Drug Rehab Centers Arvada CO

The distinction between physical dependence and addiction is separated using the term physical dependence for a narrower, older definition and the new definition of addiction. Physical dependence is mostly described as a simple cellular adaption of a substance to the body. It especially concen- trates on the neurons as the communication center and the chemical which the brain is influenced by. Read on for more.

Center for Change LLC
1701 Kipling Street, Suite 102,
Lakewood, CO80215
(303) 274-4200
www.centerforchange-co.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid

Specializing in DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

Center For Change, LLC is an ADAD licensed agency which provides structured education and therapeutic contact prescribed by statute and regulation in an outpatient setting for persons convicted of driving with ability impaired (DWAI) or driving under the influence (DUI). We also provide anger management and relapse prevention groups. Individual psychotherapy is offered also.
If you are looking for a treatment agency that treats clients with respect and dignity as a person rather than just another case, then we are the agency you are looking for. We can offer you services based on your needs to fully comply with all court orders and DMV requirements.
Center for Change
6279 West 38th Avenue, Suite 2,
Wheat Ridge, CO80033
(303) 422-4126
www.centerforchange-co.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid

Specializing in Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

Center For Change, LLC is an ADAD licensed agency which provides structured education and therapeutic contact prescribed by statute and regulation in an outpatient setting for persons convicted of driving with ability impaired (DWAI) or driving under the influence (DUI). We also provide anger management and relapse prevention groups. Individual psychotherapy is offered also.
If you are looking for a treatment agency that treats clients with respect and dignity as a person rather than just another case, then we are the agency you are looking for. We can offer you services based on your needs to fully comply with all court orders and DMV requirements.
Creative Treatment Options
1410 Vance Street, Suite 204,
Lakewood, CO80214
(303) 467-2624
www.ctoadmin.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(720) 962-5331

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Private health insurance

Specializing in DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

Creative Treatment Options is a multipurpose outpatient agency dedicated to empowering and healing individuals facing the crises of substance abuse, mental health, and the related legal entanglements in areas such DUI, domestic violence, and dependency and neglect.

We embody a welcoming, non-judgmental treatment approach, and are committed to assisting and empowering our clients to achieve positive outcomes and personal growth as part of these experiences.
Denver Health Community Detox
Denver Health Behavioral Health Servs
1155 Cherokee Street,
Denver, CO80204
(303) 436-3500
www.denverhealth.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification

Residency: Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

Payment Accepted: Access to Recovery

Languages: Korean, Spanish

Denver Health is a comprehensive, integrated organization providing level one care for all, regardless of ability to pay. Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care at Denver Health. One in three children in Denver is cared for by Denver Health physicians as well.

As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health has provided billions of dollars in uncompensated care. Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality health care system serving as a model for other safety net institutions across the nation.

Denver Health Mission

Provide access to the highest quality health care, whether for prevention, or acute and chronic diseases, regardless of ability to pay;
Provide life-saving emergency medicine and trauma services to Denver and the Rocky Mountain region;
Fulfill public health functions as dictated by the Denver Charter and the needs of the citizens of Denver;
Provide health education for patients;
Participate in the education of the next generation of health care professionals; and
Engage in research, which enhances our ability to meet the health care needs of Denver Health system patients


Denver Health Vision

To be the healthiest community in the United States.


Denver Health Values Statement

We promise to treat patients, visitors and each other with courtesy, dignity and respect.
We promise to solve problems through teamwork and good communication.
We promise to strive for excellence through continuous improvement and innovation.
We promise to use our time, talent and resources responsibly and effectively.
We promise to do what’s right.
We believe in keeping our promises.

ARTS Univ of CO Health Science Ctr
ARTS Parkside Clinic
1827 Gaylord Street,
Denver, CO80206
(303) 388-5894
www.artstreatment.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Private health insurance, Access to Recovery

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors)

Specializing in Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women

It is the mission of the Addiction Research and Treatment Services to save lives and improve the quality of life for persons struggling with substance abuse and dependence, through the application of empirically supported treatments.
The Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS) is the clinical program of the Division of Substance Dependence, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. ARTS has provided residential and outpatient empirically supported substance abuse treatment services in Colorado for over 33 years, with an emphasis on psychosocial and pharmacological treatments for adolescents, women, men, families and those involved in the criminal justice system. ARTS is on the cutting edge of scientific research, medical education and clinical care for the purpose of reducing death and dying from addictive disorders.
ARTS is dedicated to improving lives through prevention, education and treatment. To learn more about ARTS achievements, please click here for our Annual Report.
ARTS Univ of CO Health Science Ctr
Westside Center for Change
393 South Harlan Street, Suite 250,
Lakewood, CO80226
(303) 935-7004
www.artstreatment.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(303) 935-7004x0

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE), Access to Recovery

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish, Vietnamese

Specializing in Criminal justice clients

It is the mission of the Addiction Research and Treatment Services to save lives and improve the quality of life for persons struggling with substance abuse and dependence, through the application of empirically supported treatments.
The Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS) is the clinical program of the Division of Substance Dependence, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. ARTS has provided residential and outpatient empirically supported substance abuse treatment services in Colorado for over 33 years, with an emphasis on psychosocial and pharmacological treatments for adolescents, women, men, families and those involved in the criminal justice system. ARTS is on the cutting edge of scientific research, medical education and clinical care for the purpose of reducing death and dying from addictive disorders.
ARTS is dedicated to improving lives through prevention, education and treatment. To learn more about ARTS achievements, please click here for our Annual Report.
Sobriety House Inc
121 Acoma Street,
Denver, CO80223
(720) 381-4332
www.sobrietyhouse.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(303) 722-5746x10

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house

Residency: Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance

Specializing in Women

Sobriety House is a 12-step based treatment facility for adult alcoholics and drug addicts.
Locations


107 Acoma Street
Denver, CO 80223 – Nine clients live in this house during Phase I and Phase II of the program. Counseling and Administrative offices are also located here.


