Drug Rehab Centers Claymont DE

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.

Mirmont Treatment Center
100 Yearsley Mill Road,
Media, PA19063
(484) 227-1400
www.mirmont.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(610) 744-1453, (610) 744-1400

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services

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

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Private health insurance

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men

Addiction has a profoundly negative impact on a person’s mind, body, and spirit, and breaking free from the cycle of addiction is as difficult as it is liberating. Mirmont's professional staff understands this. Based on years of experience and success, they know how to help program participants work through the impediments to becoming sober. By establishing a trusting therapeutic relationship, the participant and treatment team work together to set goals and to be successful in attaining them.
Our Mission
Mirmont is dedicated to providing compassionate, quality treatment to all those affected by alcoholism, drug dependency and other mental health issues.
Our Purpose
For over 25 years, Mirmont Treatment Center has helped thousands of people and their families begin the journey of recovery from alcoholism and drug dependency. Originally conceived to offer inpatient treatment for alcoholism, Mirmont now provides a comprehensive continuum of inpatient and outpatient services for people seeking help for chemical dependency, many of whom suffer from a co-occurring psychiatric disorder.
ARS New Castle LLC
263 Quigley Bouelvard, Suite 1-A,
New Castle, DE19720
(302) 323-9400
www.arsdelaware.com

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

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men

Addiction Recovery Systems (ARS) is an organization specializing in the treatment of drug and alcohol dependence through the combination of outpatient treatment, group and individual counseling and, when appropriate, medication assisted treatment. ARS was founded in 2004 and currently operates five outpatient addiction treatment facilities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

Our team believes that persons with addictive diseases should be treated with dignity and respect in a professional environment. ARS has created a patient-focused culture and tailors recovery plans for each individual based on his/her personalized healthcare needs.
our Committment to Quality

Addiction Recovery Systems is a licensed substance abuse provider in multiple states. All Programs operate in accordance with all pertinent Federal, State and Local regulatory guidelines. Our programs operate with a staff of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician extenders, licensed counselors, clinical social workers, registered nurses and certified drug and alcohol counselors. ARS is also accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities).
Our Misson and Vision

Addiction Recovery Systems restores lives by providing state of the art treatment to individuals affected by the disease of addiction. We provide an environment of recovery enhancing the lives of individuals, families and community by embracing our core values of Respect, Empowerment, Professionalism and Excellence.
Rehab After Work
1440 Russell Road,
Paoli, PA19301
(610) 889-9939x227
www.rehabafterwork.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(800) 238-4357, (610) 889-9939

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)

Specializing in Adolescents, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

Addiction to alcohol and drugs often has serious medical, occupational, educational, familial, psychological and social consequences. Fortunately, there is a place that you can turn to get the help you need and deserve.

Rehab After Work has been providing this help for over a decade through outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment programs. With over 20 offices throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida Rehab After Work has been a source of hope and healing for many individuals and families.
Empowerment Resurrection Center
413 Avenue of the States,
Chester, PA19013
(610) 447-1600
www.erc-chester.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

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

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors), Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

ERC-Chester’s mission is to aid and support the rehabilitation of current adult substance abusers to develop new and healthier ways of coping with life. Treatment services are provided to both male and female clients, ages 18 and over. Persons from all faiths and walks of life are welcome.
We at ERC-Chester seek to help individuals understand their problems through therapeutic processes. Professional, certified staff provides all clinical and case management services. Our programs are developed based on the assessment of the client’s needs, with the goal of helping them develop alternative patterns of behavior and life skills needed to maintain a drug-free, productive lifestyle.
Because we are an holistic program we prepare our clients to be reconciled and restored to their families and the community. We provide programs several times each year for the children of our clients.
The Empowerment Resurrection Center of Chester is governed by a local board of directors that works closely with several community agencies. We welcome other community partners.
Bowling Green Inn
Brandywine
1375 Newark Road,
Kennett Square, PA19348
(610) 268-3588
www.bowlinggreenbrandywine.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services

