Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Bear DE

It is widely understood that about 1 in 10 people have the disease of alcoholism. That 10% of the population includes all races, creeds, ages, sexes, religions, and all other factors. Alcoholism does not discriminate any of these; it simple exists when the individual has the threefold illness.

ARS New Castle LLC
263 Quigley Bouelvard, Suite 1-A,
New Castle, DE19720
(302) 323-9400
www.arsdelaware.com

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

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment

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

Addiction Recovery Systems (ARS) is an organization specializing in the treatment of drug and alcohol dependence through the combination of outpatient treatment, group and individual counseling and, when appropriate, medication assisted treatment. ARS was founded in 2004 and currently operates five outpatient addiction treatment facilities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

Our team believes that persons with addictive diseases should be treated with dignity and respect in a professional environment. ARS has created a patient-focused culture and tailors recovery plans for each individual based on his/her personalized healthcare needs.
our Committment to Quality

Addiction Recovery Systems is a licensed substance abuse provider in multiple states. All Programs operate in accordance with all pertinent Federal, State and Local regulatory guidelines. Our programs operate with a staff of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician extenders, licensed counselors, clinical social workers, registered nurses and certified drug and alcohol counselors. ARS is also accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities).
Our Misson and Vision

Addiction Recovery Systems restores lives by providing state of the art treatment to individuals affected by the disease of addiction. We provide an environment of recovery enhancing the lives of individuals, families and community by embracing our core values of Respect, Empowerment, Professionalism and Excellence.
Claymont Treatment Center
2999 Philadelphia Pike,
Claymont, DE19703
(302) 792-0700
www.crchealth.com

Hotline Phone Numbers: (877) 637-6237

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

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance

Languages: Spanish

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

CRC Health Group was founded in 1995 by Daniel Newby and Dr. Barry Karlin with the purchase of The Camp Recovery Center in Scotts Valley, California. Today, CRC Health Group has become the largest provider of specialized behavioral health care services in the U.S. Each day, we treat more than 30,000 people with drug and alcohol addiction, learning differences, weight management issues, eating disorders, and other behavioral issues. We operate residential treatment facilities, outpatient clinics, boarding schools, outdoor wilderness camps, and a variety of other therapeutic programs making us uniquely qualified to treat patients throughout the life cycle of their disorders, at every level of care.
Barry-Karlin-CEO-CRCHealthGroup
Because we have been entrusted with the well-being of our patients, our first priority is helping people get and stay well. CRC provides clinically sound, research-based treatment options at 145 facilities conveniently located throughout the United States. As a service-oriented company that is determined to provide cutting-edge scientific solutions to behavioral health issues, we are constantly working to improve the quality of care and depth and breadth of services available.

Headquartered in Cupertino, California, CRC is deeply invested in the communities and people we serve. We provide high-level, professional care to each client using sophisticated treatment modalities tailored to each person’s individual needs. Whatever a patient’s needs or preferences, we offer a comprehensive treatment plan to match. With the support and dedication of highly trained, specialized staff, CRC offers a wealth of unparalleled clinical expertise.
Bowling Green Inn
Brandywine
1375 Newark Road,
Kennett Square, PA19348
(610) 268-3588
www.bowlinggreenbrandywine.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services

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

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

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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

For more than 30 years, Bowling Green Brandywine has provided life-changing treatment for men and women who are struggling with addiction. Today, we are proud to offer a full spectrum of residential addiction treatment services, including a special program focused entirely on the growing problem of prescription drug abuse and opiate addiction.
Since the day we opened our doors in 1982, Bowling Green Brandywine has had one focus: providing the highest quality of comprehensive care, customized to meet the unique needs of each person who chooses to heal with us. The world – and the science of addiction treatment – has evolved over the decades, but our commitment to client-focused care has never wavered.
Today, we are able to blend time-tested techniques with emerging methodologies to create a unique treatment plan that can put you or your loved one in the best possible position to achieve long-term recovery and lifelong success.
Limen House for Women
624 North Broom Street,
Wilmington, DE19805
(302) 571-1216
www.limenhouse.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

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

Payment Accepted: Self payment

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

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Criminal justice clients

Limen House is part of the system of public services offered by DSAMH. Our mission is to offer a threshold to recovery and break the cycle of addiction in service to our community.
SODAT of New Jersey Inc
75 Market Street,
Salem, NJ8079
(856) 935-0441
www.sodat.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid

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

Specializing in Adolescents, Women

Mission Statement:
SODAT's mission: To prevent and treat the diseases of addiction and co-occurring disorders. We will reduce their devastating effects on individuals, families and the community by providing compassionate, affordable services to those in need.
Who We Are:

SODAT of New Jersey, Inc is a non-profit drug/alcohol outpatient multifaceted agency head-quartered in Woodbury, Gloucester County New Jersey. Prevention, Intervention and Treatment services are provided for adults, adolescents and children of substance abusers in Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties.

SODAT provides outpatient addictions counseling, student assistance programs, employee assistance programs, comprehensive primary and secondary prevention programs, community education, parenting skills training, family services programs, women's and men's programs, adolescent programs, and children's support groups.

