Drug Addiction Treatment Centers Concord NH

When you look at a cigarette packet, you are confronted with statistics relative to the main causes of death in this country. Although I cannot vouch for the absolute accuracy of these statistics, they do make interesting reading. Main cause of death is listed as tobacco, second is alcohol. Third main cause vehicular followed by illicit drugs and murder. Given that alcohol could be said to play a part in some of the vehicular deaths and also murder. It lends a fairly considerable weight to the argument.

Concord Hospital
250 Pleasant Street, Suite 5400,
Concord, NH03301
(603) 225-2711x4039
www.concordhospital.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(603) 225-2711x2521

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, 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: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

Concord Hospital is a charitable organization which exists to meet the health needs of individuals within the communities it serves.

It is the established policy of Concord Hospital to provide services on the sole basis of the medical necessity of such services as determined by the medical staff without reference to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, gender, disability or inability to pay for such services.
Farnum Center
235 Hanover Street,
Manchester, NH3104
(603) 622-3020
www.eastersealsnh.org

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
Lakes Region General Hospital
Nathan Brody Chemical Dependency Prog
73 Daniel Webster Highway,
Belmont, NH3220
(603) 527-2908
www.lrgh.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(603) 527-2980

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

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

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

Nestled in the beautiful Lakes and Three Rivers Regions of New Hampshire, LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital (LRGH), Franklin Regional Hospital (FRH), 22 affiliated medical providers and service programs.
Our mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community. We are driven by healthcare needs of the communities we serve, and very proud of our long tradition of providing quality healthcare services to the Lakes and Three Rivers Regions.
About LRGHealthcareLRGH is a community and regional acute care facility with a licensed bed capacity of 137 beds, and FRH is a 25-bed critical access community hospital. In 2000, FRH and LRGH merged together and added the trade name LRGHealthcare. Committed to increasing our capacity for patients, adding more depth in staffing, and more options for patients, we knew that joining our hospitals would provide stability to both organizations, ultimately benefiting the communities we serve.
The Lakes Region communities we serve include, Laconia, Gilford, Alton, Ashland, Barnstead, Belmont, Center Harbor, Gilmanton, Meredith, Moultonborough, New Hampton and Sandwich. In the Three Rivers Region, we serve the communities of Franklin, Tilton, Northfield, Sanbornton, Alexandria, Andover, Bristol, Bridgewater, Boscawen, Danbury, Hebron, Hill and Salisbury.
We offer a wide range of medical, surgical, specialty, diagnostic, and therapeutic services, wellness education, support groups, and other community outreach services. Our Emergency Services department is staffed with specially trained physicians, nurses and staff, providing the highest quality care, delivered with the care and compassion. 24-hour availability of state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, and both ground and air transfer capability to tertiary care facilities. More than 200 active staff physicians and providers are in our network.
Together, LRGH, FRH, and all of our affiliated programs and services provide comprehensive healthcare to the entire Lakes and Three Rivers Regions.
Concord Metro Treatment Center
8 Loudon Road,
Concord, NH3301
(603) 229-4260
www.methadonetreatment.com

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

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid

Languages: Spanish

Specializing in Pregnant/postpartum women

Prescription drug abuse and opiate addiction impact millions of Americans each year. You and/or your loved one are not alone in fighting this debilitating disease. Colonial Management Group, LP (CMG) understands the difficulties of the social stigma associated with being addicted and we believe an independent and constructive lifestyle is attainable. Our priority is to stabilize each patient, individually, by providing medically monitored treatment combined with psychosocial rehabilitation services in our safe and clinically supportive environment. This allows the patient to make positive changes in their lives in an atmosphere of dignity and respect in a therapeutic and appropriate time frame for each individual.

CMG operates a number of nationally recognized and accredited methadone treatment centers dedicated to helping these individuals and their families regain control of their lives. Addiction is recognized as a chronic disease by the World Health Organization, the American Medical Association, the National Institute of Drug Addiction, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and many others. As such, addiction has been clinically proven to be managed with appropriate medication and counseling. Our comprehensive treatment programs begin with a detailed psychological assessment and initial treatment plan at induction. Our highly skilled staff then guides patients through a medically supervised stabilization period that integrates individual, group and family counseling along with state of the art medication treatments such as methadone and Suboxone, followed by continuing outpatient care throughout the medical maintenance phase. When the treatment plan is followed, and the medications are taken as directed, this treatment philosophy is proven to suppress symptoms of opiate withdrawal, decrease cravings for opiates, reduce illicit opiate use, block the effects of other opiates, and assist patients in staying committed to treatment and a lifestyle of recovery. We take great pride in treating our patients with dignity and respect in each phase of their treatment experience.

