Drug Addiction Rehab Centers Reno NV

There are two components to drug addiction and these are physical dependency and psychological dependency. With physical dependency, the person has used the drug so often that it is now habit and he or she must continue to use the drug in order to feel that they are able to function normally. To stop using the drug would bring on severe and highly unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.

Bristlecone Family Resources
Outpatient Services
888 West Second Street,
Reno, NV89509
(775) 333-7877
www.bristleconereno.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, 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 Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

Bristlecone Family Resources offers the most comprehensive addiction and mental wellness treatment and prevention services in northern Nevada. Bristlecone customizes treatment plans which then serve as a road map for clients in pursuit of a clean and healthy lifestyle for themselves and their families.

Bristlecone offers the full range of treatment and prevention services including social model detoxification, residential, transitional living, outpatient, aftercare, and community education and outreach. Our staff puts extra effort into making sure that clients have access to all of the resources available in our community. We don’t compete with other agencies; instead, we focus on partnership to ensure that our community’s addiction treatment and prevention needs are served.

Bristlecone bases its treatment planning on the National Institute of Drug Abuse’s “13 Principles of Effective Treatment”. These principles require addressing any obstacles that clients face. Education, job training, child care, transportation, health care, occupational, and life skills training are just a few of the needs we help clients address. Only by tackling a client’s needs head-on does the individual have a real shot at a successful recovery program.

Keeping up on the latest research and best practices is a primary focus for Bristlecone’s expert staff. Counselors, advocates, and other treatment staff regularly attend training and conferences to keep abreast of the latest research, and many of our staff are pursuing advanced degrees. Our treatment planning focuses on using Evidence Based Practices that have been demonstrated successful through research and clinical practice.
Vitality Center
Footprints Counseling
1135 Terminal Way, Suite 112,
Reno, NV89502
(775) 322-3668
www.vitalityunlimited.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

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

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

Founded in 1971, Vitality Unlimited has been the life work of Dorothy B. North, Chief Executive Officer, and Ester Quilici, Chief Operations Officer, who sought and found dignified and effective solutions to assisting substance abusers get their lives on track.

Along the way, they discovered a host of other unmet community needs and launched programs to address them as well. With the vision and hard work of these two dedicated women, and a financial foundation built on low-interest loans, contracts, government grants, private donations and service fees, Vitality Unlimited has become a powerful force in improving the social service fabric of Nevada.

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The Early Days
When outpatient programming began in Elko in 1971, no drug or alcohol treatment services existed in northeastern Nevada. The organization that later became Vitality Center was incorporated in Nevada on February 1, 1972. In 1979, residential treatment services were added and, in 1981, the only detoxification/CPC unit outside the Las Vegas or Reno Metropolitan Statistical Areas was added.

In 1985, the organization adopted the name Vitality Center, established itself as a headquarters, and moved into a new building located at 3740 Idaho Street in Elko, where it continues today. In 1990, increased population and special needs factors prompted the addition of a residential treatment program for adolescents. Utilization and need have further fueled Vitality Center's expansion to include programs in six Nevada counties.

Expanding Our Depth and Breadth
Vitality Center offers a wide range of community services to Nevadans and others, including mental health services, drug test collection services, employee assistance counseling, marriage and family counseling, credit counseling, mental health services, and detoxification/Civil Protective Custody services. More >>

A Solid Foundation
Vitality Center has managed local, state, federal, and private grant awards and contracts since its inception in 1971. Throughout its history, the agency has soundly managed the treatment side of its programs, as evidenced by the referrals and numerous Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) and Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) contracts it has received. Vitality Center also manages the financial side of its programs, augmenting state money with third-party payments and client fees. Vitality Center's accounting systems are exemplary, meeting GAAP, state, and federal requirements. Vitality Unlimited currently maintains over $4.0 million in assets with over 50 employees while successfully managing and balancing a $3.44 million annual budget.

The Next Level
In 2005, as part of a strategic planning initiative, Vitality Unlimited was born as an umbrella entity to encompass and differentiate Vitality Center and its substance abuse programs, Homes for Healthy Living, and the organization’s Community Outreach programs.

Vitality Lake Tahoe, providing substance abuse residential, outpatient treatment, DUI School and transitional care became a sister organization of Vitality Unlimited in 2009. Vitality Lake Tahoe provides services to the South Lake Tahoe area.

Vitality Veterans was established in 2010 to provide housing and wrap-around services to homeless Veterans living in VISN 21 (the Sierra Nevada Region) and currently has transitional housing available to 30 homeless Veterans.
Life Change Center
1755 Sullivan Lane,
Sparks, NV89431
(775) 355-7734
www.tlccreno.org

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

Residency: Outpatient

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

Specializing in Pregnant/postpartum women

We are the premier adult outpatient center in Northern Nevada for opiate dependency and addiction. We maintain a long term, qualified team of professionals,experienced in the specifics of opiate addiction and treatment. Now in our 8th year of operation, American Therapeutic Association has a name to better reflect our philosophy and focous.

Drug Addiction

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Drug Addiction

Anne Wolski

Friday, September 14, 2007 Drug addiction is a state of being that is characterised by the compulsive intake and intoxication of a drug. It is the compulsion to consume the drug, regardless of the negative consequences. It can be either a physical or psychological addiction or even a combination of both of these.

It is more appropriate to say that it is a behavioural problem where the use of a mind altering substance dominates the person's motivation and where it appears that normal controls no longer work. Addiction is actually a complicated brain disorder but it can be treated.

This is one of the most common illnesses in the Western world with an estimated nine million Americans needing treatment for an addiction. This makes the condition more prevalent than heart disease. There are also thousands of drug-related deaths every year and around a quarter of AIDS cases are from injecting drugs.

Not every drug affects every user in the same way. It is believed that some people are more predisposed to addiction than others. This may be psychological or genetic in nature. Also, some drugs require more exposure than others before addiction sets in.

Often, substance abuse is confused with addiction. However, substance abuse which is any use of a harmful substance can occur with or without addiction. These drugs affect the neurological impulses affecting motivation and reward. They also inhibit further learning, therefore meaning that further use ceases to make learning important to the user.

It has long been known that Glutamate, Dopamine, and Serotonin, chemicals in the brain, are associated with drug addiction and the compulsive behaviours related to cocaine and amphetamine use.

There are two components to drug addiction and these are physical dependency and psychological dependency. With physical dependency, the person has used the drug so often that it is now habit and he or she must continue to use the drug in order to feel that they are able to function normally. To stop using the drug would bring on severe and highly unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.

Psychological dependency, on the other hand, happens when the drug has been used regularly to obtain pleasure or alleviate pain and the person has become emotionally dependent on the effect. As with physical dependency, to stop the drug makes the person feel incapable of normal functioning and produces intense cravings. It is common for addicts to have both physical and psychological dependency.

There are treatments available to help the addict. These can include cognitive therapy, psychotherapy, counselling, medications and combinations of any of these. The success of treatment is just as effective as it is for other chronic disorders such as asthma and high blood pressure and the treatment is cost effective.

It has also been noted that there is a marked reduction in drug related crime among those under treatment. Additionally, those on Methadone tre...

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