Addiction is not a moral issue or a personal weakness; it is a disease. There is no shame in having a disease. Addiction is treatable. Once you recognize the signs, you can start the conversation. It is never too late to ask for help.
Please talk honestly with your health care provider about your use of alcohol, tobacco, opiates, methamphetamine, cocaine and other drugs. You can let them know if you have experienced any of the following in the last 3 months:
- You have felt or been told that you should stop drinking or using drugs.
- You have felt guilty about how much you drink alcohol or use drugs.
- You have been waking up wanting to drink alcohol or use drugs.
You can also get help by calling the Los Angeles County Substance Abuse Service Helpline (SASH) at 1-844-804-7500 or visit https://sapccis.ph.lacounty.gov/sbat.
Recovering from addiction isn’t easy, but there are people you can turn to for encouragement and guidance. We are here to help.