Drug Rehab Centers High Point NC

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.

Twin City Counseling Center
523 Summit Street,
Winston Salem, NC27101
(336) 722-9592
www.twincitycounseling.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(336) 722-9594

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment

Specializing in DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

A third generation family owned business situated in beautiful historic downtown Winston-Salem. Operating for over 35 years. Twin City Counseling Center offers DWI/Non-DWI & DWLR Substance Abuse Assessments and Treatment. Our treatment options consist of a variety of different classes. The Groups are a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and reality therapy.
Insight Human Services
665 West 4th Street,
Winston Salem, NC27101
(336) 725-8389
www.insightnc.org

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

Residency: Outpatient

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

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

Insight Human Services has outpatient and residential clinical facilities in four locations that serve individuals by providing counseling, psychiatric services, and substance abuse treatment.

This internationally accredited nonprofit agency has been serving North Carolina families since 1974.

Contact us by emailing info@insightnc.org
Life Changing Counseling
928 Burke Street, Suite D,
Winston Salem, NC27101
(336) 793-3350
www.lifechangeseap.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

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

Payment Accepted: Self payment

Languages: Spanish

Specializing in DUI/DWI offenders

Life Changes EAP has one purpose: to provide the highest quality of personal care for every employee at each company we serve, regardless of the company’s size.

We provide confidential, professional services to meet the individual needs of each employee. The services we provide benefit employees as well as their local communities. In addition, the companies we serve benefit by realizing increased productivity and efficiency, thereby gaining an advantage in a competitive market.

Many EAP companies have become too "High Tech" but provide "Low Touch". We believe in the traditional EAP standard of face-to-face contact. In today's impersonal world, employees still want personal contact to show that the company cares.
Path of Hope Inc
1675 East Center Street,
Lexington, NC27292
(336) 248-8914
www.apathofhope.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(336) 249-7561

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

Our Mission is to meet the needs of all people suffering from the disease of alcoholism and other
drug addiction by providing a safe secure environment focused on recovery
Alcohol and Drug Services
ADS West
119 Chestnut Drive,
High Point, NC27262
(336) 882-2125
www.adsyes.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Methadone Maintenance

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, 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)

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

The ADS website is currently undergoing a major upgrade, and will be re-launched in the near future. Please note that the current website may display some outdated information. We are excited about the new website. Please check back soon for the new & improved ADS online experience!



ADS is a private, non-profit agency providing substance abuse education, prevention, and treatment services to residents of Guilford County and surrounding areas. Individuals and families receive the highest quality of care available with strict attention paid to confidentiality and client rights.
Fellowship Hall
5140 Dunstan Road,
Greensboro, NC27405
(800) 659-3381
www.fellowshiphall.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(336) 621-3381

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Halfway house

Residency: Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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

Specializing in Women, Men

There's a place in the gently rolling countryside of North Carolina where what
some call a miracle is taking place everyday in the lives of alcohol and drug
addicted individuals and their families seeking recovery from this disease.
FELLOWSHIP HALL is that place.
A private, non-profit specialty hospital committed to helping people who suffer
from alcoholism and drug addiction.
ASAP Residential Treatment Youth Focus
301 East Washington Street, Suite 301,
Greensboro, NC27401
(336) 333-6853x224
www.youthfocus.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

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

Payment Accepted: Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid)

Specializing in Adolescents

Youth Focus, Inc. is a non-profit United Way agency dedicated to helping young people and their families learn to deal with today's pressures. A powerful collaboration of medical professionals, therapists, businesses, law enforcement officers, administrators and volunteers work together to support young people and the diverse problems confronting them.
"...so that no child is left behind because we did not act." Marion Wright Edelman
Our Mission: Youth Focus provides a continuum of prevention, intervention and treatment services for children and youth and their families who are at risk, in crisis or who have emotional or behavioral problems.
Youth Focus was founded in 1991 as a result of a merger between Youth Services Bureau and Youth Care. Youth Services Bureau was founded in 1971 to provide counseling services to Guilford County at risk and troubled youth. Youth Care was founded in 1974 to provide residential services to Guilford County court involved youth.
To access Youth Focus services please call 336-333-6853 in Greensboro, NC or 336-841-6083 in High Point, NC.

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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