Drug Rehab Centers Grand Forks ND

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.

Douglas Place Inc
1111 Gateway Drive NE,
East Grand Forks, MN56721
(218) 793-0420x304
www.douglasp.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(218) 793-0420

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, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance

Specializing in Adolescents, Men

Douglas Place was originally established as a halfway house in 1976, which was then located in downtown East Grand Forks, MN. After almost 30 years, Douglas Place moved to its current location on the northeast edge of town. One of the main attractions Douglas Place has to offer is our culturally specific Native American programming. In recent years, the Minnesota Department of Human Services made changes to consolidate all residential treatment under one license. This allowed Douglas Place to restructure and provide specialized treatment to all levels of care. We offer high, medium, and low intensity residential treatment programs for men, women, and young adults. We offer Native American culturally specific treatment at high, medium, and low intensities, including young adults. Douglas Place has grown and earned longevity in the region as a treatment provider. Douglas Place takes pride in offering the correct level of treatment, for the correct amount of time, with the right services, to meet the individual needs of each client.
Richard P Stadter Psychiatric Center
Chemical Dependency
1451 44th Avenue South, Unit A,
Grand Forks, ND58201
(701) 772-2500
www.stadtercenter.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification

Residency: Hospital inpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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

Emotional illnesses cause injuries to us like depression, anxiety and chemical dependency. At The Stadter Center, we know that trauma, loss and emotional injuries require intensive healing, not a band-aid. It's why we began caring for individuals and families ten years ago. These illnesses actually can change how we see ourselves and feel about the world and ourselves. We go on suffering, usually alone and in silence, putting on a "brave face" for our family, friends, and co-workers. We keep trying to face life with courage but we just get worn down.
Glenmore Recovery Center
1424 Central Avenue NE,
East Grand Forks, MN56721
(218) 773-4994
www.riverviewhealth.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(218) 281-9537

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

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

RiverView Health is a hometown healthcare system dedicated to serving the needs of our region. Since 1898, we’ve been committed to providing the best quality healthcare for our patients. Our commitment to serving the Red River Valley is long-established and we are constantly investing time, energy, and resources to provide the best possible healthcare for our region. We are dedicated to reaching out to the community, and to putting our resources into local groups and organizations that help to make a difference in the health and quality of life in our area. Working together as a team, RiverView Health takes a leadership role in improving the health of the communities we serve.
Drake Counseling
311 South 4th Street, Suite 106,
Grand Forks, ND58201
(701) 757-3200
www.drakecounselingservices.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(701) 732-2300

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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

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

Specializing in DUI/DWI offenders

The mission of Drake Counseling Services is to provide safe and effective mental health and substance abuse treatment grounded on scientific knowledge, delivered by a multidisciplinary staff with proven expertise, and considerate of the client’s developmental, cultural, and problem specific needs.

Drake Counseling Services recognizes that decades of scientific research and clinical practice have yielded a variety of effective approaches to mental health and drug addiction treatment. Drake Counseling Services incorporates into a single model an array of treatment modalities that are evidence-based and specifically client appropriate.

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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