PROVIDING Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOT), Regular Outpatient (OT), Mental Health Services, Spiritual Counseling, Relapse Prevention, Case Management and Drug-Free Transitional Living Resources
Lifting Spirits, Changing Lives
FFC Spiritual and Behavioral Health Center (FFC-SBHC) is a nonprofit community based behavioral health care organization that has served at-risk individuals and the surrounding community for over 30 years. Our services include Intensive Outpatient Substance Use (IOT) and regular Substance Use Disorder Outpatient Treatment (OP), Mental Health Treatment, Spiritual Counseling, Drug Free Transitional Living Resources, Case Management and Prevention Services.
At FFC-SBHC we provide a welcoming and sensitive environment where individuals feel respected and valued. Substance abuse is a disease that causes substantial physical and emotional pain. Individuals with addiction often find it impossible to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Substance Abuse and Mental health issues often lead to the loss of relationships, feelings of isolation, helplessness and depression.
Our goal is to restore clients to a joyful, healthy and productive life. We are committed to providing a quality, confidential and person-centered experience that will assist in restoring physical and emotional health and increase quality of life satisfaction. Freedom from addiction and mental health challenges begin with a single phone call. We recognize that it takes a great deal of courage to take the first step. FFC-SBHC is dedicated to helping individuals get their lives back on track.
DRUG abuse at a glance
Opioid deaths increased 121% in the last five years, but deaths from cocaine and methamphetamines are increasing faster. ( USAFacts.org)
Drug overdose deaths are up 317% since 1999, while the US population has only increased 17% during that same time period. There were 70,237 deaths from drug overdoses in 2017, with opioid-related deaths accounting for 66% of all drug deaths. The number of opioid-related deaths has more than doubled since 1999 when they made up only 32% of overall drug overdose deaths. (USAFacts.org)
The recent uptick in drug deaths is not just due to opioids . Deaths from opioids have increased by 753% since 1999, but deaths from cocaine and methamphetamines have increased by approximately 456% during this same time. From 2012 to 2017, opioid deaths increased by 12%, but deaths related to methamphetamines increased 292%. (USAFacts.org)
Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is 80 to 100 times stronger than morphine, can be added to heroin to increase its potency or is often disguised as highly potent heroin. Due to its highly potent nature fentanyl results in overdose deaths for many users who believe that they are purchasing heroin. A 2018 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), revealed a dramatic increase in overdose deaths involving fentanyl was stable in 2011 (1,663) and 2012 (1,615) and began to increase in 2013 (1,919), rising to 18,335 deaths in 2016. From 2013 through 2016, the number of deaths approximately doubled
each year. (USAFacts.org)
Numbers to Watch:
1.6 million people were arrested for drug-related offenses in 2017, the largest category of arrests for the fifth year in a row. Decriminalization and legalization of marijuana directly affect the criminal justice system where 40.4% of drug arrests were related to marijuana. In addition, changes to drug laws may impact state revenues, as states that have legalized marijuana also tax it. For example, Colorado state revenue from marijuana taxes, fees, and licenses increased from $67 million in 2014 to $266 million in 2018. Combined state excise taxes reached $122 billion in 2016, 11% of all state taxes collected. Those figures could increase with legal marijuana sales. (USAFacts)