Services to Overcome Drug Abuse Among Teenagers of New Jersey, Inc. (SODAT, Inc) was established in Gloucester County in 1969 as a free-standing, non-profit agency staffed by professional substance abuse counselors. SODAT has been in operation for over thirty years and has struggled through many crises in which other programs have folded under such pressure. SODAT initially was established to treat youths, however we now treat people of all ages for drug and alcohol abuse. SODAT operates under the auspices of the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Addiction Services. We are proud to say that we are a United Way Member Agency in Burlington, Gloucester and Salem Counties. SODAT has been honored to receive two national awards to our innovative substance abuse prevention programs; the United States Department of Education Award for Excellence and the United States Secretary of State Award for Outstanding Program.

SODAT extended its services into Salem County in 1978, Burlington County in 1985, Camden County in 1990 and Cumberland County in 1995. SODAT's expansion into these counties was based on fulfilling an unmet substance abuse treatment and prevention need. SODAT provides a variety of substance abuse primary prevention and treatment services which include outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment and evaluations, student assistance, employee assistance, prevention programs, adult and juvenile criminal justice programs, children of substance abusers programs, school based interventions, parenting effectiveness education and more.

SODAT is a program that continuously evaluates the effectiveness of itself by conducting client program evaluations and referral questionnaires. This feedback is used to improve upon SODAT's therapeutic approach.

SODAT has become a leader and resource center for community treatment and a primary prevention program, in an effort to reduce and/or prevent drug and alcohol abuse among young people.
North East Treatment Centers
Kirkwood Detoxification Center
3315 Kirkwood Highway,
Wilmington, DE19808
(302) 691-0140
www.net-centers.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(800) 359-1367

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Hospital inpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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

NorthEast Treatment Centers (NET), a non-profit, licensed and accredited organization, offers a range of behavioral health and social services to adults, adolescents, children and families in the Greater Philadelphia region, the Lehigh Valley and the state of Delaware. From foster care and school therapeutic services to residential and outpatient programs for addiction recovery, our services are comprehensive, quality-driven, cost-effective and delivered by a staff that’s committed to doing its best for their consumers.
Elkton Treatment Center
CRC Healthgroup
212 Blue Ball Avenue,
Elkton, MD21921
(410) 620-6077
WWW.CRCHEALTH.COM

Hotline Phone Numbers: (877) 637-6237

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

Residency: Outpatient

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

Specializing in Pregnant/postpartum women, DUI/DWI offenders

Welcome to CRC Health Group, a nationwide company dedicated to clinical excellence and the highest quality client services. CRC provides a variety of behavioral health services to more than 30,000 people every day, yet our primary focus is and always will be on providing individualized treatment. Whether you are the client, a friend or family member, or the professional seeking help for your client, we seek to help the afflicted overcome the obstacles that impede their success in life, and are committed to being there for you every step of the way.

Our clinicians and experienced professionals have dedicated themselves to making a difference in people’s lives and we are proud of the work they do. Their talent and energy have created a culture of understanding and compassion, with the necessary rigidity and structure to create change. They want our clients to succeed and go on to live healthy lives. They invest countless hours to make that happen.

The Truth about Alcoholism and Alcoholics Anonymous

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The Truth about Alcoholism and Alcoholics Anonymous

Cindy Weir

Friday, September 14, 2007 I have read many articles on the subject of alcoholism and AA. Most are full of misinformation, misunderstanding and untruth. This is my attempt, as a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, to help you understand this cunning, baffling and powerful disease and how AA helps us live sober, one day at a time.

The disease of alcoholism, (yes, it's a disease), is a threefold illness- physical, mental and spiritual. There is no cure for alcoholism. What we have is recovery and discovery. It is not a program of self-improvement of self-help. It is a program of self-discovery.

It is widely understood that about 1 in 10 people have the disease of alcoholism. That 10% of the population includes all races, creeds, ages, sexes, religions, and all other factors. Alcoholism does not discriminate any of these; it simple exists when the individual has the threefold illness.

The first aspect of the disease is physical. An alcoholic processes alcohol differently than the "normal" drinker. Of course the term normal includes all ranges of drinkers. But only the alcoholic develops what is known as the phenomenon of craving. In essence, an alcoholic is allergic to alcohol. This allergy manifests itself in this craving making it impossible for us to stop drinking. It is the FIRST drink that gets us drunk, not the last. When one drink is ingested it sets off this phenomenon of craving and makes us want more and more and more. We do not stop until we pass out, black out, go to jail, experience many consequences, and/or die.

The mental obsession is the second aspect of the disease of alcoholism. This obsession crowds out all other thoughts, including the reminders of all the pain, heartache, injury or other consequence that we have experienced. The disease of alcoholism centers in the mind. Therefore, the mind of the alcoholic cannot differentiate between the true and the false. We have just as much a thinking problem as we do a drinking problem.

If these two aspects sound grim, that is because they are what leads us to the desperation, futility and hopelessness that we feel while we are in the throes of the disease. We are either drinking, or we are thinking about drinking. Either way, we have no positive results.

This leads us to the third aspect of alcoholism- the spiritual. An alcoholic must experience an entire psychic change to overcome the physical and mental parts of our disease. There is a "black hole" that we feel and all we know to do is fill it with alcohol. Yet alcohol is only a symptom, our temporary solution to help us not have to feel. We self-medicate, and once we put any form of alcohol, including some in pill form, we set off this allergy/phenomenon of craving and we are gone. And, when we are not drinking, all we can do is obsess over the next drink- when and how we're going to get it. It is a vicious, never-ending cycle which leaves t...

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