Alcoholism Counseling Burlington VT

To complicate the situation, when alcohol is reintroduced to an alcoholic body, the same physiological reactions reoccur. This means that when an alcoholic drinks again, it is only a matter of time before old behaviors, patterns, and dependencies emerge. Because of this, there is no way for an alcoholic to successfully limit or control his drinking.

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Fletcher Allen Healthcare
UHC Campus, 1 South Prospect Street,
Burlington, VT5401
(802) 847-3333
www.fletcherallen.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(802) 847-1421

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)

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

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

As Vermont’s University Medical Center, we at Fletcher Allen are committed to providing the highest quality of care for patients and their families throughout the region. We care for people every day – helping them in their time of need, offering compassion and a kind word, and providing leading edge, research-based therapies. Above all, we are dedicated to service and putting patients first. Everyone deserves high-quality care, and we honor the human experience every day, in everything we do.

Through a vital partnership, Fletcher Allen, the University of Vermont College Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences form Vermont’s University Medical Center – one of just 138 such centers in the country. Together in service, we improve our region’s quality of life with innovations in medicine and health care that arise from new knowledge and discovery.

We are committed to the development of an Integrated Delivery System, which provides high-value health care to the communities we serve and enhances our academic mission. Our nationally recognized physicians and health care professionals are researchers and teachers who are experts on the latest developments in their fields and dedicated to the art and science of medicine.

At Fletcher Allen, we deliver all of the resources and opportunities of a major medical center right here in Vermont, providing patients with the breadth and depth of services they need and an array of specialists nationally acclaimed for their work in a wide range of areas including cardiology, oncology, neurology, stroke, trauma and many others.
Maple Leaf Farm Associates Inc
10 Maple Leaf Road,
Underhill, VT5489
(802) 899-2911x206
www.mapleleaf.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(802) 899-2911

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Persons with HIV/AIDS

Maple Leaf Farm in Underhill, VT is one of the oldest continuously operating inpatient drug and alcohol abuse treatment and recovery centers in the country. We offer residential substance addiction rehabilitation and detoxification programs to men and women in a serene setting in the foothills of Mt. Mansfield, the tallest peak in Green Mountains. Maple Leaf Farm is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, is licensed by the State of Vermont and operates as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.

Mountain View and Mens DormMaple Leaf Farm’s mission is to help men and women recover from alcohol and drug addiction. We understand the power of alcohol and drug abuse and addiction to destroy the lives of individuals and their families. We are committed to providing medical detoxification and inpatient treatment and support services of the highest quality to help our patients find rehabilitation and recovery. We will do whatever it takes to help our patients reach this goal. And we will never give up.

Maple Leaf Farm believes that addiction is a treatable, chronic disease that can be successfully managed, much like diabetes, hypertension, or asthma. We provide safe, medically supported detoxification and stabilization including psychiatric assessment with referrals to the proper level of care. Acute medical services are also available on site. The admissions process begins with a 30-minute telephone in-take interview. Transportation services may also be arranged through Maple Leaf Farm.

We believe in an integrated model of care offering individualized, evidenced based programming that is client directed, person-centered and strength-based. Our staff, most dually licensed, have years of experience in addictions and are committed to ensuring each client has the proper tools to manage this disease.

Saved a seat 2We recognize there are many pathways to recovery and one size does not fit all. Our Residential Program offers a variety of counseling and case management options including individual, group and community meetings. Activity-based choices such as Outdoor >Recreation, Yoga, Art Recovery, Creative Expression, Acu-Detox, and Life Skills complete the daily therapeutic schedule.

We know that recovery is stronger when family members are involved in the process. We encourage family members over the age of 14 to attend our Family Program, offered on Saturdays. The day-long program utilizes an interactive curriculum designed to address issues faced by the entire family. Loved ones are also invited to join us for Sunday Brunch.

Continuing in treatment following discharge from Maple Leaf Farm is essential to maintaining recovery. We offer an Aftercare Program and actively refer clients to community based outpatient and support services such as Intensive Outpatient Programs and local treatment providers.
Howard Center
Chittenden Clinic
1 South Prospect Street, Room 1420,
Burlington, VT5401
(802) 488-6450
www.howardcenter.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(802) 488-6460

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Pregnant/postpartum women

Our mission is to improve the well-being of children, adults, families, and communities.

We offer life-saving professional crisis and counseling services to children and adults; supportive services to individuals with autism and developmental disabilities who need help with education, employment, and life maintenance skills; counseling and medical services for those struggling with substance abuse, and intensive interventions for adults with serious and persistent mental health challenges. HowardCenter was founded in 1873 and serves more than 15,000 individuals and families every year.

We invite you to view this 9-minute video, "A Day in the Life," to more fully understand our organization and the individuals and families we serve.

Alcoholism: You Cannot Get Rid of It

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You Cannot Get Rid of It

Tamber Hepner

Friday, September 14, 2007 First of all, alcoholism is a disease and you CANNOT you cannot "get rid" of it. It is a physical addiction brought on by a physiological allergy. Once the physiological triggers are set in place, the alcoholics body will always to some extent crave alcohol. Biologically, it actually takes two years for the body to begin expelling alcohol at the cellular level, and another eight to ten years for the body to be completely rid of any traces of alcohol in the system. Don't be fooled, just because it is undetected in a blood sample after a day or so doesn't mean it's still not there.

To complicate the situation, when alcohol is reintroduced to an alcoholic body, the same physiological reactions reoccur. This means that when an alcoholic drinks again, it is only a matter of time before old behaviors, patterns, and dependencies emerge. Because of this, there is no way for an alcoholic to successfully limit or control his drinking.

What makes this disease difficult to understand, and often misinterpreted, is that alcoholism is a disease which effects the brain and body simultaneously - unlike cancer, which effects particular parts of the body and can then lead to brain malfunction, or schizophrenia, which begins in the brain and can take on somatic (bodily) characteristics. It may be comparable to behavioral diseases such as anorexia, kleptomania, or self-mutilation. One might ask "Why doesn't that person just eat?" or "Why can't that person just not steal things?" but it's far more complicated than that. For alcoholism, it is a physical addiction paired with a mental obsession for alcohol. Even after the physical addiction subsides, the alcoholic must always keep tabs on the mental obsession. Alcoholism is often thought to be a disease cured by willpower, simply because the catalyst for the disease must be consumed, but this is simply not true.

Alcoholism is NOT a disease cured by right thinking, nor is the act of drinking by an alcoholic done so solely to relieve tensions or worries. Imagine an alcoholic who is aware that his life is in shambles because of his drinking, who has sworn off drinking forever, who knows exactly the shape of his health and the jeopardy drinking has brought his health into, and still cannot stop. It is miserable, painful, and uncontrollable by the alcoholic - and very very common. There is no fleeting moments of pleasure any longer for someone who has full blown alcoholism. It is more of a necessity, a dependency. The brain is often so inundated with negative behavior patterns, chemical dependency, and delusion that life is no longer lived within reality, but an altered idea of reality centered around the next drink.

What we need to understand about this disease is that even though it's not curable, it IS treatable. Treatment must consist of a daily regimen, carried out in a lifelong fashion, to continue to abstain fro...

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