Elderly Alcoholism Intervention Norman OK
Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment
Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors)
Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired
Specializing in Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
If you or someone you care about is looking for help and hope to stop drinking, using drugs or gambling please call us today at 405.321.0022.
Oklahoma City, OK73108
Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment
Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid)
Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors), Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)
Languages: Bengali, Hindi
In 1983 the Agency assumed responsibility for community action efforts in Canadian County and was re-designated the Community Action Agency of Oklahoma City and Oklahoma/ Canadian Counties, Inc. Special housing efforts were initiated in January with CSBG Housing “Set Aside” funds. Activities include training in specialty areas such as pre-rental, rental delinquency, mortgage default, and landlord-tenant agreements. Currently, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce (ODOC) represents the State of Oklahoma. ODOC, on behalf of the State, issues CSBG funds, State Appropriated Funds, and weatherization monies to CAA’s across the state.
Community Services / Homeless Assistance
1965 – Present
The Community Services division was implemented nearly from the beginning serving low-income residents of Oklahoma County. Implementation of the “Food Stamp Program” began November 1, 1972. The “Nutrition Program for the Elderly” serving hot meals at five (5) meal centers began January 8, 1974. In February 1988 a Demonstration Homeless project to reintegrate shelter families and individuals into the economic mainstream begins. Today the division has expanded to offer transportation to the Congregate Meals Program sites daily, doctor appointments, and nursing home or home-bound resident visits; Senior Nutrition Program sites; Christmas assistance; Summer Youth program; GED classes; Rental and mortgage assistance; and a Fan Program.
1965 – Present
The First Head Start Center, Children’s House, opened its doors to thirty-nine (39) families in 1965. Within two years, nine (9) new centers and a multitude of 575 children entered Head Start. Today there are thirty-two (32) Head Start Centers providing services to 1,999 children in Oklahoma County. Extended services include medical, dental, three (3) nutritious meals and a snack daily, disabled children public school readiness, and speech & hearing services.
1970 – Present
A trust program in the 70's encourages entrepreneur activities and is ready to receive proposals for small business ventures within the poverty program. In 1991, the Self- Employment Entrepreneurial Development Systems (SEEDS) Program is initiated. This program assisted low-income individuals desiring to start or expand their own business. Since July 1996, the Division has administered the Enterprise Community Small Business Assistance Revolving Loan Program. This financing and technical assistance program is designed to aid in the expansion or creation of small businesses, thus increasing employment opportunities within the Enterprise Community. As of January 2005, this Program has been expanded to include the Empowerment Zone, the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area and a Conditional Expansion Area. There are currently three (3) Individual Development Account (IDA) Programs administered by this Di+D444vision. IDA's help working families with low-to-moderate income rapidly increase their savings for a first home purchase, higher education or business start-up or expansion by matching each $1 (up to $2,000) deposited with $2 ( up to $4,000).
Turning Point "An Outpatient Treatment Program"
1971 – Present
The Community Action Agency Alcohol and Drug Program begin operation on October 25, 1971. Turning Point provided Prevention Education and Outpatient Treatment Services to individuals and families in need of counseling for alcohol and other drug problems. Today there are two (2) Turning Point sites that provide Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Treatment Services to better meet the needs of our participants. Our Street Outreach program contacts individuals and groups who are high risk for HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases to provide Risk Reduction Education and assistance to obtain treatment services. Turning Point Sober Living is a program which provides a drug free environment for recovering individuals and families in a gated apartment complex with forty-eight (48) units. All residents receive full Case Management Services. Turning Point Also provides a Job Readiness and Placement Program to support clients in obtaining employment and strengthening self-sufficiency. Turning Point's mission is to improve the Quality of Life for all of our participants.
Home Repair & Weatherization
1974 – Present
On December 9, 1974 “Project Winterization” begins. Rehabilitation crews begin work of repairing door and window frames, caulking and weather-stripping, patching roof holes, and applying plastic storm windows. Today the program has expanded to eliminate specific health, safety and sanitary hazards for residents by improving the electrical and/or plumbing, installing central heat/air, roof repair, and providing self-help materials. Emphasis on the possibilities of Lead Base Paint removal is a new concern. The use of Home Exterior Maintenance Program (HEMP) to perform exterior maintenance and the National Energy Audit Technology (NEAT) for computer assessment of cost saving measures help to analyze and improve energy efficiency.
