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Drug Addiction & Substance Abuse Help
When things are at their worst, sometimes you need help just getting through the immediate situation. When drugs are involved, it can be even more frightening. If you need to know where to get help for a drug abuse problem, contact us now.
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First Contact Ministries recognizes that each person and family situation is unique. We know how devastating and heart breaking drug addiction and substance abuse can be to everyone involved, and we have information to help. Whether you’re just finding out that you or someone you care about has a problem, or you’ve been dealing with it for a long time, we are here to listen to your situation, explain your options, and support you through the process.
We’re Here to Help:
- Identify the level of addiction crisis and urgency involved
- If you have an emergency where someone is unconscious, does not respond, or is in the process of committing a crime, dial 911 immediately.
- Is the person willing to get help?
- Determine which options are available at this stage
- Do you need detoxification help?
- Do you need rehabilitation help?
- Do you need a place to stay while waiting?
- Find the proper solution
- Know what to expect
- Provide ongoing support, hope and encouragement for you (learn about individual support) and your family (Find family support here.)
If you or someone you are with has a medical emergency, or you suspect an overdose, dial 911 immediately.
For a step-by-step guide on how to respond to a drug overdose situation, click here.
Accidental drug overdose deaths are now the leading cause of death in the United States, exceeding even motor vehicle accidents among people ages 25-64.
The chance of surviving an overdose, like that of surviving a heart attack, depends greatly on how fast one receives medical assistance. Research has demonstrated that most witnesses to a drug overdose fail to call 911 for fear of police involvement.
The state of North Carolina has enacted Good Samaritan legislation to help protect those who call for emergency assistance on behalf of overdose victims. If you are with someone experiencing a medical emergency, or suspect a drug overdose, dial 911 immediately.
First Contact is located in Henderson County, NC. We assist individuals and families primarily in Hendersonville and surrounding areas in the WNC region.