James founded SOS in January 2000, James brings over 30 years experience in the substance abuse field
Patti has worked in the field for 7 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that benefits not only the people she serves but the staff she manages.
DRUG TESTING DIRECTOR
Darlette has been with Specialized Outpatient for 10 years. Darlette brings an incredible knowledge base and leadership skills into her department.
The mission of Specialized Outpatient Services, Inc. is to break the cycle of substance abuse within our community and enhance the quality of life of the individuals we serve and their families through the alleviation of human suffering caused by alcoholism, drug addiction and other co-occurring behavioral health problems.
SOS envisions that this requires the collaboration of a comprehensive network of providers that will provide an array of substance abuse, mental and behavioral health, physical health, wellness and prevention along with other community services that will ensure a holistic continuum of care. Inherent to this vision is a commitment to utilize a community based approach designed to offer services that will increase knowledge, hope and understanding to those individuals and families who normally could not afford it.
In 2014, about 21.5 million Americans ages 12 and older (8.1%) were classified
with a substance use disorder in the past year. Of those, 2.6 million had
problems with both alcohol and drugs, 4.5 million had problems with drugs
but not alcohol, and 14.4 million had problems with alcohol only.
According to SAMHSA’s 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)
(PDF | 3.4 MB), approximately 7.9 million adults had co-occurring disorders
in 2014. During the past year, for those adults surveyed who experienced
substance use disorders and any mental illness, rates were highest among
adults ages 26 to 49 (42.7%). For adults with past-year serious mental
illness and co-occurring substance use disorders, rates were highest
among those ages 18 to 25 (35.3%) in 2014.