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Using a drug to treat addiction may seem ironic, but doctors say it can work. How? The drug blocks the brain receptor that may associate reward benefits with drinking. There are other drugs to help with alcohol addiction, but they have to be taken daily, and often with pretty harsh side effects like sweating, vomiting, and rapid heart beat.

Narconon Colorado
A Life Worth Saving
1225 Redwood Street,
Fort Collins, CO80524
(970) 484-2023

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

Languages: Spanish

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Women, Criminal justice clients

The word Narconon® comes from the word "Narcotics-None" meaning “No-Drugs!”. The name is appropriate because the Narconon program is a drug-free program. The goal of the program is to help those who are addicted to drugs and alcohol to regain control of their lives. Drug abuse and addiction are problems that break family and friends apart, lower a person’s values, and bring corruption to happy communities. This problem can happen to anyone, no matter where they live.
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.
A New Perspective Counseling Centers
1226 West Ash Street, Suite D,
Windsor, CO80550
(970) 686-8898

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

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

We offer: Substance Abuse Counseling (DUI Level I and Level II Therapy), Relapse Prevention, Offender Therapy, SSC or SSIC (Strategies for Self-Improvement and Change), Individual Counseling, Domestic Violence Treatment, Anger Management and Minors in Possession (MIP). Also check out our services page for more options.

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).

Monthly Shot Could Help Fight Alcohol Addiction

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Monthly shot could help fight alcohol addiction

Kafi Drexel

Friday, February 08, 2008

It''s an uphill battle many alcoholics struggle with: resisting the craving to drink. While it''s certainly no cure, some doctors say a monthly shot could help more alcohol-dependent patients fight the urge.

“Vivitrol is an injectable form of a medicine known as Naltrexone. Naltrexone is available in oral form, but this is an injectable form, which is given to the patient once-a-month for several reasons: to increase compliance, so patients don''t have to worry about taking the pill; and it delivers a level of drug, which is really very adequate for dealing with alcohol issues,” says Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU Dr. Steven Lamm.

Using a drug to treat addiction may seem ironic, but doctors say it can work. How? The drug blocks the brain receptor that may associate reward benefits with drinking. There are other drugs to help with alcohol addiction, but they have to be taken daily, and often with pretty harsh side effects like sweating, vomiting, and rapid heart beat.

Doctors say the once-a-month injectable cuts down on that. One patient says she wouldn''t call the shot a miracle drug, but it''s the only thing that''s helped her with 15 years of addiction.

“It''s been very helpful. I haven’t been drinking as much. I don''t drink every day. I used to before I took Vivitrol and when I do drink, I drink a lot less than I used to,” says the recovery alcoholic, who asked to remain anonymous.

While the shot doesn''t necessarily stop alcoholics from drinking, doctors say being able to dramatically reduce the amount of heavy drinking days for patients has a huge impact on physical and emotional health.

“Our belief has been that abstinence is the goal for alcoholism and I believe that myself, but at this point I am at least satisfied my patients are drinking significantly less,” says Dr. Lamm. “When they are drinking less there quality of life and t...

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