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Someone is USING DRUGS OR ALCOHOL, OR MISUSING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
what YOU can do
Find out what the individual has taken and the quantity. If you feel it is an emergency call 9-1-1.
Try to find out what substance they are using and their source.
Discuss the dangers of substance abuse.
Have a conversation about why they feel they need said substance.
Let them know you are there for them - that your priority is to keep them safe.
WHO can help
Seek counseling or mental health treatment specifically focused on substance abuse treatment, counseling, and education.
Call a local or national hotline
Reach out to a social worker
Contact another licensed mental health worker
Medical or Emergency Care
A clinic or emergency healthcare provider is able to evaluate and determine the appropriate level of care. The patient will go through a medical screening process so medical providers can determine the best treatment based on the patient’s needs. This may include referral to a mental health professional or hospitalization.
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