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British researches have detected a correlation between drinking excessively and an increased risk for atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm that can trigger stroke or heart failure.

Alpha Recovery LLC Lawrence
5040 Bob Billings Parkway, Suite B,
Lawrence, KS66049
(785) 842-6300
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Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance

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Founded by Rick Ostrander in 1995, Alpha Recovery Center provides help for individuals in the Lawrence and Topeka communities struggling with addiction and the damaging effects of drug and alcohol abuse. Rick, who has a Masters degree in counseling and RAODAC (Registered Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor) certification, has over thirty years of experience in drug and alcohol abuse counseling.
DCCCA Inc
Lawrence
1739 East 23rd Street,
Lawrence, KS66046
(785) 830-8238
www.dccca.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

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

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

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

DCCCA Inc. began as a small outpatient alcohol and drug treatment program in Lawrence, Kansas. Over the years, it has grown into a provider of quality education, prevention and treatment services for individuals and families across the State of Kansas.

For over thirty years, DCCCA has provided a variety of human services and played an active role in helping clients improve their quality of life.
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DCCCA began operations in Lawrence, Kansas in the summer of 1974 as the Douglas County Citizens Committee on Alcoholism. Over the years, we became known locally as DCCCA. In 1989, our legal name was changed to DCCCA by our Board of Directors. This change was prompted by our program delivery outside of Douglas County and our program growth to include services for problems other than alcoholism.
Professional Treatment Services
3205 Clinton Parkway Court,
Lawrence, KS66047
(785) 843-5483
www.kspts.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(785) 249-8477

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicare, 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, Women, Men

Professional Treatment Services (PTS) recognizes that chemical and behavioral addictions are diagnosable and treatable primary illnesses that negatively impact both the individual directly experiencing the addiction as well as close family members and friends. Additionally, we understand that addiction diminishes an individual’s biological, psychological, social and spiritual health thereby depleting their overall quality of life.

Our holistic approach to addictions treatment emphasizes the restoration of health in each of those major life spheres through the delivery of research based therapeutic interventions. We fundamentally believe that through the competent and passionate delivery of education our clients are able to develop new psychological insights empowering them to modify or eliminate formerly pathological behavioral responses. The Serenity Model of Recovery and 12-Step Programming are cornerstones of our treatment philosophy. Clients completing our treatment program are equipped with the essential insight and skill base to sustain their long-term recovery.

Heavy Drinking Linked to Irregular Heart Rhythm

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Heavy Drinking Linked to Irregular Heart Rhythm

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Monday, May 14, 2007 British researches have detected a correlation between drinking excessively and an increased risk for atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm that can trigger stroke or heart failure, HealthDay News reported May 10.

The study, presented at the annual meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society, found that reducing alcohol consumption, even slightly, can make a major difference. Atrial fibrillation is the most common irregular heart rhythm and affects an estimated 5.1 million Americans, according to a recent study that appeared in the journal Circulation.

"Drinking in moderation …is safe and does not significantly increase the chances of developing new atrial fibrillation (AF)," said Dr. Joe Martins, lead study author and a cardiologist at the Imperial College, London. "However, drinking in excess of this was strongly associated with an increased probability of developing new AF."

For the study, researchers surveyed patients arriving at an arrhythmia clinic at Charing Cross Hospital in London about their weekly alcohol consumption. Excessive drinking was found to be much higher in patients with AF than in patients without AF (27% vs. 17%, respectively).

AF has been linked to binge drinking in the past, according to the study authors. Experts say that drinking has also been associated with cardiac disease.

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