Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Keene 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.

Phoenix House of New England
Phoenix Academy at Dublin
3 Pierce Road,
Dublin, NH3444
(603) 563-8107x4568
www.phoenixhouse.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(603) 563-8107x4562

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house

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

Specializing in Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

At Phoenix House, a leading nonprofit provider of substance abuse services since 1967, our programs meet the needs of each individual client, and we are known for a willingness to embrace new research-tested treatment methods and practices. Our more than 120 programs in California, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia/Metro D.C. lead individuals and families affected by addiction from disruptive to productive lives. We welcome clients from every level of society and address an array of problems. We work with kids at risk, support clients in recovery, and offer a wide range of treatment options for adults and teens, as well as additional services such as vocational training and arts therapy. Our strong networks on Facebook and Twitter extend beyond treatment to support our entire recovery community. Explore this site to learn our perspective and find out how we might help you, your teen, or someone you love—and then please contact us today. - See more at: http://www.phoenixhouse.org/#sthash.EtwZwQIU.dpuf
Phoenix House
Keene Center
106 Roxbury Street,
Keene, NH3431
(603) 358-4041x6400
www.phoenixhouse.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(603) 358-4041x6475, (603) 358-4041xOPT1

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Halfway house

Residency: Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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

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

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, French

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men

At Phoenix House, a leading nonprofit provider of substance abuse services since 1967, our programs meet the needs of each individual client, and we are known for a willingness to embrace new research-tested treatment methods and practices. Our more than 120 programs in California, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia/Metro D.C. lead individuals and families affected by addiction from disruptive to productive lives. We welcome clients from every level of society and address an array of problems. We work with kids at risk, support clients in recovery, and offer a wide range of treatment options for adults and teens, as well as additional services such as vocational training and arts therapy. Our strong networks on Facebook and Twitter extend beyond treatment to support our entire recovery community. Explore this site to learn our perspective and find out how we might help you, your teen, or someone you love—and then please contact us today. - See more at: http://www.phoenixhouse.org/#sthash.EtwZwQIU.dpuf
Phoenix House of New England
Dublin Center/Adult Residential
3 Pierce Road,
Dublin, NH3444
(603) 563-8501
www.phoenixhouse.org/locations/new-hampshire/phoenix-house-dublin-center/

Intake Phone Numbers:
(603) 563-8501x4562

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Halfway house

Residency: Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), 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), Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)

Languages: Spanish

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men

Located in a peaceful rural setting at the base of Mt. Monadnock in Dublin, N.H., Phoenix House Dublin Center provides residential substance abuse treatment for adults in a physically and psychologically safe environment. Our goal is to foster a sense of well-being, dignity, and respect for self and others.

Dublin Center serves adults from New Hampshire and Vermont who need residential treatment for substance abuse, including those with co-occurring mental health issues. Length of stay is determined by individual assessment and progress towards clinical goals.

For New Hampshire residents, Phoenix House Dublin Center offers short-term residential care, which may include clinically managed detoxification services, and transitional living services during which clients continue living at our facility while participating in counseling sessions and maintaining a full schedule of work and/or school in the community. Our transitional living program fosters the development of positive social networks, provides continuing recovery support, and prepares clients to leave the treatment program by helping them develop life skills necessary for success.

For clients from Vermont, Phoenix House Dublin Center offers long-term residential treatment ranging from three to six months, depending upon individual needs. Our highly structured environment focuses on resolving addiction issues, building the foundation for a sustainable recovery, and developing a healthy, productive and meaningful lifestyle.

Treatment at Dublin Center combines individual counseling, clinical groups (including evidence-based practices), educational seminars, and recreational activities that challenge clients to understand the nature of their substance abuse and become accustomed to living in recovery. At Dublin Center, clients experience a sense of community and are encouraged to pursue positive goals and values.

Clients participate in the creation of their own individualized treatment plans, which include: individual, group, and family counseling; life-skills training and educational or vocational opportunities; education on substance abuse effects and relapse prevention skills; and participation in Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and other appropriate self-help groups. The program is supervised 24 hours a day by our professional staff.

Successful, sustained recovery from substance abuse requires family involvement, support, and encouragement. Families, too, need to reverse the damage of drugs and alcohol. Our staff works closely with family members to help them understand the role they play in recovery. We offer a number of individual and group sessions on a variety of topics. Participation in aftercare planning is essential and emphasized throughout treatment.

Admission is not contingent on financial resources. Self-payment options include check, money order, and credit card. For more information, please call us at 603 563 8501.

Phoenix House Dublin Center is accredited by CARF, a nationally recognized standard of excellence.



Phoenix House Dublin Center is funded by the NH Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services.

Treatment for Vermont residents is funded by the Vermont Department of Health, Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Programs.
- See more at: http://www.phoenixhouse.org/locations/new-hampshire/phoenix-house-dublin-center/#sthash.ohEiFrrs.dpuf
Brattleboro Retreat
Starting Now
Anna Marsh Lane,
Brattleboro, VT05302
(802) 258-3705
www.brattlebororetreat.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Outpatient

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

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

The Brattleboro Retreat is a not-for-profit, regional specialty mental health and addictions treatment center that was founded in 1834. We provide a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for individuals of all ages and their families. Nationally recognized as a leader in the field, the Brattleboro Retreat offers a high-quality, individualized, comprehensive continuum of care including:
inpatient programs for children, adolescents and adults
partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient services for adults
residential programs for children & adolescents
outpatient treatment for people of all ages.

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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