Alcoholism Counseling Fort Collins CO
A Life Worth Saving
Fort Collins, CO80524
Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services
Residency: Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Payment Accepted: Self payment, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance
Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Women, Criminal justice clients
The Narconon program was created in an Arizona State Prison by a former heroin addict named William Benitez. He used the developments and research of L. Ron Hubbard, an American author and humanitarian. When the Narconon program originated it had only ten inmates who actively participated. Within one year, that number grew to over one hundred and the program began to spread to other prisons. The first public Narconon opened its doors in 1971 and was located in Los Angeles As of today, the Narconon Drug Rehabilitation Program has spread all over the world. There are centers in Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Australia, and across the United States.
A study done by the National Institute of Drug Abuse found that individuals who received help for heroin addiction or heavy cocaine addiction often began using again. The study found that the individual’s drug use was up to at least once a week within a year of receiving help. Sadly, these results are typical for many treatment methods.
The Narconon program is unlike any other program to help people recover from drug addiction. The independent Spanish research group, Tecnicos Asociados de Investigacion y Marketing, found that 70% of all Narconon graduates stayed off drugs. In addition to these findings, an American independent research group found that 86% of all Narconon clients remained drug free two years after they completed the program.
Graduates of the Narconon program do not have the desire to relapse and do not need to take medications to remain off drugs. They are brought back to life and instilled with confidence, control, and have the ability to reach their goals while staying drug-free.
Narconon drug rehab centers provide individuals with a way to conquer their addictions and find happiness in their lives once again.
Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment
Payment Accepted: Self payment
Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors)
Specializing in Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
A New Perspective Counseling Centers, P.C. is a state-licensed treatment provider with trained and certified employees. A New Perspective has locations in Loveland, Fort Collins and Windsor, CO.
The Program Director at A New Perspective Counseling Centers , Anne Gleditsch, has over 25 years experience in Substance Abuse Counseling, a Masters of Psychology (M.A.) with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy - University of Northern Colorado, is a Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.), a Certified Addictions Counselor III (C.A.C.III), a Sexual Abuse Specialist, and is a registered Domestic Violence provider.
A New Perspective Counseling also has a division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse approved services: Level I DUI Education, Level II DUI Education, Level II DUI Outpatient Therapy, Intensive Outpatient Therapy (IOP), Enhanced Outpatient Therapy (EOP);Treatment of Minors, Treatment of Women, Offender Education, Offender Treatment, Urinalysis (UA), Monitored Antabuse and Breathalyzer Blood Alcohol Testing (BAs, BACs).
Alcoholism: You Cannot Get Rid of It
You Cannot Get Rid of It
Tamber HepnerFriday, 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...