Drug Rehab Centers Dubuque IA

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.

Mercy Medical Center
Mercy Turning Point Treatment Center
250 Mercy Drive, 2nd Floor,
Dubuque, IA52001
(563) 589-8000
www.mercydubuque.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(563) 589-8290

Hotline Phone Numbers: (563) 589-8280

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification

Residency: Hospital inpatient, Outpatient

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

Specializing in Adolescents

Here are some additional facts so you can get to know us better:
A not for profit Catholic hospital
Beds:
Beds for 263 patients at Mercy - Dubuque
Beds for 25 patients at Mercy - Dyersville, a critical access hospital
Beds for 40 residents at Oak Crest Manor at Mercy - Dyersville.
Staff: More than 1,200 employees and medical staff of 230
Volume: 55,000 inpatients and outpatients annually
Service area: Dubuque, Iowa and surrounding counties in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin
Accreditation: The Joint Commission
Recognition: MagnetTM designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2004 & re-designation in 2009, and named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals for 2008 by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care.
Mercy Medical Center is a member of Mercy Health Network in Iowa, and is a Ministry Organization of Trinity Health based in Novi, Michigan.
Substance Abuse Services Center Inc
799 Main Street, Suite 110,
Dubuque, IA52001
(563) 582-3784
www.sasc-dbq.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than 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), Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)

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

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

SASC is located in the beautiful Mississippi River valley in Dubuque, Iowa. Since 1975, SASC has been providing services to individuals and families in the tri-state area.
SASC is a not-for-profit agency governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of citizens of Dubuque and Delaware Counties in Iowa. SASC is licensed both as a Substance Abuse Treatment Program and as a Problem Gambling Treatment Program by the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Our Mission - our ultimate purpose
To provide quality counseling, education, and support services to address alcohol, drug, and gambling concerns while promoting physical and mental wellness.
Our Vision - what we aspire to do
We will work together everyday with integrity and compassion to provide a comprehensive recovery-oriented system of care and to be recognized as a provider of choice.
Sojourn House Inc
706 South West Street,
Galena, IL61036
(815) 777-1104
www.sojournhouse.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(815) 232-5121

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

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

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

Specializing in DUI/DWI offenders

Sojourn House, Inc. provides confidential, comprehensive alcohol and other drug treatment and counseling services to adolescents, adults, and their families, empowering them to achieve productive and healthy lives.

Our mission is achieved by:

Deploying state-of-the-art treatment through skilled professional services.
Spearheading community-based programs on issues of substance abuse.
Total dedication to client/family health and well being.

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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