A National Directory of Drug Treatment Centers and Alcohol Treatment Centers, Therapists and Specialists. A free, simple directory providing assistance and guidance for those seeking help regarding alcohol addiction, drug addiction, dependency and many other conditions that affect the mind, body and soul.
Call 1-888-885-4616 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.

Treatment Facility Opens Women's Center

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – There are major differences between men and women when it comes to battling drug and alcohol addiction.

It turns out women are more likely to fall into addiction and more likely to develop serious health problems because of it, according to a Nashville area substance abuse facility.

For more than 40 years, Cumberland Heights helped men and women fight drug and alcohol addiction together.

While togetherness remains a major part of the treatment process, counselors discovered that men and women recovered even better separately.

“When we were integrated with the men, we found that a lot of the program was male-oriented,” said counselor Becca Davis. “And here we try to reach the women.”

After months of planning and work, the facility opened its new women’s center.

“I don’t think there’s anything like this in Nashville,” said Cinde Stewart Freeman, associate director.

They said it’s made a huge impact on helping residents get better by bringing women closer to each other.

“We laugh a lot and we cry a little bit, too,” said one woman.

“They’re coming into this vast bunch of women who can help support them when they leave here, which is key,” Freeman said.

The new center will serve hundreds of Midstate women each year and give them a better chance than ever to quit their addictions.

“We really are saving each others lives. That’s not an exaggeration at all,” said one woman.

“What we’re doing not only changes lives on an individual level, it changes society and heals society as a whole,” Freeman said.

Cumberland Heights will officially dedicate the new women’s center at a special event Thursday morning.

______

source:  newschannel5.com

More Treatment & Detox Articles

Cancer- preparing for the treatment

A cancer diagnosis can be very difficult for the patient to cope up with. When you are diagnosed with cancer, it is the time to discuss with your doctor about the various treatment programs available for your successful treatment. The doctor generally suggests the patient for the right treatment program. Preparing for the cancer treatment….

Continue reading

Heavy drinkers seek out bargains

A study of heavy drinkers consuming hundreds of units of alcohol a week found they were buying cheaper drink than most other people. One study author said it was “likely” a minimum price for alcohol, as proposed by the Scottish government, would cut these problem drinkers’ consumption. A total of 377 people were interviewed as….

Continue reading

Rapid opiate detox

Regular Opiate intake can lead to physical as well as mental deterioration of an individual. If some pain killers or over-the-counter analgesics are used on a regular basis to relieve the body pain they can have adverse effects on the body leading to several complications. Scientifically detox is a “dietary regimen” or an attempt to….

Continue reading

Binge drinking: Drink, drunk, dead

For some women, girl power means widening the crack in the glass ceiling by enrolling in engineering or some other predominantly male domain. For others, it’s drinking like a man — lots and frequently. Men still drink more often than women. But women are no shrinking violets when it comes to tossing back the booze,….

Continue reading