Drug Rehab Centers York PA

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.

Addiction Recovery Systems
2192 Embassy Drive,
Lancaster, PA17603
(717) 394-7160
www.arslanco.com

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

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid

Languages: Spanish

Specializing in Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men

Addiction Recovery Systems (ARS) is an organization specializing in the treatment of drug and alcohol dependence through the combination of outpatient treatment, group and individual counseling and, when appropriate, medication assisted treatment. ARS was founded in 2004 and currently operates five outpatient addiction treatment facilities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

Our team believes that persons with addictive diseases should be treated with dignity and respect in a professional environment. ARS has created a patient-focused culture and tailors recovery plans for each individual based on his/her personalized healthcare needs.
HSA Counseling Inc
321 North Market,
Lancaster, PA17603
(717) 394-5334x107
www.hsa-pa.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, 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: Spanish

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

H.S.A. Counseling, Inc. is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as a Substance Abuse Treatment Program. Our Services Include Drug & Alcohol Evaluation and Referral, Traditional Outpatient Treatment including Individual and Group Therapy, Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Day Treatment. All levels of care include Family Treatment Components. We offer a Christian based track for those who have a relationship with Jesus Christ. H.S.A. also offers bilingual bicultural Spanish outpatient services.
Agency Philosophy: Substance Abuse is prevalent throughout our society today. Many people see these problems as moral issues however here at H.S.A. Counseling we understand the complex nature of addiction problems including both the physiological and psychological aspects. Addiction is a diagnosable treatable medical condition. Our clients are given the respect any person seeking medical treatment deserves.
We also understand the effects that addiction can have on the whole family. We encourage participation in treatment by all those touched by the addicts illness.
The initial phase of the treatment experience is the intake/evaluation. This phase consists of collecting psychosocial histories from the identified client along with any collateral data available. Emergency needs are also evaluated and addressed during this phase. The goal of this phase of the treatment experience is to determine if a substance related condition exists as well as what type of treatment is clinically appropriate.
Upon completion of the evaluation clients are offered admission into one of our three levels of treatment or referred to another provider for clinically appropriate treatment. If no Drug and Alcohol problem exists clients may be referred for other types of treatment.
Pyramid Healthcare Inc
York Pharmacotherapy Services
104 Davies Drive,
York, PA17402
(717) 840-2300
www.pyramidhealthcarepa.com

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

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance

Specializing in Adolescents

History
Pyramid Healthcare was founded in July 1999 and is based in Altoona, Pennsylvania.
We offer behavioral healthcare services for men and women including a full continuum of adult and adolescent drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs, methadone maintenance programs, therapeutic group homes and alternative schools.
Vision
A system of treatment in behavioral healthcare with groundbreaking results in the treatment of adults, children and families.
Mission
To develop and maintain a team of committed professionals, passionate about identifying human service needs and creating solutions for individuals and families that result in positive growth and a better quality of life.
Naaman Center
4600 East Harrisburg Pike,
Elizabethtown, PA17022
(717) 367-9115
www.naamancenter.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance

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

In the late 1980’s Dr. E Daniel Martin, who was then a psychiatrist on the faculty of Pennsylvania State University’s College of Medicine at Hershey began to make public his desire and call to establish a professionally staffed, faith-based drug and alcohol treatment program. A business man in the community of Elizabethtown heard about Dr. Martin’s desire through his pastors, Norman and Jean Shenk. This businessman, Roy Souder, offered to donate a farm house and 25 acres of land between Elizabethtown and Middletown for this purpose. Dr. Martin invited a group of local business and professional persons to join him in forming a board to receive this generous gift and to develop this new program. The board, although initially associated with the Mennonite Church, had members from a variety of Christian denominations as members.

The new board was established as a 501(c) (3) tax exempt organization. The board chose the name “Naaman Center” after the biblical character, Naaman, who was healed of his leprosy after following God’s “steps to healing” by dipping in the river seven times. The board renovated the house to make offices conducive to the treatment of chemically dependent clients.

