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

Alcohol intervention group looks to change party culture

Alcohol intervention program

After taking a writing course on public health and seeing the dangers of alcohol firsthand, senior microbiology major Jonathan Higgins decided the college “party culture” needed to be changed. That’s when he learned of a program that aimed to change culture and educate people about the dangers of alcohol consumption. Student Emergency Medical Services began….

Continue reading

Romancing Alcohol

I was all ready to write about Step Three this week because it is one of my favorites and I felt so inspired after my Monday meeting having heard so many thought-provoking shares. But something more timely came to my attention and I really wanted to share it with all of you. Do any of….

Continue reading

Abilene universities discourage drinking

An Associated Press analysis of federal records found that 157 college-age people, 18 to 23, drank themselves to death from 1999 through 2005, the most recent year for which figures are available. Over the seven-year span, 83 of the college-age victims were under the drinking age of 21. A separate AP analysis of hundreds of….

Continue reading

Was It OK to Insist That He Receive Alcohol Treatment?

If an employer requires an employee to complete an inpatient alcohol treatment as a condition of keeping his job, does it regard him as an alcoholic? What happened. “Clark” worked for Seward County, Nebraska, from 1981 until 2005. He was a Vietnam veteran who suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and took medication to control….

Continue reading

What to Expect at a Drug Treatment Center

Drug treatment centers provide a number of different services that are aimed at helping people who are addicted to drugs to change their behaviors and overcome addiction. Depending on the type of drug treatment center that you attend the number of counselors and staff members as well as their experience you may encounter various different….

Continue reading