Women's Alcohol Treatment Centers West Fargo 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.

First Step Recovery PLLP
409 7th Street South,
Fargo, ND58103
(701) 293-3384
www.firststep-recovery.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification

Residency: Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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

First Step Recovery, a licensed addiction treatment facility, provides comprehensive, confidential treatment of alcoholism and other drug dependency. At First Step Recovery, we believe these are treatable illnesses, and we base our recovery program on this guiding principle:
Alcoholism and other drug dependencies are physical, emotional, social, and spiritual disorders. They are characterized by excessive, compulsive, and uncontrolled use of alcohol and other drugs that affect not only the person who is dependent but also family members and significant others.
ShareHouse Wellness Center
715 North 11th Street, Suite 204,
Moorhead, MN56560
(218) 233-6398
www.sharehouse.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(877) 294-6561

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

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 Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

Located in Fargo, North Dakota, ShareHouse has been providing chemical dependency treatment services to adult men and women since 1975. ShareHouse offers intensive primary treatment and outpatient levels of care for individuals afflicted with the disease of alcohol/drug addictions. A knowledgeable and caring staff are ready to assist you and family members move toward a life of healthy recovery. Visit our programs to learn more about levels of care programming offered by ShareHouse.
Confidentiality

Confidentiality of client records will be stipulated by applicable local, state and federal statutes and regulations.

It is the policy of ShareHouse, Inc. to protect its clients in accordance with the Federal Confidentiality Regulations. At the same time, ShareHouse Inc. staff must gather all relevant data in order to help in developing effective treatment plans for clients.
Insurance Information

ShareHouse is approved by most major insurance companies. Please contact our insurance department to validate your coverage. Cindy Simmer, Director of Admissions, 701-478-9558 or 701-361-1018. ShareHouse accepts both Visa and MasterCard.
Drake Counseling Services Inc
1202 23rd Street South,
Fargo, ND58103
(701) 293-5429
www.drakecounselingservices.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Private health insurance

Specializing in Adolescents, 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.
Red River Recovery Center
701 Center Avenue East,
Dilworth, MN56529
(218) 284-7772
www.redriverrecovery.net

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house

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

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

Specializing in Women, Men

The Red River Recovery Center is a Minnesota licensed Rule 31 treatment facility for those in need of chemical and drug rehabilitation. RRRC provides a temporary residence for up to 66 male and female clients and helps the chemically dependent re-enter the community with the support necessary for a healthy lifestyle.

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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