Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs Palmer AK
Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment
Residency: Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Payment Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE), Access to Recovery
Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors)
Specializing in Women, Men
Leonard and Henrietta Nugen opened Nugen's Ranch in 1981, with the support of a visionary Board of Directors. Their views on the successfull treatment of long-term alcoholism, since then, have provided blueprints for sober living for people throughout Alaska.
Nugen's Ranch became the first long-term treatment program in Alaska to receive national accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitaion Facilities (CARF) in 1993.
Karen Nugen-Logan, daughter of the founders, was named Executive Director in 1994. Her appointment created a second generation of Nugen-based philosophy - training and education balanced with the cold reality of experience with addiction behaviors. Employed by the Ranch since 1985, Karen Nugen-Logan has guided the Ranch's operations into a new century.
Today Nugen's Ranch serves adult men and women who have abused alcohol and drugs. The beautiful Matanuska-Susitna Valley setting, daily Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings, NA meetings, farm activities, work therapy, individual and small group counseling combine to create a supportive low-key family atmosphere.
Facts about Alcohol
Facts About Alcohol
Aldo BonincontroFriday, September 14, 2007 The excess of alcoholic drinking makes persons addicted as for cocaine, heroine, LSD, etc., althouch alcohol typically becomes a drug only when we exceed a certain daily amount.
Alcohol creates a physical and psichological dependance, and a progressive degradation in all the aspects of life.
The first consequence is the typical confusional state typical of drunk people, that slowly becomes a constant in the addicted life, leading to dementia.
Then, the addicted becomes more and more closed in him/herself neglecting personal care, social relations and work, losing the normal inhibitions to keep the self-control.
The other main victim of alcoholism is liver; it tries to metabolize it, but invain, given the great amount of alcohol to face. The degradation process, infact, produces its oxidation to acetic aldeyde,(CH3-CH=O) and acetic acid (CH3-COOH) more harmful than ethylic alcohol.
This continuous stress logorates liver cells making them die and be replaced by fibrous cells. So, liver goes towards the cirrhosis that causes death.
Alcoholism also causes a precocious ageing and a weakening of many organic functions as blood circulation, digestion and the immune system.
Alcoholism is a great social problem in many Countries, expecially in Northern Europe and North America, where the frequent depressing insulation caused by long and cold winters are a greater temptation to give to the bottle.