Substance Use

Overcoming addiction means restoring personal dignity and building a future characterized by hope and possibility. This is done by ensuring that the range of service options reflect the range of needs.

The Centers for Disease Control report that from 1999 to 2017, more than 700,000 people have died from a drug overdose. Since most of this reporting period is prior to our current opioid crisis, we need to understand its impact. Of the more than 70,200 drug overdose deaths in 2017, 68% involved an opioid. In fact, the number of the opioid deaths in 2017 is six times higher than in 1999. Every day in our country, 130 persons die from an opioid overdose.

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 21.5 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2014. Almost 80 percent of these individuals struggled with an alcohol use disorder.

The problem is not restricted to adults. NSDUH reports that in 2014, approximately 5 percent of the American adolescent population suffered from a substance use disorder; this equates to 1.3 million teens, or 1 in every 12. Almost 700,000 American youths between ages 12 and 17 battled an alcohol use disorder in 2013, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

People dealing with a substance use disorder, and their families and friends, often feel alone and hopeless. 

The Fedcap Group offers an array of tested strategies to address addiction and assist individuals to see a future with promise for long-term economic well-being.

There is no one cause of substance use disorder and no one treatment.

Our Peer Supported Recovery model is a holistic approach to long-term recovery.  People who have traveled the pathway to recovery and who understand the job and challenges of the journey lead the process.  Working alongside someone with a shared experience means that support is credible and sustaining.  Research proves that peer-led support is the most effective approach to substance use recovery.  Embedded within our peer recovery centers is workforce readiness opportunities. We believe that work completes treatment.

Our Family Support Services ensure that family members do not feel isolated and have the supports they need to make it through the day to day challenges of having a loved one struggling with addiction. Through group sessions, families have the opportunity to share their stories, learn how to effectively cope, and manage expectations.

Our mission is to support individuals substance use disorders in building personal equity and achieve their life goals as valued members of their community. We also support families, friends, communities and business impacted by substance use disorder and mental illness.

For information on combating substance abuse, contact Erica Ungarelli at,