"The first step of treating any addiction is admitting to having a problem. But figuring out how to proceed from there is more complicated. When loved ones need help with excessive substance use, many people are not sure how to take the first step in finding appropriate and affordable care. In fact, admitting someone has a problem is often the first of many barriers to securing the long-term care and support they need to get and stay sober."
Click here to read the rest of the op-ed article by Jessica Allanson, Ohlhoff's Intensive Outpatient Program Director, about some of the current challenges in substance abuse treatment and the need for comprehensive services.
Jessica's article was part of a larger impact issue produced by The Daily Californian which had a focus on rehabilitation.
Jessica Allanson holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and is the program director of the Intensive Outpatient Program at Ohlhoff Recovery Programs.