Wabash County Health Department complies with all applicable Federal Civil Rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, sexual identity or sexual orientation. For more information on Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, click here.

Substance Abuse Treatment

 

First Our philosophy is to treat the whole person, so at your appointment, we will complete a screening assessment based on the American Society of Addiction Medicine, which will take about an hour. On your second appointment, we will work with you to complete a plan for your treatment which will lay out how often you will be scheduled to attend a session and for how long. One of the first sessions will be with our staff nurse. During that session, you will work with her to evaluate your health and nutrition needs. Once all that is completed you may participate in group and/or individual therapy sessions. Throughout your treatment with us, you will have the chance to evaluate your progress with your therapist and make adjustments to your plan. Every effort will be made to encourage you to successfully complete your treatment at

The Depot Counseling Center.

What is Addiction?

Addiction is a chronic, but treatable, brain disorder. People who are addicted cannot control their need for alcohol or other drugs, even in the face of negative health, social or legal consequences. This lack of control is the result of alcohol or drug-induced changes in the brain. Those changes, in turn, cause behavior changes.

For more information see the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

 

Facts

  • Over 5,500 deaths among Illinois residents each year, over 5% of all deaths, are directly or indirectly related to the use of alcohol and other drugs.

  • From 9,000 to 10,000 Illinois residents die each year from accidental injuries. About 40% of these deaths are related to the use of alcohol.

  • Each year, about 18,000 Illinois residents die from conditions that are related to the use of tobacco products. These tobacco-related deaths account for about 17% of annual total deaths among Illinois residents.

  • The annual Illinois statewide economic costs associated with alcohol, other drug, and tobacco-related mortality is in excess of $3.5 billion.

  • Symptoms of Addiction to Alcohol or Other Drugs:

  • Continued use of alcohol or other drugs despite the negative consequences.

  • Tolerance to alcohol or other drugs by increasingly need larger amounts to get high.

  • Craving or a strong need to use alcohol or other drugs despite the consequences.

  • Loss of Control over the amount of alcohol or other drugs used or the time and place of use.

  • Physical Dependence or withdrawal symptoms when alcohol or other drugs are stopped

 

-Illinois DHS Website