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

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

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men

For more than 30 years, Bowling Green Brandywine has provided life-changing treatment for men and women who are struggling with addiction. Today, we are proud to offer a full spectrum of residential addiction treatment services, including a special program focused entirely on the growing problem of prescription drug abuse and opiate addiction.
Since the day we opened our doors in 1982, Bowling Green Brandywine has had one focus: providing the highest quality of comprehensive care, customized to meet the unique needs of each person who chooses to heal with us. The world – and the science of addiction treatment – has evolved over the decades, but our commitment to client-focused care has never wavered.
Today, we are able to blend time-tested techniques with emerging methodologies to create a unique treatment plan that can put you or your loved one in the best possible position to achieve long-term recovery and lifelong success.
Gaudenzia Inc
House West Chester
1030 South Concord Road,
West Chester, PA19382
(610) 399-6929
www.gaudenzia.org/facilities/westchester.shtml

Hotline Phone Numbers: (800) 355-0564

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services

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

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

Specializing in Persons with HIV/AIDS, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

Gaudenzia helps people affected by chemical dependency, mental illness and related conditions to achieve a better quality of life -- allowing them to live as productive and accountable individuals. This is accomplished through comprehensive treatment and prevention methods guided by a philosophy of mutual concern and responsibility.
Gaudenzia also conducts research and educates the community on the causes, treatment and prevention of addictions, mental illness and related conditions.
Gaudenzia Inc
Kindred House
1030 South Concord Road,
West Chester, PA19382
(610) 399-6571
www.gaudenzia.org

Hotline Phone Numbers: (800) 355-0654

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children

Gaudenzia helps people affected by chemical dependency, mental illness and related conditions to achieve a better quality of life -- allowing them to live as productive and accountable individuals.
This is accomplished through comprehensive treatment and prevention methods guided by a philosophy of mutual concern and responsibility.
Gaudenzia also conducts research and educates the community on the causes, treatment and prevention of addictions, mental illness and related conditions.
Gaudenzia's Philosophy
We are here because there is no refuge, finally, from ourselves.
Until people confront themselves in the eyes and hearts of others,
they are running. Until they suffer others to share their secrets,
they have no safety from them. Afraid to be known, they can know
neither themselves nor any other; they will be alone.
Where else but in our common ground can we find such a mirror?
Here, together, people can at last appear clearly to themselves
- not as the giant of their dreams, nor the dwarfs of their fears -
but as individuals, part of a whole, with a share in its purpose.
In this ground we can each take root and grow, not alone anymore as in death, but alive to ourselves and to others
Limen House for Women
624 North Broom Street,
Wilmington, DE19805
(302) 571-1216
www.limenhouse.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

Payment Accepted: Self payment

Payment Assistance: Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Criminal justice clients

Limen House is part of the system of public services offered by DSAMH. Our mission is to offer a threshold to recovery and break the cycle of addiction in service to our community.
North East Treatment Centers
Kirkwood Detoxification Center
3315 Kirkwood Highway,
Wilmington, DE19808
(302) 691-0140
www.net-centers.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(800) 359-1367

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Hospital inpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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

NorthEast Treatment Centers (NET), a non-profit, licensed and accredited organization, offers a range of behavioral health and social services to adults, adolescents, children and families in the Greater Philadelphia region, the Lehigh Valley and the state of Delaware. From foster care and school therapeutic services to residential and outpatient programs for addiction recovery, our services are comprehensive, quality-driven, cost-effective and delivered by a staff that’s committed to doing its best for their consumers.
KeyStone Center
2001 Providence Avenue,
Chester, PA19013
(610) 876-9000
www.keystonecenter.net

Intake Phone Numbers:
(800) 558-9600

Hotline Phone Numbers: (610) 876-9000

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Private health insurance

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Welcome to the KeyStone Center an environment of compassion and caring utilizing state of the art treatment for addiction and co-occurring issues. The facility is located five miles south of the Philadelphia Airport in Suburban Philadelphia which ensures convenience for our patients who have traveled from other areas of the Country to seek treatment within the facility. The facility is located 5 miles south of the Philadelphia Airport in Suburban Philadelphia. We provide behavioral healthcare in a beautiful Victorian mansion built in 1891. The estate boasts tree-lined grounds and an expansive campus that are listed on the Historic Register in Delaware County.

Communication of the Addict Brain

Provided By: 

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Addicted.com