Drug Rehab Centers Olive Branch MS

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.

Memphis Recovery Centers Inc
YP
219 North Montgomery Street,
Memphis, TN38104
(901) 272-7751
www.memphisrecovery.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(866) 672-7378

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

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

Payment Accepted: Self payment

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

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

Memphis Recovery Centers (MRC) provides professional treatment of drug and alcohol dependency for teens and adults in a caring and confidential atmosphere using 12-step recovery methods. We offer both residential and outpatient treatment, depending on the needs of the individual. MRC also supports those who experience co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders, by integrating dual diagnosis treatment into the program.
Memphis Recovery Centers Inc
Detox
219 North Montgomery Street,
Memphis, TN38104
(901) 272-7751
www.memphisrecovery.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(866) 672-7378

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, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Access to Recovery

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

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

Memphis Recovery Centers (MRC) provides professional treatment of drug and alcohol dependency for teens and adults in a caring and confidential atmosphere using 12-step recovery methods. We offer both residential and outpatient treatment, depending on the needs of the individual. MRC also supports those who experience co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders, by integrating dual diagnosis treatment into the program.

At MRC you’ll find trained and licensed staff dedicated to compassionate, individualized care for our clients. Our programs and facilities are licensed by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and are accredited by CARF, the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission.

Since 1970 MRC has been a leader among comprehensive chemical dependency care providers in the Mid-South. Throughout our history, MRC has stayed true to its mission...to return the individual to an adaptable level of spiritual, physical, social and occupational functioning, and to help each addicted person and his/her family to begin a lifelong process of recovery. Discover what our patients say about MRC
Lakeside Behavioral Health System
Dual Diagnosis Unit
2985 Brunswick Road,
Memphis, TN38133
(901) 377-4700x963
www.lakesidebhs.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(901) 377-4700

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification

Residency: Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, Private health insurance, 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

Since 1967, Lakeside Behavioral Health System has been the premier provider of specialized behavioral health and addictive disease services in the Memphis and Mid-South region. The 305-bed facility, located on a serene 37-acre campus in northeast Shelby County, serves as the setting for the treatment for children, adolescents, young adults, adults and seniors. Lakeside’s comprehensive programs treat disorders such as bipolar disorder, psychological trauma, depression and anxiety, mental illnesses and addictive disease disorders such as alcoholism, drug addiction and substance abuse.

At Lakeside, we believe in offering a variety of options to our patients, making our programs more accessible and our treatment more effective, while maintaining high levels of quality care.

Lakeside Behavioral Health System is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, certified by Medicare, and licensed by the State of Tennessee.

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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