Women's Alcohol Treatment Centers Burlington VT

Because of the way their bodies metabolize alcohol, women become drunk faster; get addicted to alcohol more quickly; and develop alcohol-related diseases such as hypertension and damage to the liver, brain and heart more rapidly than men do, according to Sue Foster, vice president and policy director at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.

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Fletcher Allen Healthcare
UHC Campus, 1 South Prospect Street,
Burlington, VT5401
(802) 847-3333
www.fletcherallen.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(802) 847-1421

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

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

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

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

As Vermont’s University Medical Center, we at Fletcher Allen are committed to providing the highest quality of care for patients and their families throughout the region. We care for people every day – helping them in their time of need, offering compassion and a kind word, and providing leading edge, research-based therapies. Above all, we are dedicated to service and putting patients first. Everyone deserves high-quality care, and we honor the human experience every day, in everything we do.

Through a vital partnership, Fletcher Allen, the University of Vermont College Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences form Vermont’s University Medical Center – one of just 138 such centers in the country. Together in service, we improve our region’s quality of life with innovations in medicine and health care that arise from new knowledge and discovery.

We are committed to the development of an Integrated Delivery System, which provides high-value health care to the communities we serve and enhances our academic mission. Our nationally recognized physicians and health care professionals are researchers and teachers who are experts on the latest developments in their fields and dedicated to the art and science of medicine.

At Fletcher Allen, we deliver all of the resources and opportunities of a major medical center right here in Vermont, providing patients with the breadth and depth of services they need and an array of specialists nationally acclaimed for their work in a wide range of areas including cardiology, oncology, neurology, stroke, trauma and many others.
Maple Leaf Farm Associates Inc
10 Maple Leaf Road,
Underhill, VT5489
(802) 899-2911x206
www.mapleleaf.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(802) 899-2911

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, 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 Persons with HIV/AIDS

Maple Leaf Farm in Underhill, VT is one of the oldest continuously operating inpatient drug and alcohol abuse treatment and recovery centers in the country. We offer residential substance addiction rehabilitation and detoxification programs to men and women in a serene setting in the foothills of Mt. Mansfield, the tallest peak in Green Mountains. Maple Leaf Farm is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, is licensed by the State of Vermont and operates as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.

Mountain View and Mens DormMaple Leaf Farm’s mission is to help men and women recover from alcohol and drug addiction. We understand the power of alcohol and drug abuse and addiction to destroy the lives of individuals and their families. We are committed to providing medical detoxification and inpatient treatment and support services of the highest quality to help our patients find rehabilitation and recovery. We will do whatever it takes to help our patients reach this goal. And we will never give up.

Maple Leaf Farm believes that addiction is a treatable, chronic disease that can be successfully managed, much like diabetes, hypertension, or asthma. We provide safe, medically supported detoxification and stabilization including psychiatric assessment with referrals to the proper level of care. Acute medical services are also available on site. The admissions process begins with a 30-minute telephone in-take interview. Transportation services may also be arranged through Maple Leaf Farm.

We believe in an integrated model of care offering individualized, evidenced based programming that is client directed, person-centered and strength-based. Our staff, most dually licensed, have years of experience in addictions and are committed to ensuring each client has the proper tools to manage this disease.

Saved a seat 2We recognize there are many pathways to recovery and one size does not fit all. Our Residential Program offers a variety of counseling and case management options including individual, group and community meetings. Activity-based choices such as Outdoor >Recreation, Yoga, Art Recovery, Creative Expression, Acu-Detox, and Life Skills complete the daily therapeutic schedule.

We know that recovery is stronger when family members are involved in the process. We encourage family members over the age of 14 to attend our Family Program, offered on Saturdays. The day-long program utilizes an interactive curriculum designed to address issues faced by the entire family. Loved ones are also invited to join us for Sunday Brunch.

Continuing in treatment following discharge from Maple Leaf Farm is essential to maintaining recovery. We offer an Aftercare Program and actively refer clients to community based outpatient and support services such as Intensive Outpatient Programs and local treatment providers.
Howard Center
Chittenden Clinic
1 South Prospect Street, Room 1420,
Burlington, VT5401
(802) 488-6450
www.howardcenter.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(802) 488-6460

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification

Residency: Outpatient

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

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

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Pregnant/postpartum women

Our mission is to improve the well-being of children, adults, families, and communities.

We offer life-saving professional crisis and counseling services to children and adults; supportive services to individuals with autism and developmental disabilities who need help with education, employment, and life maintenance skills; counseling and medical services for those struggling with substance abuse, and intensive interventions for adults with serious and persistent mental health challenges. HowardCenter was founded in 1873 and serves more than 15,000 individuals and families every year.

We invite you to view this 9-minute video, "A Day in the Life," to more fully understand our organization and the individuals and families we serve.

The Addiction Risks for Women in Recovery

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'You can't teach them hope' women face greater addiction risks, less promise of recovery

Mary Meehan

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Treating female alcoholics or drug addicts often requires unraveling the damage of physical and mental abuse that began long before the first drink or drug.

"When you are dealing with women who are addicted, it''s typical to see issues of sexual abuse, lack of education, poverty, lack of parenting skills, the presence of children," said Barbara Ramlow, director of the targeted assessment program at the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research at the University of Kentucky.

Women coming into treatment often have untreated closed-head injuries from domestic violence, or debilitating depression made worse by drugs or alcohol. Some suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, the same cluster of symptoms -- anxiety, nightmares, flashbacks, difficulty sleeping and a feeling of detachment -- that afflicts many soldiers returning from war zones.

One study showed that 70 percent of alcoholic women seeking treatment had experienced some kind of sexual abuse. (That compares with about 12 percent of men.) Many had suffered trauma as a child or teenager, including high rates of incest.

Others end up in dangerous situations because of their drug or alcohol abuse.

A woman using illegal drugs is "a good target for a predator," said T.K. Logan, a researcher with the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research at UK. "They know that you are either not going to report it or you are not going to be believed."

The result of all this trauma can be "a woman broken into pieces," Ramlow said.

''Overwhelmed and immobilized''

Those pieces don''t magically mend just because someone puts down the drink or the drug. In some cases, the withdrawal of the substance can cause all of those old psychological wounds to begin to fester anew. And those issues, Ramlow said, have implications as to how much a person is able to recover. The grief and trauma can come on like a wave, and then "it''s easy to become overwhelmed and immobilized," she said.

Because of the way their bodies metabolize alcohol, women become drunk faster; get addicted to alcohol more quickly; and develop alcohol-related diseases such as hypertension and damage to the liver, brain and heart more rapidly than men do, according to Sue Foster, vice president and policy director at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.

Women are also 48 percent more likely than men to have drugs prescribed that can lead to addiction, and twice as likely as men to become addicted to those drugs, according to Women Under the Influence, a book published by the center in 2006.

Historically, Foster said, addiction treatment was created based on the male experience. The standard 30-day inpatient treatment model was originally based on work with male heroin addicts, and it often relies on confrontational group meetings that d...

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