Drug Rehab Centers Woodbridge VA

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 Houses of the Mid Atlantic
Phoenix House Counseling Center
200 North Glebe Road, Suite 104,
Arlington, VA22203
(703) 841-0703x3077
www.phoenixhouse.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(703) 920-1440

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance

Specializing in Adolescents

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
Womens Home Inc
P.O. Box 7412,
Arlington, VA22207
(703) 237-2822
www.thewomenshome.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house

Residency: Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

Payment Accepted: Self payment

Specializing in Women

Founded in 1963, the Home was a rundown, clapboard residence near the railroad tracks on Duke Street in Alexandria. Abandoned and in poor shape, the house was repaired and soon housed four residents and a resident manager.
In 1964, "Robbie" Robinson, a local businessman and philanthropist, made it possible for the Women’s Home to move to, and later purchase a small cape cod in Arlington, where it remained for the next 11 years. During these years, the Women’s Home won respect and admiration in the community and among professionals.
To accommodate the growing number of deserving applicants, the Women’s Home sold its longstanding residence in 1976 and purchased a larger Home, also located in Arlington, close to Virginia Hospital Center (formerly Arlington Hospital), where it is located today.
Harrison House of Virginia
5105 Backlick Road, Suite Q,
Annandale, VA22003
(703) 256-6474
www.harrisonhouseofvirginia.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance

Specializing in Women

Harrison House of Virginia is a Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center serving Northern Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia since 1999.
Very simply, our goal is to make available the finest, most efficient, comfortable and complete rehabilitation possible using all the latest and thoroughly proven treatment tools.
Inova Comprehensive Addiction
Treatment Services (CATS)
3300 Gallows Road,
Falls Church, VA22042
(703) 776-7777x7787
www.inova.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(703) 776-7771, (703) 776-7777

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

Residency: Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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

Inova is a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that serves more than two million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond. Governed by a volunteer board of community members, Inova has grown from one hospital in 1956 to a nationally recognized, comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient services and facilities, primary and specialty care physician practices, and health and wellness initiatives serving the Washington, DC, metro area.

Inova's five hospitals include more than 1,700 licensed beds and 16,000 employees. Inova encompasses the full array of health services, including the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level IV neonatal intensive care unit. Inova is also home to nationally and internationally recognized Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) focused on genomics research, Inova Neuroscience Institute and Inova Children’s Hospital.

Inova's mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research.

Inova's service promise is that we seek every opportunity to meet the unique needs of each person we are privileged to serve – every time, every touch.
Living Free Health Services
4306 Evergreen Lane, Suite 204,
Annandale, VA22003
(703) 750-1292
www.livingfreehealth.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

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

Languages: Spanish

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

Living Free Health Services was founded in 1986 to provide Outpatient Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment Services for adults and adolescents and is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our highly trained and experienced professional staff offer individualized services to our clients and the professionals who refer them. Most insurance companies, state and federal contractors provide benefits for Living Free’s services.



The Living Free Training Institute provides continuing education contact hours necessary for both certification and re-certification of counselors and mental health therapists in the areas of alcohol, drug abuse, and mental health therapy.
Fairfax Methadone Treatment Center
(FMTC)
7008 Little River Turnpike, Suite G,
Annandale, VA22003
(703) 333-3113
www.methadonetreatmentcenters.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(800) 440-6310

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

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment

Specializing in Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men

Private, comprehensive methadone maintenance and detoxification services Affordable, covered by some medical insurance carriers Includes individualized counseling and group therapy Patients treated with confidentiality and with dignity Medical Director is a specialist in addiction medicine As a private clinic, we are able to accept patients living outside the area We have no waiting lines for dosing We will always have openings for new patients
Charles County Department of Health
Substance Abuse Services
4545 Crain Highway, P.O. Box 1050,
White Plains, MD20695
(301) 609-6600
www.charlescountyhealth.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

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

Languages: Spanish

Specializing in Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

The mission of the Charles County Department of Health is to protect, promote, and assure the health of the community and its citizens. We respond to the health care needs of Charles County by providing personal health services (both mental and physical), health education, disease detection and prevention in a safe environment, with integrity, sensitivity, and quality professional care. We carry out our mission in concert with the Charles County Government. The Charles County Department of Health is a local office of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

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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