As we find out more about the correlation between chemical dependency and
various other medical and social issues, we have been able to develop
specialized services to promote healthier living.
Because of the correlation between substance abuse and HIV/AIDs and
Tuberculosis, The Council incorporates TB and HIV services into their treatment
curriculum. These services better enable our patients to achieve optimal
health and functioning within the community.
All patients receive HIV education in areas of transmission, risk reduction
and prevention. The importance of maintaining sobriety in order to lower
their risk for HIV infection is stressed. TB testing for all patients is
mandatory. HIV counseling and testing are available to those wanting
Those patients living with AIDS and HIV are assisted in their efforts to link
up with additional medical and social services to best insure their continued
success in recovery and health.