

Personalized

Tailored to your schedule and specific health needs.

Assisted

If requested, we work with your employer, EAP or union.

Affordable

We are a covered benefit of many health plans.

Private

Sessions are always private and confidential!

Convenient

Connect anytime, anywhere via phone or video!

Proven

Studies show tele-behavioral care improves health.

ReachLink is a trusted provider for substance abuse and mental health care.

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