Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Greeley CO

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.

Certified Addiction Trt for Substances
1008 8th Street,
Greeley, CO80631
(970) 351-0248
www.catsllc.biz

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance

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

Specializing in Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

To educate adolescents and adults to make wise, informed decisions on drugs, alcohol, and related issues in daily life. Provide responsive services to individuals whose condition permits treatment in a non-residential setting.
C.A.T.S. is a state licensed agency. All counselors are state certified and the interns are working toward certification.
All services are in English and Spanish. Classes are offered throughout the day on Monday through Thursday.
All classes are age appropriate.
C.A.T.S. is designed to fit the individual needs of the client. No person will be turned away on the basis of race, religion or financial status. Everyone has the right to be treated equally with the understanding that we can all learn from each other.
Adolescents may enroll with or without parent consent although parent consent is preferred.
Fee arrangements can be made if necessary.
A New Perspective Counseling Centers
1226 West Ash Street, Suite D,
Windsor, CO80550
(970) 686-8898
www.anewperspective.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment

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

Specializing in Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

We offer: Substance Abuse Counseling (DUI Level I and Level II Therapy), Relapse Prevention, Offender Therapy, SSC or SSIC (Strategies for Self-Improvement and Change), Individual Counseling, Domestic Violence Treatment, Anger Management and Minors in Possession (MIP). Also check out our services page for more options.

A New Perspective Counseling Centers, P.C. is a state-licensed treatment provider with trained and certified employees. A New Perspective has locations in Loveland, Fort Collins and Windsor, CO.

The Program Director at A New Perspective Counseling Centers , Anne Gleditsch, has over 25 years experience in Substance Abuse Counseling, a Masters of Psychology (M.A.) with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy - University of Northern Colorado, is a Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.), a Certified Addictions Counselor III (C.A.C.III), a Sexual Abuse Specialist, and is a registered Domestic Violence provider.

A New Perspective Counseling also has a division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse approved services: Level I DUI Education, Level II DUI Education, Level II DUI Outpatient Therapy, Intensive Outpatient Therapy (IOP), Enhanced Outpatient Therapy (EOP);Treatment of Minors, Treatment of Women, Offender Education, Offender Treatment, Urinalysis (UA), Monitored Antabuse and Breathalyzer Blood Alcohol Testing (BAs, BACs).

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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