Alcohol Detox Center West Fargo ND

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.

First Step Recovery PLLP
409 7th Street South,
Fargo, ND58103
(701) 293-3384
www.firststep-recovery.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification

Residency: Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

Payment Accepted: Self payment, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance

First Step Recovery, a licensed addiction treatment facility, provides comprehensive, confidential treatment of alcoholism and other drug dependency. At First Step Recovery, we believe these are treatable illnesses, and we base our recovery program on this guiding principle:
Alcoholism and other drug dependencies are physical, emotional, social, and spiritual disorders. They are characterized by excessive, compulsive, and uncontrolled use of alcohol and other drugs that affect not only the person who is dependent but also family members and significant others.
ShareHouse Wellness Center
715 North 11th Street, Suite 204,
Moorhead, MN56560
(218) 233-6398
www.sharehouse.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(877) 294-6561

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, 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, DUI/DWI offenders

Located in Fargo, North Dakota, ShareHouse has been providing chemical dependency treatment services to adult men and women since 1975. ShareHouse offers intensive primary treatment and outpatient levels of care for individuals afflicted with the disease of alcohol/drug addictions. A knowledgeable and caring staff are ready to assist you and family members move toward a life of healthy recovery. Visit our programs to learn more about levels of care programming offered by ShareHouse.
Confidentiality

Confidentiality of client records will be stipulated by applicable local, state and federal statutes and regulations.

It is the policy of ShareHouse, Inc. to protect its clients in accordance with the Federal Confidentiality Regulations. At the same time, ShareHouse Inc. staff must gather all relevant data in order to help in developing effective treatment plans for clients.
Insurance Information

ShareHouse is approved by most major insurance companies. Please contact our insurance department to validate your coverage. Cindy Simmer, Director of Admissions, 701-478-9558 or 701-361-1018. ShareHouse accepts both Visa and MasterCard.
Drake Counseling Services Inc
1202 23rd Street South,
Fargo, ND58103
(701) 293-5429
www.drakecounselingservices.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Private health insurance

Specializing in Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

The mission of Drake Counseling Services is to provide safe and effective mental health and substance abuse treatment grounded on scientific knowledge, delivered by a multidisciplinary staff with proven expertise, and considerate of the client’s developmental, cultural, and problem specific needs.

Drake Counseling Services recognizes that decades of scientific research and clinical practice have yielded a variety of effective approaches to mental health and drug addiction treatment. Drake Counseling Services incorporates into a single model an array of treatment modalities that are evidence-based and specifically client appropriate.
Red River Recovery Center
701 Center Avenue East,
Dilworth, MN56529
(218) 284-7772
www.redriverrecovery.net

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house

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

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance

Specializing in Women, Men

The Red River Recovery Center is a Minnesota licensed Rule 31 treatment facility for those in need of chemical and drug rehabilitation. RRRC provides a temporary residence for up to 66 male and female clients and helps the chemically dependent re-enter the community with the support necessary for a healthy lifestyle.

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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