Alcoholism - Teenage Alcoholism - Treatment
I'm Dr. Robert R. Perkinson, the clinical director of Keystone Treatment Center. I specialize in alcoholism treatment, drug abuse treatment, teen drug abuse treatment, and problem gambling treatment. I have been treating alcoholics and addicts for over 30 years and have written the leading treatment manual for addiction counselors in the world. I thought I would give you an opportunity to learn more about addiction.
Acute Alcoholism Drug Withdrawal
Alcoholism Treatment: How to Cope With Anger
Addiction and Spirituality
Alcoholics and Addicts Have Great Courage
Alcohol and Opioid Withdrawal
An Addict's Brain is a Changed Brain
Chronic Pain and Addiction
Communication from God Meditation
Creating a Loving Environment
Drug Abuse Injures the Brain
How Drug Abuse Affects Teenage Brain Development
Problem Gambling Treatment
Getting Through Acute Withdrawal
God Talks to You
God Talks To You by the Sea
Men's Alcoholism Drug Treatment
Old People, Places, and Things
Stop Think and Plan before You Act
Relapse Prevention Part 1
Relapse Prevention Part 2
Teenage Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Treatment First Week
Teenage Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Treatment for Boys
Teenage Drug Abuse Treatment for Girls
Teenage Drug Abuse Treatment for Parents
The Behavior Chain Part 1
The Behavior Chain Part 2
Don't Worry You Can't Afford Treatment
Native American Alcoholism Drug Treatment
A New Purpose Part 1
A New Purpose Part 2
Personal Recovery Plan A New Purpose Part 2
Alcoholism Treatment Relapse Prevention
Alcoholism Drug Treatment Continuing Care
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment What is Spirituality
Drug Abuse Alcoholism Problem Gambling Step Four and Five
Alcoholism Treatment Step Six
Alcoholism Drug Abuse Step Eight and Nine
Childhood Trauma and Addiction
Alcoholism Drug Teenage Problem Gambling Treatment: Craving
You must take addiction seriously because 25% of Americans die as a result of substance abuse. The average alcoholic dies twenty-six years earlier than he or she would otherwise.
443,000 Americans die of smoking each year.
75,000 Americans die of alcohol each year.
17,000 Americans die of illegal drugs.
During their lifetime 27% of the population will suffer from a substance abuse disorder.
25% of Americans die of substance abuse.
95% percent of untreated alcoholics die of their addiction.
40% of traffic deaths are alcohol related.
50% of homicides are alcohol related.
40% of assaults are alcohol related.
About half of state prison inmates report they were under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of their offence.
More than 22.3 million patients currently need alcohol treatment or drug treatment and only 3% get it.
Costs of substance abuse was $414 billion in 2009
For every dollar spent on addiction treatment seven dollars are saved in costs to society.
90% of addicts who work a program of recovery stay clean and sober.
Children believe that alcohol and drug use is safe. The average 18 year old has seen 100,000 television commercials encouraging him or her to drink. That's why 80% of high school seniors have tried alcohol, 32% have gotten drunk in the last thirty days, 43% smoke marijuana, and about one third are smoking cigarettes.
This is a national catastrophe!
Twenty Questions About Alcohol Abuse
If you think that you or someone you love has a problem with alcohol, drugs or gambling, the fact that you are reading this page is an incredible victory. It means you are thinking about getting help. Congratulations! An addict has only two choices get into recovery or die.
The first thing you need to do is see if there is an addiction problem. Answer these questions and be honest with yourself. You can answer the questions for yourself or the person you are concerned about. You have nothing to hide and nobody is going to know the results but you.
Has the person ever tried to cut down on his or her use?
Have people annoyed the person by talking to him or her about the use?
Has the person ever felt bad or guilty about his or her use?
Has the person ever used alcohol or drugs in the morning or broken the law to use?
Two or more of these questions answered yes indicates probable addiction. That means you are in trouble and you need help. Only 4% of addicts can quit on their own for the next year.
It is not just the addict who suffers. Everyone associated with an addicted person is under terrible stress. This will just get worse until you get into treatment.
If you or someone you love is addicted, you need to take action now! Don't let someone die because you stalled. I know you are afraid, but you don't have to be.
Ninety percent of addicts who work our program stay clean and sober.
If you are an addict, or live with one, you are in great pain. Most addicts die of their addiction and they take their family members down with them. The first step in recovery is to get honest with yourself. Don't just sit there and think things are going to get better. Addiction doesn't get better. It gets worse until somebody dies. You need to take action and you need to take action now. The worst thing you can do is wait. How are you going to feel if this person kills someone in an accident or kills themselves? Don't let this happen to your family. It's time to get help. Call us for a free assessment at 1-800-992-1921. There is no obligation and you don't even have to tell us your name. We can help you get treatment in your area or we can help you come to our treatment center. We are a small treatment center where you won't get lost in the shuffle. We have a number of programs designed for specific populations such as duel diagnosis, cognitive deficits, gambling problems, a Christian program, an adolescent program, a young adult program, a Native American program and many more. We are very flexible about the cost of treatment. Most patients come into treatment at reduced rates. Many patients are state funded or come into treatment under Medicaid. If you are worried about the money, don't let that stop you. Money is the least of your worries. The money is not going to kill anyone and addiction kills everyone. Let us help you find a treatment you can afford. If you are an addict or if you live with one you are living in hell, you have no peace. Nothing you have tried works and you keep returning to the pain.
Don't Worry You Can't Afford Treatment
Our Location: Keystone Treatment Center, 1010 East Second Street, Canton, SD 57013
Call 1-800-992-1921 for a free assessment
Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition This best selling book is used by most treatment centers to treat addiction. It will tell you everything you need to know about treating addictive disorders. Plus it includes all of the tests and exercises for clients that will satisfy accrediting bodies.
The Addiction Treatment Planner, Fourth Edition: This is a treatment planner to help professionals develop effective treatment plans. Approved by JCAHO and all state and federal accrediting bodies. The most used addiction treatment planner in the world. This can be used with TheraScribe 5.0 to computerize treatment planning.
Treatment Planner Computer Software: TheraScribe is a computerized treatment planning software that can use The Addiction Treatment Planner, Fourth Edition and many other mental health modules to develop industry standard treatment plans.
Treating Alcoholism: Helping Your Clients Find the Road to Recovery:Everything you need to know to help someone with an alcohol or drug problem.
The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Client Workbook, Second Edition:All of the exercises a client needs to develop a stable recovery program. Used in most treatment settings as the treatment workbook.
The Gambling Addiction Client Workbook, Second Edition: All of the exercises a person needs to develop a stable gambling recovery program. Used by many gambling programs as their treatment workbook.
The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous says that only God can relieve the illness of addiction. Here are a few spiritual tools to help you:
God Talks To You: Teaches you how to hear God's voice and details the spiritual path forward. Includes spiritual tests, prophets, prayer, meditation, contemplation and how to find a spiritual friend.
Peace Will Come CD Sit back and let the words and music sink into your soul. Come back often and play the songs over and over again. You won't be sorry. God will teach you many things you need to know.
A Communication From God: A meditation tape that will give you long communications from God. The tape takes you through two exercises where God speaks to you directly.
Addiction stops your spiritual progress.
Begin a new spiritual journey:www.godtalkstoyou.com
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