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 800-580-9104 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.

Who Answers?

Alcoholics to lecture young on dangers of drink

Health boards are to receive £36m to help fight Scotland’s culture of alcohol abuse.

Part of the funding will be spent on projects where recovering alcoholics will mentor youngsters on the dangers of drinking too much.

The largest single handout will go to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, which will receive more than £9m. NHS Lothian will receive £5.3m.

Most of the money will be spent on treatment for people whose alcohol problems have already been identified, but some will be spent on “brief interventions” for those who turn up at GP surgeries and other health premises with drink-related problems needing advice.

Public Health Minister Shona Robison yesterday visited alcohol counselling service Liber8 in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, to announce the funding.

Ms Robison said: “Scotland’s alcohol misuse problem is costing our country £2.25bn and blighting the lives of families and communities across the country.

“This further significant investment will help to turn lives around across Scotland by identifying and treating people in need of help.

“And that’s good for everyone because if we can tackle problems head-on we can prevent a lot of misery to individuals and families, as well as knock-on costs for the taxpayer.”

Thousands of young people have been helped by Liber8’s StreetBase wing, which offers diversionary alternatives to alcohol.

The project has a team of street workers who befriend young alcohol abusers and offer them the chance to break out of a drinking cycle that often results in anti-social behaviour, fighting and getting into trouble with the police. It also allows young people to get involved in street teams to help out heavy-drinking friends.

Tony Brown, 15, of Blantyre, said: “I do have a drink, but I don’t have issues. Some of my pals drink heavily, but not me.

“I’m really the one that’s looking after them. When they are steaming, I make sure they don’t do anything stupid.

“If they are about to get into a fight through drink or if they do something stupid, I stop it.”

Nicole Wilson, 18, also of Blantyre, has seen very young people drinking in the street and did not think it was healthy.

She said: “They don’t know the effects it can have on other people.

“I’ve been in some states and I’ve seen a lot young people still getting drunk just cause their pals are doing it’.

“I’ve seen them as young as 10. It’s far too young to be drinking alcohol, you’re supposed to be at primary school. But I do know that I can help because I’ve been their myself.”

Nicole Paterson, 18, from Hamilton, has been involved with StreetBase for two years.

She said: “I was out drinking every night and was getting into trouble and getting hurt. When I got involved in the scheme they explained the dangers of what I was doing.

“Even within myself I’ve realised how much I didn’t know about alcohol.

“It’s helped me, knowing that I’m helping others, and given me more self- confidence.”

Eddie Menzies, 19, of Hamilton, said: “I used to go out during the week, as well as the weekend, and get drunk because there was nothing to do. Throughout the week I was drinking about 2.5 litres of vodka.

“I couldn’t walk, was abusive to the police and used to get into fights with everybody. I met the mentors on the street and began volunteering. I’ve now been doing it for two years.”

source: The Herald

More Treatment & Detox Articles

Alcohol Check-In Sees Record Crowd

Drawn by the promise of free water bottles, more than 1,330 students flocked to the Malkin Athletic Center last Friday for National Alcohol Screening Day, marking a record level of participation that rose by almost 40 percent from last year. The annual event, which takes place at hospitals, community centers, and universities around the country,….

Continue reading

Fears over alcohol test for mothers

Screening breast milk could increase women’s drinking and harm their babies, say doctors Opinions differ among doctors on what are safe levels of alcohol for a breastfeeding mother. A product that tests for traces of alcohol in breast milk has triggered warnings that mothers who rely on its findings could damage the health of babies….

Continue reading

How AA helps an alcoholic recover from addiction

Before Bill Wilson founded Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935, there was little hope for those with a drinking problem. Intelligent, highly successful people could not understand why they consistently got into trouble when they drank. Moreover, they could not fathom why they repeatedly returned to the bottle despite pledges of total abstinence. Alcoholics frequently visited hospitals….

Continue reading

Binge drinking raises stroke risk

Binge drinking more than triples a man’s risk of dying from a stroke. Researchers studied 6,291 Korean people aged 55 years or older to examine the association between binge drinking and risks of mortality due to all causes of death with a focus on cerebrovascular disease. It was noted that 59 percent of adults reported….

Continue reading

Addictions Treatment Leads to Recovery

Addiction can be treated successfully and recovery is possible. Relapse doesn’t mean that there was a failure in treatment, it’s just a bump in the recovery road. Addictions treatment that encompasses behavioral therapy, counseling and support is the most effective at improving chances of recovery. Millions of people suffer from addiction to drugs, alcohol, food,….

Continue reading

Where do calls go?

Calls to numbers on a specific treatment center listing will be routed to that treatment center. Additional calls will also be forwarded and returned by a quality treatment center within the USA.

Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by a licensed drug and alcohol rehab facility, a paid advertiser on TreatmentCenters.com.

All calls are private and confidential.

I NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE NOWI NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE NOW 800-580-9104Response time about 1 min | Response rate 100%
Who Answers?