A Raise Foundation Initiative

Substance Use Disorder

The Raise Foundation has engaged in public awareness campaigns, presentations and professional training focusing on issues related to substance use disorder.

About the initiative

Substance use is described as the excessive usage of drugs or alcohol, leading to potential negative health effects or inability to function at work, in society, etc.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) outlines:

“Substance-use disorders are patterns of symptoms resulting from the use of a substance that you continue to take, despite experiencing problems as a result. Substance-induced disorders, including intoxication, withdrawal, and other substance or medication-induced mental disorders, are detailed alongside substance use disorders.”

Listed Substances Include:

·      Alcohol

·      Caffeine

·      Cannabis

·      Hallucinogens

·      Inhalants

·      Opioids

·      Sedatives

·      Hypnotics

·      Stimulants

·      Tobacco

With prevention of substance use disorders as a key initiative for The Raise Foundation, convening Orange County’s Child Abuse Prevention Council, public awareness campaigns and professional trainings have been focal points since 2019.

In 2020, TRF hosted Dr. Melody Bacon’s two-day virtual training, “Family Matters: A Systems View of Substance Use Disorders”. This training encouraged professionals to integrate family therapy models into their treatment of clients with substance use disorders by creating relational environments that organically support recovery. This training had 240 attendees and distributed 356 continuing education units.

Initiative Partners

Be Well OC

2-1-1 Orange County