Drug Rehab Centers Kaneohe HI

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.

Hina Mauka/Teen Care
Kalaheo High School
730 Iliaina Street,
Kailua, HI96734
(808) 254-7923
www.hinamauka.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Specializing in Adolescents

Hina Mauka has a 40- year history of successfully helping people with addictions. We use modern proven techniques, also known as evidence-based practices, to help each individual achieve their goals of overcoming their dependence on alcohol and other drugs.

Hina Mauka offers treatment for adults through several levels of care including Residential Treatment, Day Treatment, Outpatient Treatment and Aftercare. We also provide innovative treatment programs for homeless people and incarcerated women.
Alcoholic Rehab Services of Hawaii Inc
Hina Mauka/IHS
350 Sumner Street,
Honolulu, HI96817
(808) 447-2913
www.hinamauka.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(808) 447-2914

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Hina Mauka has a 40- year history of successfully helping people with addictions. We use modern proven techniques, also known as evidence-based practices, to help each individual achieve their goals of overcoming their dependence on alcohol and other drugs.

Hina Mauka offers treatment for adults through several levels of care including Residential Treatment, Day Treatment, Outpatient Treatment and Aftercare. We also provide innovative treatment programs for homeless people and incarcerated women. More about programs

Hina Mauka provides school-based adolescent outpatient treatment at 20 high schools and middle schools on Oahu and Kauai.
YMCA of Honolulu
Moanalua Middle School
1289 Mahiole Street,
Honolulu, HI96819
(808) 848-2494
www.kalihi-ymca.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

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

Specializing in Adolescents, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians

The Kalihi YMCA is located in the heart of West Honolulu serving all neighbors in the community that culminates all of different ethnicities. The Kalihi YMCA specializes in afterschool programs for children and many teens of all different ages, such as its Youth Legislature program. With the opening of a new facility in 2006, the Kalihi YMCA houses various community outreach programs such as the Club 21 Dance Leadership Program, The Stewart Green Teen Center, The Computer Learning Lab, and Late Night basketball. The Kalihi YMCA serves many students around the elementary, middle, and high schools in the Kalihi area and providing outreach support around the community.
YMCA Outreach Services
School Based/Aiea High School
98-1276 Ulune Street,
Aiea, HI96701
(808) 848-2494
www.kalihi-ymca.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

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

Specializing in Adolescents

The Kalihi YMCA is located in the heart of West Honolulu serving all neighbors in the community that culminates all of different ethnicities. The Kalihi YMCA specializes in afterschool programs for children and many teens of all different ages, such as its Youth Legislature program. With the opening of a new facility in 2006, the Kalihi YMCA houses various community outreach programs such as the Club 21 Dance Leadership Program, The Stewart Green Teen Center, The Computer Learning Lab, and Late Night basketball. The Kalihi YMCA serves many students around the elementary, middle, and high schools in the Kalihi area and providing outreach support around the community.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Substance Abuse Treatment Program 116
459 Patterson Road,
Honolulu, HI96819
(808) 433-0660
www.hawaii.va.gov/

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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

The United States has the most comprehensive system of assistance for veterans of any nation in the world. This benefits system traces its roots back to 1636, when the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony were at war with the Pequot Indians. The Pilgrims passed a law which stated that disabled soldiers would be supported by the colony.

The Continental Congress of 1776 encouraged enlistments during the Revolutionary War by providing pensions for soldiers who were disabled. Direct medical and hospital care given to veterans in the early days of the Republic was provided by the individual States and communities. In 1811, the first domiciliary and medical facility for veterans was authorized by the Federal Government. In the 19th century, the Nation's veterans assistance program was expanded to include benefits and pensions not only for veterans, but also their widows and dependents.
YMCA Outreach Services
School Based/Farrington High School
1564 North King Street,
Honolulu, HI96819
(808) 848-2494
www.kalihi-ymca.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

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

Specializing in Adolescents

The YMCA of Honolulu is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the state. The organization was founded in 1869 and incorporated under the laws of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1882. Every year, we serve more than 100,000 individuals in a variety of programs.

Our programs and services are open to children, teens, women and men of all ages, faiths and backgrounds. In all our programs, we promote our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We are a fellowship of people helping each other to learn, grow and improve our own lives as well as the lives of others. Our programs and services center around three areas of focus: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. We welcome you to be a part of our mission and movement.
YMCA of Honolulu
Kawananakoa Middle School
49 Funchal Street,
Honolulu, HI96813
(808) 848-2494
www.kalihi-ymca.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

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

Specializing in Adolescents

The YMCA of Honolulu is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the state. The organization was founded in 1869 and incorporated under the laws of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1882. Every year, we serve more than 100,000 individuals in a variety of programs.

Our programs and services are open to children, teens, women and men of all ages, faiths and backgrounds. In all our programs, we promote our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We are a fellowship of people helping each other to learn, grow and improve our own lives as well as the lives of others. Our programs and services center around three areas of focus: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. We welcome you to be a part of our mission and movement.
YMCA Outreach Services
1335 Kalihi Street,
Honolulu, HI96819
(808) 848-2494
www.kalihi-ymca.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

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

Specializing in Adolescents, Criminal justice clients

The YMCA of Honolulu is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the state. The organization was founded in 1869 and incorporated under the laws of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1882. Every year, we serve more than 100,000 individuals in a variety of programs.

Our programs and services are open to children, teens, women and men of all ages, faiths and backgrounds. In all our programs, we promote our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We are a fellowship of people helping each other to learn, grow and improve our own lives as well as the lives of others. Our programs and services center around three areas of focus: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. We welcome you to be a part of our mission and movement.
YMCA of Honolulu
Dole Middle School
1803 Kam Iv Road,
Honolulu, HI96819
(808) 848-2494
www.kalihi-ymca.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

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

Specializing in Adolescents

The YMCA of Honolulu is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the state. The organization was founded in 1869 and incorporated under the laws of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1882. Every year, we serve more than 100,000 individuals in a variety of programs.

Our programs and services are open to children, teens, women and men of all ages, faiths and backgrounds. In all our programs, we promote our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We are a fellowship of people helping each other to learn, grow and improve our own lives as well as the lives of others. Our programs and services center around three areas of focus: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. We welcome you to be a part of our mission and movement.
YMCA of Honolulu
Kalakaua Middle School
821 Kalihi Street,
Honolulu, HI96819
(808) 848-2494
www.kalihi-ymca.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

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

Specializing in Adolescents

The YMCA of Honolulu is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the state. The organization was founded in 1869 and incorporated under the laws of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1882. Every year, we serve more than 100,000 individuals in a variety of programs.

Our programs and services are open to children, teens, women and men of all ages, faiths and backgrounds. In all our programs, we promote our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We are a fellowship of people helping each other to learn, grow and improve our own lives as well as the lives of others. Our programs and services center around three areas of focus: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. We welcome you to be a part of our mission and movement.

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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