Women's Alcohol Treatment Centers Merrimack NH

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.

Merrimack River Medical Services
323 Derry Road,
Hudson, NH3051
(603) 595-3399

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

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE), Access to Recovery

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

Community Substance Abuse Centers (CSAC) is a privately owned corporation offering outpatient services that specializes in the treatment of narcotic addiction. As a privately owned corporation, CSAC has a structure similar to many privately owned medical and doctor’s offices. The major focus is maintaining a strong commitment to high quality and compassionate care to substance abusing patients.
Organizational Philosophy
CSAC maintains a strong commitment to providing high-quality, cost-effective care that treats all individuals with the utmost dignity and respect. We realize that this commitment can only be achieved through the recruitment and retention of competent and qualified employees. Recognizing these essential points, we seek to foster a work environment that supports the diversity, health, and growth of each employee. Our personnel policies and practices reflect this philosophical approach in our efforts to lead the organization toward the realization of our goals and objectives.
Farnum Center
235 Hanover Street,
Manchester, NH3104
(603) 622-3020

Intake Phone Numbers:
(603) 622-3020x33

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services

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

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE), Access to Recovery

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

Languages: Portuguese, Spanish

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

Easter Seals NH includes NH, VT, ME, RI, NY, Coastal Fairfield County, CT and the Harbor Schools programs in Massachusetts. It is recognized as the most progressive and diverse Easter Seals nationally.

In 2010, we touched the lives of more than 23,000 individuals of all ages and provided $4.1 million dollars in free and reduced-price services to children and adults in need. Click here to review our financials.

At 22 New Hampshire locations, Easter Seals employs and contracts with more than 1,400 people. Click here for a list of our locations.

For more than 26 years, the National Health Council ranked Easter Seals first among its members for the percentage of program dollars spent on direct client services. Also, every penny raised stays in New Hampshire to benefit Granite State residents. Business New Hampshire magazine recently named Easter Seals NH the 2010 Non-Profit Business of the Decade
Keystone Hall
615 Amherst Street,
Nashua, NH3063
(603) 881-4848

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Halfway house

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

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, Private health insurance, Access to Recovery

Languages: Spanish

Specializing in Pregnant/postpartum women, Residential beds for clients' children

Keystone Hall, formerly known as the Greater Nashua Council on Alcoholism, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide comprehensive substance use treatment and recovery services to individuals and families in a supportive environment while providing a strategic framework for substance use prevention in New Hampshire.

Keystone Hall is New Hampshire’s premier substance use disorder treatment, prevention, and recovery support services center, offering both inpatient and outpatient services to men, women, families, and adolescents. Located in new state-of-the-art facility in Nashua, NH, Keystone Hall serves those with and without insurance, with a focus on serving those least able to afford treatment on their own. No one is turned away, regardless of ability to pay.

All treatment and services are gender-specific, trauma informed, and “open programs” with individuals able to start treatment as soon as space is available. All treatment is evidence-based. Services are offered in both English and Spanish.

Keystone Hall was founded in 1983 by Paul Lacasse, a New Hampshire native and former marine who dedicated most of his life to social services. Mr. Lacasse, a recovering alcoholic, made it his personal mission to help others reach and maintain sobriety, while reducing the stigma associated with addiction.hopeless1

In 1986, \Keystone Hall’s first program, a 6-bed, 24-hour non-medical crisis detoxification center opened in an old manufacturing building in downtown Nashua. Four years later the agency moved to a larger space, having quickly outgrown its initial home. Keystone began to expand programs to meet needs within the community, and became the first organization in the state to offer both outpatient and residential programs to those most in need of addiction treatment. A transitional living program was added in 1990 to address the ongoing recovery efforts and housing needs of homeless individuals who completed acute, residential treatment but required supports to fully integrate back into the community

In 2003, Keystone Hall affiliated with Harbor Homes and joined what has become the Partnership for Successful Living. Since that time, the agency has quadrupled its budget and significantly increased the number of services provided. Today it is the largest contractor of the New Hampshire Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services in the state, providing evidence-based treatment and prevention services to over 700 individuals and families each year. Since its inception, Keystone Hall has provided more than 13,000 individuals with the life-saving gift of treatment.
Lowell House Inc
Outpatient Substance Abuse Services
555 Merrimack Street,
Lowell, MA1854
(978) 459-8656

Intake Phone Numbers:
(978) 459-8656x0

Hotline Phone Numbers: (978) 459-8656

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Greek, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese

Specializing in Adolescents, Persons with HIV/AIDS, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

Lowell House Inc. (LHI), incorporated in 1972, is dedicated to providing people with focused addiction treatments and HIV services based on proven clinical practices. LHI’s programs are designed to provide the greatest opportunity for individual growth with the least disruption or normal life and community functions. We continue to develop programs and improve cultural competency in a collaborative effort to better serve our clients, and to ensure an effective response to the changing needs of the community.
Treatment Philosophy
LHI offers comprehensive outpatient and residential addiction and HIV services. Our services uphold ethical standards, value diversity and maintain dignity. LHI’s treatment approach incorporates various theoretically based models, as well as reducing harm and high risk behavior for the individual and the community. LHI’s services provide a continuum that includes: prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery for those who are at risk for HIV and/or specific substance use, abuse, or addictive disorders.
Serenity Place
NCADD Affiliate
101 Manchester Street,
Manchester, NH3101
(603) 625-6980

Services Offered: Detoxification

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

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

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Creole, French, Spanish

Specializing in DUI/DWI offenders

Serenity Place is the premier substance use disorder and education
center in New Hampshire, offering innovative services for clients and
their families.
The mission of Serenity Place is to provide opportunities for the chemically dependent person to become free of those chemicals, to maintain that freedom and to return to the community as a contributing member.
Core Values:
Integrity: Honesty and authenticity form the foundation of all that we do.

Respect: We respect all those with whom we work including our clients and their families, our staff, board members, volunteers, donors, supporters and partners.

Compassion: We deliver high quality, compassionate care to clients and their families.

Inclusive: We work to ensure that any person desiring treatment, regardless of ethnicity, gender, age, creed and/or ability to pay will have access to treatment within a reasonable amount of time.

Collaboration: We recognize that resources exist to help us achieve our mission throughout the community and work with others in a spirit of cooperation and partnership.

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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