Addiction Treatment Kingsport TN

When addiction grips a person, they become cocooned in their own existence, The outside world becomes alien, so they disassociate themselves from it, even their family.

Comprehensive Community Services
OP Counseling Ctr/Johnson City Office
2514 ½ Wesley Street, Suite 5,
Johnson City, TN37601
(423) 928-6581

Intake Phone Numbers:
(423) 928-4357

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Access to Recovery

Payment Assistance: Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)

Mission Purpose

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.
1901 Brookside Drive, Suite 101,
Kingsport, TN37660
(866) 755-4258

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment

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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.

Why a Person Becomes an Addict

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Why a Person Becomes an Addict

Danielle Morgan

Friday, September 14, 2007 They are many reasons to why a person becomes addicted to drugs.

They can be from very different back rounds.

Drugs affect people in many different ways, but one thing they can share, is a very powerful addiction to a drug they no longer have control of.

There are many physiological and physical problems that can affect a drug user, as a result of their drug use, here are some of the effects,



Low self esteem,

withdrawal symptoms - IE, muscle cramps, sweating, bowel problems, nausea, pain and many more.


Self loathing,

Personality disorders,


These a just a few to mention, and as you can imagine, one would be enough to deal with, let alone five or all, which is very much a possibility.

As i mentioned, there are people that become addicted for many different reasons. Here are a few example,

- Emotional trauma, wanting to escape from recent or past traumatic experience

-Recreational use, which leads to addiction,

-Peer pressure, wanting to fit in, or pressure from partners, or family members,

-Curiosity, wanting to get high.

There are many reasons, but the outcomes are all pretty much alike.

When addiction grips a person, they become cocooned in their own existence, The outside world becomes alien, so they disassociate themselves from it, even their family.

It becomes a desperate life, for as their tolerance grow so does the cost,which leads to criminal activity's.

For many this leads to prison, but it only deters a few, but i believe a person has to wan,t to change, you can not force them.

For the loved ones trying to help, with no outcome its little wonder they call, heroine and crack cocaine "The Devils Drug".

They deeper one falls into the devils web, the harder it is to escape its grasp.

The word "reality" becomes an enemy, for one of the reasons their tolerance grows, is beca...

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