Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Council Bluffs IA

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.

Siena/Francis House
1702 Nicholas Street,
Omaha, NE68102
(402) 341-1821
www.sienafrancis.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house

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

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

Founded in 1975, the Siena/Francis House is Nebraska’s largest shelter and is located in three facilities at 17th & Nicholas Streets in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. The Siena/Francis House provides emergency overnight shelter to men, women, and women with children. The Siena/Francis House also provides food to the homeless through our Meal Provider Program, clothing, and case management outreach services through our day services program.

Additionally, the Siena/Francis House operates a residential addiction recovery program, aptly named our “Miracles” Treatment Center.

The Siena/Francis House also provides facility space for personnel from the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA), Charles Drew Health Center, Creighton University Medical Center & Medical School, Community Alliance, and Legal Aid of Nebraska, all of whom provide medical and mental health care services and legal assistance to our homeless guests.
Heartland Family Service
1016 Park Avenue, Suite 221,
Omaha, NE68105
(402) 342-9555
www.heartlandfamilyservice.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

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

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), Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)

Specializing in Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children

Heartland Family Service, founded in Omaha in 1875, is a non-profit, non-sectarian social work agency. We help parents who struggle; couples who want to save their relationship; children who are removed from unsafe homes; teens who made the wrong decisions about alcohol, drugs or crime; survivors of family violence; low-income families–mostly women and children–who fall into homelessness; and many, many more who need a helping hand to get back on track. Annually we serve 35,000 to 40,000 people in twelve counties.

The mission of Heartland Family Service is to strengthen individuals and families in our community through education, counseling and support.
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Catholic Charities/Omaha
Monsignor Kelligar Intermediate RTC
4430 South 33rd Street,
Omaha, NE68107
(402) 827-0570
www.ccomaha.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

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

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

Specializing in Men

Mission
Know Us

Mindful of the presence of God in our midst, we serve, empower and advocate for individuals and families in need.
Vision

We will be respected for compassion and excellence in service, strength in advocacy and leadership in addressing human needs.
Values

We value the dignity of each person and a just, responsive community for all.
Ministry in Action

To the battered woman and her children, we are shelter and safety.
To the poor, the hungry, the homeless, we are help and hope.
To those faced with unplanned pregnancy, we are support and guidance.
To the immigrant, we are a path to acceptance and participation.
To the person immobilized by mental illness and addictions, we are a road to recovery.
To children, families and senior citizens, we are a haven for learning, growth, and a place to come together.
To those who care about the less fortunate, we facilitate and celebrate your service.
Because we see injustice, we are a voice for social change
Lutheran Family Services
546 Avenue A, Suite 2,
Plattsmouth, NE68048
(402) 296-3316
www.lfsneb.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(402) 292-9105

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)

Our Mission
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska expresses God´s love for all people by providing quality human care services that build and strengthen individual, family, and community life.
Our Vision
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska will be the agency of first choice by clients, professionals, funders and donors for behavioral health and human care services based upon the Agency’s high quality of service, fiscal integrity and faith-based mission and values.
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska (LFS) is a faith-based, not-for-profit, multi-service human care agency with more than 30 locations across Nebraska and locations in Council Bluffs, Iowa and Wichita, Kansas.
Impacting over 35,000 individuals annually, our mission is to provide human care services that build and strengthen individual, family and community life. LFS’ services-ranging from prevention to intensive treatment-are as diverse as the people we serve. LFS’ programs and services are available to everyone regardless of age, race, religion or income.
The work of LFS is supported by caring members of our community whose contributions help make services available for those unable to pay full fee. In fact, 85% of all donations go directly to client services.
LFS is community-based. The agency seeks to build on individual, family and community strengths and restore individuals back into healthy relationships in families and community whenever possible. The agency is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services (COA), a confirmation of the agency’s ongoing commitment to quality care.
As a multi-service agency, LFS demonstrates its mission through three broad service areas:
Behavioral Health, including mental health counseling, sexual abuse/incest treatment, substance abuse treatment, gambling addiction treatment, and specialized counseling for children, adolescents, adults and families;
Children Services, providing infant, international and foster care adoption services and searches, foster care, pregnancy counseling, respite care, maternal health care and family support services; and
Community Services, offering services to immigrants, refugee services, and preventative education.
Our Future
We are committed to remaining an agency of the Lutheran church, serving all who seek help and hope.
We will continue to faithfully respond to growing and changing individual, family and community needs.
We will continue partnering with congregations and other community-based organizations to deliver quality human care services.
Omaha Treatment Center
11215 John Galt Boulevard,
Omaha, NE68137
(402) 592-5900
www.methadonetreatmentcenter.com

