Women's Alcohol Treatment Centers Grand Forks ND

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.

Douglas Place Inc
1111 Gateway Drive NE,
East Grand Forks, MN56721
(218) 793-0420x304
www.douglasp.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(218) 793-0420

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house

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 Adolescents, Men

Douglas Place was originally established as a halfway house in 1976, which was then located in downtown East Grand Forks, MN. After almost 30 years, Douglas Place moved to its current location on the northeast edge of town. One of the main attractions Douglas Place has to offer is our culturally specific Native American programming. In recent years, the Minnesota Department of Human Services made changes to consolidate all residential treatment under one license. This allowed Douglas Place to restructure and provide specialized treatment to all levels of care. We offer high, medium, and low intensity residential treatment programs for men, women, and young adults. We offer Native American culturally specific treatment at high, medium, and low intensities, including young adults. Douglas Place has grown and earned longevity in the region as a treatment provider. Douglas Place takes pride in offering the correct level of treatment, for the correct amount of time, with the right services, to meet the individual needs of each client.
Richard P Stadter Psychiatric Center
Chemical Dependency
1451 44th Avenue South, Unit A,
Grand Forks, ND58201
(701) 772-2500
www.stadtercenter.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification

Residency: Hospital inpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, 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, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

Emotional illnesses cause injuries to us like depression, anxiety and chemical dependency. At The Stadter Center, we know that trauma, loss and emotional injuries require intensive healing, not a band-aid. It's why we began caring for individuals and families ten years ago. These illnesses actually can change how we see ourselves and feel about the world and ourselves. We go on suffering, usually alone and in silence, putting on a "brave face" for our family, friends, and co-workers. We keep trying to face life with courage but we just get worn down.
Glenmore Recovery Center
1424 Central Avenue NE,
East Grand Forks, MN56721
(218) 773-4994
www.riverviewhealth.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(218) 281-9537

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

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

RiverView Health is a hometown healthcare system dedicated to serving the needs of our region. Since 1898, we’ve been committed to providing the best quality healthcare for our patients. Our commitment to serving the Red River Valley is long-established and we are constantly investing time, energy, and resources to provide the best possible healthcare for our region. We are dedicated to reaching out to the community, and to putting our resources into local groups and organizations that help to make a difference in the health and quality of life in our area. Working together as a team, RiverView Health takes a leadership role in improving the health of the communities we serve.
Drake Counseling
311 South 4th Street, Suite 106,
Grand Forks, ND58201
(701) 757-3200
www.drakecounselingservices.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(701) 732-2300

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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 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.

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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