The following treatment services are funded by Behavioral Health. Services funded by Behavioral Health are required to utilize and incorporate evidence based practices into their programs. Kings County also has adult and juvenile Drug Courts.
Champions Recovery Alternatives
Intensive substance abuse outpatient treatment programs for young adults, and adults. Additional services include Celebrating Families programs providing peer family support for families in recovery.
Alternative Services, Inc
Programs offered include: the first time offender program, multiple-offender program, and PC 1000.
Hanford (559) 582-9307
Transitional living program for women with young children. Providing comprehensive substance abuse and mental health services.
Hanford (559) 583-7800
Kings View Counseling
The agency provides intakes, assessments, and personal and group counseling services for individuals experiencing mental health issues. Kings View also provides drug treatment services for anyone over 18 year of age. Dual diagnosis groups available for adolescents.
Hanford (559) 582-4481
Corcoran (559) 992-2833
Avenal (559) 386-2295
YMAX is a substance abuse treatment program and aftercare services specifically for youth and their families, provided by WestCare. Services are available in Hanford and at satellite locations in Avenal, and Corcoran.
Kings Partnership For Prevention
Is a local coalition made up of members from a variety of community organizations and community interests, who work together to proactively engage our communities by supporting, participating in and creating opportunities for healthy life choices.
Together the partners work to create and enviroment of wellness throughout the community.
A Strength -based prevention approach to helping youth overcome their challenges and improve outcomes in the area of truancy, gangs, self-esteem, peer pressure, academics, drug and alcohol decision-making and problem solving skills.
For more information click here. Spanish version here.
For youth ages 13-17. 10 week program.
(559) 582-3211 ext 2376
Friday Night Live-Kings County
The primary focus of the FNL Programs is to form youth/adult partnerships with young people, providing programs rich in opportunities and support, so young people will be less likely to engage in problem behaviors, more likely to achieve in school, and more likely to attend higher education or secure a full-time job.
There are several local chapters in Kings County.
(559) 582-3211 ext 2376
http://www.countyofkings.com/mhsa/FNLIndex.html (we need to do the FNL page as well).
HIV Prevention Program
A program of the Kings County Public Health Department designed to provide comprehensive HIV education for the prevention and delay of the progression of HIV by encouraging HIV counseling, testing, and assessment of the progression of the disease.
(559) 584-1401 ext 2579
Faces of Meth
NA/AA 12 step meetings
California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs
Service Provider Locator
National Registry of Evidence Base Programs and Practices
United States Department of Health & Human Services- Substance Abuse & Mental Health Administration
Medline Plus-Info on Alcohol & Drugs
California Association of Addiction Recovery ResourcesCalifornia Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
11 Facts about Addiction
1.) Although drug abuse, alcoholism, and addiction have been stereotyped as merely a social concern, they actually represent a public health problem with extensive social consequences. It is important to realize that although the first episode of substance use may be a choice, a physical dependence follows in the form of a complex brain disease, making it extremely difficult and dangerous to quit using without the proper support.
2.) Drug and alcohol abuse cross lines of gender, race, age, nationality and social class.
3.) It is estimated 1 in 13 adults are alcoholics, with most between the ages of 18 and 24.
4.) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, caused by consuming alcohol during pregnancy, is the number one case of preventable developmental disability and birth defects in the U.S.
5.) It is estimated there are over 19 million drug addicted persons age 12 and older in the United States.
6.) Over 50% of high school seniors reported using an illicit drug by graduation.
7.) Some risk factors for drug and alcohol abuse are: chaotic home environment, faulty parenting, lcak of healthy relationships, poor social skills, school failure, improper behavior, association with deviant peers, and the belief that others approve of using drugs.
8.) Alcohol and drug abuse are commonly co-occurring, with an estimated 40% of substance abusers using both.
9.) In 2005, the estimated cost to California of drug and alcohol abuse was upwards of $345 billion dollars.
10.) Primary substances currently abused in California consist of: heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, alcohol, and marijuana. Marijuana and methamphetamine (meth, crystal meth) are currently the most widely used and pose the greatest threat to public health.
11.) The most effective prevention programs include family, school, community, and media components. The goal is to send the message that drug and alcohol abuse are dangerous to individuals and communities and should be avoided.