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1 We help build lives of meaning, purpose, and recovery. A Leader in the Field of substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery

2 Treatment and Housing Background Serving Our Community Since 1958 Residential Treatment Outpatient Treatment Substance Abuse and Mental Health Transitional Housing Housing Case Management Serving Low Income and No Income Serving the Homeless and at-risk for Homelessness

3 UT Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health (DSAMH) Salt Lake VA Medical Center Utah Legislature Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Adult Probation & Parole (AP&P) First Step House Dept. of Veterans Affairs Criminal Justice Services Salt Lake County Behavioral Health Regional Authority Road Home Felony Drug Court Family Dependency Drug Court VOA Detox Assessment & Referral Services Salt Lake VA Medical Center Funding Sources Funding & Regulatory Agencies Referral Agencies & Community Partners Dept. of Justice

4 FSH Transitional Housing Residential First Step House Outpatient Permanent Housing Programs Sober Living Community Independent Living Transitional Housing Voucher Programs *Housing Case Mgmt.*Chronic Disease Mgmt./Coordination *Housing Denial Appeals *Access to Recovery *Financial Mgmt. *FSH Continuing Care *Tenant Based Rental Assistance*Medication Mgmt.*SSDI and SSI Applications *Family Counseling *Criminal Justice System Negotiation*Shelter Plus Care *HUD/VASH – Section 8*Homeless Assistance Rental Program*Critical Time Intervention (CTI) *Mental Health Court *Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Supportive Services


6 The Problem: Substance Abuse is Causing a Health Epidemic Illicit drug use increased from 2.7% in 2002 to 6.3% in 2011 Drug use in adults 65 + projected to skyrocket from 40 million in 2010 to 73 million in 2030 The number of adults who need treatment compared to public treatment capacity in Utah has a ratio of nearly 5:1 Utah Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health Annual Report Estimated 600 billion dollars spent annually on untreated Alcohol and Drug Abuse

7 The use of cocaine, MDMA (ecstasy), amphetamines, and steroids have been linked to abnormal cardiovascular functioning and heart attack. Approximately one-fourth of AIDS cases in the US are from injection drug use More than half of all people arrested in the US for homicide, assault, and theft, test positive for illicit drugs In 2009, an estimated 10.5 million people reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs in the previous year In 2009, among fatally injured drivers, 18% tested positive for at least one drug A Leading Contributor to Costly Health & Social Problems

8 Utah Violent Crime Driven by Uptick in Heroin Use; Salt Lake Tribune, September 4, 2014 4 major treatment providers in Salt Lake City at nearly 100% occupancy with a 5-6 month wait 8 out of 10 offences at admission to prison correlate to substance use disorder Effects of Drug Abuse In Utah

9 A High Price for Veterans Male veterans under 30 saw a 44 percent increase in the rate of suicides from 2009-2011 Of the 22 deaths a day, only 5 are receiving treatment through our health system 60%-80% of those with PTSD require substance abuse treatment Traumatic brain injury increases vulnerability to substance abuse Opioid addiction increases after exposure to opiate medications for the treatment of chronic pain


11 First Step House Programs Serve over 350 clients per year with treatment and housing programs In 2014, 64% of our clients were diagnosed with a co-occurring mental health disorder Embracing chronic disease management and best practices in healthcare Delivery of over six evidence-based practices and programs proven effective for treating substance abuse Higher than state rates in employment, increased stable housing, and decreased arrests Cost savings in UT range from 4:1 to 24:1 for treatment programs depending on type of program (includes criminal justice and victim costs (Fowles, Byrnes, & Hickert, 2005) Research shows that every dollar spent on treatment saves $4 in healthcare costs and $7 in criminal justice costs (Etner et al., 2006)

12 Recovery is the process of regaining a healthy balance in the lives of persons adversely affected, directly or indirectly, by alcohol and other drug addiction. Community Recovery Network. March 12, 2007 Rapid entry into involvement with a recovery support group during treatment services generates better long-term recovery outcomes than delayed linkage (e.g., following treatment or at a period subsequent to treatment). (Moos, R. & Moos, B., 2005). The longer the participation in recovery support groups in the three years following primary treatment, the greater the probability of remission at 15+ years following treatment. (Moos, R. & Moos B., 2005) First Step House is Working to Make Long-Term Recovery Possible

13 Successful Completion Rates Utah statewide completion is approximately 45%. First Step House completion is approximately 60%. Treatment completion for veterans at First Step House is approximately 66%.

14 Evidence-Based and Research-Based Practices and Programs Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy – REBT Moral Reconation Therapy – MRT Dialectic Behavior Therapy – DBT Shame Resiliency Motivational Interviewing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

15 Jared Ferguson, LCSW Clinical Director Sarah Bauman, SSW Development Director Shawn McMillen, M.P.A., ASUDC Executive Director Austin Davis Associate Director Matt Warthen Program Director Rodney Symes Operations Director

16 2013 Revenues: $3,720,409 2013 Expenses: 3,236,842

17 Our Solution: More Accessible and Effective Treatment Salt Lake’s First Recovery Campus A comprehensive, evidence-based treatment center and addiction recovery campus to meet the urgent substance abuse treatment needs in our community. Together we can make the dream a reality.

18 50 new treatment beds and 18 new transitional housing units 146 Additional residents served annually with treatment and housing Located adjacent to SLC public transit and community agencies Specialized treatment and housing programs for the veteran population State-of-the-art urinalysis testing Vocational kitchen for job training First Step House Veterans Services Project: Phase I of the First Step House Recovery Campus

19 Recovery Campus Phase II Relocation of Outpatient Treatment Expanded Residential Treatment Facility with an estimated 50 additional treatment beds 60 Additional Housing Units (transitional and permanent, affordable housing) Detox Capacity Social Enterprise (bakery, coffee shop, or dental lab) Primary Healthcare Integration


21 Your Investment in First Step House Matters.

22 Thank You! Contact Shawn McMillen, Executive Director Cell: 801-518-3257 Email: First Step House 411 Grant St. Salt Lake City, UT 84116 Phone: 801-359-8862 Fax: 801-532-2280 References Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health: 2013 Annual Report State of Utah: 2012 Comprehensive Report on Homelessness National Coalition for the Homeless: (2009) National Institute on Drug Abuse: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Prevention / Substance Abuse Prevention Dollars and Cents: A Cost-Benefit Analysis: Office of National Drug Control Policy/ The Economic Costs of Drug Abuse in the United States:

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