Addiction Medicine Specialist
is a medical doctor who specializes in addiction medicine.
Diversion Approved means the treatment program complies
with Oregon State requirements for Driving Under the Influence of
Intoxicants (DUII) offenders.
Evaluation involves a comprehensive assessment that includes
a physical exam, medical history, and other tests supervised by
a physician specializing in addiction medicine.
General Counseling Services refer to mental health
needs beyond, but related to, alcohol and drug dependency.
Residential Treatment includes
24-hour medically supervised detoxification followed by ongoing
treatment. Patients reside at the treatment center.
consist of an Intervention Specialist working with one or more concerned
people to interrupt the chemical dependency of a loved one.
On-site Hospital Services indicates that the facility
is certified as a medical hospital.
Oregon Health Plan provides outpatient treatment
for individuals with limited financial resources.
Outpatient Treatment offers
daytime and/or evening treatment to adults while they live at home.
Various schedules available.
Recovery Support (Continuing
Care) is provided to those who complete all phases of prescribed
treatment. This extended program is offered and is open to the spouse/significant
Relapse Intervention is the availability of a professional
staff member who can assist if problems arise in the recovery process.
Screening involves a qualified counselor assessing an individual
for chemical dependency and explaining treatment options.
Addiction: a chronic,
relapsing disease, characterized by compulsive drug-seeking and
drug use and by neurochemical and molecular changes in the brain.
Analog: a chemical compound that is similar to another drug
in its effects but differs slightly in its chemical structure.
Benzodiazepines: drugs that relieve anxiety or are prescribed
as sedatives; among the most widely prescribed medications, including
valium and Librium.
Central nervous system (CNS): the brain and spinal
Craving: a powerful, often uncontrollable desire for drugs.
Designer Drug: an analog of a restricted drug that has
Detoxification: a process of allowing the body
to rid itself of a drug while managing the symptoms of withdrawal;
often the first step in a drug treatment program.
Dopamine: a neurotransmitter present in regions
of the brain that regulate movement, emotion, motivation and feelings
Narcolepsy: a disorder characterized by uncontrollable attacks
of deep sleep.
Physical Dependence: an adaptive physiological state that
occurs with regular drug use and results in a withdrawal syndrome
when drug use stops.
Psychosis: a mental disorder characterized by symptoms
such as delusions or hallucinations that indicate an impaired conception
Rush: a surge of euphoric pleasure that rapidly follows
administration of a drug.
Seratonin: a neurotransmitter that has been implicated in
states of consciousness, mood, depression and anxiety.
Tolerance: a condition in which higher doses of a drug are
required to produce the same effect as experienced initially; often
leads to physical dependence.
Toxic: temporary or permanent drug effects that are detrimental
to the functioning of an organ or group of organs.
Withdrawal: a variety of symptoms that occur after use of
an addictive drug is reduced or stopped.