Alcohol Detox Center Huntington WV

Using a drug to treat addiction may seem ironic, but doctors say it can work. How? The drug blocks the brain receptor that may associate reward benefits with drinking. There are other drugs to help with alcohol addiction, but they have to be taken daily, and often with pretty harsh side effects like sweating, vomiting, and rapid heart beat.

Huntington Treatment Center
135 4th Avenue,
Huntington, WV25701
(304) 525-5691x312
www.treatmentworkswv.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(304) 525-5691x322, (800) 525-1449

Hotline Phone Numbers: (304) 634-6897

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

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Private health insurance

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

CRC Health Group is extremely proud to work with State authorities that provide support for people with substance abuse treatment needs. West Virginia has been a strong supporter of substance abuse treatment services. Without treatment, chronic drug and alcohol abuse becomes a disaster for families, employers, law enforcement and the community. We commend the efforts of HHS and Sheila Kelly, Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities, for the clinically sound and comprehensive set of regulations that now govern the operation of methadone treatment clinics.
CRC Health Group provides nationwide treatment services for science-based substance abuse and behavioral health disorders. We also own and operate a number of opiate treatment clinics in West Virginia. We are very proud to be the largest drug and alcohol treatment provider in the nation. CRC is dedicated to providing the absolute highest quality care to our patients. We focus on achieving the lowest possible relapse rates. We focus on outcome-based evidence of treatment effectiveness for opiate addiction.
I am concerned that the recent rash of negative publicity and political commentary on methadone treatment might lead to unwise changes to treatment regulations that are not consistent with science. Changes that are not consistent with evidenced-based clinical protocols will adversely affect treatment outcomes and therefore negatively impact West Virginia communities and families.
I have fought for greater public awareness of the benefits of science-based drug treatment from the time that I served as Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (1996-2001) to the present. This issue is so crucial that I wanted to express my concern directly.
Science-based methadone maintenance treatment helps those addicted to opiates sustain their recovery. The result is less crime, fewer emergency room admissions, more citizens working, and less suffering for families and the community. More individuals contribute in taxes instead of costing in health or imprisonment. We are proud of our CRC support of West Virginia's drug and alcohol treatment system. Our clinics make a huge difference in the battle against heroin and OxyContin addiction.
Heroin has always been a problematic drug in the United States, but recent reports show a tripling over the last five years in abuse of "the new heroin," opiate painkillers such as OxyContin, Vicodin, Dilaudid, Codeine, Morphine and Fentanyl. Teens are the latest to come into this trend - and perhaps the saddest to see in prison. Some 4.5 million youths, or 19 percent of U.S. teenagers, reported taking prescription painkillers, according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America last year.
Pathways Inc
Boyd County Outpatient
201 22nd Street,
Ashland, KY41101
(606) 324-1141
www.pathways-ky.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(800) 562-8909

Hotline Phone Numbers: (606) 324-1141, (800) 562-8909

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, 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, DUI/DWI offenders

Since 1967, Pathways, Inc., has proudly served as a community-based center for mental health care, the prevention and treatment of alcohol and other addictions, and services for individuals with mental retardation or developmental disabilities. Together, these services provide a network to promote the emotional health and well-being of our citizens and communities. Pathways operates more than 50 facilities in a ten-county region and continues to grow. More than 500 employees provide complete and professional services.

The Pathways philosophy is to provide a complete package of prevention and treatment services designed to meet community needs. Through these unified services, we seek to promote the growth of people toward higher levels of functioning, greater self-esteem, emotional maturity, competence, and self-responsibility.
Pathways Inc
Detox Plus
201 22nd Street,
Ashland, KY41101
(606) 324-1141
www.pathways-ky.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(800) 562-8909

Hotline Phone Numbers: (606) 324-1141, (800) 562-8909

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification

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

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, 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

Since 1967, Pathways, Inc., has proudly served as a community-based center for mental health care, the prevention and treatment of alcohol and other addictions, and services for individuals with mental retardation or developmental disabilities. Together, these services provide a network to promote the emotional health and well-being of our citizens and communities. Pathways operates more than 50 facilities in a ten-county region and continues to grow. More than 500 employees provide complete and professional services.

The Pathways philosophy is to provide a complete package of prevention and treatment services designed to meet community needs. Through these unified services, we seek to promote the growth of people toward higher levels of functioning, greater self-esteem, emotional maturity, competence, and self-responsibility.

Monthly Shot Could Help Fight Alcohol Addiction

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Monthly shot could help fight alcohol addiction

Kafi Drexel

Friday, February 08, 2008

It''s an uphill battle many alcoholics struggle with: resisting the craving to drink. While it''s certainly no cure, some doctors say a monthly shot could help more alcohol-dependent patients fight the urge.

“Vivitrol is an injectable form of a medicine known as Naltrexone. Naltrexone is available in oral form, but this is an injectable form, which is given to the patient once-a-month for several reasons: to increase compliance, so patients don''t have to worry about taking the pill; and it delivers a level of drug, which is really very adequate for dealing with alcohol issues,” says Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU Dr. Steven Lamm.

Using a drug to treat addiction may seem ironic, but doctors say it can work. How? The drug blocks the brain receptor that may associate reward benefits with drinking. There are other drugs to help with alcohol addiction, but they have to be taken daily, and often with pretty harsh side effects like sweating, vomiting, and rapid heart beat.

Doctors say the once-a-month injectable cuts down on that. One patient says she wouldn''t call the shot a miracle drug, but it''s the only thing that''s helped her with 15 years of addiction.

“It''s been very helpful. I haven’t been drinking as much. I don''t drink every day. I used to before I took Vivitrol and when I do drink, I drink a lot less than I used to,” says the recovery alcoholic, who asked to remain anonymous.

While the shot doesn''t necessarily stop alcoholics from drinking, doctors say being able to dramatically reduce the amount of heavy drinking days for patients has a huge impact on physical and emotional health.

“Our belief has been that abstinence is the goal for alcoholism and I believe that myself, but at this point I am at least satisfied my patients are drinking significantly less,” says Dr. Lamm. “When they are drinking less there quality of life and t...

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