Drug Rehab Centers Kingsport TN
OP Counseling Ctr/Johnson City Office
Johnson City, TN37601
Intake Phone Numbers:
Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment
Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Access to Recovery
Payment Assistance: Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)
CCS advocates for best practices, encourages professional development, and maximizes collaboration, among individuals and organizations, that serve people affected by co-occurring disorders involving substance abuse and mental health issues. We develop, educate and provide services without discrimination to children, adolescents and adults with substance abuse or co-occurring issues which threaten the quality of life for the individual, the family and/or the community.
CCS uses a person-centered approach, utilizing a team of professionals who understand and care about each individual with addiction and/or co-occurring disorders. Through care coordination, the team and the individual work together to develop a plan, provide support, and organize resources and services to assist in realizing future dreams and enhancing the lives of persons served.
CCS is a non-profit alcohol and drug abuse treatment agency founded in 1970. Over the years our audience has changed but our primary goal to prevent and treat those affected by drug abuse has remained the same. This agency is licensed by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, and governed by a Board of Directors. The operating policies and procedures of the agency are developed, reviewed and implemented under the authority of the President and the Board of Directors to carry out the objectives of the agency.
Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Payment Accepted: Self payment
SelfRefind's approach to addiction recovery treats both the patient and the addiction for long term success. Our clinics are staffed by medical doctors with special training in the use of Suboxone, a revolutionary new drug designed for treatment of opiate addiction. SelfRefind clinics are privately owned and not affiliated with any government agency.
SelfRefind is dedicated to helping people reclaim their lives from the grips of addiction to opiates and alcohol. It is our hope that by helping to improve the lives of our patients, we can counteract the destructive effects of addiction to the individual, their families and the communities in which they live.
Communication of the Addict Brain
Communication of the Addict Brain
Karla Kiecolt-BlasdellThursday, 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...