Drug Rehab Centers Ogden UT

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.

GMS Counseling LLC
617 North Harrisville Road, Suite 1,
Ogden, UT84404
(801) 825-4876
www.gmscounseling.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)

Specializing in Adolescents, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

GMS is Committed to Quality Counseling Services:

GMS Counseling LLC is licensed by Clearfield City, and by the State of Utah, Department of Human Services, Office of Licensing to provide Outpatient Group and Individual Treatment.

GMS is certified to provide English Prime for Life instruction for DUI offenders.
We are State of Utah certified to provide Domestic Violence Treatment.
Therapy Staff meet requierments of Utah Dept. Occupational and Professional Licensing.
We are certified for Drug and Alcohol Testing and facilitate test verification.

Please feel free to call us if you have any questions. 801-825-4876

Daniel J. Thornhill, LCSW - Clinical Director:

Daniel Thornhill LCSW, Clinical Director, has over 30 years experience as a professional Counselor and Therapist. Mr. Thornhill has lived in Weber and Davis Counties his entire life and is devoted to the communities and residents of this unique part of Utah. Dan is happily married with two adult children and two grandchildren.

GMS Program Philosophy:

GMS Counseling LLC believes in providing services in a mutually delivered partnership that fosters the client's ability to manage and control their lives within their respective communities. GMS is committed to reducing barriers that may limit our ability to serve the individual client and the community at large. We believe in open, honest, clear and respectful communication. We believe in the your right to participate in determining what services are offered and how they are delivered.
Serenity House
2740 Pennsylvania Avenue,
Ogden, UT84401
(801) 392-5971
www.houseofhopeut.org

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

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

House of Hope, founded in 1946, is the oldest provider of substance abuse services in Utah.
We are a privated, non-profit organization dedicated to providing a full range of holistic alcoholism and chemical dependency treatment services in Salt Lake City, Provo and Ogden, Utah. Our programs in Salt Lake City and Provo are gender-specific and serve women & mothers with children. We serve all of Utah and the Intermountain West.
Our professional staff strives to provide quality services that enable individiuals and families challenged by substance abuse issues to achieve healthy, self-sufficient, drug-free lifestyles. Services are focused on helping each client build on their strengths and focus on steps leading to positive recovery.
Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide addiction recovery and behavioral health services that help reclaim and rebuild lives, strengthen families, instill accountability, and promote personal growth.
Metamorphosis Ogden Inc
2557 Lincoln Avenue,
Ogden, UT84401
(801) 622-5272
www.breakaddiction.org

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

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients

Metamorphosis Salt Lake City, Inc. has served the greater Salt Lake City area since 1995. Our service area includes the counties of Salt Lake, Davis, Morgan, Utah, Wasatch and Summit. We specialize in outpatient treatment of opioid dependence using medication-assisted recovery and supportive counseling service. We offer methadone and Suboxone medications along with individual and group counseling. For many, medication-assisted recovery is the treatment of last resort after having failed many other treatment options such as quitting on your own, 12 step programs and Suboxone prescribed by a community physician. Medication-assisted treatment has a long history and has been a successful approach for many patients struggling to stay in recovery; this maybe the treatment for you.
Ogden Regional Medical Center ACT
5475 South 500 East Street,
Ogden, UT84405
(801) 479-2250
www.actforlife.net

Intake Phone Numbers:
(800) 215-2250

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, 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)

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

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Italian, Spanish

Specializing in Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women

Ogden Regional Medical Center
As a cornerstone of our thriving community in Weber County, Ogden Regional Medical Center offers invaluable expertise gained from more than 60 years of delivering exceptional patient care. Our hospital is dedicated to providing high-quality healthcare. We meet that standard through changes in upgrading technology and advanced procedures. While these changes may be constant, our tradition of caring and healing will never fade.
Davis Behavioral Health Inc
Mens Recovery Center
2250 North 1700 West Street, Building A,
Layton, UT84041
(801) 776-1726
www.dbhutah.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(801) 773-7060

Hotline Phone Numbers: (801) 773-7060

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Private health insurance

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

Specializing in Men

Our Mission is to provide comprehensive, quality behavioral health services to individuals, families and our community through: Effective Clinical Practice with Evidence-based Outcomes provided in a Fiscally Responsible manner to ensure Client/Family, Community and Staff Satisfaction.
Davis Behavioral Health Inc
Outpatient Substance Abuse
934 South State Street,
Layton, UT84041
(801) 773-7060
www.dbhutah.org

Hotline Phone Numbers: (801) 773-7060

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

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

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Our Mission is to provide comprehensive, quality behavioral health services to individuals, families and our community through: Effective Clinical Practice with Evidence-based Outcomes provided in a Fiscally Responsible manner to ensure Client/Family, Community and Staff Satisfaction.
Davis Behavioral Health Inc
Intensive Outpatient
934 South State Street,
Layton, UT84041
(801) 773-7060
www.dbhutah.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

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

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Our Mission is to provide comprehensive, quality behavioral health services to individuals, families and our community through: Effective Clinical Practice with Evidence-based Outcomes provided in a Fiscally Responsible manner to ensure Client/Family, Community and Staff Satisfaction.

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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