Drug Addiction Treatment Centers Dubuque IA

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.

Mercy Medical Center
Mercy Turning Point Treatment Center
250 Mercy Drive, 2nd Floor,
Dubuque, IA52001
(563) 589-8000
www.mercydubuque.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(563) 589-8290

Hotline Phone Numbers: (563) 589-8280

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification

Residency: Hospital inpatient, Outpatient

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

Specializing in Adolescents

Here are some additional facts so you can get to know us better:
A not for profit Catholic hospital
Beds:
Beds for 263 patients at Mercy - Dubuque
Beds for 25 patients at Mercy - Dyersville, a critical access hospital
Beds for 40 residents at Oak Crest Manor at Mercy - Dyersville.
Staff: More than 1,200 employees and medical staff of 230
Volume: 55,000 inpatients and outpatients annually
Service area: Dubuque, Iowa and surrounding counties in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin
Accreditation: The Joint Commission
Recognition: MagnetTM designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2004 & re-designation in 2009, and named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals for 2008 by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care.
Mercy Medical Center is a member of Mercy Health Network in Iowa, and is a Ministry Organization of Trinity Health based in Novi, Michigan.
Substance Abuse Services Center Inc
799 Main Street, Suite 110,
Dubuque, IA52001
(563) 582-3784
www.sasc-dbq.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than 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), Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)

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

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

SASC is located in the beautiful Mississippi River valley in Dubuque, Iowa. Since 1975, SASC has been providing services to individuals and families in the tri-state area.
SASC is a not-for-profit agency governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of citizens of Dubuque and Delaware Counties in Iowa. SASC is licensed both as a Substance Abuse Treatment Program and as a Problem Gambling Treatment Program by the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Our Mission - our ultimate purpose
To provide quality counseling, education, and support services to address alcohol, drug, and gambling concerns while promoting physical and mental wellness.
Our Vision - what we aspire to do
We will work together everyday with integrity and compassion to provide a comprehensive recovery-oriented system of care and to be recognized as a provider of choice.
Sojourn House Inc
706 South West Street,
Galena, IL61036
(815) 777-1104
www.sojournhouse.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(815) 232-5121

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

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

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

Specializing in DUI/DWI offenders

Sojourn House, Inc. provides confidential, comprehensive alcohol and other drug treatment and counseling services to adolescents, adults, and their families, empowering them to achieve productive and healthy lives.

Our mission is achieved by:

Deploying state-of-the-art treatment through skilled professional services.
Spearheading community-based programs on issues of substance abuse.
Total dedication to client/family health and well being.

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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