SERVICES FOR those affected by
Substance Abuse and Addiction
Comprehensive Clinical Case Management
What Could WE Have Done,
An Opioid PSA by Amudim
Referral Services to Proper Treatment:
Every person that comes to us is unique, making it imperative for us to tailor our referrals to them and their specific circumstances.
Amudim has established relationships with numerous clinicians, treatment centers, outpatient programs and more, so that we could we make the most suitable referrals, and best guide people on the important steps necessary to achieve a long term positive outcome. All too often people equate price with success, believing that extremely expensive programs, which are usually beyond the means of clients and their families, are the best choice. Our caring and knowledgeable staff work tirelessly to provide the best affordable. Individualized care. We not only identify high-quality options that are very often approved by the client’s insurance providers, but we also offer insurance advocacy when possible and obtain single case agreements or scholarships.
As prevention is always the key to dealing with serious issues, Amudim’s community awareness events focus on breaking the stigma relating to sexual abuse and addiction. Our events feature presentations on the communal response to these issues and speeches by seasoned professionals and community leaders, who address difficult topics, such as the long term effects of abuse and addiction, with the utmost sensitivity.
OPIOID OVERDOSE PREVENTION:
training and distribution:
Licensed by both the New York State and New York City Departments of Health, Amudim offers Narcan training classes, teaching the public how to administer this lifesaving opioid antidote. Temporarily reversing the effects of opioid overdose, Narcan provides a window of opportunity for victims to be treated at a hospital, often bringing them back from the brink of death. Narcan has no known side effects and works only on opioids such as heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone, morphine, methadone, codeine and others.
A proud partner with the NYPD’s Community Affairs Bureau, Amudim has been working hand in hand with the NYPD to provide Narcan training to the public, using our combined resources to bring this life-saving medication and awareness programming to the general public.
More than 49,000 Americans died of opioid overdoses in 2017, a number that continues to increase annually.
Drugs, alcohol, gambling, internet, sex and pornography addictions can wreak havoc on an individual. Without proper intervention and professional help, the situation will spiral out of control until it is beyond repair.
Fighting the substance abuse epidemic requires not just caring and knowledge but also the ability to act swiftly, in the most professional manner. Amudim’s staff members, as well as those in our extensive network, are able to address crisis situations with speed, skill, and compassion. Medical treatment, therapy, and inpatient rehabilitation are often the first critical step, but follow up, tackling underlying issues and reintroduction to normalcy are the end goals.
Talking to Your Child about Addiction
Talking to kids about addiction is a crucial and sensitive conversation. Here are some tips to help you navigate this topic effectively:
Choose the Right Time and Place
Find a quiet and comfortable setting where you can have a private conversation with your child. Ensure that you have ample time to discuss the topic without interruptions.
Be Honest and Open
Be honest about addiction, its consequences, and the risks associated with it. Use simple, straightforward language to explain what addiction is and how it can affect people.
Focus on Health
Emphasize the importance of physical and mental health. Explain how addiction can harm a person's health, relationships, and overall well-being.
Let your child know that they can ask questions at any time. Be prepared to answer their questions honestly and without judgment.
Discuss family rules and boundaries related to substance use. Make sure your child understands the consequences of breaking these rules.
Keep yourself informed about addiction, its causes, and available treatments. This will enable you to provide accurate information to your child.
Use Age-Appropriate Language
Tailor your discussion to your child's age and maturity level. Younger children may need simpler explanations, while older ones can handle more detailed information.
Share Personal Experiences
If applicable, share personal experiences or stories of friends or family members who have dealt with addiction. Personal stories can make the topic more relatable.
Discuss Peer Pressure
Teach your child about peer pressure and how to resist it. Encourage them to make independent, healthy choices.
Emphasize Empathy and Support
Teach your child to be empathetic and supportive of others who may be struggling with addiction. Encourage them to seek help for themselves or their friends if needed.
Be a Role Model
Model responsible behavior when it comes to substance use. Your actions can have a significant impact on your child's attitudes and choices.
Seek Professional Help if Necessary
If you or someone in your family is dealing with addiction, consider involving a therapist or counselor who specializes in addiction to facilitate the conversation and provide guidance.
Remember that talking to your child about addiction is an ongoing process. Encourage open communication and be available to address any concerns or questions they may have as they grow and encounter different situations.
If you or someone you know has been affected by addiction, you are not alone. Help is available.
Contact us today.