Drug Rehab Centers Coeur D Alene ID

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.

Idaho Youth Ranch
Anchor House
1609 Government Way,
Coeur d Alene, ID83815
(208) 667-3340
www.youthranch.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house

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

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Access to Recovery

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

Mission Statement
The Idaho Youth Ranch provides troubled children a bridge to a valued, responsible and productive future.
We are a catalyst for positive change.
Values
Personal accountability and responsibility to others - To create a caring and learning environment carries an obligation to hold ourselves accountable for our actions while empowering others to take responsibility for their actions.
Honesty and integrity - Being trustworthy is the best solution to distrust and fear and will help create the bonds essential for personal and organizational growth.
Respect for human worth, dignity and potential - All of us, regardless of our age or actions, have the capacity to change. Respect is directed at the person, not their behavior. We demonstrate respect through genuine care and concern.
Relationships - The degree and quality of the relationships we have with our co-workers, youth and families we serve, and the community we interact with, is more powerful than any technique or approach.
Build on strengths - Strengths are defined as a person's unique talents, knowledge and skills. Positive growth occurs when one's strengths are identified, cultivated and used rather than one’s faults and shortcomings.
Persistence and perseverance - Change occurs when we are tenaciously committed to what can be done, not what can't be done. There is intrinsic value in challenging and productive work.
Optimizing resources - Responsible action is seeing that the right human and material resources are fully and efficiently utilized in harmony with their purpose.
Port of Hope Centers Inc
Region I
218 North 23rd Street,
Coeur d Alene, ID83814
(208) 664-3300
www.portofhopecenters.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification

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

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Access to Recovery

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

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

Port of Hope began in 1971 as a sober living environment based in an old Basque rooming house in Twin Falls, Idaho. From those humble beginnings we grew into the full-fledged alcohol and substance abuse treatment center that we are today. With tens of thousands of men and women treated over the decades we have been in service, Port of Hope is recognized as one of the most effective treatment agencies in the entire northwest.
Our locations in Nampa, Idaho and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho provide detoxification in a social model/non-medical environment. It's our philosophy that healing and recovery are most effective in a warm, safe environment. That's why our staff and facilities are dedicated to creating a home-like atmosphere. Our staff is highly trained and professional. We offer many different forms of counseling, both group and individual, for people with substance abuse problems as well as their families. Many of our counselors are themselves recovering addicts and alcoholics, giving them insight into the experiences and problems that our clients face.
Port of Hope is a non-medical facility. We don't give you new drugs to get you off old ones. We do, however, have medical centers near each of our locations on the occasion that medical assistance is required, though it is rarely needed. We are licensed by the state of Idaho and meet all of the stringent federal standards of health and safety.
Our program is demanding, and admission is only granted to those that are truly desiring lasting treatment. The road to recovery is not easy, but with help and determination, it is always possible. Port of Hope's purpose is to give men and women the tools they need to guide themselves down the road to lasting recovery.

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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