121 Acoma Street
Denver, CO 80223 – This home is the original location for the program when it was founded in 1967. It is one of the residences for Phase I and Phase II. This home also holds the dining room, large meeting room and the house manager’s office.


The Back House
This house is also used for residential clients. Often referred to as the Back House, because it sits on the back part of the property. This was once the carriage house for 107 Acoma.


Stepping Stone
Stepping Stone was acquired by Sobriety House in 1978. Sixteen women live here during Phase I and Phase II.


The Gaylord
Gaylord Apartments are where graduates of Sobriety House may live in one-bedroom, furnished apartments for up to nine months while further stabilizing their lives.
Solace Counseling Services Inc
6655 West Jewell Avenue, Suite 100,
Lakewood, CO80232
(303) 975-1922
www.solacecolorado.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Access to Recovery

Specializing in Adolescents, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

Solace Counseling Services is an Outpatient Treatment Center that offers therapy, treatment, education, and support for those dealing with substance abuse, DUI, and domestic violence issues. We are committed to helping our clients recognize and change areas of their lives that are not working for them. We look forward to hearing from you!
ARTS University of CO Health Center
Womens Connection
1648 Gaylord Street,
Denver, CO80206
(303) 333-4288
www.artstreatment.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Access to Recovery

Specializing in Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

The Department of Psychiatry has a broad array of outstanding clinical services. These services provide critical training and research sites in support of our educational and research missions. Indeed, the integration of education and research with our clinical mission is one of the hallmarks of how our Department distinguishes itself from other service providers in the community.
Ideas Directed at Eliminating Abuse
(IDEA) Sago Center
9150 North Washington Street, Suite B,
Thornton, CO80229
(303) 996-9966
www.ideacares.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Access to Recovery

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

Specializing in DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

Vision
Ideas Directed at Eliminating Abuse will positively impact families and enhance the lives of generations to come.
Mission
To guide individuals and families in addressing behaviors which impede healthy lifestyles and create generational cycles of substance abuse and family violence.
Values
We have a high quality therapeutic team that is responsive to the diverse communities in which we operate.
We value being a trusted source of behavioral health care in our communities.
We value empowering our clients to develop and follow through on compelling treatment plans.
We value meeting the needs of referring agents and collaborating in case management.
History
IDEA began in Denver in December of 1995 and expanded to Aurora in 2000, Brighton in 2003 and Thornton in 2007. For over fifteen years IDEA has provided linguistically and culturally appropriate counseling, education, and referral services to the communities we serve. IDEA advocates and provides activities, services, and Evidence Based Practices to prevent and eliminate all forms of abuse. IDEA specializes in populations that are disproportionally represented in the judicial system by offering services anchored in culturally appropriate content.

Communication of the Addict Brain

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Communication of the Addict Brain

Karla Kiecolt-Blasdell

Thursday, January 03, 2008

The distinction between physical dependence and addiction is separated using the term physical dependence for a narrower, older definition and the new definition of addiction. Physical dependence is mostly described as a simple cellular adaption of a substance to the body. It especially concen- trates on the neurons as the communication center and the chemical which the brain is influenced by. In contrast, addiction is known to be a complex, lifelong disease of one''s entire self.

In studying human brain activity we have learned communication and impulses are carried from one cell to another. There are billions of nerve cells in the brain. These are called neurons. Most neurons have one branch that carry impulses away from the cell body. This branch is called an axon.

The outer part of the neuron where the branching of the axon begins is called the dendrite. A single neuron may have as many as 10,000 dendrites.

The dendrites then can receive signals from the axons from thousands of different neurons. Simply breaking down how neurons work in the brain focuses on the synapse, the space in the brain where the impulses pass between the cells. The synapse is tiny and continuously active. The activity is affected by both abusive drugs and psychoactive medications. The chemicals enter the bloodstream, pass through the blood-brain barrier and become part of the chemical bath that reaches all the synapses in the brain.

Psychoactive externally supplied chemicals inhibit transmission between particular groups of axons and dendrites.

Neurons primarily serve excitatory or inhibitory roles in the brain.

Abusive drugs fit both of these categories. Amphetamines and cocaine fall into the stimulant category and are primarily excitatory, whereas, alcohol and opiates fall into the depressant category and are primarily inhibitory.

Addiction is more than a chemical reaction in the brain. It also relies on three types of behavior-affecting stimuli described by psychologists. They

are: positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, and punishment. A good feeling is positive reinforcement, relief of a painful experience is con- sidered a negative reinforcement. The punishment is a consequence of a negative behavior. All three of these behaviors have direct application to the experience of addiction. Abused drugs directly affect the synapses in the pleasure centers of the brain. There are many activities and substances that impact the pleasure-producing neurons. When referring to addiction it principally involves two features: loss of control (unmanageable), dis- honesty (denial). Without these two features addiction cannot exist.

People who are addicted almost act as if they are hypnotized. They cannot tell you why they continue their use of drugs and alcohol despite the negative impact on their lives. Even though the loss over pleasure- driven behaviors is alw...

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