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GET HELP® App Updated with COVID-19 Community Resources

GET HELP® News GET HELP is a human and data-driven central solution that helps the helpers do their jobs more effectively and efficiently, improving access to services to those in need, and raising the standard for accountability. GET HELP is a tech tool for humans. Unlike many technology solutions, the

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COVID19
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Special Grocery Store Hours for Seniors During COVID-19 Crisis

Special Grocery Store Hours for Seniors During COVID-19 Crisis GET HELP® Resources & Support Albertsons Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM vulnerable shoppers, including senior citizens, pregnant women or those with compromised immune systems “who have been advised to avoid leaving home as much as possible.” Baron’s Market Daily

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News & Media
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What Do We Know About Resilience in the Wake of Disaster?

What Do We Know About Resilience in the Wake of Disaster? We have evidence of what works, lessons learned, to guide us. Dr. Lloyd Sederer Lloyd Sederer, MD Advisory Board Chair During this time of “social distancing” and “sheltering at home,” this means over-communicating. Use whatever device works best for

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Providers
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The Business of Recovery

People with addiction and their families often are (over)promised the moon, so to speak, and as we read in the accompanying story. But – they are required to pay rates from hundreds (to tens of thousands of dollars), every month for treatment. Some families mortgage their homes or spent their savings or money meant for the education of all their children.

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Municipalities
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Homelessness is a Solvable Problem

Rates of homelessness, especially chronic homelessness (defined federally as lasting more than one year), increase every year. Especially among people who have serious mental and substance use disorders. But it is a solvable problem, writes Lloyd I Sederer, MD, Chair of Get Help Board of Advisors.

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Professionals
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Is a Detox Program Necessary?

Is A Detoxification Program Necessary? Using is Dangerous. But so is stopping Using is dangerous, but so is stopping – withdrawal must be undertaken with caution and, often, with medical supervision. Depending on the substance being abused, withdrawal symptoms might include:   Loss of appetite Abdominal cramps Nausea Vomiting Diarrhea

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“Getting in the Door”: First steps in Addiction Treatment.

Treatment can be part of recovery Addiction is a powerful and progressive brain disease that affects individual addicts and their families. Addiction is a disease that may be arrested through abstinence. But achieving and maintaining abstinence can be very difficult. Although there are many good options available for outpatient treatment,

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Mental Health
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Partial Hospitalization, Day Treatment – What is the Difference?

Partial Hospitalization, Day Treatment – What is the Difference? If you or a loved one is in need of substance abuse treatment, it’s important to know about partial hospitalization (PHP) and day treatment. These programs represent a compromise between outpatient treatment and inpatient rehab. What you can expect from a

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Professionals
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Some Ways to Tell if the Facility You’re Dealing with is Ethical

How to Tell if the Facility You’re Dealing with is Ethical Evaluating ethical standards Due diligence means asking questions on multiple channels: Talking to colleagues, facility alumni, checking accreditations and memberships, reading reviews and searching individual provider names for disciplinary histories. RESOURCES The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers The

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City of Los Angeles Announces Get Help LA Pilot

City of Los Angeles Announces Get Help LA Pilot Pilot program gives first-responders and outreach workers live, location based information on available services to assist individuals experiencing homelessness. Councilmembers Mitchell Englander and Marqueece Harris-Dawson announced a pilot program to deploy the Get Help LA app on the mobile phones of

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