Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council The Burke Center MH/MR
Livingston, TX. 77351
Providing Hope, Preventing Abuse, and Restoring Families. The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council believes that chemical dependency is preventable and treatable when education and intervention techniques are used. Outreach, Screening, Assessment and Referral - The OSAR program is designed to help those individuals affected directly or indirectly by substance abuse and dependency. The OSAR program offers information and education on the effects of drug use on the individual and family. This service is available by phone, individual appointment and presentation to various civic organization, agencies and groups that would benefit from this information. Individuals needing substance abuse services will be scheduled for a screening to identify the extent of the substance abuse problem and discuss referral options based on the result of the screening. The OSAR program is designed to reach out to those individuals living in Angelina, Hardin, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity and Tyler counties and who have no means to pay for the treatment of substance abuse. Chemical Dependency is a brain chemistry disease and will progress if left untreated. The individual with chemical dependency struggles on a daily basis to perform simple task of day to day living and causes both short and long term consequences on their children and family.