In recognition that recovery happens and people can change their lives for the better, the Behavioral Health Services, Alcohol and Drug Services presented a resolution to the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, who proclaimed September 2018 as Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month in Sacramento County.
And recovery does happen. Case in point: DeAnna Lopez, a Sacramento County resident, began using drugs when she was 11 years old. At 15, she was pregnant, unemployed and living in her car. DeAnna could not stop using and did not know how to get help. DeAnna’s moment of clarity came when her daughter was born.
Child Protective Services was the first organization to offer DeAnna help, and she gladly accepted. Today DeAnna is 12 years sober and works as a Court Services Supervisor for WellSpace Health. She delivered a passionate speech at the Board of Supervisors meeting, recognizing her daughter and County services for helping her recover from an addiction to drugs. DeAnna is a true success story and is a living testimony that recovery does happen and people do change their lives.
“It is critical that people experiencing substance use disorders receive the support they need,” said Sacramento County Alcohol and Drug Services Division Manager, Lori Miller. “The reality is that behavioral health is essential to health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover.”
The County recently passed the 2018-19 budget, which included $5.9 million to implement the Drug Medi-Cal Waiver that will provide enhanced drug treatment services to the community.
Sacramento County provides various alcohol and drug treatment services that range from outpatient treatment, medication assisted treatment, residential treatment, detoxification and Perinatal Services. If you or someone you know suffers from substance abuse or dependency, please call for an assessment at 916-874-9754 or reference the Alcohol and Drug Services Resource list
for information on treatment services within the County.