Drug Rehab Centers Keene NH

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.

Phoenix House of New England
Phoenix Academy at Dublin
3 Pierce Road,
Dublin, NH3444
(603) 563-8107x4568
www.phoenixhouse.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(603) 563-8107x4562

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

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

At Phoenix House, a leading nonprofit provider of substance abuse services since 1967, our programs meet the needs of each individual client, and we are known for a willingness to embrace new research-tested treatment methods and practices. Our more than 120 programs in California, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia/Metro D.C. lead individuals and families affected by addiction from disruptive to productive lives. We welcome clients from every level of society and address an array of problems. We work with kids at risk, support clients in recovery, and offer a wide range of treatment options for adults and teens, as well as additional services such as vocational training and arts therapy. Our strong networks on Facebook and Twitter extend beyond treatment to support our entire recovery community. Explore this site to learn our perspective and find out how we might help you, your teen, or someone you love—and then please contact us today. - See more at: http://www.phoenixhouse.org/#sthash.EtwZwQIU.dpuf
Phoenix House
Keene Center
106 Roxbury Street,
Keene, NH3431
(603) 358-4041x6400
www.phoenixhouse.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(603) 358-4041x6475, (603) 358-4041xOPT1

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Halfway house

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

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Private health insurance, Access to Recovery

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

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, French

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

At Phoenix House, a leading nonprofit provider of substance abuse services since 1967, our programs meet the needs of each individual client, and we are known for a willingness to embrace new research-tested treatment methods and practices. Our more than 120 programs in California, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia/Metro D.C. lead individuals and families affected by addiction from disruptive to productive lives. We welcome clients from every level of society and address an array of problems. We work with kids at risk, support clients in recovery, and offer a wide range of treatment options for adults and teens, as well as additional services such as vocational training and arts therapy. Our strong networks on Facebook and Twitter extend beyond treatment to support our entire recovery community. Explore this site to learn our perspective and find out how we might help you, your teen, or someone you love—and then please contact us today. - See more at: http://www.phoenixhouse.org/#sthash.EtwZwQIU.dpuf
Phoenix House of New England
Dublin Center/Adult Residential
3 Pierce Road,
Dublin, NH3444
(603) 563-8501
www.phoenixhouse.org/locations/new-hampshire/phoenix-house-dublin-center/

Intake Phone Numbers:
(603) 563-8501x4562

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Halfway house

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

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors), Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)

Languages: Spanish

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

Located in a peaceful rural setting at the base of Mt. Monadnock in Dublin, N.H., Phoenix House Dublin Center provides residential substance abuse treatment for adults in a physically and psychologically safe environment. Our goal is to foster a sense of well-being, dignity, and respect for self and others.

Dublin Center serves adults from New Hampshire and Vermont who need residential treatment for substance abuse, including those with co-occurring mental health issues. Length of stay is determined by individual assessment and progress towards clinical goals.

For New Hampshire residents, Phoenix House Dublin Center offers short-term residential care, which may include clinically managed detoxification services, and transitional living services during which clients continue living at our facility while participating in counseling sessions and maintaining a full schedule of work and/or school in the community. Our transitional living program fosters the development of positive social networks, provides continuing recovery support, and prepares clients to leave the treatment program by helping them develop life skills necessary for success.

For clients from Vermont, Phoenix House Dublin Center offers long-term residential treatment ranging from three to six months, depending upon individual needs. Our highly structured environment focuses on resolving addiction issues, building the foundation for a sustainable recovery, and developing a healthy, productive and meaningful lifestyle.

Treatment at Dublin Center combines individual counseling, clinical groups (including evidence-based practices), educational seminars, and recreational activities that challenge clients to understand the nature of their substance abuse and become accustomed to living in recovery. At Dublin Center, clients experience a sense of community and are encouraged to pursue positive goals and values.

Clients participate in the creation of their own individualized treatment plans, which include: individual, group, and family counseling; life-skills training and educational or vocational opportunities; education on substance abuse effects and relapse prevention skills; and participation in Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and other appropriate self-help groups. The program is supervised 24 hours a day by our professional staff.

Successful, sustained recovery from substance abuse requires family involvement, support, and encouragement. Families, too, need to reverse the damage of drugs and alcohol. Our staff works closely with family members to help them understand the role they play in recovery. We offer a number of individual and group sessions on a variety of topics. Participation in aftercare planning is essential and emphasized throughout treatment.

Admission is not contingent on financial resources. Self-payment options include check, money order, and credit card. For more information, please call us at 603 563 8501.

Phoenix House Dublin Center is accredited by CARF, a nationally recognized standard of excellence.



Phoenix House Dublin Center is funded by the NH Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services.

Treatment for Vermont residents is funded by the Vermont Department of Health, Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Programs.
- See more at: http://www.phoenixhouse.org/locations/new-hampshire/phoenix-house-dublin-center/#sthash.ohEiFrrs.dpuf
Brattleboro Retreat
Starting Now
Anna Marsh Lane,
Brattleboro, VT05302
(802) 258-3705
www.brattlebororetreat.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Outpatient

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

The Brattleboro Retreat is a not-for-profit, regional specialty mental health and addictions treatment center that was founded in 1834. We provide a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for individuals of all ages and their families. Nationally recognized as a leader in the field, the Brattleboro Retreat offers a high-quality, individualized, comprehensive continuum of care including:
inpatient programs for children, adolescents and adults
partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient services for adults
residential programs for children & adolescents
outpatient treatment for people of all ages.

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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