Methadone Clinics Norman OK
Services Offered: Substance abuse 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: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired
Specializing in Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
If you or someone you care about is looking for help and hope to stop drinking, using drugs or gambling please call us today at 405.321.0022.
Oklahoma City, OK73108
Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment
Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid)
Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors), Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)
Languages: Bengali, Hindi
In 1983 the Agency assumed responsibility for community action efforts in Canadian County and was re-designated the Community Action Agency of Oklahoma City and Oklahoma/ Canadian Counties, Inc. Special housing efforts were initiated in January with CSBG Housing “Set Aside” funds. Activities include training in specialty areas such as pre-rental, rental delinquency, mortgage default, and landlord-tenant agreements. Currently, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce (ODOC) represents the State of Oklahoma. ODOC, on behalf of the State, issues CSBG funds, State Appropriated Funds, and weatherization monies to CAA’s across the state.
Community Services / Homeless Assistance
1965 – Present
The Community Services division was implemented nearly from the beginning serving low-income residents of Oklahoma County. Implementation of the “Food Stamp Program” began November 1, 1972. The “Nutrition Program for the Elderly” serving hot meals at five (5) meal centers began January 8, 1974. In February 1988 a Demonstration Homeless project to reintegrate shelter families and individuals into the economic mainstream begins. Today the division has expanded to offer transportation to the Congregate Meals Program sites daily, doctor appointments, and nursing home or home-bound resident visits; Senior Nutrition Program sites; Christmas assistance; Summer Youth program; GED classes; Rental and mortgage assistance; and a Fan Program.
1965 – Present
The First Head Start Center, Children’s House, opened its doors to thirty-nine (39) families in 1965. Within two years, nine (9) new centers and a multitude of 575 children entered Head Start. Today there are thirty-two (32) Head Start Centers providing services to 1,999 children in Oklahoma County. Extended services include medical, dental, three (3) nutritious meals and a snack daily, disabled children public school readiness, and speech & hearing services.
1970 – Present
A trust program in the 70's encourages entrepreneur activities and is ready to receive proposals for small business ventures within the poverty program. In 1991, the Self- Employment Entrepreneurial Development Systems (SEEDS) Program is initiated. This program assisted low-income individuals desiring to start or expand their own business. Since July 1996, the Division has administered the Enterprise Community Small Business Assistance Revolving Loan Program. This financing and technical assistance program is designed to aid in the expansion or creation of small businesses, thus increasing employment opportunities within the Enterprise Community. As of January 2005, this Program has been expanded to include the Empowerment Zone, the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area and a Conditional Expansion Area. There are currently three (3) Individual Development Account (IDA) Programs administered by this Di+D444vision. IDA's help working families with low-to-moderate income rapidly increase their savings for a first home purchase, higher education or business start-up or expansion by matching each $1 (up to $2,000) deposited with $2 ( up to $4,000).
Turning Point "An Outpatient Treatment Program"
1971 – Present
The Community Action Agency Alcohol and Drug Program begin operation on October 25, 1971. Turning Point provided Prevention Education and Outpatient Treatment Services to individuals and families in need of counseling for alcohol and other drug problems. Today there are two (2) Turning Point sites that provide Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Treatment Services to better meet the needs of our participants. Our Street Outreach program contacts individuals and groups who are high risk for HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases to provide Risk Reduction Education and assistance to obtain treatment services. Turning Point Sober Living is a program which provides a drug free environment for recovering individuals and families in a gated apartment complex with forty-eight (48) units. All residents receive full Case Management Services. Turning Point Also provides a Job Readiness and Placement Program to support clients in obtaining employment and strengthening self-sufficiency. Turning Point's mission is to improve the Quality of Life for all of our participants.
Home Repair & Weatherization
1974 – Present
On December 9, 1974 “Project Winterization” begins. Rehabilitation crews begin work of repairing door and window frames, caulking and weather-stripping, patching roof holes, and applying plastic storm windows. Today the program has expanded to eliminate specific health, safety and sanitary hazards for residents by improving the electrical and/or plumbing, installing central heat/air, roof repair, and providing self-help materials. Emphasis on the possibilities of Lead Base Paint removal is a new concern. The use of Home Exterior Maintenance Program (HEMP) to perform exterior maintenance and the National Energy Audit Technology (NEAT) for computer assessment of cost saving measures help to analyze and improve energy efficiency.
1992 - Present
This program was implemented in the early 90’s to administer a broad range of housing program in targeted areas. By 1994, the Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program (OORP) expands rehabilitation to the outer limits of Oklahoma and Canadian County for the first time. The Homebuyers program continues to assist potential buyers with home/mortgage purchases. Today, these programs continue with a positive outlook in our targeted areas.
Drug Services of Central Oklahoma Inc
Oklahoma City, OK73106
Intake Phone Numbers:
405-525-2525 ext 116
Hotline Phone Numbers: 405-525-2525 ext 107, 405-525-2525 ext 105
Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Residency: Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Private health insurance
FOR IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE CALL 405.525.2525
Due to the progressive nature of chemical dependency, The Referral Center strives to meet consumers at the moment they reach out for help. Appropriately trained personnel complete assessments (and admissions when appropriate) at all hours of the day and night.
Now accepting HealthChoice for Oklahoma.
Our continuing mission is to provide exceptional patient-centered chemical dependency services to persons seeking drug-free lives in the state of Oklahoma.
Behavioral Health Group Medical Center
Oklahoma City, OK73179
Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Payment Accepted: Self payment
Specializing in Women
Behavioral Health Group (BHG) is a leading provider of opioid addiction treatment services. Our treatment centers provide pharmacotherapeutic maintenance and detoxification services in a conventional outpatient setting. With 29 locations in Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas, BHG provides a critical service to thousands of individuals and their communities across the country.
BHG's mission is to be the best-in-class network of opioid treatment facilities by producing superior patient outcomes. We accomplish this goal by providing each person who enters our programs with a medically based treatment experience in accordance with our governing bodies. Our treatment rehabilitates those aspects of the person which are suffering; builds upon the strengths of that person; protects that person’s rights to privacy, respect and dignity; and assists in the development of a better quality of life. In doing so, we improve the lives and communities of those we touch and serve, and we build a strong company that serves its patients and communities over the long term.
Methadone: Is it Really a Proper Treatment for Heroin Addicts?
Methadone: Is it Really a Proper Treatment For Heroin Addicts?
Ericka LearFriday, 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...