Women's Alcohol Treatment Centers Southaven MS

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.

Memphis Recovery Centers Inc
YP
219 North Montgomery Street,
Memphis, TN38104
(901) 272-7751
www.memphisrecovery.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(866) 672-7378

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

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

Payment Accepted: Self payment

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

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

Memphis Recovery Centers (MRC) provides professional treatment of drug and alcohol dependency for teens and adults in a caring and confidential atmosphere using 12-step recovery methods. We offer both residential and outpatient treatment, depending on the needs of the individual. MRC also supports those who experience co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders, by integrating dual diagnosis treatment into the program.
Memphis Recovery Centers Inc
Detox
219 North Montgomery Street,
Memphis, TN38104
(901) 272-7751
www.memphisrecovery.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(866) 672-7378

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, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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

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

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

Memphis Recovery Centers (MRC) provides professional treatment of drug and alcohol dependency for teens and adults in a caring and confidential atmosphere using 12-step recovery methods. We offer both residential and outpatient treatment, depending on the needs of the individual. MRC also supports those who experience co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders, by integrating dual diagnosis treatment into the program.

At MRC you’ll find trained and licensed staff dedicated to compassionate, individualized care for our clients. Our programs and facilities are licensed by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and are accredited by CARF, the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission.

Since 1970 MRC has been a leader among comprehensive chemical dependency care providers in the Mid-South. Throughout our history, MRC has stayed true to its mission...to return the individual to an adaptable level of spiritual, physical, social and occupational functioning, and to help each addicted person and his/her family to begin a lifelong process of recovery. Discover what our patients say about MRC
Lakeside Behavioral Health System
Dual Diagnosis Unit
2985 Brunswick Road,
Memphis, TN38133
(901) 377-4700x963
www.lakesidebhs.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(901) 377-4700

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification

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

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

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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

Since 1967, Lakeside Behavioral Health System has been the premier provider of specialized behavioral health and addictive disease services in the Memphis and Mid-South region. The 305-bed facility, located on a serene 37-acre campus in northeast Shelby County, serves as the setting for the treatment for children, adolescents, young adults, adults and seniors. Lakeside’s comprehensive programs treat disorders such as bipolar disorder, psychological trauma, depression and anxiety, mental illnesses and addictive disease disorders such as alcoholism, drug addiction and substance abuse.

At Lakeside, we believe in offering a variety of options to our patients, making our programs more accessible and our treatment more effective, while maintaining high levels of quality care.

Lakeside Behavioral Health System is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, certified by Medicare, and licensed by the State of Tennessee.

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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