Alcohol Detox Center Salina 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.

Innovative Solutions Addiction Trt Ctr
620 South Santa Fe Street,
Salina, KS67401
(785) 542-9200
www.isatc.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(785) 452-9200, (785) 452-9201

Hotline Phone Numbers: (785) 643-0848

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Private health insurance

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

Specializing in DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

Its all About Choices

Innovative Solutions Addiction Treatment Center offers State approved, Alcohol and other drug treatment, for court referred clients, as well as providing valuable information and feedback for those individuals or employers looking for solutions.

ISAT Center is Client Centered
Our staff is our most valued asset and among the best in the Kansas. As a highly trained, dedicated and compassionate team of Licensed Counselors, Therapist, and Administrators, they are passionate about supporting you during your interaction with us. We want you to feel safe and comfortable, so our Staff ensures a safe environment that promotes accountability, personal growth, and confidentiality. ISAT Center does not assume that clients are alcoholics or drug addicts.

Our Philosophy

Producing quality effective programs can’t be hit and miss. They must be carefully planned and consistent, and provide
Ashby House
153 South 8th Street,
Salina, KS67401
(785) 826-4935
www.ashbyhouse.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house

Residency: Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors), Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)

Languages: Spanish

Specializing in Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children

The Mission of Ashby House is to empower homeless families and individuals; to improve self-sufficiency, self-advocacy and holistic recovery.
Ashby House is Salina's only full-time shelter for families and single women. Ashby House is also the area’s residential and outpatient treatment program for families and single women.
Ashby House is a family oriented facility focusing on individual needs and providing twenty-four hour staff supervision.

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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