Alcohol Detox Center Las Cruces NM

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.

Nava Counseling Services
715 East Idaho Street, Suite 4-B,
Las Cruces, NM88001
(575) 524-2505
www.navacounseling.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(505) 524-2505

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance

Languages: Spanish

Specializing in Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

It is Nava’s Mission to offer a comfortable and safe environment, where the recovery process can be facilitated by providing non-judgmental, respectful, and supportive interaction through teamwork. We aim to give guidance in order to allow a person to strengthen and maintain a life free from drugs and alcohol. Our mental health therapy will promote wellness and a healing process. We are further dedicated in initiating and supporting projects that provide community awareness, research, and treatment on behavioral healthcare.
Description:

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.
History:

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.

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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