Alcoholism Counseling Las Cruces NM
Las Cruces, NM88001
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Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment
Payment Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance
Specializing in Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
At Nava our philosophy focuses on preventing and treating addiction in a fashion that will provide long-term abstinence and decrease recidivism amongst addicts and alcoholics. We assist all of our clients in developing a workable and reasonable treatment plan, which will help each client to re-direct their path of life and secure abstinence from drugs and alcohol. We strongly believe that the clients enrolled in our treatment program have the ability to let go of past behaviors that have placed them in our hands, and they will be able to succeed by discovering themselves while under the guidance and care of our team.
We will provide every client with opportunity to achieve healthy stability and to learn all the necessary tools to reach their treatment goals. We help overcome the hopelessness of continuous disappointment that relapse brings and a recovery that will last a lifetime. We are determined and motivated to give back freedom, life, respect, and avenues for change that strengthen and enhance our newly found life of abstinence.
Nava Counseling Services, LLC, in Las Cruces, New Mexico, was founded by Mr. Lee King on December 1, 1999 and in May of 2007, we became a limited liability company. Our first office opened in Hatch, New Mexico to serve the rural areas of our county and since then we have opened additional offices in the following counties: Luna, Dona Ana, Otero, and Sierra. We continue striving to expand access to recovery services and providing evidence based treatment to provide high quality services to treat substance abuse and mental health disorders in an outpatient office environment. Our multidisciplinary team is skilled in a range of therapeutic treatments. The clinicians at Nava are licensed by the State of New Mexico at the highest level of proficiency in their respective fields.
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...