The Bellevue Hospital's Substance Use Disorder Task Force
Due to the impact Substance Use Disorder has on our community and the effect it has on our loved ones, The Bellevue Hospital has formed a new group, the Substance Use Disorder Task Force. This group is looking at new ideas to reach out to our community and make a positive impact. Some of the services The Bellevue Hospital's Substance Use Disorder Task Force offers are mentioned below.
The Bellevue Hospital serves as a donation drop-off location and a "Blessing Bag" pick-up location. The Blessing Bags are filled with food, toiletries, clothing, inspirational items, information on Substance Use Disorder and resources available for those in need. Blessing Bags may be picked up in The Bellevue Hospital's Emergency Department.
Free Drug Kits
The Bellevue Hospital is also on the list of locations offering free Drug Kits from Huron County Community Health Partners. The kits are intended to allow parents to drug test their children or loved ones if they suspect illegal drug usage, as well as provide an opportunity for open discussion. The drug kits can be picked up anonymously for no cost in The Bellevue Hospital's Emergency Department. Only adults over 18 years of age may pick up the drug kits. When individuals pick up a drug test kit, they will be taught how to use the test and given education on what to do if the test is positive. Parents will be encouraged to start a conversation with their child about drug use and maintain those lines of communication. They will also be given a pamphlet and an anonymous survey on how well and easily the drug kit worked. Parents can also seek referral to treatment if needed.
The Bellevue Hospital's Substance Abuse Disorder Task Force also offers an informational presentation designed to educate community members and local civic groups. The presentation covers local substance abuse statistics, the brain's chemistry of addiction, medically assisted treatments, stigma associated with substance abuse and how to respond to someone with a Substance Abuse Disorder.
If you are interested in scheduling a presentation by The Bellevue Hospital's Substance Abuse Task Force for your next event or civic group meeting or would like more information on Blessing Bags or free Drug Kits, contact The Bellevue Hospital.
GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing) Support Group
GRASP Support Groups are now offered at The Bellevue Hospital. GRASP was created to "provide helpful resources, compassion, and understanding" for individuals and families who have lost a loved one as a result of substance use or addiction.
For more information please dial 419.483.4040 and the following extension.
|Addiction Services Department||Ext. 4685|