Addiction Treatment Center Richmond KY

An addict may become an addict by first having a physical injury of some sort. The doctor prescribes pain medication, and before long the addict is hooked. Aside from the pain-killing effects of the drug on the physical body, the addict also recieves an emotional/mental relief, which contributes to the addiction.

Liberty Place Recovery Center
for Women
218 Lake Street,
Richmond, KY40475
(859) 625-0104
www.foothillscap.org/services/libertyplace.html

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

Payment Accepted: Self payment

Payment Assistance: Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Women

Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Inc. is committed to the promise of helping people and changing lives. KRFDC has a 51 year history of community improvement and promoting self-sufficiency among the area’s low income population. Founded in Winchester, KY in 1962, the agency received designation as a community action agency two years later.

KRFDC embraces a philosophy of needs-based strategies and family-based services leading to family self-sufficiency and economic self-reliance. The agency provides a comprehensive range of services for families and individuals.

The agency employs over 275 people who represent a highly skilled, professional team of program administrators, teachers, social workers, counselors, transportation drivers, and health care providers. KRFDC is governed by a volunteer corporate board of directors whose members are active in community service. Staff are guided by Executive Director Vicki Jozefowicz, MPA.Area
Balanced Life Solutions
501 Darby Creek Road, Suite 11,
Lexington, KY40509
(859) 338-0466
www.counselinglexingtonky.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment

Specializing in DUI/DWI offenders

We provide many types of counseling and psychiatric services at our Lexington, Frankfort, and Richmond offices. These services are provided by the offices of Paul D. Dalton, MS, LPCC, CADC.

We have a number of dedicated professionals in our office that provide many types of services. In the rare case we are unable to provide a service, we will refer you to a professional that can help you. The most important role we have is getting you the help you need. Our office is more concerned about you receiving the right kind of care in a timely manner, than if we provide your service.

See our counselors for details.

Addiction Begins with Pain

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Addiction Begins with Pain

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Friday, September 14, 2007 Addiction begins with pain, sometimes physical, other times mental or emotional.

Almost all use or abuse of alcohol or drugs is related to escapism- a need to deaden feelings of hurt, sorrow, loss or pain.

An addict may become an addict by first having a physical injury of some sort. The doctor prescribes pain medication, and before long the addict is hooked. Aside from the pain-killing effects of the drug on the physical body, the addict also recieves an emotional/mental relief, which contributes to the addiction.

A person who uses illegal, or street drugs, most often is searching for an escape. Many psychiatrists and therapists now refer to illegal drug use, or alcohol abuse as "self-medicating".

People are searching for a way to feel better, to forget something, or to just escape the difficulties of their lives. The use of drugs may be only a temporary fix, but to an addict, any relief is better than none at all.

In order to really help an addicted person there must be some way to address the underlying source of the self-medicating. Like a medical doctor, the therapist must attempt to find out "what hurts" and why it hurts, before the addiction can be addressed. Likewise the patient must be willing to face the pain of the injury, and experience their sense of loss, grief or sadness, rather than trying again and again to supress it or escape from it.

Recovery from addiction is not about self-control or will power. When an addict begins to use substances they never believe that they can become "addicts." It is the old "It couldn't happen to me" trick, that gets them to start using the drug. Promises of how the drugs "will make you feel good" or "make you feel better" and even "make you feel no pain" are an easy lure for people who feel bad, or are dealing with an intense emotional pain. If the drug actually does help "take a...

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