Alcohol Detox Center Lawrence KS

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.

Alpha Recovery LLC Lawrence
5040 Bob Billings Parkway, Suite B,
Lawrence, KS66049
(785) 842-6300
alpharecoverycenter.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance

At Alpha Recovery Center, we understand the difficulties faced by individuals dealing with substance abuse or legal problems stemming from drug and alcohol related charges. Our mission is to provide an atmosphere of hope and understanding for those affected, with treatment plans focusing on sustained, positive change.
Rick Ostrander
About Alpha Recovery Center
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.
What does DCCCA stand for?

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.

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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