Women's Alcohol Treatment Centers Duluth MN

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.

Thunderbird/Wren House
229 North 4th Avenue West,
Duluth, MN55806
(218) 727-7699
www.mashkawisen.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(218) 722-2703

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house

Residency: Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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

Adult Inpatient Treatment Program
The Mash-ka-wisen Treatment Center provides inpatient treatment services to Native Americans who are suffering from alcohol and/or drug abuse addictions. The program takes an eclectic approach to meeting the client’s needs to maintain sobriety. Clients are given opportunities to learn about their addiction and the recovery process. Clients are also invited to explore Native American Culture and Tradition through the use of traditional practices and ceremonies. Other services that are available for clients are nursing and psychological services as needed.
The program is typically a thirty day program. An extended program is available for those clients who need more time to address their addiction. Mash-ka-wisen is dedicated to assisting our clients in entering a life of recovery. We take our responsibilities very seriously and our staff is dedicated to providing the best available services to support clients in developing a life of recovery.
Adolescent Inpatient Treatment Program
The adolescent program provides treatment services for Native American youth ages 13-17 years old. The program is a minimum of 45 days and focuses on educating the client on the harmful consequences of their chemical use, the addiction process, recovery, life skills and taking pride in being an Indian person. Our program also provides four hours of school five days a week while the client is in treatment. Clients are also asked to develop a re-entry plan before their graduation from treatment.
Minnesota Teen Challenge
1 East First Street, Suite 100,
Duluth, MN55802
(218) 740-5544
www.mntc.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient

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

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women

For more than 25 years, Mn Adult & Teen Challenge has been restoring hope to teens and adults struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. We offer a full range of services including:
Intensive licensed Rule 31 treatment programs: both residential and outpatient
Long-term faith-based recovery programs
Extensive aftercare programs for graduates
Prevention programs for middle and high school students
These offerings allow us to effectively serve individuals with a broad spectrum of addiction issues; from those seeking treatment for the first time, to those who have been struggling with addiction for many years.
Haven in Cloquet
1003 Cloquet Avenue, Suite 117,
Cloquet, MN55720
(218) 879-5545
www.havenchemicalhealth.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

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

Haven Chemical Health Systems opened its doors in 2000 with one outpatient facility, The Haven in Woodbury. Not long after, two additional facilities, The Haven in Shakopee and Margaret’s House, a ten-bed Residential facility for women located in Mendota Heights, were opened. These was followed shortly by the opening of The Haven in Waconia, as well as The Haven in Cloquet. In 2004, Rebecca’s Residence in Scandia was opened which, similar to Margaret’s House, is a ten-bed women’s Residential Facility. Our newest location, Paul's Place (opened December 2008) is our first Men's Residential facility that currently has six beds and is located in Farmington.
Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Marty Mann House
714 North 11th Avenue East,
Duluth, MN55805
(218) 723-8444
www.cadt.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services

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

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

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Criminal justice clients

The Center for Alcohol & Drug Treatment is a non-profit community agency founded in 1961. Our main office is located in Duluth, Minnesota. Our primary service area is Northeastern Minnesota, but our residential facilities may accept clients from anywhere in the U.S.
Our main purpose is to provide chemical health, substance abuse, addiction treatment & recovery services. We offer a flexible array of programs and services designed around the changing needs of our clients and the community - from DWI programs and medically assisted recovery, to intensive residential & outpatient treatment, medium intensity residential programs and aftercare.
The Center recognizes that there are many paths to recovery from substance abuse and addiction. Our programs support both 12 Step and alternative approaches to recovery. There is no "one-size-fits-all" treatment at the Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment.
Finally, the Center does not discriminate in our hiring of staff or our treatment of clients. We welcome clients of any sex, race, age, religious affiliation, or sexual orientation.
Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
1402 East Superior Street,
Duluth, MN55805
(218) 723-8444
www.cadt.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services

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

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

The Center for Alcohol & Drug Treatment is a non-profit community agency founded in 1961. Our main office is located in Duluth, Minnesota. Our primary service area is Northeastern Minnesota, but our residential facilities may accept clients from anywhere in the U.S.
Our main purpose is to provide chemical health, substance abuse, addiction treatment & recovery services. We offer a flexible array of programs and services designed around the changing needs of our clients and the community - from DWI programs and medically assisted recovery, to intensive residential & outpatient treatment, medium intensity residential programs and aftercare.
The Center recognizes that there are many paths to recovery from substance abuse and addiction. Our programs support both 12 Step and alternative approaches to recovery. There is no "one-size-fits-all" treatment at the Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment.
Finally, the Center does not discriminate in our hiring of staff or our treatment of clients. We welcome clients of any sex, race, age, religious affiliation, or sexual orientation.
Bethel Port Rehabilitation Center
23 Mesaba Avenue,
Duluth, MN55806
(218) 727-7415
www.duluthbethel.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(218) 727-7415x110, (218) 727-0504x150

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house

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

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

Specializing in Men

The Duluth Bethel is one of the oldest human services agencies in Northeastern Minnesota. It was founded in 1873 when the Western Seamen's Friend Society in Cleveland opened a branch in Duluth. It was organized as a nonprofit corporation on September 6 of the same year. The Bethel was established to "promote temporal and spiritual welfare of seamen and their families and of such as may not have been provided for by regular religious and benevolent societies in the city and vicinity." In the early years it served seamen, miners, lumberjacks, and their families who settled in the frontier port of Duluth.

The port of Duluth in the late nineteenth century was a place where work and good times could be found. But it also was a place where dreams could be shattered and fortunes lost. The Bethel provided food, shelter, and a helping hand when workers and their families fell on hard times.
Bethel Outpatient Services
23 Mesaba Avenue,
Duluth, MN55806
(218) 727-0504x151
www.duluthbethel.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(218) 727-0504

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house

Residency: Outpatient

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

Specializing in Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

The Duluth Bethel is one of the oldest human services agencies in Northeastern Minnesota. It was founded in 1873 when the Western Seamen's Friend Society in Cleveland opened a branch in Duluth. It was organized as a nonprofit corporation on September 6 of the same year. The Bethel was established to "promote temporal and spiritual welfare of seamen and their families and of such as may not have been provided for by regular religious and benevolent societies in the city and vicinity." In the early years it served seamen, miners, lumberjacks, and their families who settled in the frontier port of Duluth.
The port of Duluth in the late nineteenth century was a place where work and good times could be found. But it also was a place where dreams could be shattered and fortunes lost. The Bethel provided food, shelter, and a helping hand when workers and their families fell on hard times.

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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