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Rapid Response Program Launched by Daybreak and Providence Health Care for youth under the influence!

For parents with teens who struggle with drug use, getting help can seem daunting. Daybreak is helping to connect teens with treatment through the Rapid Response Program, a 24/7 drug & alcohol screening and assessment service, now available at Providence’s Emergency Department and Children’s Hospital.





Dr. Renata Moon, MD, Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital states, “I believe that a liaison between Daybreak and Providence will be extremely beneficial to our Providence patients. We see a significant number of children with substance abuse issues. Many times, they and their families have had difficulty obtaining the help they need.

The program concept is simple. A Providence medical assistant or social worker calls the Rapid Response Hotline, and within an hour, a licensed Daybreak addiction specialist provides an assessment with results while the parents are present and the child is still under the influence. Sadly, if not acted upon immediately, the urgency of a child’s potentially life-threatening condition fades after the child is released from the emergency department (ED), returns home and sobers up. Days pass and a sense of comfort befalls the family. Often, the steps needed for treatment are avoided, and soon after, the child continues their life-threatening behavior. With estimates of 5,700 children from Spokane County in need of drug and alcohol treatment, the Rapid Response Program will make a significant difference for the community by expanding this program to other children’s medical facilities. Please join us in this effort!

Rapid Response – Year-End Investment Here’s why…the results are out of this world! Children under the influence use emergency services 5 times more than the average child. Based on the historic data gathered, we know that each time an at-risk child presenting symptoms of drug/ alcohol use is referred to the Rapid Response Program: • 90% of these children complete the chemical dependency assessment • 98% will receive a referral to treatment • 60% will enter treatment (100% more, on average, than in comparable programs) It is estimated that 16% (approximately 624 children per hospital, per year) of our local youth ED patients could be helped through the Rapid Response Program, by beginning the journey to recovery and a drug-free life! This is an exciting opportunity, knowing that in the coming year, together, we could establish a platform and plan for turning the trend of rising drug-use among Spokane’s at-risk children. This program and Providence’s part in its development is a historic occasion in Spokane’s social and economic history. Please join us!

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Look inside to learn about Daybreak’s positive impacts and community benefits Children under the influence of alcohol, drugs, and other harmful substances utilize emergency medical services at a rate 5 times greater than the average child. Research shows that these repeat visits can be avoided if the medical provider makes a phone call to Daybreak’ new Rapid Response Program! Learn more inside.

FYI…over its 34 years of service to the Spokane and Inland Northwest Community, Daybreak has treated enough children to fill maximum capacity seating in Spokane’s Veterans Arena… over 2 times!

For parents with teenagers struggling with substance use, the process of getting help can seem daunting and confusing. Daybreak is helping to connect teens with treatment. It all begins with a phone call to 888-454-5506 x7933.

Daybreak’s 34-bed Inpatient chemical dependency treatment program, for boys and girls (ages 12-18) 628 S. Cowley, Spokane, WA 99202 | 509-624-3227 Daybreak’s Outpaitnet substance abuse counseling offices are at two locations, for boys and girls 960 E. 3rd Ave., Spokane, WA 99202 | 509-444-7033 10814 Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley, WA 99206

Please consider naming Daybreak as a charitable beneficiary of your Will, Living Trust, IRA or other Pension Plan. 501(c)3 Tax Exempt ID: 91-10893936 Legal Name: Daybreak Youth Services

Daybreak Youth Services Now 15, and scheduled to graduate on time with the rest of her 9th grade class, Aliah is interested in engineering as a course of study. EWU is her college of choice. When asked how she combats her triggers for drug-use, she focuses on completing her homework, or taking her dog, that she rescued, for a walk. “Livia loves me unconditionally.” At 13, she decided to get sober. “It is a struggle to say ‘no’. I do feel left out.” Aliah says she would rather be ‘doing good, than doing bad.’ “I was way out of control. I missed a lot of school. All of my good traits faded away; I decided to get sober to get back in connection with them. “Aliah tried her first drug at age 11. Then, at 14, “I just got tired of all these druggies around me.” She felt a rush of ambition and hope, and decided to become sober, knowing that her fullest potential was not to be found in the company of those currently around her. It comes as no surprise that Aliah’s favorite coping skill, learned while in Daybreak’s outpatient relapse prevention program, is analytical in nature. WORKIT helps the individual to: (i) ask ‘What is the challenge?’ (ii) define the Options available that solve the challenge, (iii) Rank each option best to worst, (iv) Know why the top ranked option is the best, (v) Imagine step-by-step completion of the best option, and (vi) Test the best option to determine its potential for solving the challenge. WORKIT and other Daybreak skills have helped Aliah maintain her sobriety. Why Daybreak? “Daybreak seemed a lot more comforting than the other treatment choices.” When asked her long-term life-plan, Aliah states that she sees herself serving our country in the military. “The Marines seem a little too intense...probably the Army.” For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. Jeremiah 29:11-12

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