Drug Addiction Treatment Centers Reno NV

When you look at a cigarette packet, you are confronted with statistics relative to the main causes of death in this country. Although I cannot vouch for the absolute accuracy of these statistics, they do make interesting reading. Main cause of death is listed as tobacco, second is alcohol. Third main cause vehicular followed by illicit drugs and murder. Given that alcohol could be said to play a part in some of the vehicular deaths and also murder. It lends a fairly considerable weight to the argument.

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.

Milestones >>

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.

The Reasons Behind Drug Addiction

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The Reasons Behind Drug Addiction

Andrew Mitchell

Friday, September 14, 2007 Life quite often has a way of dealing out lessons at the most opportune time. They may not always be immediately understood or appreciated but, in hindsight we are able to learn from not only our own mistakes and misfortunes but from the mistakes and misfortunes of others.

I have a friend who is at present suffering from acute alcoholism, prescription and illicit drug use and injuries sustained from a serious collision with roadside trees while on a "pub run" to stock up on her poison of choice. Those close to our friend thought and hoped that the fact she had nearly killed herself and her 13 year old daughter while alcohol impaired may provide the "wake up call" she so seriously needs. Maybe make her look at her demons, if not for her own sake then for the sake of her children two of whom are under 10. Unfortunately we have been disappointed at every turn. Not only has she not accepted responsibility for her actions, she denies every facet of her addiction. The denial mechanism is so firmly entrenched at present she denies that she even drinks. This while begging her 16 year old daughter to bring her alcohol whilst she is in hospital. Which, she informs the nurses is Iced Tea.

Where do the life lessons come into this you ask? I too have had a battle with alcohol abuse. I too cranked up the denial machine. Now I get to see it from the other side.

Of all the drugs available in this country both legal and illicit, alcohol must be without a doubt the most insidious and damaging of all. It wrecks individual lives, families, property and not only causes death and injury but continues to be an ongoing drain to the community in both a financial and psychological sense.

When you look at a cigarette packet, you are confronted with statistics relative to the main causes of death in this country. Although I cannot vouch for the absolute accuracy of these statistics, they do make interesting reading. Main cause of death is listed as tobacco, second is alcohol. Third main cause vehicular followed by illicit drugs and murder. Given that alcohol could be said to play a part in some of the vehicular deaths and also murder. It lends a fairly considerable weight to the argument.

Looking at someone descending into the pits of substance abuse is a heartbreaking soul destroying exercise. Given that most alcohol abusers will deny they even have a problem leaves friends and loved ones at their wits end. I have seen and indeed have experienced family and friends desperate to help, resort to almost farcical measures to try and stop the abuser drinking or using. One family member of mine resorted to hiding all alcohol in their car if I was coming to their home. Whilst I applaud the fact that generally close friends and family want to help and by that very fact give cause for hope. Ultimately the buck starts and stops with the abuser.

During the period I was rec...

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