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Tough Lady Fighting to Get Better

answered 07:38 PM EST, Thu July 26, 2012
is there such a thing as "scholarship" programs? I have no insurance. Ability to self pay is limited...I have been to several programs.. dual diagnoised. I have had 2-3 years sobriety SEVERAL times.... Im forever trapped but my time has run it course and closing in...............

Lita Perna Says...

Lita Perna L. Perna
MA, Family and Community Counseling

No Nancy. Your time is just beginning. You just can't see past the struggle.

You're not 'trapped'. You're on a road. This site is your most recent stop.

Here goes:

First: You were very smart to leave your zip code. It enabled me to look up these places:

Your first goal should be to contact one or all of them.

Alcohol and Drug Services

The County of San Diego provides a comprehensive system of services to address substance abuse. And mental health. You can find programs aimed at prevention, intervention and treatment for adults and children. The County also leads a task force focused on combating methamphetamine use.

Nancy, call the number listed below.

Run for the County by OPTUM Health, the hotline (888) 724-7240 operates seven days a week, 24 hours a day. People can get help for mental health and substance abuse issues at any time and in any language.

Here's another place:

Family Health Centers of San Diego is proud to provide an extensive array of high-quality primary and specialty care services. Many of our patients qualify for free or low-cost services based upon their income and family size. For more information about our services, schedule and costs, please contact the clinics directly.

► Contact Us

Their number is 619 515 2300

You said you have a diagnosis. You need to start the process of getting on Disability Insurance (Medicaid).

It is a long and difficult process but I have a feeling----I don't know why but I feel like you're a tough survivor---you're going to find a way to get on it.

Don't stop. There's help. Don't quit.

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