Methadone Clinics Chico CA

Methadone has become the hot topic publicly due to it being finally accepted as a proper form of heroin and opiate addiction treatment. Universities and other medical institutions of learning have incorporated addiction into separate course studies, prior to the early part of this century, the only study on addiction in 4 years of medical school was approximately one hour in length, 3/4 of which was spent on alcohol addiction. Read on for more.

Aegis Medical Systems Inc
584 588 and 590 Rio Lindo Avenue,
Chico, CA95926
(530) 345-3491
www.aegismed.com

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

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare

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

Languages: Hmong, Spanish

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men

Headquartered in Los Angeles, and with 24 clinics in 15 counties throughout the State of California, Aegis Medical Systems, Inc. delivers an expansive set of services to more than 5,000 patients per day.

Over the last decade, Aegis has pursued a proactive agenda for the advancement of clinical standards and improved patient success rates. Such efforts required the provision of a holistic approach to patient care, with a multidisciplinary and integrated scope of treatment and services.
Skyway House
40 Landing Circle,
Chico, CA95928
(530) 898-8326
www.skywayhouse.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance, Access to Recovery

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

Specializing in Adolescents, Seniors/older adults

Skyway House opened its doors in 1993 thanks to a man with a dream. Tommy Higgins and six of his newly recovering friends were determined to help other alcoholics and addicts stay clean and sober. All they had was a key to an abandoned house and a powerful dream. And that was all they needed.
Together, they found a new way to live, and along the way helped countless other addicts and alcoholics to stay clean and sober as well. Their dream has been realized. Since then Skyway House has helped thousands of addicts recover and go on to live happy and useful lives.
Mission Statement
Skyway House serves individuals and families in the treatment of substance abuse, opening doors to an enpowered way of life, thereby reducing the impact of addiction in our community.
Glenn County Perinatal Program
Discovery House
1187 East South Street,
Orland, CA95963
(530) 865-1146
www.countyofglenn.net/govt/departments/drug_alcohol_services/

Intake Phone Numbers:
(800) 655-5946

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, Medicaid

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors), Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Chinese, Hmong, Spanish

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

The Glenn County Drug and Alcohol Program is part of the Health Services Agency. We provide services for community members who suffer from the effects of chemical abuse and dependency. We offer programs to address issues in teen, adult, perinatal, and criminal justice populations in Glenn County. We provide assessment, individual counseling, group counseling, and aftercare programs for these populations, as well as ancillary services.
Glenn County Health Services
Alcohol and Drug Services
1187 East South Street,
Orland, CA95963
(530) 865-1146
www.countyofglenn.net

Intake Phone Numbers:
(800) 655-5946

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment

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

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

The Glenn County Drug and Alcohol Program is part of the Health Services Agency. We provide services for community members who suffer from the effects of chemical abuse and dependency. We offer programs to address issues in teen, adult, perinatal, and criminal justice populations in Glenn County. We provide assessment, individual counseling, group counseling, and aftercare programs for these populations, as well as ancillary services.
Cherokee Restoration Fellowship
Cherokee House
2041 Fogg Avenue,
Oroville, CA95965
(530) 534-3663
http://www.firstnationchurch.org/

Intake Phone Numbers:
(530) 533-5429

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance, Access to Recovery

Specializing in Men

We work with you to become a trained and licensed Officiant for all ceremonial rites, with legal ordination through First Nation Ministry and comprehensive certification through the American Council of Wedding Officiants (ACWO). The process generally takes only a few days, is simple, requires minimal study* and is valid and legal everywhere in the world!
Under the bylaws of First Nation Ministry, any person can serve as a ceremonial minister (or Officiant) for weddings, funerals, commitment ceremonies, handfasting, house blessings, naming ceremonies and other rites with approval of the church's board.

Methadone: Is it Really a Proper Treatment for Heroin Addicts?

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Methadone: Is it Really a Proper Treatment For Heroin Addicts?

Ericka Lear

Friday, September 14, 2007 Methadone has become the hot topic publicly due to it being finally accepted as a proper form of heroin and opiate addiction treatment. Universities and other medical institutions of learning have incorporated addiction into separate course studies, prior to the early part of this century, the only study on addiction in 4 years of medical school was approximately one hour in length, 3/4 of which was spent on alcohol addiction.

Public perception tends to fall behind on medical acceptance; until recently, the general consensus on depression and other mental health disorders was one of character defect, a flaw in willpower, or just plain laziness (i.e. "If they would just get up and start doing something, they'd be fine.") Many people still avidly believe today that addiction is only caused through choice and that society should not be responsible for the poor choices of another person. Interestingly, it should be noted that many medical disorders which plague our society are primarily based on a poor choice. Heart disease, differing types of cancers, diabetes (especially type II), and AIDS occur when the afflicted makes a choice in life which negatively affects health. Knowing this, it is interesting to see the differences in attitudes between the aforementioned diseases and addiction. How many people would turn out for a Relay for Life to fight addiction, or a telethon to raise money to improve addiction treatment?

That being said, methadone is currently considered by the medical community to be the gold standard for opiate addiction treatment. Why? It seems odd that physicians would treat heroin/opiate addiction with a synthetic opiate and those ignorant to the mechanics and progression of addiction believe that it is just trading one addiction for another.

The first problem we come across publicly is the tendency to combine dependence and addiction into one group. Dependence is when a patient ceases taking medication, when to do so causes a set of aggravating abnormal effects of withdrawal. It can be fatal in some medications when abruptly ceased. Addiction has a component of dependence within it, however there is an all-encompassing attribute of behavioral, physical, and emotional changes that occur specifically with it that does not occur when just dependent.

Next, the advent of the MRI proved the postulating theory of Dr Vincent Dole and Dr Marie Nyswander; that opiate addiction is a metabolic disorder which causes multiple changes in the brain and body which can be permanent. Opiates, when artificially administered with no source of physical pain, causes a decrease or cessation of endorphin function. Endorphins are chemicals that are released by the body that help to regulate a number of processes, most notably mood, sleep, motivation, stress, sexual drive, and hunger. When a disruption occurs in the system, then ra...

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