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Treatment & Recovery

Provide Tailored Support and Increase Quality and Availability of Care

SAFE Project’s Treatment and Recovery Line of Operation provides resources, consultation, and programming to strengthen and advance community efforts to effectively respond to substance use challenges.

Specifically, the Treatment and Recovery Line conducts and coordinates trainings and events, and seeks to educate on substance use disorders and treatment and recovery best practices. Our forward-focused objectives are to:

  1. Provide education on substance use disorder and best practices for treatment and recovery services
  2. Support and advance effective treatment and recovery efforts
  3. Advocate for improvements in treatment and recovery systems and services
  4. Provide resources on effective and innovative treatment and recovery support practices
  5. Unify communities to strengthen treatment and recovery efforts

By the Numbers:

  • There are roughly 25-million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. (“Facing Addiction in American, US Surgeon General, 2016)
  • Research on alcohol, drug use, and addiction, has led to one clear conclusion: Addiction to alcohol or drugs is a chronic but treatable brain disease that requires medical intervention, NOT moral judgment. (“Facing Addiction in America, US Surgeon General, 2016)
  • Women may be more likely to take prescription opioids without a prescription to cope with pain, even when men and women report similar pain levels. Research also suggests that women are more likely to misuse prescription opioids to self-treat for other problems such as anxiety or tension. (NIDA, Substance Use in Women, 2018)
  • Daily marijuana use is its highest level since the early 1980s for young adults, with 4.9 percent of college students and 12.8 percent of non-college peers reporting daily use. (NIDA, 2016, “Monitoring the Future”)