Substance abuse program in English & Arabic at ACCESS
New substance abuse help program in English and Arabic
DEARBORN, Mich. – In an ongoing effort to combat substance abuse in the community, ACCESS has launched a new out-patient program for adults - targeting addiction to prescription pain medication, sedatives and other substances. The program is now available in both English and Arabic.
The ACCESS Substance Abuse (SA) Program helps clients take he first steps toward sobriety and a healthier life through a 12-step model, ith motivational intervention and cognitive behavioral therapy. Central to the program is a support network which may consist of family members or others of he clients’ choice.
Clients receive weekly or bi-weekly therapy. Therapy is also
available to help clients and their family members recover from the often devastating emotional effects of substance abuse or dependence. Although some ay be referred to the program, a referral is not needed as the program is open
ACCESS clinicians identify and treat substance abuse and
also mental health disorders, such as anger issues, that people with addictions often fight. The program does not include medication or detoxification.
Dr. Salma Ajo, the program’s direct services doctor and lead therapist, is multilingual. Dr. Hakeem Lumumba is the behavioral health director for the ACCESS mental health and family counseling department, and is
the other therapist heading the initiative.
If an individual has no insurance, but has the ability to
pay out-of-pocket, fee for service is accepted prior to the rendering of services. The hours of operation for the Substance Abuse Program are 9 a.m.-5
p.m. Monday to Friday at the ACCESS Community Health and Research Center on
6450 Maple St. in Dearborn, just west of Schaefer Rd. Those interested in the
program may call 313-216-2200.