The Riverside County Latino Commission on Alcohol/ Drugs casa by Ms. Estrella de Leon. Offering detoxification and drug addiction treatment in a compassionate and supportive environment, the Commission operates three community outreach centers. It’s objective is to provide quality long-term, expert medical care and services to people experiencing drug abuse problems, and empower them with the knowledge and tools necessary to become alcohol and drug abusers, as well as the motivation to stay out of drug addiction. The Commission’s main goals are to educate communities and concerned persons about the need for comprehensive substance abuse treatment and to raise public consciousness regarding the issues related to substance abuse, especially prescription drug abuse.
The Commission also has two Community Education Programs: “Love Your Way” and “Get Treatment Now”. Each year, over 300 individuals from ages 18-months to 65 years attend the “Love Your Way” substance abuse program. Participants learn how to get help from the right resources such as doctors, nurses, social workers, law enforcement and family and friends who are in the process of getting the right treatment for themselves or their loved ones. The “Get Treatment Now” program offers a variety of referral options and twelve free months of residential drug rehab services for men and women suffering from substance abuse. Both programs are facilitated by trained counselors and intake forms are available both in Spanish and English.
In addition, the Riverside County Latino Commission provides the following general services to assist individuals suffering from substance abuse: Drug and alcohol intervention, screening and treatment for at risk children, pregnant mothers, and domestic violence victims. The Drug Rehabilitation & Drug Abuse Treatment Section are administered by the Department of Social Services of Riverside County, also funded through a grant from the Federalency Act. The Office of the County Clerk is responsible for providing the public with records on county public records and other information as they relate to criminal history and court records. All records found in these areas must be approved for disclosure prior to publishing them.