Alcohol Abuse Rehab Centers Aberdeen SD

I have not drank in thirteen years. But, I know that I can never drink as "social" drinkers do.By that I mean I can't go to a party and have one or two drinks. I tried that for many years. And, as the other guests at the party would laugh and enjoy all the fun chatter I would become more and more ( depending on what I cannot explain) angry or in some instances happy.

Avera Saint Lukes
Worthmore Addiction Services
305 South State Street,
Aberdeen, SD57401
(605) 622-5800
www.averastlukes.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(605) 622-5800x5800

Hotline Phone Numbers: (800) 952-2250

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

Avera St. Luke's Hospital was established in 1901 in Aberdeen, S.D., as a 15-bed hospital by the Presentation Sisters. We have grown into a regional medical center that offers a comprehensive array of medical and health services to people in the Aberdeen area. In addition to our 133-bed hospital, Avera St. Luke's provides services through:

Avera Mother Joseph Manor Retirement Community in Aberdeen
Avera Eureka Health Care Center in our Long-Term Care Division
Clinic Division and Avera Medical Group

Our History

It was a diphtheria epidemic at the turn of the century in Aberdeen, S.D., that led to the beginning of what is now called Avera St. Luke's Hospital. Read the full history.
Our Mission

Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.
Our Vision

Avera St. Luke's will be an exceptional health care organization for patients to receive care, physicians to practice and employees to work.

Recovering Alcoholic

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Recovering Alcoholic

Judy Brown

Friday, September 14, 2007 As a recovering (note I say recovering not recovered)Alcholic I feel I have

"earned" the right to talk on this subject.I have not drank in thirteen years.But, I know that I can never drink as "social" drinkers do.By that I mean I can't go to a party and have one or two drinks. I tried that for many years.And, as the other guests at the party would laugh and enjoy all the fun chatter I would become more and more ( depending on what I cannot explain) angry or in some instances happy.As soon as I drank the first drink my mind and actions changed.I lost complete prespective on people, places and things.

I spent many years embrassing my "ex"-husband.I laughed louder, talked more and talked over other people trying to converse with one another.And, most or many instances didn't know what I was saying or talking about.But, I was sure my thoughts were the only correct ones.And, only the next morning when told what I had done or said would the shame and embrassment come.

And, jobs.I lost one because I couldn't get up in time to go.Which was probably good because I was a hairdresser and God only knows what I would have done to some poor woman's hair.Oh, and my favorite job, a dis-jockey.I became the favorite of some late night callers.Probably because they were also drunk or hung-over themselves.And, I even fooled the boss.He just loved me because everybody wanted to advertize in by on-air time since I was the number one "DJ" of my town.I probably would have died froma car accident or God forbid killed somebody else but for the fact that we moved to another state.

And, that move gave me the right to drink. How dare my husband take a job in another state.I had two beautiful sons in full bloom of adiciton. But, somehow was blessed with two normal sons.One is now teaching at a college in Germany.He's givien a concert for the Queen of England and Prince Charles.And, done many oth...

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