Outpatient Substance Use Treatment
Within Jackson County, the Children’s Services Fund (CSF) assumes a central and influential role in supporting the holistic mental and emotional health of children. One of the ways it does this is through dedicated support for organizations specializing in outpatient substance use treatments and services: assessments, interventions, treatment and recovery plans, after-care, counseling, and group therapy.
Treatment Options That Support the Holistic Well-being of Children
Across the US, the need for substance abuse intervention for teens is growing. According to the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare, drug use among eighth graders increased by 61% between 2016 and 2020. Furthermore, the risk factors created by substance use are numerous and have particularly complex and insidious effects on children and adolescents. For example, in the US, one in eight children (or 8.7 million kids) under 17 live in a household with at least one parent with a substance use disorder. This exposes all those children to a wide range of biopsychosocial repercussions that inevitably impact the communities in which they live, work, study, and play.
Ultimately, Outpatient Substance Use Treatment and Services are simultaneously complex and vital components of the continuum of mental health care for young people whose lives encompass substance abuse. Our partner organizations operating in this service area not only attend to individuals struggling with substance use themselves, but they also provide services geared towards children whose mental, emotional, social, medical, and behavioral health has been jeopardized by the substance use of family members.
The outpatient aspect of this service area is vital to the holistic well-being of children; organizations that provide these critical services address the medical and psycho-biological aspects of substance abuse in ways that allow children and youth to maintain their daily routines and remain with their communities of support.
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Investing in Outpatient Substance Use Treatment and Services Strengthens Jackson Community
Reduced Social Isolation
Outpatient treatment helps children and adolescents reduce incidents of relapse, delinquency, violence, and other behaviors that adversely affect their connection to communities.
Supporting Educational and Employment Goals
Timely support for children and adolescents allows them to maintain academic and employment pathways.
Dismantling Generational Cycles
Outpatient programs aim to break the cycle of substance use disorders and abuse-related trauma within families.
The CSF difference
As a voter-approved, tax-funded program, the CSF works to elevate and “raise the tide” for everyone working to support kids in Jackson County. Investing in mental health services, our partners, their programs, and collaboration for innovation is what’s best for our kids — and our community.
Learn more about our partners who provide treatment and services that address substance use.
Substance abuse has many adverse mental health risks for youth, children and families. CSF funding provides outpatient substance use treatment to help.
In addition to First Call’s services for teens and adults, the recovery and prevention organization teaches children how to cope and build resilience.