1992 - Present
This program was implemented in the early 90’s to administer a broad range of housing program in targeted areas. By 1994, the Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program (OORP) expands rehabilitation to the outer limits of Oklahoma and Canadian County for the first time. The Homebuyers program continues to assist potential buyers with home/mortgage purchases. Today, these programs continue with a positive outlook in our targeted areas.
Drug Services of Central Oklahoma Inc
Oklahoma City, OK73106
Intake Phone Numbers:
405-525-2525 ext 116
Hotline Phone Numbers: 405-525-2525 ext 107, 405-525-2525 ext 105
Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Residency: Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Private health insurance
FOR IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE CALL 405.525.2525
Due to the progressive nature of chemical dependency, The Referral Center strives to meet consumers at the moment they reach out for help. Appropriately trained personnel complete assessments (and admissions when appropriate) at all hours of the day and night.
Now accepting HealthChoice for Oklahoma.
Our continuing mission is to provide exceptional patient-centered chemical dependency services to persons seeking drug-free lives in the state of Oklahoma.
Behavioral Health Group Medical Center
Oklahoma City, OK73179
Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Payment Accepted: Self payment
Specializing in Women
Behavioral Health Group (BHG) is a leading provider of opioid addiction treatment services. Our treatment centers provide pharmacotherapeutic maintenance and detoxification services in a conventional outpatient setting. With 29 locations in Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas, BHG provides a critical service to thousands of individuals and their communities across the country.
BHG's mission is to be the best-in-class network of opioid treatment facilities by producing superior patient outcomes. We accomplish this goal by providing each person who enters our programs with a medically based treatment experience in accordance with our governing bodies. Our treatment rehabilitates those aspects of the person which are suffering; builds upon the strengths of that person; protects that person’s rights to privacy, respect and dignity; and assists in the development of a better quality of life. In doing so, we improve the lives and communities of those we touch and serve, and we build a strong company that serves its patients and communities over the long term.
Road to Recovery: The Elderly and Alcoholism
Road to Recovery: The Elderly and Alcoholism
Carol GreenbergFriday, September 14, 2007 Perhaps, the most difficult thing for people of advanced years to do is to give up an old habit. That habit of drinking too much alcohol. It may have started out as a cocktail or two before dinner followed with a glass of wine with dinner and maybe a brandy before bedtime but now that we find ourselves in the Golden Years and with time on our hands the drinking may have increased and we have become alcoholics. Of course, we would never admit it. We stay in denial until well meaning friends or family members tell us that we drink too much. Naturally, we become defensive and sometimes very nasty and tell them to mind their own business. This attitude has divided families and chased away friends.
The Golden Years do not come gently into our lives and unfortunately we may not be prepared for it. Suddenly we find ourselves retired from our jobs and we must prepare ourselves for a new way of life. Many of us have hobbies. Some people volunteer to work for organizations. Many relocate away from family and friends and swear that they are off to experience a new way of life. Others stay at home, become depressed, or too ill to contemplate a change. Illness, doctors, a lack of family involvement, and the horror of facing death can be the cause of many cases of depression. And, depression can lead to drowning one's sorrows in that bottle of alcohol.
Mildred B., a seventy year old grandmother, thought she was handling her retirement well. She volunteered at the library, walked her dog, and enjoyed preparing her own meals. Every evening she would prepare a Martini and eat dinner watching TV. As time passed she began to have two Martinis and then three and would skip dinner entirely. Her children noticed her mood swings and became worried when they would call and she would ramble over the phone. They knew that she had been drinking but did not know how to stop her. Finally, one night, after she had too much she fell asleep in her chair and when suddenly awakened, stood up, fell and broke her hip.
This is not an unusual story. I spoke to Dr. James Kohl, an orthopedist, who told me that many of his elderly patients come to his office with fractures, broken bones, or worse, and the first thing he asks them if they are alcoholics. If they deny it he gives them a written test prepared by John Hopkins University. He confirmed that blackouts are common among alcoholics, especially the elderly. He said, although many people can drink socially and in moderation, as we age, that ability diminishes, though few of us realize it. Our motor skills naturally decrease, and the risk of falling increases. Many seniors, for example take medications for high blood pressure, heart disease and more. Mixing alcohol with those medications can be lethal.
I also interviewed Dr. Sharon Richter, a certified addictions counselor, who explained that much of the alcohol problem to the m...