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

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment

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
Santa Monica Inc
130 North 39th Street,
Omaha, NE68131
(402) 558-7088
www.santamonicahouse.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house

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

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid

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

Specializing in Women

Santa Monica provides services designed to stabilize the lives of chemically dependent women. Programs confront the unique needs of women, which often include issues of depression, economic difficulty, and family responsibilities. Treatment involves the physical, social, emotional and spiritual aspects of the “whole” person, with emphasis on skills training to handle stresses without drugs or alcohol. At the heart of the program, however, is the commitment made by each woman to take responsibility for her life, to grow, and tap the inner strength that will help her remain drug and alcohol free.

Santa Monica’s Halfway House Program, a six to twelve month program, and Intermediate Residential Program, which is a twelve to twenty-four month program, offers care to women age 19 and over for up to two years.

Residents must be willing to learn new methods of problem-solving and must abstain from mood-altering chemicals during their entire stay. Upon admission, residents must demonstrate some means of financial capability. In addition, all Santa Monica residents must hold outside employment during their stay, both to help pay for the cost of the program and to help develop a sense of personal financial responsibility. Besides employment outside, residents also participate within the house. Santa Monica is not the typical institutional environment. Instead, it is a “family-style” household where the residents are expected to contribute to the daily operation. As an example, residents take turns preparing meals and the clean-up.

Today, Santa Monica is recognized as one of the leading facilities of its kind in the United States. Santa Monica successfully helps clients overcome addictions and regain the self-confidence required for personal success.
Alcoholics Resocialization Counseling
Help (ARCH) Inc
604 South 37th Street,
Omaha, NE68105
(402) 346-8898
www.archhalfwayhouse.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house

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

Payment Accepted: Self payment

Specializing in Men

The A.R.C.H. (Alcoholics Resocialization Conditioning Help), is a private, nonprofit Nebraska corporation. Incorporated in 192, the A.R.C.H. has been in the halfway house business since then, helping thousands of men continue on the road to recovery.

The A.R.C.H. is governed by a Board of Directors drawn from the business, professional, treatment, and recovering community. The Staff consists of state certified counselors, who have considerable professional and personal experience with recovery from addictions.

The A.R.C.H. is licensed by the State of Nebraska Department of Health and is in compliance with all regulations governing alcohol and drug abuse treatment programs. A.R.C.H. is also funded, in part through Nebraska Region VI’s Office of Mental Health, Alcoholism, and Drug Abuse.
What we do
The A.R.C.H. provides transitional living services to mean age18 and up, who are recovering from addictive diseases. These services are rendered in halfway house and three quarter-way houses setting and represents the final stages of the continuum of care process.
The A.R.C.H. halfway house program consists of a highly structured living arrangement and contains the following elements:
· Room and Board
· Individual and group counseling
· Special Educational and therapeutic groups on germane topics, e.g. spirituality, sexuality, anger assertiveness, etc.
· A three-phase program which takes men through the first ten steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.
· Participation in at least 3 AA meetings weekly.
· Full time (35-50 hrs per week) employment.
· GED classes for those not possessing a High School diploma or GED certificate.
· An Abundance of recreational and leisure time activities.
· Referral services to other helping professionals and agencies.
· Time and financial budgeting assistance.
Alcoholics Resocialization Counseling
Help (ARCH) Inc/OHanlon House
1502 North 58th Street,
Omaha, NE68105
(402) 556-6425
www.archhalfwayhouse.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(402) 346-8898

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house

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

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance

Specializing in Men

Who we are

The A.R.C.H. (Alcoholics Resocialization Conditioning Help), is a private, nonprofit Nebraska corporation. Incorporated in 192, the A.R.C.H. has been in the halfway house business since then, helping thousands of men continue on the road to recovery.

The A.R.C.H. is governed by a Board of Directors drawn from the business, professional, treatment, and recovering community. The Staff consists of state certified counselors, who have considerable professional and personal experience with recovery from addictions.

The A.R.C.H. is licensed by the State of Nebraska Department of Health and is in compliance with all regulations governing alcohol and drug abuse treatment programs. A.R.C.H. is also funded, in part through Nebraska Region VI’s Office of Mental Health, Alcoholism, and Drug Abuse.
What we do
The A.R.C.H. provides transitional living services to mean age18 and up, who are recovering from addictive diseases. These services are rendered in halfway house and three quarter-way houses setting and represents the final stages of the continuum of care process.

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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