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CSB (Community Service Boards) for substance abuse treatment

Discussion in 'Low Cost and Free Treatment' started by movingforward1, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. movingforward1

    movingforward1 Active Contributor

    Has anyone else used a CSB (community service board) for their substance abuse treatment? They are basically government funded offices that handle mental health and substance abuse services for low-income individuals in the US. They have a lot of resources, but the services are sub-par and the waiting list can be over a year, unless you are proven dangerous to yourself. They offer group therapy, case management, and medications on a sliding scale or free, and are able to help with placement for detox and rehab. If you are in need of low-cost services in the United States, I would recommend checking out your local CSB.
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  2. kjones

    kjones Member

    I don't know anyone who is signed up for CBS service. (not that I know of...maybe they are keeping it a secret) - I'm having a big problem with what you said about the wait. If there is a year waiting list, can this really help?

    I know a service for housing nearby my location that has such a waiting list, but people can kinda scrounge and get by until they get approved. But I cannot see how a sick person can wait on a list for a year. That is so sad.

    There is one particular doctor here who accepts medicaid for his suboxone clinic, and there is a big waiting list for those spots. I'm not sure why they have to have a waiting list just to get that patient in there and get them started on some sort of recovery program.