In September of 1990 Naaman Center was opened as an intensive outpatient drug and alcohol treatment program. Dr. Martin became the medical director of this program. Throughout the years Naaman Center has become integrated into the community through its close relationship with churches and other non-profit organizations. Fundraising has always been a priority because the Center was committed to treating people in the community regardless of their ability to pay.
Mission Statement

To facilitate the restoration of people caught in the grip of drug and alcohol addictions and related mental health issues by providing a team of professional counselors who assist persons to pursue healing in an atmosphere of Christian faith and loving compassion.
Vision Statement

To impact our region by providing Christ-centered professional out-patient treatment for people struggling with addictive behavior and mental health issues.
Gate House for Women
465 West Main Street,
Mountville, PA17554
(717) 285-2300
www.gatehouse.org

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

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

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid)

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

Nestled in the tranquil countryside of Lancaster County, conducive to healing and growth and home to the Amish, you will find The Gate House programs. The Gate House programs are non profit community based treatment programs that have been providing quality addiction treatment in a home like environment since 1972.

The Gate House has been providing comprehensive care to women and men recovering from addiction by making available the most progressive treatment to address the context of addiction and empower individual recovery.

The residential programs, known as The Gate House for Men and The Gate House for Women, provide structured living and on-going treatment for adult men and women recovering from chemical dependency. Many people find that after they have completed an inpatient drug detox or treatment program, they need a more supportive alternative. The Gate House programs provide a safe place for people who need a little more time in a drug-free environment away from old people, places, and temptation where they can continue to stabilize before moving on. The length of stay varies. Both programs are licensed by the PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs and are recognized by the PA Client Placement Criteria at level 2B.

The Transitional Housing / Recovery House program provide a safe supportive living environment conducive to emotional and spiritual needs of an individual new to recovery.

All of The Gate House programs provides the client with quality, reality-oriented professional counseling services and basic life skills training so that they may fully develop. The treatment is based on the philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, and principles of a holistic approach to recovery.

The location in the south central part of Pennsylvania provides easy access and borders Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland. We are located 90 minutes from Philadelphia and Baltimore. Both facilities are easily accessible from the PA Turnpike, Route 501 and Route 30.
White Deer Run
York
106 Davies Drive,
York, PA17402
(717) 840-2308
www.whitedeerrun.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(570) 380-2801, (866) 769-6822

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services

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

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

Specializing in Women, Men

White Deer Run/Cove Forge Behavioral Health System is one of the leading providers of treatment for drug and alcohol addiction in Pennsylvania. The White Deer Run philosophy simply states that each patient will be treated as an individual, receiving treatment plans tailored to their specific needs.

The goal for each patient is unchanging: to realize a full and rewarding lifestyle, free from chemical dependency. Clients benefit from an individualized, comprehensive program. The program is provided by a multi-disciplinary treatment team of highly experienced professionals that includes a Medical Director certified in addiction medicine, a licensed Family Therapist (Masters Level), 24 hour nursing staff, certified addiction counselors and an accredited school program for adolescents. The weekend program involves the family and includes educational groups and conjoint family sessions.

The main facility, located in Allenwood, Pennsylvania, is situated on 150 acres of beautiful countryside. White Deer Run also operates three other inpatient facilities located in Lancaster, Lebanon and Mt. Pleasant as well as the Cove Forge Behavioral Health System, consisting of 9 treatment sites. There are also a large number of outpatient sites located throughout the state of Pennsylvania as well. Each of White Deer Run’s facilities provides a relaxed atmosphere that lends itself to personal reflection and healing for adults and adolescents alike.

Some of the key features of all treatment programs include:

Twelve Step Program Model
transportation provided to and from treatment
Highly skilled, multi-disciplinary teams of professional
Individually determined length of stay
Comprehensive Medical evaluation
Psychological evaluation when indicated
Individual and group therapy
Weekend family program (ages 15 and above)
Twenty-four hour daily medical staff
Individualized aftercare plan
Continued schoolwork or GED preparation for adolescents during their stay.

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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