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 888-647-0579 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.

Who Answers?

WOMEN ARE AT HIGH RISK FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Educate a woman in your life by sharing some of these statistics and have a conversation about alcohol. Alcohol is associated more closely with crimes of sexual violence than any other drug; it is implicated in as many as 73% of all rapes and 70% of all incidents of domestic violence. It is linked to more incidences of violence than illicit drugs, including cocaine, heroin, and PCP.

Barbara Dacri, Executive Director for Crossroads for Woman, an organization solely dedicated to substance abuse treatment of woman remarked “Remember who you always wanted to be is our motto because we believe that in treatment woman learn who they are and move towards recovery. We need to support woman in their journey and having a conversation with girls and young woman early can help prevent some of the devastation that can be caused from alcoholism and other addictions”

Here are some facts about women and girls and alcohol that you might not know*:

  • As many as 60% of pregnant women who drink do not discover their condition until after the first trimester. During that time, a woman may unwittingly expose the fetus to dangerous substances.
  • The most commonly diagnosed mental health problems among girls and women with alcohol problems are depression, anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorder and eating disorders.
  • Teenage girls who drink frequently are almost 6 times more likely to attempt suicide than girls who never drink.
  • Up to 50% of people with eating disorders abuse alcohol (and illicit drugs), compared with 9% of the general population, and up to 35% of people who abuse alcohol (and illicit drugs) have eating disorders, compared with 3% of the population.

Guy Cousins, Director of the Maine Office of Substance Abuse asks “If you think that someone in your life may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs there is help for you and for them. The Maine Office of Substance Abuse has a wealth of resources and can help visit us at www.maine.gov/dhhs/osa/”

*These stats were taken from the book Women Under the Influence by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University.

source: The Republican Journal

More Treatment & Detox Articles

How Drug Abuse Treatment Helps You Stay Clean and Sober

addiction recovery

Whether addicted to drugs or alcohol, the physical and psychological effects of addiction can transform a normal everyday person into a shell of what he or she once was. Addictive substances are well known for their ability to alter brain function in such a way as to create a cycle of dependency that becomes all….

Continue reading

The Threads of Addiction

Many people have features of an addictive personality. They heed the call to the “pleasure center,” located in the frontal lobe of the brain. As many individuals yield to the urges and cravings of the pleasure center, negative beliefs and behaviors reinforce the need to continue self-defeating addictive patterns. Beneath the addiction, one finds personality….

Continue reading

Services Offered at Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers

Many people suffer from both co-occurring chemical dependency disorders and behavioral health problems such as anxiety and depression. This condition is commonly known as dual diagnosis. What is worse is that it is more prevalent than many people realize. According to a study conducted by the Journal of the American Medical Association, nearly 53 percent….

Continue reading

5 Benefits of Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers

substance abuse help

Primarily, the goal of a dual diagnosis treatment center is to effectively treat co-existing physical or mental health conditions of an addict along with their substance abuse. By treating all conditions in continuum and integrating the treatment services, many benefits can be received in dual diagnosis treatment centers that may be limited by other providers…..

Continue reading

What Treatment Program is Right for Me?

addiction treatment program

If you are suffering from addiction to drugs or alcohol, finding the right treatment program for your individual needs can be challenging and time consuming but it can also save your life.  There are various types of treatment programs available to assist people just like you in overcoming addiction, mental illness or a wide range….

Continue reading

Where do calls go?

Calls to numbers on a specific treatment center listing will be routed to that treatment center. Calls to any general helpline will be answered or returned by one of the treatment providers listed, each of which is a paid advertiser.

By calling the helpline you agree to the terms of use. We do not receive any commission or fee that is dependent upon which treatment provider a caller chooses. There is no obligation to enter treatment.

I NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE NOWI NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE NOW 888-647-0579Response time about 1 min | Response rate 100%
Who Answers?