Substance Abuse Programs Johnson City TN
OP Counseling Ctr/Johnson City Office
Johnson City, TN37601
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Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment
Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Access to Recovery
Payment Assistance: Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)
CCS advocates for best practices, encourages professional development, and maximizes collaboration, among individuals and organizations, that serve people affected by co-occurring disorders involving substance abuse and mental health issues. We develop, educate and provide services without discrimination to children, adolescents and adults with substance abuse or co-occurring issues which threaten the quality of life for the individual, the family and/or the community.
CCS uses a person-centered approach, utilizing a team of professionals who understand and care about each individual with addiction and/or co-occurring disorders. Through care coordination, the team and the individual work together to develop a plan, provide support, and organize resources and services to assist in realizing future dreams and enhancing the lives of persons served.
CCS is a non-profit alcohol and drug abuse treatment agency founded in 1970. Over the years our audience has changed but our primary goal to prevent and treat those affected by drug abuse has remained the same. This agency is licensed by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, and governed by a Board of Directors. The operating policies and procedures of the agency are developed, reviewed and implemented under the authority of the President and the Board of Directors to carry out the objectives of the agency.
Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Payment Accepted: Self payment
SelfRefind's approach to addiction recovery treats both the patient and the addiction for long term success. Our clinics are staffed by medical doctors with special training in the use of Suboxone, a revolutionary new drug designed for treatment of opiate addiction. SelfRefind clinics are privately owned and not affiliated with any government agency.
SelfRefind is dedicated to helping people reclaim their lives from the grips of addiction to opiates and alcohol. It is our hope that by helping to improve the lives of our patients, we can counteract the destructive effects of addiction to the individual, their families and the communities in which they live.
Drug Courts Proving Effective in Reducing Crime, Substance Abuse - Addicted
Drug Courts Proving Effective in Reducing Crime, Substance Abuse
JoinTogether.orgMonday, October 26, 1998 Like many other judges across the nation, Judge John Schwartz was unhappy with the lack of success that his city, Rochester, NY and its criminal courts were having in rehabilitating drug offenders. "I saw that the work that we were doing through the usual means with the drug-addiction cases that were clogging our criminal courts was not working," he says.
The year was 1993, and Schwartz had heard about a new innovation called drug courts. Opting for treatment instead of purely punitive measures, the handful of drug courts then in operation had begun to report some rather impressive results reflected in recidivism rates that were much lower than those of traditional defendants and probationers who had been convicted for comparable crimes related to drug addiction.
These courts had adopted a new approach emphasizing treatment of drug-addicted defendants instead of purely punitive measures, and the outcomes were starting to attract attention. They certainly caught Schwartz's. That year, Schwartz attended an informal conference at the nation's first drug court, in Miami, "and I came back to Rochester convinced that it would work."
The Rochester Drug Court opened for business in January, 1995, and today Schwartz reports that his initial conviction was correct: It works. Now that the court has been operating for nearly four years, its success is measurable. According to Schwartz, the court has "graduated" 250 people from its two-year treatment program and only 5 percent have been re-arrested.
Because of the success of drug courts like the one in Rochester, the 1996 Federal Crime Bill recognized the importance of their more therapeutic approach and made start-up funds available. As a result, their numbers have mushroomed. Today, according to the Drug Court Clearinghouse and Technical Assistance Project (DCCTAP), which is operated by the Justice Department's drug-courts program office, there are more than 200 drug courts in the U.S. with many more set to open or in the planning stages.
The development of these courts is a reflection of an evolution in thinking about the relationships between drugs, addiction, crime, punishment, and treatment. A 1995 study by the U.S. Department of Justice and the National Institute of Justice showed quite conclusively that the link between drug use and crime is even stronger than most people suspected. The study found that more than half of male defendants and more than 40 percent of female defendants in 23 cities were under the influence of at least one drug at the time of their arrest.
While the findings of the report revealed the extent of the troubling relationship between drugs and crime, it also cast into harsh light the wisdom of the criminal justice system's response in dealing with drug-dependent criminals. Typically, defendants convicted of drug offenses ar...