Alcohol Detox Center Richmond KY

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.

Liberty Place Recovery Center
for Women
218 Lake Street,
Richmond, KY40475
(859) 625-0104
www.foothillscap.org/services/libertyplace.html

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

Payment Accepted: Self payment

Payment Assistance: Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Women

Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Inc. is committed to the promise of helping people and changing lives. KRFDC has a 51 year history of community improvement and promoting self-sufficiency among the area’s low income population. Founded in Winchester, KY in 1962, the agency received designation as a community action agency two years later.

KRFDC embraces a philosophy of needs-based strategies and family-based services leading to family self-sufficiency and economic self-reliance. The agency provides a comprehensive range of services for families and individuals.

The agency employs over 275 people who represent a highly skilled, professional team of program administrators, teachers, social workers, counselors, transportation drivers, and health care providers. KRFDC is governed by a volunteer corporate board of directors whose members are active in community service. Staff are guided by Executive Director Vicki Jozefowicz, MPA.Area
Balanced Life Solutions
501 Darby Creek Road, Suite 11,
Lexington, KY40509
(859) 338-0466
www.counselinglexingtonky.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment

Specializing in DUI/DWI offenders

We provide many types of counseling and psychiatric services at our Lexington, Frankfort, and Richmond offices. These services are provided by the offices of Paul D. Dalton, MS, LPCC, CADC.

We have a number of dedicated professionals in our office that provide many types of services. In the rare case we are unable to provide a service, we will refer you to a professional that can help you. The most important role we have is getting you the help you need. Our office is more concerned about you receiving the right kind of care in a timely manner, than if we provide your service.

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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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