Addiction Treatment Center Kingsport TN
OP Counseling Ctr/Johnson City Office
Johnson City, TN37601
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Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment
Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Access to Recovery
Payment Assistance: Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)
CCS advocates for best practices, encourages professional development, and maximizes collaboration, among individuals and organizations, that serve people affected by co-occurring disorders involving substance abuse and mental health issues. We develop, educate and provide services without discrimination to children, adolescents and adults with substance abuse or co-occurring issues which threaten the quality of life for the individual, the family and/or the community.
CCS uses a person-centered approach, utilizing a team of professionals who understand and care about each individual with addiction and/or co-occurring disorders. Through care coordination, the team and the individual work together to develop a plan, provide support, and organize resources and services to assist in realizing future dreams and enhancing the lives of persons served.
CCS is a non-profit alcohol and drug abuse treatment agency founded in 1970. Over the years our audience has changed but our primary goal to prevent and treat those affected by drug abuse has remained the same. This agency is licensed by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, and governed by a Board of Directors. The operating policies and procedures of the agency are developed, reviewed and implemented under the authority of the President and the Board of Directors to carry out the objectives of the agency.
Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Payment Accepted: Self payment
SelfRefind's approach to addiction recovery treats both the patient and the addiction for long term success. Our clinics are staffed by medical doctors with special training in the use of Suboxone, a revolutionary new drug designed for treatment of opiate addiction. SelfRefind clinics are privately owned and not affiliated with any government agency.
SelfRefind is dedicated to helping people reclaim their lives from the grips of addiction to opiates and alcohol. It is our hope that by helping to improve the lives of our patients, we can counteract the destructive effects of addiction to the individual, their families and the communities in which they live.
Addiction Begins with Pain
Addiction Begins with Pain
kansasFriday, September 14, 2007 Addiction begins with pain, sometimes physical, other times mental or emotional.
Almost all use or abuse of alcohol or drugs is related to escapism- a need to deaden feelings of hurt, sorrow, loss or pain.
An addict may become an addict by first having a physical injury of some sort. The doctor prescribes pain medication, and before long the addict is hooked. Aside from the pain-killing effects of the drug on the physical body, the addict also recieves an emotional/mental relief, which contributes to the addiction.
A person who uses illegal, or street drugs, most often is searching for an escape. Many psychiatrists and therapists now refer to illegal drug use, or alcohol abuse as "self-medicating".
People are searching for a way to feel better, to forget something, or to just escape the difficulties of their lives. The use of drugs may be only a temporary fix, but to an addict, any relief is better than none at all.
In order to really help an addicted person there must be some way to address the underlying source of the self-medicating. Like a medical doctor, the therapist must attempt to find out "what hurts" and why it hurts, before the addiction can be addressed. Likewise the patient must be willing to face the pain of the injury, and experience their sense of loss, grief or sadness, rather than trying again and again to supress it or escape from it.
Recovery from addiction is not about self-control or will power. When an addict begins to use substances they never believe that they can become "addicts." It is the old "It couldn't happen to me" trick, that gets them to start using the drug. Promises of how the drugs "will make you feel good" or "make you feel better" and even "make you feel no pain" are an easy lure for people who feel bad, or are dealing with an intense emotional pain. If the drug actually does help "take a...