If you live in Delaware, you are familiar with how easy it is to obtain drugs in your state. Delaware ranks in the top five states for the highest percentage of teenagers using marijuana. The largest city, Wilmington, is a hub for the sale of heroin and cocaine to Philadelphia and New York City and Delaware is one of the few states where crack cocaine use has not decreased, but has actually increased in the larger cities. Many times the crack is cut or mixed with methamphetamine powder. Both of these drugs have a similar initial rush.
Admitted, we are not located in Delaware, so we don’t have comprehensive data on programs in your state, but we are more educated and experienced in the alcohol and drug field than any of the other sites on the internet, except for those that are university based or government funded.
We are a small group of professionals that have retired and are wanting to share our experiences with others so that we can continue to be of value and so that you, the reader and your need for addiction help won’t be led astray by much of the commercial hype that is the rule on most of these sites.
Most sites are trying to sell you on a certain type of treatment because of the profit advantage to themselves. They could be referring to a good program, but that type of slant is less than objective and leaves too much room for error and when you are dealing with people’s lives, errors shouldn’t be in the equation.
If you landed on this page and were wanting to explore the different types of alcohol and drug treatment available in Delaware, it is best that you call our licensed counselors and go through an assessment so that you can know what is the appropriate level of care needed to handle your specific needs.
Many people go about choosing a treatment program with the wrong motivations. They first find out the prices of treatment, or they talk to their health insurance provider and from that data, they choose the modality of treatment they believe is best, only later to discover the relapse was almost immediate and it very well could have been prevented it the person got the appropriate level of rehabilitation.
The right approach is to call our experienced and licensed counselors and either contract with them to provide a professional analysis using the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) or the SASSI-3, which together, will have a 94% accuracy in determining whether the addiction is in need of outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, residential treatment or inpatient treatment. This process will take about one hour of interview time and then about another hour to write up the report. At that time, you will have a professional document that will be specific as to what the addiction issues are and what type of treatment is going to be needed to address these problem.
If you are just “shopping” at this point and aren’t interested in that level of specificity, then call and talk to our counselors. Verbal phone call consultations are free of charge and, even though they will be as specific as the formal assessments, you will get professional advice that you can count on as being reliable. Our counselors are retired and have been leaders in the alcohol and drug field. They have been on the faculties of medical schools and have all been in private practice as well as working in treatment centers working with addicts of all types.
Many times, when someone is first confronting the idea of getting help for a loved one or themselves, they have great difficulty in being forthright about the problem, in fact, the denial that accompanies addiction usually keeps an addict and his loved ones from really coming to terms with how serious the problem can be.
Few family address addiction issues as soon as they should and it usually takes years of changes within the user and their loved ones before they hit, what is called, the “bottom”. Everyone has a different level that is reached when they say, “I can’t take this any longer”! They may have had many times when they felt like that, but to avoid making a decision, things get better. The addict promises that he can quit on his own, the family looks for indicators that they can use to prove to themselves that he is doing better and they decide to put it off.
When a professional works with the family and identifies the areas were the moral structure of the family has eroded because of the progression of the addiction, family wish they hadn’t have waited.
So, don’t hesitate! Call us and we will help you analyze what needs to happen for things to get better and for the family to start again feeling the loving and supportive feelings that were so wonderful in the past.
Call us at 888-781-7060 and start the process of recovery.