Alcoholism Counseling West Fargo ND

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.

First Step Recovery PLLP
409 7th Street South,
Fargo, ND58103
(701) 293-3384
www.firststep-recovery.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification

Residency: Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

Payment Accepted: Self payment, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance

First Step Recovery, a licensed addiction treatment facility, provides comprehensive, confidential treatment of alcoholism and other drug dependency. At First Step Recovery, we believe these are treatable illnesses, and we base our recovery program on this guiding principle:
Alcoholism and other drug dependencies are physical, emotional, social, and spiritual disorders. They are characterized by excessive, compulsive, and uncontrolled use of alcohol and other drugs that affect not only the person who is dependent but also family members and significant others.
ShareHouse Wellness Center
715 North 11th Street, Suite 204,
Moorhead, MN56560
(218) 233-6398
www.sharehouse.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(877) 294-6561

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance

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

Specializing in Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

Located in Fargo, North Dakota, ShareHouse has been providing chemical dependency treatment services to adult men and women since 1975. ShareHouse offers intensive primary treatment and outpatient levels of care for individuals afflicted with the disease of alcohol/drug addictions. A knowledgeable and caring staff are ready to assist you and family members move toward a life of healthy recovery. Visit our programs to learn more about levels of care programming offered by ShareHouse.
Confidentiality

Confidentiality of client records will be stipulated by applicable local, state and federal statutes and regulations.

It is the policy of ShareHouse, Inc. to protect its clients in accordance with the Federal Confidentiality Regulations. At the same time, ShareHouse Inc. staff must gather all relevant data in order to help in developing effective treatment plans for clients.
Insurance Information

ShareHouse is approved by most major insurance companies. Please contact our insurance department to validate your coverage. Cindy Simmer, Director of Admissions, 701-478-9558 or 701-361-1018. ShareHouse accepts both Visa and MasterCard.
Drake Counseling Services Inc
1202 23rd Street South,
Fargo, ND58103
(701) 293-5429
www.drakecounselingservices.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Private health insurance

Specializing in Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

The mission of Drake Counseling Services is to provide safe and effective mental health and substance abuse treatment grounded on scientific knowledge, delivered by a multidisciplinary staff with proven expertise, and considerate of the client’s developmental, cultural, and problem specific needs.

Drake Counseling Services recognizes that decades of scientific research and clinical practice have yielded a variety of effective approaches to mental health and drug addiction treatment. Drake Counseling Services incorporates into a single model an array of treatment modalities that are evidence-based and specifically client appropriate.
Red River Recovery Center
701 Center Avenue East,
Dilworth, MN56529
(218) 284-7772
www.redriverrecovery.net

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house

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

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance

Specializing in Women, Men

The Red River Recovery Center is a Minnesota licensed Rule 31 treatment facility for those in need of chemical and drug rehabilitation. RRRC provides a temporary residence for up to 66 male and female clients and helps the chemically dependent re-enter the community with the support necessary for a healthy lifestyle.

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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