Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Dover NH

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.

Merrimack River Medical Services
177 Shatuck Way,
Newington, NH3801
(603) 436-0448
www.csachelp.com

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

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Private health insurance, Access to Recovery

Specializing in Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

Business
Community Substance Abuse Centers (CSAC) is a privately owned corporation offering outpatient services that specializes in the treatment of narcotic addiction. As a privately owned corporation, CSAC has a structure similar to many privately owned medical and doctor’s offices. The major focus is maintaining a strong commitment to high quality and compassionate care to substance abusing patients.
Mission
Organizational Philosophy
CSAC maintains a strong commitment to providing high-quality, cost-effective care that treats all individuals with the utmost dignity and respect. We realize that this commitment can only be achieved through the recruitment and retention of competent and qualified employees. Recognizing these essential points, we seek to foster a work environment that supports the diversity, health, and growth of each employee. Our personnel policies and practices reflect this philosophical approach in our efforts to lead the organization toward the realization of our goals and objectives.
York Hospital
Cottage Program
15 Hospital Drive,
York, ME03909
(207) 351-2118
www.yorkhospital.com/services_cottage.cfm

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)

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

Specializing in DUI/DWI offenders

Starting out as a summer cottage built high upon "Breezy Knoll" in York Village in 1906, York Hospital has since grown to become one of the most respected, caring and sophisticated facilities in the Seacoast area. Early incorporators purchased the land atop "Breezy Knoll" where the hospital still stands today, for $15,000. In a converted cottage style home, York Hospital opened its doors on July 22, 1906. It was a 10-room hospital and among the first patient's treated, there were diagnoses of Typhoid Fever, Epilepsy, Rheumatism and Delirium; with surgical cases including appendectomies, fracture care, carcinoma, endometriosis and hysterectomy. The first President of the Board was Seabury W. Allen, elected in 1904. - See more at: http://www.yorkhospital.com/about-york-hospital/#sthash.1gnwxexI.dpuf
Merrimack River Medical Associates
Somersworth Methadone Clinic
200 Route 108,
Somersworth, NH03878
(603) 953-0077
www.csachelp.com

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

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE), Access to Recovery

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

Who We Are

Community Substance Abuse Centers (CSAC) is a private, outpatient program which provides humanistic treatment for those who abuse drugs. The program specializes in the treatment of narcotic addiction. Services are confidential and professional.
Our Patient Care Philosophy

CSAC maintains a strong commitment to high quality, cost-effective treatment to the substance abusing patient. The goal is to provide prompt, professional and effective services to assist patient/consumers in dealing with problems that are both directly and indirectly related to substance abuse. CSAC offers integrated medical and counseling approaches grounded in an individualized recovery oriented philosophy that treats addiction as a biopsychosocial disease.

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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