California's CARE program encourages vets to get free help with substance abuse Memorial Day weekend

A California Access to Recovery Effort brochure. The state agency offers free assistance to veterans with substance abuse problems.
A California Access to Recovery Effort brochure. The state agency offers free assistance to veterans with substance abuse problems. California Access to Recovery Effort

During this Memorial Day weekend, a California state agency’s urging veterans with alcohol and drug problems to seek free assistance.

The program’s called CARE. That’s short for the California Access to Recovery Effort. It’s trying to reach veterans and young service members throughout Los Angeles County who are misusing alcohol or drugs but who aren’t yet dependent or addicted.

The program offers vouchers for free screening and assessment, early intervention and recovery support including counseling, family therapy, drug testing and over-the-phone continuing care. The program also provides support services for people in recovery from substance abuse.

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