Methadone, as an opiate, is a central nervous system depressant and is not a cure for opiate addiction. It is a pharmacological tool which suppresses withdrawal symptoms, lessens the cravings for opiates and coupled with counseling, facilitates those interpersonal interactions involved in strengthening motivations, changing lifestyles and breaking the cycle of life patterns and stress reactions underlying relapse. Methadone is a long acting, synthetic drug first used for the treatment of drug addiction in the United States in the 1960’s. It has a 40-year history of demonstrated success in the treatment of opiate addiction. When used in proper doses in maintenance treatment, methadone does not create euphoria, sedation or an analgesic effect. Doses must be individually determined by the medical staff. Methadone maintenance is a long-term treatment for opiate addictions of all types. There is no specific length of time in a medicated assisted program that is best for everyone. Since methadone programs are voluntary, the length of time spent in treatment depends greatly on the patient. The longer you stay in treatment, the greater your chances for success. Initially, the patient must visit the clinic regularly and receive his/her medication, yet over time the successful patient earns privileges. These can include fewer clinic visits and eligibility for take home medications as allowed by your state regulations. This allows many patients to lead normal, productive lives, working and caring for their families and enjoying an active social life; all on an outpatient basis so your life is minimally disrupted.

Contact one of our locations now and speak to the clinic staff so they can assist you or your loved one plan an appropriate treatment program tailored to your needs
Serenity Place
NCADD Affiliate
101 Manchester Street,
Manchester, NH3101
(603) 625-6980
www.serenity-place.org

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

Vision:
Serenity Place is the premier substance use disorder and education
center in New Hampshire, offering innovative services for clients and
their families.
Mission:
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 Reasons Behind Drug Addiction

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The Reasons Behind Drug Addiction

Andrew Mitchell

Friday, September 14, 2007 Life quite often has a way of dealing out lessons at the most opportune time. They may not always be immediately understood or appreciated but, in hindsight we are able to learn from not only our own mistakes and misfortunes but from the mistakes and misfortunes of others.

I have a friend who is at present suffering from acute alcoholism, prescription and illicit drug use and injuries sustained from a serious collision with roadside trees while on a "pub run" to stock up on her poison of choice. Those close to our friend thought and hoped that the fact she had nearly killed herself and her 13 year old daughter while alcohol impaired may provide the "wake up call" she so seriously needs. Maybe make her look at her demons, if not for her own sake then for the sake of her children two of whom are under 10. Unfortunately we have been disappointed at every turn. Not only has she not accepted responsibility for her actions, she denies every facet of her addiction. The denial mechanism is so firmly entrenched at present she denies that she even drinks. This while begging her 16 year old daughter to bring her alcohol whilst she is in hospital. Which, she informs the nurses is Iced Tea.

Where do the life lessons come into this you ask? I too have had a battle with alcohol abuse. I too cranked up the denial machine. Now I get to see it from the other side.

Of all the drugs available in this country both legal and illicit, alcohol must be without a doubt the most insidious and damaging of all. It wrecks individual lives, families, property and not only causes death and injury but continues to be an ongoing drain to the community in both a financial and psychological sense.

When you look at a cigarette packet, you are confronted with statistics relative to the main causes of death in this country. Although I cannot vouch for the absolute accuracy of these statistics, they do make interesting reading. Main cause of death is listed as tobacco, second is alcohol. Third main cause vehicular followed by illicit drugs and murder. Given that alcohol could be said to play a part in some of the vehicular deaths and also murder. It lends a fairly considerable weight to the argument.

Looking at someone descending into the pits of substance abuse is a heartbreaking soul destroying exercise. Given that most alcohol abusers will deny they even have a problem leaves friends and loved ones at their wits end. I have seen and indeed have experienced family and friends desperate to help, resort to almost farcical measures to try and stop the abuser drinking or using. One family member of mine resorted to hiding all alcohol in their car if I was coming to their home. Whilst I applaud the fact that generally close friends and family want to help and by that very fact give cause for hope. Ultimately the buck starts and stops with the abuser.

During the period I was rec...

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