Addiction Treatment Palmer AK
Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment
Residency: Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Payment Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE), Access to Recovery
Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors)
Specializing in Women, Men
Leonard and Henrietta Nugen opened Nugen's Ranch in 1981, with the support of a visionary Board of Directors. Their views on the successfull treatment of long-term alcoholism, since then, have provided blueprints for sober living for people throughout Alaska.
Nugen's Ranch became the first long-term treatment program in Alaska to receive national accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitaion Facilities (CARF) in 1993.
Karen Nugen-Logan, daughter of the founders, was named Executive Director in 1994. Her appointment created a second generation of Nugen-based philosophy - training and education balanced with the cold reality of experience with addiction behaviors. Employed by the Ranch since 1985, Karen Nugen-Logan has guided the Ranch's operations into a new century.
Today Nugen's Ranch serves adult men and women who have abused alcohol and drugs. The beautiful Matanuska-Susitna Valley setting, daily Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings, NA meetings, farm activities, work therapy, individual and small group counseling combine to create a supportive low-key family atmosphere.
Why a Person Becomes an Addict
Why a Person Becomes an Addict
Danielle MorganFriday, September 14, 2007 They are many reasons to why a person becomes addicted to drugs.
They can be from very different back rounds.
Drugs affect people in many different ways, but one thing they can share, is a very powerful addiction to a drug they no longer have control of.
There are many physiological and physical problems that can affect a drug user, as a result of their drug use, here are some of the effects,
Low self esteem,
withdrawal symptoms - IE, muscle cramps, sweating, bowel problems, nausea, pain and many more.
These a just a few to mention, and as you can imagine, one would be enough to deal with, let alone five or all, which is very much a possibility.
As i mentioned, there are people that become addicted for many different reasons. Here are a few example,
- Emotional trauma, wanting to escape from recent or past traumatic experience
-Recreational use, which leads to addiction,
-Peer pressure, wanting to fit in, or pressure from partners, or family members,
-Curiosity, wanting to get high.
There are many reasons, but the outcomes are all pretty much alike.
When addiction grips a person, they become cocooned in their own existence, The outside world becomes alien, so they disassociate themselves from it, even their family.
It becomes a desperate life, for as their tolerance grow so does the cost,which leads to criminal activity's.
For many this leads to prison, but it only deters a few, but i believe a person has to wan,t to change, you can not force them.
For the loved ones trying to help, with no outcome its little wonder they call, heroine and crack cocaine "The Devils Drug".
They deeper one falls into the devils web, the harder it is to escape its grasp.
The word "reality" becomes an enemy, for one of the reasons their tolerance grows, is beca...